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Neurodiversity: A Competitive Advantage in the Irish Workforce

Neurodiversity in Ireland The idea of inclusion in the workplace and anti-discrimination have been key targets in the global workforce for many years. With the onset of time, the aspects of each have grown, with one of the newest additions being the inclusion of neurodiversity in the workplace. Neurodiversity is a framework which embraces a … Continued

New Appointment – Warren Hilton

  Lincoln Recruitment Specialists are pleased to announce the appointment of Warren Hilton as a Head of Banking & Capital Markets Recruitment at Lincoln. <img class=”lazy lazy-hidden size-full wp-image-15897 alignright” src=”https://i0.wp.com/lincoln.ie/wp-content/plugins/a3-lazy-load/assets/images/lazy_placeholder.gif?resize=214%2C214″ data-lazy-type=”image” data-src=”http://lincoln.ie/media/2014/11/Christine-McCarthy-1.jpg” alt=”Christine McCarthy” width=”214″ height=”214″ srcset=”” data-srcset=”https://i0.wp.com/lincoln.ie/media/2014/11/Christine-McCarthy-1.jpg?w=214 214w, https://i0.wp.com/lincoln.ie/media/2014/11/Christine-McCarthy-1.jpg?resize=150%2C150 150w” sizes=”(max-width: 214px) 100vw, 214px” data-recalc-dims=”1″ /><img class=”size-full wp-image-15897 alignright” src=”http://lincoln.ie/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/lazy-images/images/1×1.trans.gif” alt=”Christine McCarthy” width=”214″ height=”214″ … Continued

Career Management in a Buoyant Compliance Market

Whether you are a graduate considering a move in to Compliance or a Compliance professional with 15 years’ experience, managing the trajectory of your CV and making the right career decisions can be a difficult task. It is plain to see that we are in the middle of a very buoyant compliance market; making the … Continued

What to expect from Consulting in Ireland

Ireland has a long history of exporting talent to the world, with some of its brightest minds seeking opportunity and experiences in pastures new. But with the Irish economy booming, and unemployment at a post-crash low, combined with increasing uncertainty as a result of factors such as Brexit, many people, Irish and non-Irish alike, are … Continued

Navigating a Mid-Career Crisis to Professional and Personal Success

Changing your profession mid-career doesn’t have to be a crisis. There are times where it seems like it is impossible to continue in the same career path that you chose, and which you once felt certain would see you through to retirement. Different types of reasons can lead a person into not feeling like they have … Continued

Lincoln Gaelic Football Skills Day with Dublin Senior Footballers

Lincoln Recruitment Specialists were delighted to host our annual Gaelic Football Skills Day with Dublin senior footballers; Paul Flynn, Michael Fitzsimons, Con O’Callahan, and Darren Daly, alongside Hannah O’Neil, Niamh Collins and Emma Mc Donagh from the women’s team last Friday. We had over 120 children attend the day ranging from 7-12 years of age. The Dublin GAA … Continued

Construction & Engineering Employment Market Update Q2 2018

The most in-demand roles in Q2 2018 have been Quantity Surveyors, Mechanical and Electrical/ Building Services Engineers, Planning Engineers, Site Managers, Project and Contract Managers. Q2 continued in a similar fashion to the strong levels of activity in the construction market in Q1. A sharp demand has been noticed for construction professionals especially at intermediate … Continued

How Finance Directors Balance Gen X and Millennial Concerns

With Millennial talent rising through the ranks of businesses around the world, the priorities in most modern corporations are changing. The values that governed C-Suite leadership over the past decades are likely to shift as Millennials begin to share the spotlight and the control over the direction of companies. Given that 75% of the workforce … Continued

Women in Construction: Bridging the gap

“Addressing the gender imbalance in the construction industry is more than a moral issue. It is a practical challenge for our industry in the face of ongoing productivity issues and an imminent skills shortage.” Jean Winters, Industrial Relations, and Employment Director, Construction Industry Federation. According to a Membership diversity report issued by the CIF, only 5.5% … Continued

Lincoln Recruitment Joins the 30% Club

Lincoln Recruitment has joined the 30% Club list of signatories, strengthening our commitment to improving gender diversity in the higher ranks of business. The 30% Club launched as a campaign in the Ireland in 2010 with a goal of achieving a minimum of 30% women on FTSE-100 boards. As Managing Director of Lincoln Recruitment, Shay … Continued

