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Saoirse Coyle-Carroll - Recruitment Consultant

Saoirse joins the team!

  • October 28, 2022
We’re delighted to welcome Saoirse Coyle-Carroll to the Paragon team.   Joining as a multi-sector recruiter, Saoirse actively supports candidates across our Temporary, Contract and Pe
Isle Listen Vulnerable Customers Awareness Training Isle of Man

Isle Listen Training

  • September 30, 2022
A number of our recruiters and admin team spent a morning with Isle Listen this week, undertaking their course ‘Vulnerable Customers Awareness Training’. Developing their knowledge, ski
Isle of Man Jobs with Paragon Recruitment

Permanent Opportunities

  • September 08, 2022
As a preferred recruiter for many of the Island’s premier employers, we are able to offer a comprehensive selection of permanent and temporary opportunities, together with guidance and support
Executive appointments multiple job opportunities with the Paragon Recruitment Executive Division

Executive recruitment

  • September 06, 2022
Paragon's Executive Division are currently managing recruitment for the following Isle of Man opportunities:   Business Development Manager – Investments Captives Senior A
temporary work on the Isle of Man

Join our temp team!

  • September 01, 2022
It’s a busy September start for our Paragon Temp Team and workforce! We’re recruiting right now for multiple temp roles across administration & customer service based position
1926 - 2022

Bank Holiday Notice

  • September 19, 2022
The Paragon Team will be observing the Bank Holiday for the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth ll, on Monday 19 September 2022.  Our offices will remain closed throughout the day.
5 reasons to consider using a recruiter to help land your dream job

Why use a recruiter?

  • September 06, 2022
How (and why) a recruiter can help you master your dream job   As a job seeker, you have more ways than ever before to find that all-important next role. From online job boards and company
5 ways to land your dream IOM job

Land your dream IOM job

  • August 24, 2022
Whether you are a recent graduate or an executive with sought-after and in-demand skills at the highest level, on the Island there's a drive for talent across multiple industries with employers of
Get the job exam results

Class of 2022 - what’s next?

  • August 18, 2022
Around 600 Isle of Man students collected up their A Level and BTEC results at secondary schools and University College Isle of Man this week, along with those students receiving iGCSE results - a mas
Paragon Team Appreciation and Wellbeing Day

Team Beach Day

  • July 22, 2022
After an incredibly busy quarter we felt our hardworking team deserved a break - so we popped up an ‘out of office’ yesterday afternoon and headed off to Port Erin by train for a team beac
Space to fill?  Sourcing talent for the Isle of Man

Space to fill?

  • June 27, 2022
Talent – those who are technologically literate, globally astute and operationally agile…… The war for talent, as first described within the McKinsey study in 1997, refers to an
Managing your employer brand during the recruitment process

The Employer Brand

  • April 10, 2022
78% of candidates believe the overall candidate experience is a key indicator of how a company values its staff, so it’s crucial that you get it right. Failure to do so will not only harm your c
IOMBN Speed Networking Event

IOMBN Speed Networking Event

  • April 05, 2022
Lucie Dolman, Mia Benjamin and Alexandra Jackson joined the Isle of Man Business Network Speed Networking event at Refuge last week, which we were delighted to support. What a great night!  Th
Writing a winning job advert

Writing a winning job advert

  • February 20, 2022
An impressive job advert is unlikely to be a lengthy, generic list of roles and responsibilities. It’s all about diving straight into what really matters, both for you as an employer and for the
UCM Isle of Man Job Clinic

UCM Student Job Clinic

  • May 24, 2022
Thanks to everyone who stopped by today at our University College Isle of Man student Job Clinic, with James, Mia and Lucie - great to meet you all and thanks to UCM for having us!
Business guidance - update

Business guidance - update

  • November 28, 2021
It’s business as usual at St Georges Chambers, with a flexible approach to delivering our services.  We have best practice procedures in place to make sure we’re supporting our job se
Digital Isle 2021

Digital Isle 2021

  • November 25, 2021
Paragon Director Jo Wood will be attending the Digital Isle of Man 'Digital Isle 2021' as part of the dynamic line-up at The Nunnery. Jo joins a panel of fellow ind
Future of Work Insights - supporting a neurodiverse workforce

Future of Work Insights

  • August 23, 2021
Businesses are learning how to best support a neurodiverse workforce, and the benefits this can bring. Organisations have largely woken up to the fact that creating a workforce that is more represe
Managing the holiday request influx

Managing the holiday request influx

  • April 16, 2021
Paragon Director, Debbie Scrimshaw and Damian Warburton, Manx Industrial Relations Service, discuss how Isle of Man employers can prepare for a potential influx of holiday requests - with Gef htt
Demand for temp workers is increasing - could your next job be a temporary one?

