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The Benefits of Mentorship in Business

The concept of mentorship traces back to the character of Mentor in Greek Mythology in Homer’s Odyssey. Odysseus, King of Ithica, asks his trusted companion, Mentor, to keep watch over his son, Telemachus, while he is away. Mentor acts as a guide to Telemachus, supporting him in his father’s absence. The term mentor then became used more … Continued

The Myth of “Loving the Work You Do”

As the age-old saying goes, ‘If you love what you do, you never work a day in your life’. But how true is it? For most people, loving what you do comes at a cost. And loving what you do may not be as fulfilling as you’re led to believe. It is natural for humans … Continued

How to Achieve Peak Performance

What does it mean for a person to function at their peak? Peak performance means that all basic needs are met so the mind and body are nourished, which allows for the highest level of success. It’s about long-term, consistent, and sustainable growth. Often, peak performance is a term used in the athletics world. Athletes … Continued

The Million-Dollar Impact of Burnout & Busyness Culture

In a pre-pandemic world, employees would often show their dedication to the job by being the first one in the office, the last one to leave, and rarely taking breaks. Busyness was a sign of the high achiever. Now, with hybrid working conditions of both remote and in-person, the method might not be the same, … Continued

The Power of the Subconscious Mind

We spend most of our time on autopilot. Everything we do, from breathing to walking, to eating and having a conversation, occurs automatically as a way for our brain to preserve energy for what it considers more important tasks. This is the subconscious mind at work. Freud developed the 3-level model of the mind, which is … Continued

Q2 Legal Market Update

Our Legal team have produced this quarter’s Market Update which contains in-demand positions, changes they’ve observed in the legal field, their advice to job seekers and employers, latest salaries and view of the year ahead: VIEW THE Q2 LEGAL MARKET UPDATE  

Q2 Risk and Compliance Market Update

This quarter’s Market Update contains changes our Risk & Compliance team have observed, their advice to job seekers and employers, latest salaries and a useful spotlight on leadership: VIEW THE Q2 RISK & COMPLIANCE MARKET UPDATE  

Financial Services Brochure 2022

Our Financial Services brochure is packed with market specific commentaries, salary tables and details of our areas of expertise within the Financial Services sector. DOWNLOAD THE FINANCIAL SERVICES BROCHURE 2022  

Insurance Market Update

  Our Insurance team have written this Quarterly Market Update to help keep you up to speed with what is happening within the Insurance industry, we hope you find it useful: VIEW THE INSURANCE MARKET UPDATE  

Funds Market Update

  Salaries have fluctuated so much within the funds sector since we published our Salary Survey at the start of the year that we have produced a revised version, we hope you find it useful: VIEW THE FUNDS MARKET UPDATE  

The Definitive Accountancy Guide 2022

  Our Accountancy and Finance team have worked together to produce a useful guide for newly qualified accountants, those returning to the workforce and even those who are still studying that is packed with: Advice Trends Career Paths Interviews Salaries And lots more VIEW THE GUIDE  

The Great Irish Standoff

If remote work is the hottest benefit since company cars in the 80’s then why are so many companies in Ireland holding back from committing to even a hybrid model? From what we can see in the marketplace two things are happening: 1) Employees are threatening to leave should they not get offered fully remote … Continued

Increasing Diversity and Reducing Bias in the Workplace

Diversity and inclusion are now at the forefront of most organisations’ strategies for improvement and growth. Businesses everywhere are striving to be more inclusive of prospective employees in regards to gender, age, ethnicity, sexuality and more. In order to increase diversity and reduce bias, one must look at every stage of the hiring process, from … Continued

Insurance in the News

The reform of the Irish Insurance industry has, at last, began to take some shape. Campaigners have long been calling for the cost of motor and liability insurance renewals to be lowered. As well as the cost of insurance premiums being paid by customers being a cause for concern, so too has been the amounts … Continued