6 Tips on How to Prepare for an Interview With One of The Big 4

Congrats on getting a job interview with one of the Big 4! If you’ve managed to obtain an interview, you’ve already beaten most of the odds. KPMG, Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCooper, Ernst & Young are very prestigious companies that only invite the best candidates to join their ranks. Here are six tips on how to best prepare … Continued

GDPR Creates More Career Opportunities in Cyber Security

Cyber security has often been treated as an obscure specialty of IT professionals, something most people didn’t talk about or pay attention to. But in 2018, cyber security is at the center of a world-wide discussion about information, privacy, protections, and standards. This global shift in increased awareness of security practices has been driven by … Continued

How to Become a Solicitor in Ireland

Whether you are looking to start your career or make a career change to become a legal professional, there are a few things you must do before you can begin practicing. There are a series of steps you must follow including examinations, practical training and additional course study to be a practicing solicitor in Ireland. … Continued

How to Unearth Top Digital Talent in a Rapidly Evolving World

As enterprises strive to keep up with the current digital transformation, recruiting the best talent that makes this technology work is the biggest challenge for most companies. Technologies such as Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, big data and analytics, and the Internet of Things are increasingly becoming part of critical operations in organisations, but the workers capable … Continued

Do Irish professionals have mentors? We asked you answered.

Even the greatest entrepreneurs with award-winning ideas have benefited from the use of a successful mentor. In fact, the founder of Virgin Group – Richard Branson – says, “…Going it alone is an admirable, but foolhardy and highly flawed approach to taking on the world.“ And Branson himself credits a family friend and successful accountant who served … Continued

This is Ireland: An island open to new opportunity

As Ireland passes its centenary it is clear that the stability which has been created on an all-island basis in terms of economic, social and political arrangements shared by North and South still have the potential to change with Brexit. Our position in a global context as well as the relationship we share with our … Continued

Risk & Compliance Hiring & Employment Trends Q1 2018

The Compliance & Risk market in Ireland has remained buoyant throughout 2017 and into the first quarter of this year, with the high recruitment levels experienced over the past two years continuing. In the Compliance arena, there has been a particular demand for professionals with experience in Financial Crime, MiFID, AIFMD and Data Protection. In … Continued

Marketing & Digital Hiring and Employment Trends Q1 2018

General Observations 2017 has been another growth year in terms of hiring trends for Marketing & Digital professionals and this shows no sign of abating in the first quarter of 2018. It’s been a year of change as well, with the political impact of Brexit and GDPR creating a number of new challenges.  Marketing leaders … Continued

Accounting & Finance Hiring & Employment Trends Q1 2018

There has been a continued and steady increase in Accounting and Finance recruitment requirements across almost every sector last year and again into the first quarter of 2018. This has been coupled with an increased number of experienced qualified Accountants returning to home shores now that the market is able to support their advancing career … Continued

Insurance Sector Hiring & Employment Trends Q1 2018

The Insurance market has experienced steady growth throughout 2017, and this trend has continued into the first quarter of 2018. From a recent Lincoln survey 88% of insurance employers in the Irish market confident about their growth prospects in 2018. This has largely been driven by an increase in premiums, which has led to a … Continued

Fund Services Hiring & Employment Trends Q1 2018

In a recruitment year that centred on stability in the Funds industry following the fallout from Brexit, the Irish Funds area has still managed to net a record level of €207 billion up until September 2017, according to Central Bank figures. Net sales across all fund types were €139 billion across 2016 and this year’s … Continued

Consulting & Advisory Hiring & Employment Trends Q1 2018

The Irish consultancy market has continued to grow over the past 12 months, albeit at a slightly slower rate (less than 5%) than last year. This is perhaps unsurprisingly given the bumper growth (11%) of 2016. Nonetheless, Ireland’s consulting industry has still managed to outpace the UK over the past two years. The sector continues … Continued

IT Salary Survey Hiring & Employment Trends Q1 2018

Market Overview The IT Market has grown consistently over the last 5 years, with a year-on-year increase in employment figures, and this trend is set to continue as we approach the end of Q1 2018. Ireland continues to be viewed as a prime location for inward investment with its growing technology presence, and remains a … Continued

Banking & Capital Markets Hiring and Employment Trends Q1 2018

Market Overview The past year has been an eventful year for the Irish Banking and Financial Services Sector and this shows no sign of abating in Q1 of 2018. In fact, we are witnessing one of the most intriguing periods for Irish Banking and FS candidates with substantial changes in the domestic pillar banks and … Continued

