We are now into our 11th year of sponsorship of Thurles Sarsfields GAA club. It is Tipperary’s oldest GAA club and we are proud to be associated with such a legendary club that has produced many wonderful sporting heroes and moments.
E-Frontiers have a personal connection to Sarsfields. Our Managing Director, Brendan Carroll proudly wore the blue of Thurles Sarsfields and has represented both club and county at all grades.
Our sponsorship is about showing support to a club that has supported its community so well throughout its long 138 year history. It is about giving back, supporting our communities and all within them, where everyone matters. It’s about being part of where we live and what we do.
There have been many famous members of Thurles Sarsfields GAA club down through the years, and names like Semple, Doyle, Stakelum, Corbett and Maher are synonymous with this great club.
E-Frontiers are delighted to sponsor all club teams in Hurling, Football, Ladies Football and Camogie across all age grades. It is a wonderful association that we are very proud of.
We look forward to the upcoming season with anticipation.
Open Doors Initiative
At E-Frontiers we have always recognised the importance of looking beyond business and considering the wider impact we can have on society and the environment. It is part of who we are and what we stand for – we want to have a positive influence and make a difference in a real way that benefits the wider community.
We have planned and implemented corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs for many years with the aim of involving E-Frontiers in meaningful activities within our society. Within the sporting arena, we are the main sponsors of Thurles Sarsfield GAA club. We also have a partnership with the Red Cross.
So what is Open Doors Initiative and why did we join?
The Open Doors Initiative provides opportunities to marginalised members of our society, creating pathways to work through training, education, employment, and entrepreneurship.
Some of the people we work with include refugees, asylum seekers and migrants, people with disabilities and disadvantaged youth.
Becoming a member of the Open Doors Initiative was a very natural choice for E-Frontiers. Our staff come from a wide range of backgrounds just like the demographic that the ODI aims to help. Our commitment to the ODI is to help those in need on their journey to try and enter employment. As a career support company, we will do our best to make a positive change in their lives and thus in their communities.
But it is for sure a reciprocal relationship. ODI has helped us become better and be better. We lean on them to educate ourselves and upskill our team on awareness, inclusion and diversity. We strive to ingrain an ethos within E-Frontiers of giving all people a chance and we carry this ODI ethos with us, within our day-to-day work.
We have over 16 years of experience helping companies and candidates within the IT, Business and Financial sectors. At Open Doors Initiative, E-Frontiers is a key member in supporting the organisation in their work, listening and helping as required. There is a role to play in helping candidates with CVs, job applications and interviews as they embark on their employment journey. There is also a wider education and awareness role which is hugely important. We speak with our clients about inclusion and ensuring their business is open to a diverse range of candidates. On a practical level, we consider the clients open roles and encourage a different thought process whereby all types of candidates from all backgrounds will be considered. We are strong advocates for this initiative as we continue to spread the word through our clients, partners, and connections.
What help is available?
Participating companies offer a variety of employability interventions such as:
– Free interactive online training platform
– An internship programme specifically for people with autism to help them secure meaningful employment
– A Mentorship programme
– An employment programme for young people coming from the care system
– Pathways to Progress- Migrant Hub: this a variety of programmes aimed to support refugees and immigrants with pre-employment training, language, and integration.
– Development of access entry routes for school leavers and adults from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds and for people with disabilities.
– The establishment of a fund that provides grants to community groups, charities, and NGOs for new projects that support and inspire young people – helping to bridge the divide between education and the workplace
E-Frontiers are delighted to share that we have achieved the status of being carbon neutral.
We worked together with www.climatepartners.com to neutralise our carbon emissions by taking on carbon offset projects.
Calculate, reduce, offset – these are the crucial steps that need to be taken to tackle climate change.
CALCULATE: The starting point for any climate action starts with the calculation: A company that knows its carbon footprint also knows which parts of its business cause emissions and how high the emissions are. A carbon footprint helps companies to understand which areas have the greatest potential for change.
For us at E-Frontiers, the largest proportion of our carbon footprint was on the mode of transport used in our work commute, our energy use both in the office and when working from home, company flights, and the type of laptop used.
