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Returning Home for Christmas?

admin / December 12, 2017

As the countdown to Christmas continues, many people will have loved ones who have emigrated in the past, returning to home shores. Whilst this is a happy experience, the holidays go quickly and December excitement and joy can be replaced to some degree of sorrow when January arrives and many professionals look to return overseas to go … Continued

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7 Ways to Train your Brain to Become a Better Leader

admin / December 7, 2017

According to the Workplace Trends’ Global Workforce Leadership survey, almost half of the employers who took part noted that leadership is the hardest skill to find in employees. While this may be hard to believe,  talent alone is not enough to be a great leader, this skill must be developed and you need to have the … Continued

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6 Reasons Why Irish Employees are Choosing Startups over Corporate Roles

Orla Doyle / November 20, 2017

In the modern work place, startups have become increasingly popular for Irish employees, with many, especially skilled talent, being drawn to them. In a recent survey almost 70pc of Irish workers stated that they would like to work in a small to medium-size enterprise (SME) or a startup, with respondents believing that startups and SMEs … Continued

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Meet our Newly-Qualified Accountant Recruitment Team

admin / October 26, 2017

Tomorrow is a huge day for FAE students across Ireland receiving the results of your exams. Like us, you are ambitious: you know exactly where you want to go, and we can help you get there. Like you, we are collegiate: our Accountancy and Finance recruitment team shares your experience and expertise. Partnering with a good … Continued

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Our picks: Top Networking Events in October

Orla Doyle / October 3, 2017

We have made a short list of our top picks of networking events taking place this October. There is plenty of choice for all with events focusing on HR, Digital, Business Growth and Technology.  DisruptHR Dublin DisruptHR Dublin believes that the way employers have approached people and talent in the past, will not be how … Continued

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Survey Results: What is your Morning Routine & Strategy?

Orla Doyle / September 14, 2017

How you wake up in the morning and what you do with your time before work can really set the productivity tone for the rest of the day. That’s why it’s so important to have a positive morning routine that works for you. Successful people across differing industries such as marketing guru Seth Godin, basketball player … Continued

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5 Ways for Dealing with Conflict in the Workplace

Niamh O'Byrne / September 12, 2017

As an organisational leader, you already know that addressing difficult situations with colleagues and subordinates is part of your job. But when it comes to conflict in the workplace, dealing with duelling employees is never easy. That said there are ways to approach difficult conversations directly and efficiently. Here are 5 ways for dealing with conflict … Continued

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Our picks: Top Networking Events in September

Niamh O'Byrne / August 29, 2017

We have made a short list of our top picks of networking events taking place this September. With the holiday season coming to an end, September is jam-packed with interesting events that will help you keep up to date with what’s happening in the Irish market.  Grant Thornton 5k A great event to enter and … Continued

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4 Things Your LinkedIn Profile Says About You

Jamie O'Riordan / August 22, 2017

In recent years, LinkedIn has become a vital career-enhancing tool for all career professionals looking to network and seek out new opportunities. In 2016 LinkedIn conducted a hiring survey which conveyed over 75% of people who changed jobs used LinkedIn to inform their career decision. Furthermore, it highlighted that social professional networks are the number … Continued

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5 Steps to Take Before You Accept or Reject a Counter-Offer

Cliona Lyons / August 14, 2017

Receiving a job offer from another company is both exciting and flattering. In most cases, the process of resigning from your current position and starting a new job is clearly defined. But what happens if you receive a counter offer from your existing employer? Suddenly the waters become murky and your clear-cut path becomes a fork … Continued

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July Question of the Month Results: What are Irish Professionals Reading?

Niamh O'Byrne / August 10, 2017

The summer months are an opportune time for professionals to take time out, reflect, and many look to expand their knowledge with books that will keep them occupied during this period. The difficult task is often finding the books that will resonate with professionals and motivate them to aim higher. So what books are Irish … Continued

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6 Reasons Why Your Business Should Embrace Social Responsibility

admin / July 25, 2017

Last month, Ireland launched its Second National Plan on Social Responsibility titled ‘Towards Responsible Business’. The 2017- 2020 Plan aims at building a strong economy by supporting businesses and organisations to adopt sustainable practices. The goal is to improve Ireland’s image as a competitive global player while fostering social harmony and environmental protections. Ireland isn’t … Continued