Why You Have to Create Time to Innovate in Your Organisation

“All organisations,” management consultant Peter Drucker once said, “need one core competency: innovation.” While every company wants to stand out, to be ahead of the curve, if you want to break through to the next level of success, you need to adopt innovation as a core business strategy. But the reality of this is that you … Continued

FAE Careers Evening – Lincoln Recruitment Specialists

The ACA Professionals Committee of Chartered Accountants are holding a FAE Careers evening this Thursday the 22nd of February aimed at newly qualified accounting professionals. The seminar is a concentrated info-session tailored to the current juncture in your career path and aims to provide insights as to the opportunities and potential paths in the market … Continued

New Appointment – Matthew Roberts Lincoln Recruitment Specialists

  Lincoln Recruitment Specialists are pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew Roberts as a Senior Consultant in our Accounting & Finance Division. <img class=”lazy lazy-hidden size-full wp-image-15897 alignright” src=”https://i0.wp.com/lincoln.ie/wp-content/plugins/a3-lazy-load/assets/images/lazy_placeholder.gif?resize=214%2C214″ data-lazy-type=”image” data-src=”http://lincoln.ie/media/2014/11/Christine-McCarthy-1.jpg” alt=”Christine McCarthy” width=”214″ height=”214″ srcset=”” data-srcset=”https://i0.wp.com/lincoln.ie/media/2014/11/Christine-McCarthy-1.jpg?w=214 214w, https://i0.wp.com/lincoln.ie/media/2014/11/Christine-McCarthy-1.jpg?resize=150%2C150 150w” sizes=”(max-width: 214px) 100vw, 214px” data-recalc-dims=”1″ /><img class=”size-full wp-image-15897 alignright” src=”http://lincoln.ie/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/lazy-images/images/1×1.trans.gif” alt=”Christine McCarthy” width=”214″ height=”214″ data-recalc-dims=”1″ data-lazy-src=”https://i0.wp.com/lincoln.ie/media/2014/11/Christine-McCarthy-1.jpg?resize=214%2C214″ data-lazy-srcset=”https://i0.wp.com/lincoln.ie/media/2014/11/Christine-McCarthy-1.jpg?w=214 214w, … Continued

Legal Hiring & Employment Trends Q1 2018

Recruitment in private practice throughout 2017 and into the first quarter of this year has been marked by a significant increase in the number of smaller firms (with less than 50 staff) recruiting at rates not seen since pre-2009. These roles have been in property, banking, debt recovery, employment and civil litigation, some of which … Continued

Engineering & Construction Hiring and Employment Trends Q1 2018

2017 has been a record-breaking industrious year for the Construction Sector, which benefited from one of the biggest increases in overall activity that Ireland has seen in a long time. The industry saw a hiring increase of close to a 1000 jobs a month, which was generated by upsurges in activity, new orders and employment. … Continued

AI and the Workforce: Looking Forward

Artificial intelligence has been making its way into the economy for decades. From assembly line robots all the way down to Redbox DVD rentals, functions once fulfilled by human workers have been taken over by automated processes. In employment terms, many employees tasked with routine jobs have been replaced by a few charged with keeping … Continued

Job Hopping: Is it a Good Idea?

Climbing the hierarchy used to be a reward for loyalty. But the days when people worked for decades for the same company are quickly becoming a relic of the past. While you might find a few examples of 20 or 30-year commitments to a company, job hopping, where professionals have started moving from company to company, has … Continued

Returning Home for Christmas?

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

7 Ways to Train your Brain to Become a Better Leader

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

6 Reasons Why Irish Employees are Choosing Startups over Corporate Roles

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

Our picks: Top Networking Events in October

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

Survey Results: What is your Morning Routine & Strategy?

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

5 Ways for Dealing with Conflict in the Workplace

  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 … Continued

Taoiseach Launches Lincoln Sponsored Irish Early Career Awards 2017

  An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, Des Cahill, alongside Paul Flynn and Shay Dalton of Lincoln Recruitment, and Wim Wim Verbraeken Chief Executive KBC Bank Ireland, pictured at the launch of the Irish Early Career Awards 2017, are urging employers and young professionals to leap into action this September to nominate an Irish Early Career Achiever. These … Continued

Our picks: Top Networking Events in September

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

4 Things Your LinkedIn Profile Says About You

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

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

  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 … Continued

New Appointment – Donal Whelan Lincoln Recruitment Specialists

Lincoln Recruitment Specialists are pleased to announce the appointment of Donal Whelan as Head of our Compliance and Risk Division. Donal brings many years of national and international recruitment experience to the Lincoln team. In 2011, Donal began his career in recruitment when he moved to New Zealand and spent two years working with a global … Continued

