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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing A Senior Management Recruitment Agency

This guide for choosing a senior management recruitment agency will help you find the one that best fits your c-level hiring needs and your budget. We present a 4-step process and offer useful tips for choosing the right senior management recruitment agency for your organisation. Today, probably more than at any time in the past, those … Continued

How to Find a Cost-Effective Employment Agency in Dublin

How to Find a Cost-Effective Employment Agency in Dublin Looking for a top-class candidate to fill your job opportunity? You could cross your fingers and hope that the perfect employee waltzes through your door. But why leave things to chance when you can employ the services of a professional employment agency? In Dublin, Ireland, there … Continued

Choosing amongst the best finance recruitment agencies in Dublin

If you are at the stage in your job search where you have successfully shortlisted 5-10 of your preferred finance recruitment agencies in Dublin, congratulations! Use this process to choose amongst finance recruitment agencies in Dublin. Given the sheer volume of these agencies that you are bombarded with, you’ve already taken a major step towards … Continued

The Importance of Healthcare Employee Engagement In Challenging Times

Employee engagement encompasses all interactions an employee has with their employer. It is the structure and culture of the organisation and it is how the employee perceives the company. Among the top challenges facing healthcare organisations today are the shortage of nurses, cost controls, and retention of staff. Each of these challenges directly impacts employee … Continued

10 Jobs That Pay Well in Ireland | Decide your next career move

Ireland is quickly establishing itself as one of the top countries for business growth, with Dublin front and centre of the industry. Here is a list of 10 jobs that pay well in Ireland. Why can you expect a higher rate of pay in Ireland? It has widely been reported that the capital is enjoying … Continued

5 Tips for Making Employee Appraisals Productive

Whether you manage a team of one or one hundred people, employee appraisal is a process you’re sure to encounter in any management role. Usually conducted once or twice a year, it’s an important part of personal development, and can even impact an employee’s bonus too. As such, there are a number of employee appraisal … Continued

The Job Search Strategy: Finding Jobs In Finance in Dublin

This guide will help you identify and apply for jobs in finance in Dublin. Why Dublin? Dublin is a major financial center, recently ranked as the second most attractive finance hub in Europe by the PWC Global Economy Watch. With this, it is an incredibly competitive jobs market, with competition for top jobs in finance at … Continued

Five Steps to Finding the Best Employment Agency in Dublin

Finding an Employment Agency in Dublin doesn’t have to feel confusing or stressful.   Use this simple guide to choose the right employment agency for you. The job market in Ireland is bustling at the moment, with a buoyant tech industry and plenty of inward investment. With economic growth outperforming many other countries, it’s a good … Continued

9 Tips to Increase Offer Acceptance Rates When Recruiting Quantity Surveyors

Skills shortages have become a major hurdle for construction companies in Ireland, so much so it is having a significant impact on their organisational growth. One of the most difficult areas has been recruiting quantity surveyors, a position that is in high demand all across the country. This shortage is most evident in the building … Continued

The CEO Who Landed on the Moon

As the Apollo 11 descended onto the Moon’s surface, the world collectively held its breath. The seconds ticked by, the tension rose… and yet in the midst of it all, the occupants of the rocket itself commandeered by one Neil Armstrong managed to hold their nerves at bay and execute a successful landing. On the … Continued

How to choose a financial services recruitment agency in Ireland

How can you use a financial services recruitment agency to gain an advantage in your job search?   If you have ever felt that choosing a financial services recruitment agency can be an arduous process, this article will be helpful to you.  The most important criteria is choosing an agency that understands your career history, ambitions, and … Continued

Time Management Hacks for Sales Reps: How to Be More Productive

Sales reps need to maximise their productivity at all times. It’s simple: the more prospects you contact, the more likely you are to make a sale. The more sales you close, the more valuable you become to your company and the more money you will earn. Fortunately, a number of time management hacks can boost your productivity, … Continued

Lincoln Gaelic Football Skills Day with Dublin Senior Footballers

Lincoln Recruitment  were delighted to host our annual Gaelic Football Skills Day with Dublin senior footballers; with Paul Flynn, Michael Darragh Macauley, Cormac Costello, Hannah O’Neill, Niamh Mc Evoy and Emma McDonagh. We had over 140 children attend the day ranging from 7-12 years of age. The Dublin GAA stars spent the afternoon coaching the kids, giving … Continued

THE 1% PODCAST: Brian Mullins Experiences on and off the Pitch

Latest Episode: Brian Mullins Experiences on and off the Pitch   The name Brian Mullins will always be synonymous with a defining era for Gaelic Football in Dublin. Over the course of his career he won four All-Ireland titles, nine Leinster titles, two National League titles and two All-Star awards, and became a hero of Hill 16 for … Continued

How to Ask High Impact Questions at Interviews

Interviews are supposed to offer a mutual opportunity for both parties to assess the other for suitability. While traditionally interviews tend to be led by the employer, there is a prime opportunity during the question stage for the interviewee to turn the tables. This is the right time to throw in a high impact question. … Continued

Why CEO’s Need to Make Employer Branding a Priority

Attracting and retaining top talent is one of the main challenges facing growing companies and lack of talent often limits growth.  As the Irish economy nears full employment with talent shortages prevalent across most industries and sectors, there is growing concern among CEO’s in relation to finding and keeping the best talent to achieve their growth … Continued

Are We Finally Over the Obsession With Sector Experience?