How to work successfully alongside a Recruiter

Looking for your next role can be a stressful and often overwhelming experience. That’s where recruitment agencies such as ourselves tend to come in to act as a partner in your talent search. While you may enlist our help, some people may be naïve to the world of recruitment, and so don’t know how best … Continued

Insurance Market Review Q2 2021

One year on from the initial shock that words like “lockdown”, “pandemic” and “isolation” caused as they became part and parcel of daily conversation – it’s reasonable to think that that panic has since subsided and that many markets have adopted the “get on with it” attitude necessary for survival.   Recruitment within the Insurance … Continued

EVP (Employee Value Proposition) Explained

For any employer interested in talent attraction and retention, an EVP (Employer Value Proposition) should be at the forefront of their business strategy and goals. Likewise, employees should be aware of EVP’s and their significance when it comes to any prospective employers. We aim to explain it in the following piece –   What exactly … Continued

3 Irish Women in STEM

To mark International Women’s Day 2021, we would like to take the chance to highlight some Irish women who are paving the way in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Of course, there are many names we could mention in this piece, but the following five have really stood out to us over the past … Continued

How to negotiate pay – for both employers and employees

Money can be a difficult and awkward matter to discuss, both on behalf of the employer and the employee. Negotiating a salary in the first place and hence negotiating a pay rise once in a role, is something many of us try and avoid or don’t know how to handle. Likewise for an employer, when … Continued

Insurance Q1 Market Review 2021

2020 was a year full of unexpected events and challenges for every industry – that goes without saying. Now that we are out the other side of it, we are finally able to take a step back and reflect. It is worth noting the comfortable position that the Insurance industry is currently in as opposed … Continued

Ways to Communicate Confidence in Your Job Search

Are you in the middle of a job search, preparing for an interview or going for a promotion? Can you identify a common factor which applies to all three? It’s the presence of confidence. As recruiters, we meet a variety of candidates day in day out (albeit virtually at the moment!), and while the majority … Continued

The Accountancy Talent Shortage and Impact of COVID-19

By 2025, millennials will account for 75% of the global workforce, they are the first generation to grow up in the digital age, they expect agile work practices, are highly receptive to the use of emerging technologies and favour work practices that utilise technologies to advance work processes and work-life balance. From 2008 to 2012 … Continued

How Accountancy is adapting to the Digital Revolution

Over the past couple of months, technological innovation has undergone rapid change within all industries, including that of Accountancy. In turn, this has meant that businesses have needed to reassess the ways they carry out their Business as Usual activities and their general way of working. Adapting to technological change is now a massive part … Continued

The importance of Corporate Nursing in Healthcare 2020

Prior to 2020, Corporate Nursing was somewhat of an unknown phenomenon. While Corporate Nurses have been around for years, the pandemic has seen a surge in the requirement for these sorts of professionals to assist larger organisations to ensure they are taking the correct measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. What exactly is Corporate … Continued

The 1% Podcast: Tim Harkness Communication and Mastering Conversation

Latest Episode: Tim Harkness Communication and Mastering Conversation     Tim Harkness has over 22 years of experience as a Psychologist and Sports Scientist and currently holds the position of Head of Sports Science and Psychology at Chelsea Football Club. In addition, Tim has worked closely with a diverse group of elite athletes from Abhinav … Continued

The continued rise and success of the Irish Fintech market in 2020

2020 is, has been and is set to continue to be a challenging and disruptive time across most sectors and industries. However, within the area of Fintech, there has been a continued rise in terms of financial activity and investment going on within the sector. According to recent figures from multinational professional services network KPMG, … Continued

How HR departments are adapting to the new ways of work

It goes without saying that professionals across all areas of business, regardless of the discipline or industry has had to adapt to new ways of working and operating as a result of the pandemic. None of these more so than those working within HR. With the digital transformation of recent years, those working within HR … Continued

Software Engineering Trends in 2020 – Market Update

As we come towards the end of Q3, it is a useful time to reflect on and observe the key trends and skills which have come to the forefront so far in 2020 within the software engineering sector. Ireland has established a thriving technology scene for itself in recent years – so much so that … Continued