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How To Get The Most Out Of Your Recruitment Firm

Niamh O'Byrne / July 17, 2017

Whether you’re part of a large multi-national organisation or a small start-up/SME, getting the right people on board is essential. The key word here is ‘right’, and what’s right for your organisation may not be right for the next. This is proving to be a big challenge in the current competitive climate, with many employers missing … Continued

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Our picks: Top Networking Events in July

Niamh O'Byrne / June 29, 2017

We have made a short list of our top picks of networking events taking place this July. If you haven’t yet been tempted away for some Summer sun, there are some very interesting events taking place on home shores that are be worthwhile to take time out of your schedule to attend.   European Data … Continued

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Understanding the Power of Introverts in the Workplace

Niamh O'Byrne / June 28, 2017

  It’s easy to get convinced in a job interview that an extrovert candidate is the best fit for the position. But what if their introvert competitor is actually more suitable? Don’t dismiss a candidate because they might not have engaged as actively or discovered a shared hobby in the course of the conversation. Instead, … Continued

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5 Benefits of Hiring Temporary Staff Over the Summer

Concepta Cadogan / June 19, 2017

Every hiring manager and HR professional knows that when the summer months arrive, it is a high priority to arrange cover of key employees that take annual leave. However, you don’t have to drain company resources or slow down productivity by taking on the burden of hiring temporary staff. Many temp agencies now offer specialised … Continued

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Why You Should Hire Athletes

Orla Doyle / June 14, 2017

  A recent survey has revealed that 95% of Fortune 500 CEO’s had high achieving sporting backgrounds. This statistic shines a light on the fact that people who have a background in sports, bring something extra to the workplace. A candidate with a background in sports is equipped with valuable skills that can’t be easily quantified or … Continued

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5 Ways to Keep your Employees Motivated During the Summer

Niamh O'Byrne / June 8, 2017

  Focus and productivity doesn’t have to go out the window as soon as the summer arrives. Motivating staff is a key role that managers play in the supervision of their employees and during the summer months, it can become much more vital to keep productivity high and business moving. This can be a serious challenge … Continued

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Our Picks: Top Networking Events this June

Niamh O'Byrne / June 1, 2017

We have selected our top networking events for June. With the sunshine out, it’s the perfect opportunity for you to get out of the office and explore the networking events on offer this month.    IBA Broker Market Day Over 50 suppliers operating in the Irish market will be available to answer broker questions and … Continued

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Career Steps: How to change sector

Adam Ryan / May 8, 2017

Most people are fairly relaxed about changing jobs. But what about leaving not just your employer but your industry? As anyone with a few years’ professional experience will attest, it is not always easy to move from one sector to another even when you feel that you have covered all of the responsibilities in the … Continued

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6 Steps to Improve Mental Health Understanding in the Office

Niamh O'Byrne / May 8, 2017

The stigma around mental health issues may be decreasing, but that doesn’t mean that it’s comfortable to find a job–or even keep one–while disclosing issues. In fact, many employees end up hiding mental health concerns out of fear that they will be labelled “unstable” or “unreliable.” With increased awareness about mental health and a movement … Continued

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Our picks: Top 5 Networking Events this May

Niamh O'Byrne / April 10, 2017

  We have selected our top 5 networking events for May. With major industry leaders taking part in events next month,  this is the perfect opportunity to explore and develop both career and business opportunities.   Digital Workplace Ireland Conference 2017 The Digital Workplace Ireland Conference 2017 will feature talks and presentations from Europe’s leading experts … Continued

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4 Changes You Can Make to Speed Up Your Hiring Process

Niamh O'Byrne / April 6, 2017

Professionals are more in the driving seat today than ever before when it comes to choosing their next career move and the company they wish to work for. This is a concern for many employers as they strive to safeguard their high performers and continue to face stark talent shortages. Therefore, it is imperative that … Continued

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Our picks: Top Networking Events this April

Niamh O'Byrne / March 28, 2017

  We’ve rounded up our choice of the top networking events that are worthwhile taking time out for this April. These networks, events, and groups attract a lot of professionals across a variety of industries, looking to make similar, and more importantly, differing connections. See out top picks for this month below.   Europe’s Changing Workplaces: … Continued

