Branding is important for lesser-known companies to thrive – Oliver McKenna, Unum Ireland (video)
Oliver McKenna, CEO, Unum Ireland

Branding is important for lesser-known companies to thrive – Oliver McKenna, Unum Ireland (video)

25 Feb 20141 Share

We spoke to Oliver McKenna of Unum Ireland about how the largest disability insurer in the world is looking to make an impact here in Ireland.

McKenna is the company’s CEO and was at Career Zoo in the Convention Centre Dublin on 15 February, having already hired for 50 people in its headquarters in Carlow.

Currently, the company has been working mostly with C Sharp programming but is now on the hunt for people with Java experience, with the aim of establishing a strong Java team to work with a strong sense of business within Unum Ireland.

McKenna sees the importance of branding at events like Career Zoo being vital to its future success when he admits himself Unum Ireland might be the lesser-known of some companies in Ireland.

“Many people don’t know Unum and we do compete with more household brands, like the LinkedIns and the Googles, but we provide an environment with very rich career opportunities in a very long-term successful company.”

Career Zoo 2014: Unum Ireland 

Colm Gorey
By Colm Gorey

As an award-winning editor for Consumer Magazine of the Year 2013, Colm joined Siliconrepublic.com in January 2014 as a journalist covering AI, IoT, science and anything that will get us to Mars quicker. When not trying to get his hands on the latest gaming release, he can be found lost in a sea of Wikipedia articles on obscure historic battles and countries that don't exist anymore or watching classic Simpsons episodes far too many times to count.

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