Odhran Molloy is the Head of Technology and Recruitment at The Chris Mee Group.
The Chris Mee Group is the leading provider of health & safety, training, recruitment and consultancy services in Ireland. CMSE Training run a myriad of both classroom-based and online training courses. Indeed, in today’s competitive work environment it can often be challenging for employees to stay relevant and upskilling is a great way to impress employers, something which Odhran touches on below. For further information on The Chris Mee Group and to view their full list of courses, click here.
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Could you tell me a little about your role within the company?
I manage the IT & Recruitment departments with the Chris Mee Group.
Our IT division provides a cloud-based safety platform for training, induction and compliance. Our clients can automate their onboarding and upskilling of their workforce while ensuring standards are kept to the highest levels.
Our Recruitment business provides staffing services to our clients for specialised EHS position. Our experienced safety professional’s insight and understanding of our clients needs allows us to provide thoroughly screened candidates to some of the largest companies in Europe.
How did you get into the job?
I started my career in software development in Cork. Wanting to connect more with people and less with code, I moved into recruitment specialising in information technology. I originally joined the Chris Mee Group in a recruitment role that gradually expanded to include the company’s IT needs. When we decided to expand our services into a safety platform, I moved full time into the technology role. In January of this year, I re-joined the recruitment department and now split my time between both IT & Recruitment.
Describe yourself in five words
Describe your job in five words
How important do you think upskilling is?
The pace of change in society is faster now than ever before in history. As new challenges and opportunities present themselves, it is the people who are continuously learning that will be in the best position to deal with these. Upskilling is vital to stay competent and competitive as new challenges such as automation and artificial intelligence become larger parts of all our lives. Having just completed a H. Dip in HR Management in UCC, I feel lifelong learning is becoming the new normal.
How stressful is your job?
While things can get busy and sometimes you wish for more hours in a day, I don’t think my job is particularly stressful. I work with a great group of professionals who are dedicated and invested in the company’s success, this definitely makes things easier.
What are the best and worst aspects of your job?
Best – I get to solve a unique challenges on a daily basis.
Worst – Having to tell people they didn’t get a job they really wanted.
What has been your career highlight to date?
Designing, developing and launching Chris Mee Group’s Cloud Safety Platform
How do you achieve a work/life balance?
- I make sure to head to NRG Gym in Little Island at lunchtime for some exercise.
- I try to switch off from thinking about work at the weekend.
- I strive to get plenty of sleep.
What has been the best piece of career advice you’ve received to date?
“You’re not going to get better by not trying.”
Odhran is always available to EHS professionals and potential clients alike to discuss existing or future needs, advice on career opportunities or just discuss how the market is doing and where it’s going.
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