Insurance Market Update – August 2020

Five months since the country initially went into lock down, and from a recruitment standpoint, it feels like a lot has changed, yet time has stood still. From speaking to clients, the past couple of weeks have been spent in anticipation of September. Contrary to the most recent government announcement, September was spoken about as … Continued

Your Job Search amid Covid-19: Tips & Actions to Consider

Ireland’s unemployment rate stood at 4.8 percent in February 2020, compared with 5.0 percent in the corresponding month of 2019 (source). Now, over four months on, it’s difficult to quantify how many people face unemployment. So, if you are now job hunting amid Covid-19 here are a number of tips and actions to keep in … Continued

CFO Insights on the Impact of COVID-19

CFO Insights on the Impact of COVID-19 In 2020, the advent of COVID-19 has imposed both operating and financial challenges on businesses across sectors and geographies. In this liquidity-constrained environment, we conducted a survey of CFOs across Ireland to gauge their views on the quantum of the expected impact, the timeline to recovery and other … Continued

The 1% Podcast: Motty Varghese The Impact of Sleep on Performance

Latest Episode: Motty Varghese The Impact of Sleep on Performance   Motty Varghese is a Registered Sleep Technologist and has completed a Mini fellowship in Behavioral Sleep Medicine from Perelman School of Medicine under University of Pennsylvania. He believes sleep is the cornerstone to optimal physical and mental health, and currently runs Sleep Therapy Clinic … Continued

Insurance Recruitment Market Update – April 2020

The Covid-19 crisis has already left its mark on just about every industry – though Insurance is one that hasn’t prompted quite as much concern. “Everybody needs insurance” is a phrase that rings true in relation to the jobs market for Insurance. While this attitude is not incorrect, like other any financial services entity, there are … Continued

The 1% Podcast: Fergus Connolly Lessons from a Global Performance Expert

Latest Episode: Fergus Connolly, Lessons from a Global Performance Expert   Dr. Fergus Connolly (@Fergus_Connolly) is one of the world’s foremost human performance thought leaders and influencers. Author of the bestselling book “Game Changer – The Art of Sports Science“, Fergus has applied performance science with leading sports, military, and business teams. He is the only … Continued

How to optimise your recruitment process amid COVID-19

How to optimise your recruitment process amid COVID-19 During these unprecedented times, recruitment and selection is still a priority for organisations to try to maintain revenue and growth targets. While the business environment is certainly much more challenging, the COVID-19 crisis will pass. Firms that are positioned with the best talent during these times and … Continued

Project & Change Recruitment Market Update – April 2020

Project & Change Recruitment Market Update – April 2020 The PMO (employment related to Change and Transformation projects) market would appear to have come to a halt for the most part currently. However, some sectors will remain afloat, such as Healthcare and Regulatory projects within Financial services, whereby certain regulations must be in place by … Continued

How to Choose and Partner with a Recruiter

How to Choose and Partner with a Recruiter Many people start out their careers with a particular company, often through a graduate program or traineeship, and spend a number of years there before deciding they want a change. Then, some will go to job boards and apply for positions they see advertised. Others will be uncomfortable sending … Continued

The 1% Podcast: Mark Beaumont, The man who cycled the world

Latest Episode: Mark Beaumont, The man who cycled the world   Mark Beaumont (@mrmarkbeaumont) is a British long-distance cyclist, broadcaster and author. He holds the record for cycling round the world, completing his 18,000-mile (29,000 km) route on 18 September 2017, having taken less than 79 days. Beaumont’s documentaries, events and books about ultra-endurance and adventure have … Continued

How to Prepare for Video Interviews – The Ultimate Guide

The Rise of The Video Interview Job interviews have traditionally involved diligent interviewers sitting across from anxious-looking candidates. Terse handshakes are exchanged before the interviewer fires off question after question to find the perfect person for the job. In an age of powerful technology, it’s no longer necessary or practical to bring candidates to you … Continued