REDUCE -We endeavoured to make positive changes where possible and reduced non-essential travel, changed some patterns of energy consumption, and switched away from using desktops in favour of more energy-efficient laptops.
OFFSET PROJECT – Clean Oceans, Plastic Bank, Worldwide
This is the offset project E-Frontiers focused on. Over 8 million tons of plastic waste end up in the sea every year. Especially in developing countries that often lack infrastructure for proper waste disposal.
The aim of this project is to reduce ocean plastic while improving the lives of those who are most affected. In Haiti, Indonesia, Brazil, and the Philippines, people collect plastic waste. At local collection points, they can exchange it for money, food, drinking water, or even school fees. The project makes sure that less plastic ends up in the sea. Instead, it is recycled and turned into so-called Social Plastic, which serves as raw material for new products such as packaging.
Carbon offset projects contribute to combating global warming by demonstrably saving greenhouse gases. These projects can range from forest conservation, reforestation, or the development of renewable energy. In addition, carbon offset projects promote sustainable development in the project countries, for example by improving access to clean drinking water, expanding local infrastructure, creating jobs, or preserving biodiversity.
Carbon offset projects must satisfy internationally recognized criteria. projects are certified and audited according to strict standards. One of the most important requirements is that these projects are additional climate action measures and that their contribution to carbon reduction is clearly measurable.
At E-Frontiers, we made small changes. Everybody. Every day.
These have become the rules we live by as a company. Every small change matters. All companies can play their part to help achieve this common global goal for humanity. We at E-Frontiers will continue to work hard in 2023 to lower our carbon emissions and expand on our climate actions.
Visit www.climatepartners.com for more details.
Being a recruitment company, E-Frontiers is aware of the importance of supporting talent in their career paths and providing highly skilled human resources for companies in various industries. Our focus in everything we do is built around the following five core values.
Our commitment to these values is what sets us apart and drives us to excel in all aspects of our business.
Respect is the foundation of a healthy relationship. When engaging with clients in relation to their requirements or listening to our candidates’ wishes, the respect we show to both sides, and valuing everyone’s opinions and needs is critical. It enables us to give the right support to all sides throughout the recruitment process. It also creates a welcoming and inclusive environment within our workplace.
Our “winning together” value drives us to focus on the quality of our services to benefit all parties. Everyone is working towards a common goal, and success is achieved through shared effort and mutual support. Our candidates are interviewed and selected by our recruitment experts to ensure that they are best suited to the requirements of employers. This helps in-house HR teams and hiring managers save time in searching and screening the right candidates. The team at E-Frontiers are not just “head-hunters”, we are a partner to both job-hunters and companies.
The resilience value helps us to constantly develop in the recruitment market. E-Frontiers are willing to change, adapt and build agile teams and processes. It allows us to respond quickly to challenging situations at any stage of the recruitment process.
Along with our practical knowledge in the technology and business fields, we understand that quality responsiveness is an integral part of the recruitment process. A quality and accurate response is as important as a speedy one. With our up-to-date tools and our personal touch via our experienced recruiters, we are proactive and confident to offer positive and on-time responses to our clients and candidate requests.
E-Frontiers was established and is operated by genuine and passionate people, with domain expertise in all resource requirements we are working on. We have built up a team of employees with a “can-do” attitude. This value radiates energy to everyone in the recruitment process. We approach challenges and opportunities with enthusiasm and energy. This honest, positive energy spreads and contributes to the success of our partners, clients and candidates.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you are looking for a job or talent to hire.
In 2016, Patrick‘s friends were working for the Red Cross in Ireland helping build an application for the homeless. They required an IT resource and asked e-Frontiers to help find professional IT engineers to join the team. John O’Neill successfully placed a great person free of charge for this important role in building the app for the Red Cross in Ireland.
We continue to work with the Red Cross in Ireland by supporting refugees and asylum seekers to get into the job market once they have been approved by the Irish Government.