Is Sector Experience Overrated? As little as a few years ago, a typical management profile would entail a leader who spent the majority of his/her career working within the same industry the company is positioned in. At best, they might have come from an adjacent industry (think insurance to banking). There were reasons for this … Continued

Lincoln Annual Golf Day at the K Club

Lincoln Annual Golf Day at the K Club The Lincoln Annual Golf Classic 2019 took place in the beautiful surrounds of the K Club on the Ryder Cup Course on Friday 24th May. With fabulous weather throughout the day and a golf course in impeccable condition a wonderful golfing experience was had by all teams. … Continued

How to Successfully Ask for Time Off (The Ultimate Email Script)

The holiday season is approaching quickly. For many professionals it is often the case when your send your manager an email requesting to take a few days off for holiday, the following response can seem familiar. Even though many of us are entitled to our holiday allowance, we can get pushback from management, especially when … Continued

How to write a CV and cover letter that work

How to write a CV and cover letter that work It’s an old saying but it’s true nonetheless and even more so in the area of job applications. Many people see writing a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and cover letter as something of an administrative chore but successful job seekers know that this is the first … Continued

UPCOMING EVENT: Evolution & Change: Opportunities Offered by the Irish Funds Market

Evolution & Change: Opportunities Offered by the Irish Funds Market Lincoln Recruitment Specialists, Pinsent Masons, Bridge Consulting, MUFG and PwC would like to invite you to a half day conference surrounding the opportunities offered by the Irish funds market. Whatever the outcome of the Brexit negotiations, Ireland, with its highly developed infrastructure and expert advisers … Continued

Profile of the Future-Forward CFO

In the years gone by, finance teams were facilitators rather than drivers of organisational strategy. At the most rudimentary level, CFOs are assigned the responsibility of positioning their companies for growth (both organic and M&A) while keeping costs within acceptable parameters. However, recent paradigm shifts have re-balanced role dynamics to the extent that CFOs (and … Continued

Gender Diversity in Ireland’s Legal Sector

Female solicitors now outnumber male solicitors The movement to increase the diversity in law and provide a more equitable balance between females to males is an on-going international movement. Ireland, however, shows the most conspicuous change. According to independent.ie Irish, females now make up about 52% of the Irish solicitor workforce. At the end of … Continued

The Value of Humble Leadership

Introduction Trying to be the best CEO for the company can be a difficult position to discern. CEO’s have to consider how they appear to others, in particular the board and the company employees. Confidence must be exuded from any CEO to provide that front-line face of security that investors and all stakeholders of a … Continued

Want To Be A Good Retail Manager? Read These Top Tips

The Background on Leadership When you are trying to recruit new employees into a retail company, you will want to evaluate them for their potential to become future managers. Retail organisations must change to become more dynamic, or they will go out of business like many around the world including pop up shops and large … Continued

The Future of Accountancy and Artificial Intelligence

The History In 500 years there have been little or no game changing innovations in accountancy since double entry was invented. Maybe the creation of the electronic calculator in the 1960’s is the last time anyone can point to an advancement that excited and terrified accountants in equal measure. Since then the computer and internet … Continued

Dublin Ranks as Top Tech City

Dublin Ranks Number 19th as Top Tech City Savills World Research, a global property agent, has been ranking the world’s top tech cities based on a bunch of criteria for years ranging from the volume of inward venture capital investment through to the cost of a flat white coffee, to establish which cities are the most … Continued

The Importance of an Employee Value Proposition (EVP) in a Competitive Market

Hyper-competition demands a strong Employee Value Proposition (EVP) Compared to just a few years ago, candidates now have far more power during the job search. According to our research, current job market is 88% candidate driven. That means you don’t pick talent anymore. Talent picks you. Today’s workforce, especially with the emergence of millennials, seek meaningful positions that grow them … Continued

12 Questions to Ask Your Manager in 2019

“Do you have any questions for me?” No matter what industry you work in or what stage of your career you are at, it is always good to show initiative and identify the expectations your superiors have of you. It shows you are serious about your role, the success of the team and the advancement … Continued