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

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

6 Reasons Why Your Business Should Embrace Social Responsibility

  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 … Continued

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Recruitment Firm

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

Banking & Financial Services Market Update Q2 2017

    Market Overview So far, 2017 has been an eventful year for the Irish Banking and Financial Services Sector. With substantial changes in the domestic pillar banks and new entrants to the FS market, we are witnessing one of the most intriguing periods for Irish Banking and FS candidates.  With a new CEO at … Continued

Lincoln Gaelic Football Skills Day with Dublin Senior Footballers

  Lincoln Recruitment Specialists were delighted to host our annual Gaelic Football Skills Day with Dublin senior footballers; Paul Flynn, Jack McCaffrey, Darren Daly and Cian O’Sullivan, alongside Fiona Hudson and Sinead Finnegan from the women’s team last Friday. We had over 90 children attend the day ranging from 7 – 12 years of age. … Continued

Accounting & Finance Market Update Q2 2017

  General Observations In this quarter, there has been a lift in the Senior Managerial / Exec / C-level market with a positive increase in the number of roles available for experienced ACA / FCA / ACCA / FCCA / CPA / CIMA professionals. However, competition for these roles remains strong as sector-related experience is … Continued

Information Technology Market Update Q2 2017

  Market Overview The IT Market has grown consistently for the last 5 years and this trend is by all accounts, set to continue. There continues to be an increase in demand for niche IT talent and we are finding amongst our clients the biggest obstacle in achieving company growth goals will continue to be … Continued

Sales & Marketing Market Update Q2 2017

  This year marks an incredibly busy year for Sales and Marketing recruitment in Ireland. In the first two quarters, we have seen a number of international digital hubs expand their headquarters in Ireland, having a considerable impact on recruitment levels in the Sales and Marketing sector.   General Observations Throughout the first half of the year … Continued

Legal & Compliance Market Update Q2 2017

    General Observations Looking back at the second quarter we have noticed an increase in private practice activity and a reduction in the number of in-house roles vis-à-vis the first quarter. We expect this was due to law firms feeling more optimistic about the market in general and hence the decision to increase recruitment … Continued

Fund Services & Management Companies Market Update Q2 2017

    The funds market in Ireland continues to have an upward trajectory as we move into Q3. So far, this year the level of funds under administration stands at roughly €4.1 trillion. This is split between international funds that are domiciled in Ireland and abroad. This comes off the backdrop of Ireland solidifying its … Continued

Insurance Market Update Q2 2017

    General observations Now a year on from the historic Brexit decision and uncertainty still prevails in the Irish employment market. But are we more informed as to the impact specifically on the Irish Insurance sector? At the beginning of the year, expectations were high that the industry would experience both a flood of … Continued

Our picks: Top Networking Events in July

  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 … Continued

Understanding the Power of Introverts in the Workplace

  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

Why Should You Use a Recruitment Partner?

In our 2017 Salary Survey, we discovered that astonishingly 67% of organisations surveyed admitted they had lost talent in the interview to hire process as it was taking too long. Furthermore, 51% of professionals surveyed stated they had lost interest in a role due to lengthy hiring processes. With candidates being more selective with the jobs … Continued

5 Benefits of Hiring Temporary Staff Over the Summer

  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 … Continued

Why You Should Hire Athletes

  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

5 Ways to Keep your Employees Motivated During the Summer

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 for … Continued

Our Picks: Top Networking Events this June

  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 … Continued

Lincoln Proud Sponsors of the Irish Early Career Awards 2017

Lincoln Recruitment will team up again with Bank of Ireland to be joint title sponsor of the Irish Early Career Awards 2017. The Irish Early Career Awards provides an important opportunity to recognise and showcase high achieving young professionals as they progress on their career journey. Nominations will open in June for young professionals under … Continued

Congratulations to the Irish Law Awards 2017 Winners

We would like to say big congratulations and well done to the Irish Law Awards Best Dublin Law Firm 2017 winner; Reddy Charlton Solicitors (pictured below with John Macklin of Lincoln Recruitment). Held annually, the Irish Law Awards took place last Friday May 12th at the DoubleTree by Hilton and recognises excellence in Irish law and the Irish legal … Continued

Career Steps: How to change sector

  Most people are fairly relaxedabout 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

