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The Art of Being Head-Hunted

The shape of the labour market has shifted significantly over the years. Once upon a time professionals and executives would deliberate long and hard over their next career move, before seeking out potentially interesting opportunities. Nowadays the typical professional is more likely to move jobs every 3-5 years, and job opportunities are far greater than … Continued

Adminovate 2020 Event Highlights

On Thursday, January 16th 2020, Trinity College played host once again to the 3rd annual Adminovate conference. Adminovate is an event created to showcase innovation in people, processes and technology across the Funds industry. It proved to be a hugely successful day in what was Adminovates biggest turnout yet. The opening panel discussed ‘Operating Strategies … Continued

Should I Take The Job? 5 Key Questions to Help you Decide

Should I stay or should I go? You’ve been through the extensive interview process, and have been anxiously awaiting the outcome. You feel the interview went well, but nothing’s a given in today’s job market. To your delight, you are offered the role, but your glee is soon replaced by hesitancy – do you definitely … Continued

New Appointment: Darren Reilly Head of PMO Contracting at Lincoln Recruitment

Lincoln Recruitment Specialists are delighted to announce the appointment of Darren Reilly as Head of PMO Contracting at Lincoln Recruitment. Darren brings over 7 years of recruitment experience to the team and is a specialist in Project Management, Business Analysis and Senior appointments. As a PMO (Project Management Office) and Transformation specialist, Darren also holds a Diploma … Continued

Insurance Recruitment Market Update Q1, 2020

In 2019, the insurance industry has remained a candidate-tight space. Even in a “full employment” economy, there are still companies with a healthy enough attrition rate that will appear to be constantly hiring.   There has been an almost consistent demand for experienced and qualified insurance professionals across Claims, Underwriting and Broking / Client Advisory. … Continued

Executive Search Market Update Q1, 2020

Year in Review The Executive Search market has grown modestly in 2019, and we expect further growth in 2020, despite the uncertainty in the global economy next year. Driving forces for activity at a C-suite level continue to be a buoyant jobs market; a skilled and growing population; investment in technology by business and government, … Continued

Data Science Market Update Q1, 2020

Year in Review Continued accelerating growth in the volume of data means that every business sector has the opportunity to gain commercial insight and remain competitive in a way that was never previously possible. This is reflected in the demand for talent in the Data Science and Analytics job sector, and subsequently in salaries. Key … Continued

Financial Services Accounting Market Update Q1, 2020

Overall, 2019 has been another busy year for Accounting and Finance in Financial Services.  Across the spectrum of experience, from junior and part-qualified accountants, newly and recently qualified accountants to senior-level and C-suite appointments, the demand has generally outstripped the supply. Of course, within this spectrum, there are areas of greater and lesser demand. Specifically, at … Continued

Financial Services Market Update Q1, 2020

2019 continued to be a competitive year in Investments/Front Office from an employers’ perspective. The ability to attract the right candidate depended on the employers’ ability to move their hiring processes with pace, as investment candidates and newly qualifieds usually had several offers to consider. The market was very active, with strong demand for Investment … Continued

Supply Chain & Procurement Market Update Q1, 2020

Overview The recruitment market for Supply Chain and Procurement remained very robust for 2019. Companies ranging from multinationals to SMEs continue to realise the importance of the Supply Chain function particularly to the overall productivity of an organisation. Although fears that Brexit would have a major impact on organisations who import and export from the … Continued

Healthcare Market Update Q1, 2020

The year in review There has been a trend during the past couple of years for the Irish Health sector to exceed the annual budget appointed to it, particularly during the second half of the year. 2019 has been a positive year for the Healthcare sector despite the fact that the budget excesses have been … Continued

Retail Market Update Q1, 2020

Overview So far in 2019, the Retail market in recruitment has continued to be a battleground to retain and attract top talent, with retailers putting a huge emphasis on how to retain staff more than ever before. With the unemployment rate in Ireland more or less unchanged, there is no sign of the race for … Continued

HR Market Update Q1, 2020

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

Marketing and Digital Market Update Q1, 2020

2019 has seen high demand in Expert Marketing and Digital talent. Executives in consumer-facing companies know that understanding customers’ motivations and anticipating their behaviour can accelerate and amplify growth. As a result, this has increased the demand for Big Data/Customer Journey experience and Market Insights/Strategy Delivery professionals. The top 5 in-demand skills Market Insights/Strategy Delivery … Continued

Engineering & Construction Market Update Q1, 2020

2019 was an extremely busy year, with even stronger pipelines leading into 2020 for the majority of Ireland’s Construction and Engineering contractors and consultancies. This further reinforces the strength and confidence in Ireland as a prime location for foreign direct investment from many major Tech, Pharmaceutical, and Financial institutions. Currently, the highest levels of hiring … Continued