New Recruiting Role: The Rise of the Employer Branding Specialist

The Rise of the Employer Branding Specialist It’s a new year, and with it comes new challenges, trends and forecasts for the recruitment industry in 2019. One of the big HR and recruitment trends for the year ahead is the rise in employer branding. The Irish Independent highlight this as educating talent on “company culture … Continued

The 6 Essential Qualities of Great Store Managers

The Essential Qualities of Great Store Managers In Ireland and all over the world, hiring a good store manager is one of the most critical business decisions that face companies across all sectors of industry. Finding the right fit is such a difficult task that according to the Harvard Business Review, companies fail at it … Continued

How to Attract the Best Nursing Staff

Many hospitals, long-term care homes, assisted living facilities, doctor’s offices, clinics and trauma centers, particularly in rural areas, are facing dire shortages in qualified nursing staff. This leaves HR departments with the difficult task of recruiting qualified nursing staff who will stay with the company. Hire a Recruiter A recruiter can benefit any company of … Continued

Retail Recruiting: Tips for Recruiting Retail Professionals

The Retail Industry has many challenges when it comes to recruiting good employees. Many unqualified people will apply for retail positions simply because the positions are perceived as entry level jobs that are plentiful. However, even entry level positions require technical knowledge and soft skills, and finding the people with this combination can be made … Continued

Tips for Moving Up to Nurse Manager

Advice for Nurses Moving Up to Nurse Manager Perhaps you’ve reached a point in your nursing career where you want more professional challenge and responsibility. For some, this means becoming a clinical nurse specialist or a nurse practitioner; for others, the move to nurse manager is most appealing. A nurse manager is the head of … Continued

The Most In-demand Skills for 2019 According to Linkedin

For professionals on the market for a new job in 2019 those with the right hard skills will not find the 2019 job market quite as challenging. According to analysis from networking site LinkedIn, 2019’s employers are looking for a combination of both hard and soft skills, with creativity topping the list of desired attributes. Having analysed data … Continued

From COO to CEO: Ensuring a Smooth Succession

An Accenture study found that approximately one in nine COOs moved into the CEO’s shoes within a year of their departure and that half of COOs see themselves as the “heir apparent. Yet remarkably few companies have a comprehensive succession plan in place to make that transition successful. With this in mind, we look to further … Continued

Marketing and Digital Market Update Q1, 2019

Marketing leaders are now expected to be at the forefront of customer experience initiatives. As well as their traditional marketing responsibilities, like such as branding and external communication delivery, CMOs today need to use their analytics and customer intelligence expertise in order to drive revenue and sales, and much of this activity is interwoven with … Continued

Engineering & Construction Market Update Q1, 2019

This year saw further rapid growth in the Irish construction sector, with Ireland being identified internationally as a prime location for inward investment. The sector saw extensive investment and an increase in hiring across industries, with plans granted for numerous multi-million-euro infrastructure and building developments in 2018. The highest levels of hiring and growth have … Continued

Legal Market Update Q1, 2019

This year we are expecting the demand for legal talent to continue unabated. It promises to be a great market for jobseekers as international firms seek to grow out their teams, large domestic firms fight to preserve their place, and large mid-tier firms continue to make gains in market share. Private Practice 2018 was the … Continued

Information Technology Market Update Q1, 2019

The technology market has seen continual rapid growth over the last number of years, both in terms of its staffing requirements and the new businesses that are either being set up or are centralising IT teams in Ireland. This year we are seeing it beginning to exceed the peak levels of 2007, so with this … Continued

10 Reasons Why you Should do the ACCA Exams

In today’s current climate, being a qualified accountant has never been more important. After the credit crunch and ensuing financial crisis in 2008 the emphasis on comprehensively audited accounts and accurate financial information to stakeholders has been under an infinitely higher level of scrutiny. This in turn has led to new and ever changing IFRS® … Continued

Consulting & Advisory Market Update Q1, 2019

The Irish management consultancy sector continued to grow over the course of 2018 across all main service lines and industries driven by Ireland’s buoyant economy. This year has seen a blend of organic and inorganic growth. Notable acquisitions this year saw BDO acquire Eaton Square to bolster its consulting offering, EY’s first acquisition in Ireland … Continued

Funds and Asset Management Market Update Q1, 2019

Throughout 2018, hiring remained high across all levels within the fund services & asset management sectors. This year, we saw a number of highly notable companies within the areas choose Ireland as their E.U. hub following the fallout from Brexit. JPMorgan, Legal & General Investment Management, Barclays, and Standard Life Aberdeen are among the companies … Continued

Compliance & Risk Market Update Q1, 2019

The Compliance & Risk markets in Ireland continued to be extremely busy across all levels in 2018. Within the compliance profession, we saw a particular demand throughout the year for professionals with experience in financial crime, conduct of business, compliance monitoring, AIFMD and data protection. The reason for the buoyancy in the market is Brexit-related … Continued