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Top Tips for Networking at Senior Level Management

Niamh O'Byrne / March 23, 2017

  How Senior Managers Can Move to the Next Level: Operational, Personal and Strategic Networking According to Harvard Business Review (HBR), networking is among the most beneficial—and among the most daunting—activities for senior level managers at an inflection point in their careers.  As HBR notes: The reluctance to embrace networking is understandable.  For one thing, most professionals rise to … Continued

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4 Tips for Employees for Successful Performance Appraisals

Niamh O'Byrne / March 2, 2017

  Preparation and Participation are key for an effective review meeting. It’s hard to believe it’s already March, a month which signals to a lot of employees that performance reviews are just around the corner. This is not a practice which should be feared, the main reason for performance reviews are to help employees, provide feedback … Continued

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Top Networking Events in Dublin this March

Niamh O'Byrne / February 22, 2017

  If you are thinking of giving your career a Spring clean, check out our recommended networking events taking place in Dublin this March.  This is the chance to get out and mingle with professionals in your industry, build up your network and explore career opportunities.   The Talent Summit Dublin Founded by Sigmar Recruitment, the … Continued

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Top Networking Events in Dublin this December

admin / December 5, 2016

With Christmas on the way, it can be a great time to take advantage of the many social and networking opportunities that will help you build up and retain your professional network. We have put together our picks of the top networking events taking place in Dublin this December that may be of interest to … Continued

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Key NLP Interview Techniques: Selling Yourself In A Competitive Market

Shay Dalton / October 4, 2016

Most people find job interviews highly stressful. Selling yourself is incredibly difficult, especially in a highly competitive market. By using these key NLP strategies, however, you can make the most of the existing market and help yourself stand out from the crowd. NLP, or neuro-linguistic programming, combines mind and body awareness with an understanding of how they … Continued

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The Psychology Behind Getting Your Next Promotion

Orla Doyle / October 4, 2016

If you are looking for a promotion, it won’t just fall into your lap. You need to be proactive and work smart, and hard, to reap the rewards. At the same time, creating an aura of competence amongst your peers is something to keep front of mind. Here are some tips to help you appear more competent and … Continued

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Ten Ways to Keep Your Top Performing Employees on Your Payroll

Concepta Cadogan / September 23, 2016

Star employees are the building blocks for your company’s future success. They possess the experience, attitude, knowledge, and problem-solving skills that make them standouts at the office and within their fields of specialty. Developing strategies to retain your best employees is vital because your top talent provides the stability and expertise that helps separate your company from the competition. … Continued

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The Top 10 Differences Between a Leader and A Boss

Orla Doyle / September 15, 2016

The future of your organisation hinges upon your ability to build a first-class leadership team. One of the best ways to build an effective management team is to focus on hiring leaders as opposed to bosses. This task can prove to be challenging for some business owners, and requires the ability to recognise key differences that … Continued

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5 best networking events in Dublin this September

admin / September 9, 2016

Check out our recommended networking events taking place in Dublin this September. Take advantage of these excellent opportunities to get out and mingle with professionals in your industry and build up your network.   Sports Business Week 2016 – Dublin The Dublin edition of Sports Business Week is kicking off on the 13th of September 2016. This … Continued

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6 Essential Skills of a HR Manager in 2016

admin / August 10, 2016

Human Resources is a fundamental component of any organisation’s internal business structure. HR managers are required to plan, coordinate and monitor all other divisions within the organisation, and staff retention and talent management strategies are both core elements of this role. HR managers and their teams require leadership, setting the benchmark for the company’s code … Continued

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How to use Google Alerts in your Job Search

admin / July 7, 2016

  The internet is flooded with content. In fact, nearly 30 million pages of information, and indeed misinformation, are added to the web on a daily basis. With so much content it can be difficult to break through the noise to the key topics and information that are most important to you. Using Google Alerts in … Continued

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EXCLUSIVE ROLES – Restructuring Opportunities

admin / June 29, 2016

Our client, a high profile financial services institution are undertaking a restructure of the credit services it offers to ensure that the most appropriate channels of delivery are open to suit the needs of customers. The focus of the books will be Commercial and Corporate clients. As a result we have multiple exclusive roles now … Continued

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Six Things Successful Accountants Do Differently