Accounting & Finance Market Update Q1, 2020

The market has been consistently busy throughout 2019 and has seen few surprises in terms of the level of demand for Accounting and Finance professionals. Industry and Commerce We have seen hiring trends continue in the traditional reliable areas of I&C, but also a surge in areas of Industry including Start-ups and Energy alongside Healthcare … Continued

Compliance & Risk Market Update Q1, 2020

2019 was certainly an extremely busy year for recruitment into the Compliance and Risk markets. We saw demand increase for candidates across all levels, with demands for specialist skillsets increasing. Several factors were in play throughout 2019 resulting in the spike in demand, with Brexit-related contingency planning at the forefront. We saw an influx of … Continued

Funds and Asset Management Market Update Q1, 2020

Overview of the market Ireland is positioned as a dominant force as a European Funds domicile. The scale of successful development of the Investment Funds industry in Ireland is evidenced by the data on the trends in the number and value of funds under administration. As at the end of December 2018, there were 13,914 … Continued

Legal Market Update Q1, 2020

2019 continued to be a buoyant year for Legal recruitment. The backdrop of Brexit uncertainty may have resulted in a slowdown in M&A activity, but this did not translate to a reduction in demand for Corporate Lawyers. The new market entrants from the UK continued to put pressure on the larger commercial firms, and salaries … Continued

Information Technology Market Update Q1, 2020

Overview/Year in review The Digital and Technology market continues to grow apace. The market has become increasingly candidate-driven, with fears that the growing skills deficit across Europe will impact the speed at which technological developments can be made by FS organisations.  Salaries as well as daily contract rates have risen by a further 10 per … Continued

Consulting & Advisory Market Update Q1, 2020

The year in review The Irish Management Consultancy sector continued to grow over the course of 2019 across all main service lines and industries, driven by Ireland’s buoyant economy. In line with previous years, Financial Services firms have been substantial buyers of consulting services. Banks and Insurers are running a number of large-scale complex transformation … Continued

12 Questions to Ask Your Manager in 2020

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

Lincoln Winners for Recruitment Services at the 2019 InBusiness Awards

A prestigious list of Irish businesses came together on Wednesday, December 12th to celebrate their excellent achievements over the course of 2019, for the 8th consecutive year of the InBusiness Recognition Awards, which was held at the Westbury Hotel, Dublin. The InBusiness Recognition Awards 2019 recognised outstanding accomplishments in the Irish business community. Winners were … Continued

Creating a Supply Chain CV to Showcase Your Expertise

Your CV provides a pivotal snapshot of you as a potential employee. Present a well-crafted CV, and meet the job criteria, and you’ve every chance of being called for an interview. Get it wrong and your name could simply be crossed off the applicant list before you even get to meet anyone face-to-face. Make sure … Continued

The 1% Podcast: Mark Gallagher Lessons from the fast lane

Latest Episode: Mark Gallagher Lessons from the fast lane A Senior Executive and respected Broadcaster in the adrenaline-charged world of Formula One, Mark Gallagher translates his experiences from the race track to the language of business. Gallagher’s passion for the sport has been partly driven by the dual challenges of managing risk and high performance. … Continued

Winners Announced: 2019 Lincoln Irish Early Career Awards

The 4th annual Lincoln Irish Early Career Awards celebrated the most ambitious young Irish professionals across industries  such as marketing, digital, finance and law. Supported by KBC Bank, the Lincoln Recruitment Irish Early Career Awards recognises business talents under the age of 35. Eamon Fennell, a former All Ireland GAA footballer for Dublin and current … Continued

A 12 Step Process for Executive Search In Ireland – Quick Guide

How to identify, recruit and onboard top executive talent in Ireland Finding the right leadership talent is increasingly important in developing competitive advantage. Research published in the Harvard Business Review suggests that those with superior talent strategies will have a greater likelihood of excelling in their sectors. Getting recruitment right is seen as critical to … Continued

The Challenges Of Compliance And Risk Recruitment In Ireland

The Challenges Of Compliance And Risk Recruitment In Ireland Risk recruitment and compliance recruitment are the foundation for supporting your risk and compliance departments. These areas have become ever growing business functions in recent years. With advances in digital communications, technology and with cyber-security growing as a real threat, businesses have had to adapt their … Continued

What Are The Specific Steps For Effective Legal Recruitment In Ireland?

The demand for quality legal personnel in Ireland continues to grow, with companies of all sizes looking to attract talent across a broad range of legal disciplines. Current issues such as Brexit, combined with a favourable corporation tax, means the country is increasingly being seen as a destination of choice for companies looking to do … Continued

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