To temp or not to temp?

  • June 12, 2020
To temp, or not to temp: Why becoming a temporary worker could be a sound career move When it comes to stigmas, temporary workers are right up there. From ‘they’re obviously not good en
Isle of Man Business Network Gin Tasting

Isle of Man Business Network Gin Tasting

  • September 15, 2020
Paragon are delighted to sponsor the much anticipated 'Isle of Man Business Network's Gin Tasting event'. The Isle of Man Business Network is delighted to in
The benefits of professional outplacement

Professional Outplacement

  • July 14, 2020
As an employer, one of the most difficult decisions you may ever have to make is choosing to let go of a member of your team. In recent months, this has only been amplified by the severe economic down
Share the Valentine's love

Share the love

  • January 19, 2018
Our Facebook competition for our Valentine's treat is now live - head on over for your chance to win - http://www.facebook.com/ParagonRecruitment #sharethelove #whosyourvalentine #teamparagon #
Paragon pops up at Eagle Lab

Paragon pops up at Eagle Lab

  • November 09, 2018
Paragon are delighted to announce our pop-up Recruitment Hub at the Eagle Lab, Douglas - https://labs.uk.barclays/locations/isle-of-man James Martin, Lucie Dolman and Martin Cowan, Paragon Rec
ParEGGon Recruitment

ParEGGon Recruitment

  • April 09, 2018
Just a few hundred of these boxes lovingly prepped by #teamparagon for delivery to our eggcellent temp workers and cracking clients across the IOM  #alltheeggpuns #eastertreats #pareggonrec
The People of Paragon, with Gef

The People of Paragon, with Gef

  • May 15, 2018
Gef speaks with Dean Helm, Paragon's Associate Director and Manager of our Executive Recruitment Service - https://www.gefthemongoose.com/business/the-people-of-paragon-dean-helm/
Christmas Treats

Christmas Treats

  • December 14, 2017
Christmas deliveries are go! Team Paragon are out and about this week delivering treats to our fabulous clients, partner businesses and amazing temps across the IOM. #paragontreats #weappreciateyoursu
Mythbusting with Paragon

Mythbusting with Paragon

  • November 12, 2018
James Martin, Senior Recruiter, discusses how to make your registration simple and convenient... https://youtu.be/8yOjptz6OIw
Mythbusting with Paragon

Mythbusting with Paragon

  • October 16, 2018
Martin Cowan, Paragon Recruiter, provides tips on how to increase the success of your job search on the Isle of Man. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Od3BPGchUI
Mythbusting with Paragon

Mythbusting with Paragon

  • October 23, 2018
Marie Hawley, Executive Recruitment Manager at Paragon, discusses the right time to use an agency, confidentiality & executive recruitment advertising http://youtu.be/l7PZcfm95
Looking for more reasons to move to the Isle of Man?

Looking for more reasons to move to the Isle of Man?

  • July 13, 2017
If you thought that the Isle of Man was simply a place for fast motorbikes and cats with no tails, you need to think again. Crammed full of incredible beaches, beautiful scenery, excellent schools
Employment & Skills 2021

Employment & Skills 2021

  • October 15, 2021
We are absolutely delighted to see ‘Employment and Skills 2021’ taking place on Thursday 11th November 2021, at the Villa Marina, Douglas, with the Paragon Team looking forward to attendin
Flexible recruitment

Flexible recruitment

  • July 26, 2021
It’s business as usual at St Georges Chambers, with a flexible approach to delivering our services.  We have best practice procedures in place to make sure we’re supporting our job se
Vicki Blackburn joins the Paragon Team

Vicki Blackburn joins the Paragon Team

  • October 21, 2019
Paragon are delighted to announce the appointment of Vicki Blackburn as a Senior Consultant within our Recruitment Team at St George’s Chambers, Douglas. Vicki is a highly experienced, respec
Considering your next career move to the Isle of Man?

Considering your next career move to the Isle of Man?