Red Cross website
e-Frontiers has been committed to the Diversity Charter of Ireland since joining in 2017. The Diversity Charter of Ireland is about promoting equality and diversity in the workplace.
Through the Diversity Charter of Ireland, we commit to effective diversity management, the prevention of discrimination, and the promotion of equality in the workplace.
We are proud to have over 15 nationalities speaking over 20 languages. On the e-Frontiers boat, 59% of our workforce is female.
e-Frontiers has always recognised the importance of having a positive influence on social, economic and environmental factors. We have planned and implemented some corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs for many years which aim to involve e-Frontiers in meaningful activities for our society. Our CSR journey started by way of becoming the main sponsors of Thurles Sarsfield GAA club and Wicklow GAA Garden Academy, both of whom mean allot to e-Frontiers. As we continue to grow so does our desire to make an impact outside of sport as part of our CSR strategy. A natural partnership is now in place with the Red Cross of Ireland and the Open Doors Initiative.
e-Frontiers was the 15th member of the Open Doors Initiative which was launched in September 2018. The numbers grow fast. There are 23 company members and many more supporting partners.
So why did we join the Open Doors Initiative?
It was a very simple decision really and becoming a member of the Open Doors Initiative was a very natural choice for e-Frontiers. As with most Irish companies, our staff come from a wide range of backgrounds just like the 3 demographics that the ODI aims to help. Our commitment to the ODI is to support long-term youth unemployed, refugees and asylum seekers and people with disabilities on their journey to try and enter into employment. As a career support company, we will do our best to make a change in their lives and community.
At the Open Doors Initiative, e-Frontiers is a key member and the first point of contact for candidates who apply through the website https://www.opendoorsinitiative.ie/. With over 14 years of experience as helping companies and candidates within the IT, Business and Medical realms, we commit to helping Open Door Initiative candidates by reviewing their CV, improving it, forwarding to appropriate employers, giving advice and supporting them along the application and interview process. We are also trying to be strong advocates for this initiative as we continue to spread the word through our clients, partners and connections. For instance, our partner ICON Accounting has recently become a member of the Open Doors Initiative and together we continue to support people.
We believe that a small-scale enterprise with big intentions can create a great change in society.
Please come and talk to us and we can share our stories from our involvement in the Open Doors Initiative and trust us that this is something that is extremely rewarding for companies – no matter how big or small we can make a difference.
On 8 and 9 May, the e-Frontiers team in Madrid participated in the Global Robot Expo to experience the extraordinary development of artificial intelligence and robotics. It was a great chance for us to expand our network and catch up with new technological knowledge.
The Global Robot Expo in Madrid was an international exhibition on robotics, related technologies, and innovation that was kicked off for the first time in IFEMA in April 2018 and continued this year in May 2019. The GR-EX featured the latest advancements in Industry 4.0, Service Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Smart Technologies, Drones & Aerospace, Educational Technologies, Healthcare Technologies, and 3D Printing. There were more than 2,009 visitors visiting more than 100 booths and 30 conferences operated by top international speakers from all over the world.
e-Frontiers is known as an active recruitment company in Ireland for more than 12 years. We have expanded our operations across the US, the UK and other European countries with 5 offices based in developed cities: Dublin, New York, London, Madrid and Bucharest. We consider our e-Frontiers Madrid as a start-up with young, well experienced and dynamic recruiters. e-Frontiers Madrid has participated in IT meetups and some big technological events in Spain such as Python events… to generate and maintain our connections with talent in IT and help them make a move in their career following the main mission of e-Frontiers.
Our team were happy to welcome and talk to visitors coming over to our booth at the Global Robot Expo 2019 and playing a fun game with us. There is a quiz regarding IT development knowledge with big awards for winners.
Jesús Meneses luckily won the draw and received the special award from us which was a flight voucher valued up to €150. Jorge Herrero was excellent when getting 100/100 of the quiz and won a €50 Amazon voucher. Leonardo Cardinale got 90/100 and received another Amazon voucher of €25. Irene with her third-highest score got a €15 Amazon voucher.
We hope everyone enjoyed the event with us and look forward to seeing you at the next event.