6 Steps to Improve Mental Health Understanding in the Office

  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 … Continued

Our picks: Top 5 Networking Events this May

  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

4 Changes You Can Make to Speed Up Your Hiring Process

  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 … Continued

New Appointment – Owen Thomas Lincoln Recruitment Specialists

  Lincoln Recruitment Specialists are delighted to announce the appointment of Owen Thomas as a Senior Consultant in our Consultancy & Advisory Division. Owen brings over a decade of consultancy experience to the team having previously worked within the management consulting industry. Over the course of his career, Owen has delivered on mandates from Partner to Consultant … Continued

Our picks: Top Networking Events this April

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: An International … Continued

Top Tips for Networking for Senior Level Management Professionals

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 the … Continued

New Appointment – Jasaon Kelly Lincoln Recruitment Specialists

  Lincoln Recruitment Specialists are delighted to announce the appointment of Jasaon Kelly as Head of IT Contracts in our IT Recruitment division. Jasaon will head up our IT recruitment division and manage our recruitment team covering Information and Digital Technology. With over 15 years specialising this sector, Jasaon will be bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to … Continued

New Appointment – Damien Curley Lincoln Recruitment Specialists

  Lincoln Recruitment Specialists are delighted to announce the appointment of Damien Curley as a Senior Consultant in our Marketing Division. Damien will head up our Marketing Division and brings over 8 years recruitment experience to the team. Damien has previously worked as part of the International Brand Marketing team for Jameson Irish Whiskey, in South Africa and … Continued

4 Tips for Employees for Successful Performance Appraisals

  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

Top Networking Events in Dublin this March

  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

2017 Engineering & Construction Salary & Employment Overview

  Market Overview 2016 was an exciting and industrious year in the Construction Sector. The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) reported that the sector is currently the biggest generator of jobs in Ireland, hiring at a rate of approximately 1,000 people a month. This has been largely driven by upsurges in activity, new orders and employment. … Continued

2017 Sales & Marketing Salary Survey & Employment Overview

  Sales & Marketing Market Overview 2016 marks an incredibly busy year in the Sales and Marketing recruitment market in Ireland. Throughout 2016, we have seen a number of international digital hubs expand their headquarters in Ireland, furthering the growth of the Sales and Marketing sector. During the year, Facebook committed to hiring 200 new … Continued

2017 Legal & Compliance Salary Survey & Employment Overview

  Legal Market Overview 2016 saw Irish Law firms recruiting normally again. By this I mean they replaced (or tried to replace) natural churn and sought to expand departments, rather than merely work their current staff harder as new instructions came in. The Effects of Brexit As we neared the end of Q2 and the … Continued

2017 Information Technology Salary Survey & Employment Overview

Information Technology Market Overview 2016 Overall, the labour market is definitely recovering, a fact that is easy to see in most domains. The evidence is there with regular announcements of growth in various sectors and job creation in others. There has been quantifiable data to support these signs: an increase in employment, a decrease in … Continued

2017 Human Resources Salary Survey & Employment Overview

Human Resources Market Overview With expansion and growth both high on the agenda for many companies as we move into 2017, talent attraction and retention is crucial to success over the next 12 months. Companies are expanding and a significant 56% of the organisations we surveyed are looking to increase headcount in the first 6 … Continued

2017 Practice, Advisory & Taxation Salary Survey & Employment Overview

  Public Practice Advisory & Taxation Market Overview The accountancy practice sector can be seen as a strong barometer for the overall health of the Irish Economy (since their clients, big and small, make up the Irish economy). Happily this year our survey, which is reflected in the broader economic data out there, suggests that … Continued

2017 Insurance Salary Survey & Employment Overview

  Insurance Market Overview 2016 Compared to previous years, the Irish Insurance market has received added media and public attention throughout 2016 for several reasons, both positive and negative. The subject of increased insurance premiums has been at the forefront of media and government attention this year. We have seen protests nationally against soaring insurance … Continued

2017 Funds & Asset Management Salary Survey & Employment Overview

  Funds & Assets Management Overview The Irish Funds and Asset Management market has had a strong year with funds, in particular, continuing their upward trajectory from the past few years. There is now almost 2 Trillion Euro in Assets Under Administration in Ireland. The accumulative increase has been almost linear since 2010, going from … Continued

2017 Banking & Financial Services Salary Survey & Employment Overview

  Banking & Financial Services Overview 2016 has been a hugely significant year within the Irish Banking and Financial Services sector. We have witnessed what many thought was unthinkable with Brexit being voted in and already certain arms of investment banks that were previously based in London have been relocated to Dublin and others are … Continued

