Programme 2015 - 2016 Launch

How to get the most out of Psychometrics in HR

The programme launch and first  event, which is kindly sponsored again this year by Collins McNicholas Recruitment and HR Services Group will focus on the use of Psychometrics within various areas of Human Resources, including Recruitment & Selection and Learning & Development.  Full details of date and location are available on our Events page

Collins McNicholas Team - Galway

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Main Speaker:  Dr Teresa O'Hara, Athlone Institute of Technology

The main speaker on the evening will be Dr. Teresa O’Hara, who joined the Business School in AIT in 2011.  Her main areas of teaching are Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship, HRM and Change Management.  Prior to this, Teresa worked for three years in the Business School at Dublin City University and for over thirteen years as a lecturer in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI).  Teresa completed her PhD in 2004 with the University of Limerick on the ‘Sources of power and influence and social networks in top management teams’.  Teresa uses psychometrics as part of coaching, learning and development programmes in both educational and organisational contexts.


Second Speaker:  Caroline Ward,  Collins McNicholas

The second speaker on the evening will be Caroline Ward, from Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group, who will be presenting case studies on the use of psychometrics in recruitment and selection.  Caroline is currently HR Services Consultant responsible for designing and providing Assessment Centres, Development Centres and Recruitment Process Outsourcing Services for a wide range of clients.  Caroline has previously worked in Recruitment and HR which included time as a consultant with SHL where she provided advice to companies on recruitment and selection best practice in the acquisition of talent.”



Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group is an award winning Irish company which celebrates 25 years in business this year. Headquartered in Galway, we have a nationwide presence with offices in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Sligo and Athlone.

Collins McNicholas offer a wide range of Recruitment & HR Services that will add value to your recruitment process. With an emphasis on protecting your company/ organisational brand, we can build and tailor a recruitment process that meets your requirements. 

Our Recruitment Consultants are highly skilled and trained in end to end recruitment processes, including confirming client requirements; developing job specifications; candidate sourcing; initial CV screening; and screening interviews (telephone and face-to-face). All of our Consultants receive regular training on how to carry out Competency Based Interviews ensuring all final stage interviews are thorough, transparent and accountable for our clients. We also offer Employers full competency based interview training and interview coaching. We can sit as an independent representative on an interview panel or simply help you to co-ordinate and schedule final round interviews.

Collins McNicholas can carry out reference checking and schedule medicals for all successful candidates in accordance with your requirements, along with providing feedback in an agreed format to all unsuccessful candidates.

If you require help with managing staff payroll, we have an IPASS qualified Payroll Team who provide outsourced Payroll Services to our clients every week and month.

If your recruitment process requires assessments, our qualified HR Services Team can manage any Online Psychometric Testing and Bulk Assessments Centres services you need, with full reporting and feedback. We have extensive experience in managing large volume assessments for multinationals, SMEs and public sector organisations, as well as tailored assessments to help you to promote / restructure staff internally.

You can also avail of our Recruitment Process Outsourcing Service where you can choose to involve us in individual parts of a recruitment process only. We also offer a comprehensive Outplacement Plus service for companies who are unfortunately faced with redundancy situations.

For more information on any of our service offerings to Employers, please visit: 


In February 2015, we were announced as ‘One of Ireland’s Best Workplaces 2015’ at the Great Places to Work Awards in Dublin. In March 2015, we requalified as one of Ireland’s Deloitte Best Managed Companies 2015 for the second year in a row. We are currently shortlisted for the Chambers Ireland Corporate and Social Responsibility Awards 2015. 


Our chosen charity since 2013 has been Pieta House .  We have raised over €10,000 for the charity through our 250km Challenge Runs and other various fund raising events. See a video of our 2015 charity events here