Maintaining your mental health when working in isolation

Working From Home: The Mental Health Impact As we’re all very aware, the current coronavirus crisis has led to a massive increase in home working. However, while this is essential to ensure adherence to vital social distancing, it brings with it the psychological toll of isolation. Add in the fact that this very different workspace … Continued

Covid-19 – A message to our clients and candidates – Lincoln Recruitment

Lincoln Recruitment Covid-19 Update We are taking this opportunity to keep you updated on the measures Lincoln Recruitment is taking to ensure the safety of our people and the delivery of our service. As you know, this is an ever-evolving situation without business precedence, however, we are well-prepared with robust measures in place to protect our service delivery while remaining flexible … Continued

The 1% Podcast: Jamil Qureshi, The Psychology of Performance

Latest Episode: Jamil Qureshi, The Psychology of Performance Jamil Qureshi (@Jamil_Qureshi) is one of the foremost practitioners of performance psychology and an expert in high performance. As the co-founder of several change agencies – We Do Things Differently, Loudhouse and JQED – Jamil has worked with a rich diversity of the most talented business and sportspeople … Continued

Is Your Next Job A Poisoned Chalice? How to Assess the Job on Offer

Does Fortune Really Favour the Brave and Bold? The Latin proverb indicates that fortune favours the brave and bold, but when it comes to your career how much of a risk are you prepared to take? High profile candidates often enjoy a corporate buffet of prospects, job offers placed squarely on the table that could … Continued

The 1% Podcast: Robbie Cannon, Athletic Performance on and off the Golf Course

Latest Episode: Robbie Cannon, Athletic Performance on and off the Golf Course Robbie Cannon (@RobbieCannon) a qualified strength and conditioning coach, is probably best known for his performance work with golf Open Champion Shane Lowry. An accomplished golfer himself, he practices what he preaches and is three times Irish amateur golf champion.    Cannon through his … Continued

How to Calculate Your Daily Rate as a Contractor in Ireland

How to Calculate Your Daily Rate as a Contractor in Ireland More and more companies are turning towards contractors in 2020 to undertake specific projects and/or to provide extra qualified resources during busy periods. Contracting offers great opportunities for skills development, better pay, flexibility in how and when you work, and greater career control. As … Continued

The 1% Podcast: Stephen Smith Kitman Labs, The Game Changers

Latest Episode: Stephen Smith Kitman Labs, The Game Changers We’re delighted to be back with Season 4 of the 1% Podcast kicking off with Stephen Smith, CEO & Founder of Kitman Labs. Kitman Labs are an Irish sports science and data analytics company. Through advanced statistical analysis, rigorous scientific research their system evaluates athlete injury … Continued

Coronavirus: The forced remote workforce experiment

Coronavirus: The forced remote workforce experiment The onset of the Coronavirus is currently forcing many organisations to trial a remote workforce model. For many, this will be an involuntary experiment. As China continues to fight the crippling effects of the virus, organisations globally are urging any employees who’ve had contact with potentially infected persons to work … Continued

Recruiter Exclusivity: A More Effective Strategy for Clients & Candidates

Recruiter Exclusivity: An Effective Recruitment Strategy for Clients & Candidates It’s no secret that recruitment agencies favour exclusivity. In an ideal world, recruitment agents would choose to collaborate with a handful of candidates and clients on an exclusive basis. Let’s explore the key benefits associated with exclusivity from a recruiter’s point of view.   Increased … Continued

National Funds Open Day in Association with HSBC Securities Services

Lincoln Recruitment Funds Career Open Day in Association with HSBC Securities Services Date: Thursday, 27th February 2020 Time: 8am – 8pm Location: 5 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2 (find us).    Lincoln Recruitment in conjunction with HSBC Securities Services will be hosting an open day for Funds professionals on Thursday February 27th. Registration for this event is essential … Continued