  • July 13, 2017
Check out the wealth of information including top tips, valuable advice and invaluable checklists at - https://www.locate.im/article/lifestyle-living/checklist-for-moving-to-the-isle-of-man/
Welcome to Workology.im

Welcome to Workology.im

  • July 21, 2020
We are delighted to share our new Workology website – an outplacement service designed specifically for the Isle of Man marketplace. Outplacement is a dedicated service which can be sour
A strong personal brand can help you to stand out from the crowd

Networking the right way

  • August 18, 2020
These days, ‘networking’ doesn’t necessarily mean a large gathering of professionals in a conference suite. A combination of ever-advancing digital technologies and safety restrictio
Isle of Man Graduate Fair 2020

Isle of Man Graduate Fair 2020

  • February 20, 2020
Grad Fair 2020 takes place on April 17 at the Villa Marina, hosting a line-up of organisation exhibitors, on-hand to provide you with information and guidance.  There will be a dedicated start
Paragon loves you!

Paragon loves you!

  • February 13, 2020
Team Paragon are out and about around the Isle of Man this week spreading a little Paragon love to our fabulous clients and hard working temps ❤ #paragonlovesyou #valentinestreats 
Gef's Uni series - what next?

Gef's Uni series - what next?

  • August 16, 2018
What can you expect from Paragon at this stage in your career?  Head on over to our friends at Gef and read all about it - http://www.gefthemongoose.com/business/got-your-results-what-now/ &nb
Monday Treats!

Monday Treats!

  • July 24, 2017
What a lovely surprise delivered to the office this morning - a basket of delicious, still warm, homemade scones fresh from the oven with strawberries and cream! Jenny Howarth, you are spoiling us, th
It's not just what but who you know #executiveIOM

It's not just what but who you know #executiveIOM

  • July 13, 2017
Paragon's Executive Division has a long and successful track-record in supporting accomplished business leaders to attain fulfilling, onward steps in their careers. Due to the highly confiden
Parish Walk 2017 Rushen Parish with Paragon #walkthisway

Parish Walk 2017 Rushen Parish with Paragon #walkthisway

  • July 13, 2017
To those of you who shimmied, jived and generally rocked your way into Rushen for us at the Parish this year - we salute you Thanks for the waves, the dancing and the cheers - a hug
Work Sessions

Work Sessions

  • August 18, 2021
Just finished your GCSE’s, A-levels, degree or considering taking a gap year?   Want to understand the work options available to you right now on the Isle of Man? Whether you are looki
Manx Restart Scheme

Manx Restart Scheme

  • January 26, 2021
*scheme successfully completed and closed December 2021* The Manx Restart Scheme has been developed as part of the Government’s Economic Recovery Programme to help individuals on the Isl
Operational update

Operational update

  • January 06, 2021
In line with Isle of Man Government guidelines, we’d like to update you on our operational plans in place until 27th January 2021:   Permanent & Executive Recruitment We hav
Dealing with redundancy in interviews

Dealing with redundancy in interviews

  • July 07, 2020
Losing your job can be devastating, whether you were expecting it or not. You may find it difficult to process what has happened, see light at the end of the tunnel and re-establish financial stabilit
Reduce your time and cost per hire with Paragon

Reduce your time and cost per hire with Paragon

  • June 29, 2020
When an unexpected vacancy arises, time is of the essence. Workloads begin to pile up, and there just aren’t quite enough pairs of hands to tackle it – let alone look for a new recruit. As
How to unlock the power of the Isle of Man's burgeoning temporary workforce

How to unlock the power of the Isle of Man's burgeoning temporary workforce

  • June 22, 2020
Regardless of whether the economy is running at lightning speed or is sluggishly slow, the demand for temporary talent continues to remain steady. With the hiring needs of employers becoming increasin
Caitlin Hume promoted to Resourcer

Caitlin Hume promoted

  • August 20, 2019
We are delighted to announce the promotion of Caitlin to Recruitment Resourcer. Caitlin is a qualified recruiter, and a member of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals.  Initially joining
Easter Temp Clinics

Easter Temp Clinics

  • March 29, 2019
Easter Careers Clinics at Paragon Recruitment - book your free space and get ahead of the game...  #getthatjob #showcaseyourtalent #tipsandadvice 
Mythbusting with Paragon

Mythbusting with Paragon

  • October 11, 2018
Senior Paragon Recruiter James Martin discusses what temping jobs are really like... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLpRmcVDX2U&t=36s
REC exam success at Paragon

REC exam success at Paragon

  • September 21, 2018
Celebrations in the Paragon Offices today - our Recruiter Martin Cowan and Recruitment Coordinator Caitlin Hume are both members of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP) having gained ✨me
Careers Open Day