Orla Doyle / April 11, 2016

What characteristics or habits are common among exceptional accounting professionals? This month we are delighted to be featured in Accountancy Ireland identifying the key traits that, if performed consistently, will help accountancy professionals move up a gear in their careers. Six Things Successful Accountants Do Differently What do successful accountants do differently? Do they have superior intellect or … Continued

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Ireland’s Top 10 Finance Tweeters You Should Be Following

Orla Doyle / February 22, 2016

Twitter has evolved into a platform for serious finance gurus and contains a mass of information that is useful to business and finance communities —alongside an awful lot of trivia that isn’t. Beyond the jabberings of the small-time players, Lincoln Recruitment has selected the list of the top 10 Irish finance people to follow on Twitter. These … Continued

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Ten basics for effective board meetings

Shay Dalton / November 24, 2015

Effective oversight and strategic direction are vital for ensuring that a company is doing the best for its shareholders. The board of directors are tasked with ensuring that this happens and the most common formal way of making decisions is through the board meeting. Unfortunately directors often report that the board meeting is actually one … Continued

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The top 20 Irish legal people you should follow on Twitter [Updated]

Katherine Potter / November 17, 2015

In recent years social media has become a leading source of information and communication with platforms such as twitter becoming one of the most popular places for obtaining news and information in real time. The following is a list of 20 top Irish legal twitter accounts who regularly share topical information that may be of … Continued

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LinkedIn Profile Optimisation Checklist [Infographic]

Orla Doyle / October 20, 2015

More than 259 million people are using LinkedIn worldwide. LinkedIn’s growth rate and popularity has been well documented and more recently the company has boasted a new members joining rate of more than 2 per second. But with more and more people joining the network – how do you ensure that you are being found and … Continued

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Build Your Team the Tour de France Way

Shay Dalton / October 14, 2015

One of the biggest sporting events of the summer, Le Tour features multi-national teams drawn together especially for one purpose. Each team member will have a specific job to do and even if the eventual plaudits go to the team leader, any victory wouldn’t be possible without the right mix of skill. Building a highly effective … Continued

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The Essential Manager: 10 Core Elements of Leadership

Orla Doyle / August 31, 2015

Most good managers are made through practice, and not born, and the really great ones are those who look at what skills they need and then go about developing them through a personal improvement plan until they are second nature. A quote from Vince Lombardi sums this up perfectly when it comes to building and honing … Continued

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Working as a Fund Accountant in Ireland

admin / June 10, 2015

Current market trends Ireland, and more specifically Dublin is increasingly seen as the centre of excellence and expertise in the global funds industry and because of this, opportunities in this area are plentiful, with many of the world’s leading industry performers head quartered in the city. Over 12,000 professionals are currently employed in the servicing … Continued

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Accounting Professionals Career Expo / Open Day

Orla Doyle / June 2, 2015

Date: Thursday: 11th June 2015 Time: 8am – 8pm Location: 5 Fitzwilliam Square Dublin 2 (find us). We are happy to announce that we are hosting a Career Expo / Open Day for Accounting professionals at our Dublin offices. Registration for this event is essential (please see below). Experienced Lincoln Recruitment consultants will be available throughout the day to provide you … Continued

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A Company Secretary in Ireland – What Does the Role Consist of?

Patricia Mc Carthy / May 19, 2015

The importance of effective corporate governance continues to be a critical element in today’s economic environment and business environment, as we continue to move forward and learn from the mistakes of the past as highlighted in the most recent global financial crisis. As a result we are seeing an increased focus on the role of the … Continued

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The Benefits of Human Resource Management for your Business

Patricia Mc Carthy / April 8, 2015

Strategic human resource management is the process of linking the human resource function with the strategic goals of a business in order to improve and drive performance. On simple terms, human resource management involves recruiting, hiring and managing employees. However, a successful human resource system requires many more pieces of the organisation, involving organisational culture and … Continued

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The Best Interview Question to Ask a Potential Senior Executive

Shay Dalton / February 17, 2015

As an executive search consultancy, we regularly impart advise and insight to our clients looking to hire senior professionals. Often, we partner with them in the process and conduct interviews in order to ensure that the right candidate is chosen. Regularly we find ourselves being asked the question “What is the the best interview question … Continued

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