Careers Open Day

  • July 19, 2018
Paragon are delighted to announce our Open Day at the Paragon Offices, on Tuesday 24th July 2018.  Our team of consultants will be on hand throughout the day to talk jobs, cvs, interviews, sal
First day tips with The Talking Mongoose

First day tips with The Talking Mongoose

  • October 13, 2017
Dear Paragon. Part One: Surviving your first day in a new job... https://www.thetalkingmongoose.com/business/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-manx-job-market/ The Talking Mongoose - alternative m
How to get the best from your Recruiter

How to get the best from your Recruiter

  • July 13, 2017
Why work with a Recruiter? Professional recruitment consultants are experts in matching people to roles, and can be an invaluable source of information on the local marketplace - who is recruiting, wh
#10 rules for a better work-life balance

#10 rules for a better work-life balance

  • July 13, 2017
#loveiom   From the daily commute to a fulfilling career, to lunch, to family, to leisure - find your perfect work life balance on the Isle of Man. Don't miss the latest in
The Great Resignation?

The Great Resignation?

  • November 22, 2021
Applications per job have increased by over 20% on average since October. A report in the UK earlier this month has said that as many as one in four people are actively considering seeking a n
Executive Recruitment - the Paragon way

Executive Recruitment

  • March 30, 2021
The Employer's perspective... Tapping into the Unknown Executive recruiting is an art that requires discretion and trust, and comes from years of specialised experience. It is a highly skill
Pre-employment screening - why it matters

Pre-employment screening - why it matters

  • July 17, 2020
With an estimated 63 per cent of candidates prepared to exaggerate on their CV in order to boost their chances of securing an interview, there’s never been a better time to invest in pre-em
The Talking Mongoose

The Talking Mongoose

  • June 23, 2020
In this episode of the Talking Mongoose, Paragon's Martin Cowan talks with coach and mentor, Carol Glover (Carol Glover - The Maverick Maker) about a whole host of topics - from the benefits of ch
Hop-tu-Naa Client Deliveries

Hop-tu-Naa Client Deliveries

  • October 30, 2019
Team Paragon are flying around the IoM this week delivering our delicious Taylor Made Cakes Hop-tu-Naa treats to our fabulous clients #whoyagonnacall #ghostbiscuits
Martin Cowan promoted to Senior Recruiter

Martin Cowan promoted

  • July 29, 2019
We are delighted to announce the promotion of Martin to a Senior Recruitment Consultant. Martin is a qualified recruiter, and an integral driver within Paragon’s Permanent Recruitment Team.&n
ManxSPCA Open Day - Sat 15th June

ManxSPCA Open Day

  • May 09, 2019
Don't miss the ManxSPCA annual open day on Saturday 15th June from 1pm-4pm, which Paragon Recruitment are delighted to support. There's something for all the family - a vegan
#rockyoursocksIOM

#rockyoursocksIOM

  • March 21, 2019
Team Paragon are rocking our most tasteful socks today supporting Down Syndrome Isle Of Man - raising awareness on World Down Syndrome Day #rockyoursocksIOM  
Castletown Careers Clinic Announced

Castletown Careers Clinic Announced

  • March 07, 2019
Paragon are delighted to announce our Castletown Careers Clinic at The Engine House, on Wednesday 13th March between 12pm - 2pm. Running in collaboration with the Isle of Man Department for Enterpr
Ramsey Careers Clinic announced

Ramsey Careers Clinic announced

  • January 29, 2019
Paragon are delighted to announce our Ramsey Careers Clinic, at the Mountain View Innovation Centre on Wednesday 13th February between 10am – 1pm, in Babbage’s. Running in c
Lucie appointed Fellow (FIRP)

Lucie appointed Fellow (FIRP)

  • October 23, 2018
We're delighted to announce that Lucie Dolman, Paragon's General Recruitment Manager, has received notification of her appointment as Fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Professio
Mythbusting with Paragon

Mythbusting with Paragon

  • October 11, 2018
Jess Edmonds, Paragon Recruiter, talks about enhancing your first CV using transferable skills instead of work experience... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBQyauXUw40&feature=share
10 reasons to move back to IOM?

10 reasons to move back to IOM?

  • August 23, 2018
It's difficult to narrow this down to include just 10, but Locate.im have manged to highlight the top 10 here - http://www.locate.im/articles/10-reasons-move-back-isle-of-man The Paragon t
Paragon partners with UNESCO Biosphere IOM

Paragon partners with UNESCO Biosphere IOM

  • August 20, 2018
UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man is all about keeping our Island a special place to live, work and visit. We are the first entire Island Nation in the world to receive this prestigious endorsement from