2017 Accounting in Financial Services Salary Survey & Employment Overview

General Observations The Financial Services Accountancy market has experienced steady growth throughout 2016 as confidence continues to grow, bolstered by both market expansion and growth acceleration in this sector. This growth in confidence in the market has been reflected in candidates at all levels who are increasingly willing to explore and/or move jobs in order … Continued

2017 Executive Search Salary Survey & Employment Overview

  Executive Search Market Overview 2016 showed a continued steady increase in all CxO positions, especially CEO, COO and CTO positions. The continuing digital revolution has continued to propel senior IT professionals into Board positions as IT strategy remains mission critical for many organisations. With increasing growth and expansion in most sectors, there has been … Continued

2017 Accounting Industry & Commerce Salary Survey & Employment Overview

  Accounting Industry & Commerce Market Overview 2016 was another solid year in terms of the volume of industry accounting and finance roles that came to the market throughout the year. Employer demand for accountants remained steady as staff turnover in finance roles remained low and this was predominately due to natural attrition. During the year, … Continued

Top Networking Events in Dublin this December

  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 … Continued

Insurance Market Update Q3 2016

From a career and opportunity perspective, the insurance market is in a positive space and will continue on the upward trajectory experienced all through 2016. Insurance Market Overview Q3 Against the backdrop of Brexit, the Irish Insurance industry has come under increased public and media scrutiny. To date, we have seen a positive trend for … Continued

Funds & Asset Management Market Update Q3 2016

October has certainly been a busy month and Q3 has been 42% up on Q2 in terms of placements. Funds & Asset Management Market Overview Q3 saw an uptick in demand for the traditional mainstay of fund administration – fund accounting. As we alluded to in our previous market update, many Irish based administrators had won … Continued

Banking and Financial Services Market Update Q3 2016

People with crica 5 years restructuring/recovery experience are like gold dust at the moment and should take advantage of the situation while they can. Banking and Financial Services Market Overview The third quarter of every year is traditionally quiet to begin with and hectic towards the end of September with holidays taking the sting out … Continued

Legal Market Update Q3 2016

There was a marked increase in new in-house roles coming on board, at both the junior and senior end of the market. Market Overview The conclusion of the third quarter saw the busiest month of the year so far (September) come to an end. There was a marked increase in new in-house roles coming on … Continued

Construction & Engineering Market Update Q3 2016

The most in-demand roles in the third quarter of 2016 have been Mechanical and Electrical/ Building Services personnel, along with Quantity Surveyors, Contract Managers and Cost Managers.   Construction & Engineering Overview The third quarter of 2016 continued in the vein of the preceding months with the construction industry retaining high levels of hiring. The … Continued

Accounting and Finance Industry Market Update Q3 2016

Accounting and Finance Industry Market Overview Over the last three months our clients’ requests for qualified accountant CVs remains steady. Week on week our industry client base seeks our assistance on various finance opportunities. A noticeable increase in opportunities with indigenous companies and SME businesses is apparent, while recruitment for finance and accounting staff also … Continued

Accounting Practice Market Update Q3 2016

We are happy to report that almost all of the clients we are speaking with have seen growth in their business, we’re also pleased to see that a career in accountancy practice remains very attractive for (Irish) graduates.   Accounting Practice Market Overview Whilst recent post-Brexit skittishness may have taken some of ‘the shine’ off … Continued

Key NLP Interview Techniques: Selling Yourself In A Competitive Market

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

The Psychology Behind Getting Your Next Promotion

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

Ten Ways to Keep Your Top Performing Employees on Your Payroll

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

The Top 10 Differences Between a Leader and A Boss

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

5 best networking events in Dublin this September

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

Lincoln Proud Sponsors of the Irish Early Career Awards 2016

This year in conjunction with Bank of Ireland, we are proud to be joint sponsor of the Irish Early Career Awards 2016. The Irish Early Career Awards celebrate excellence and recognises the achievements of outstanding young professionals in Ireland under the age of 35, and ultimately, rewards exceptional achievement and contribution across a broad range of professional services … Continued

6 Essential Skills of a HR Manager in 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

Construction and Engineering Market Update Q2 2016

The Engineering and Construction Sector remains very favorable, with growth expected in all areas of the sector continuing into Q4 and beyond. Construction & Engineering Overview There was busy hiring activity in the Construction and Engineering sector in the first half of 2016, with the industry currently hiring at a rate of approximately 1000 jobs … Continued

Funds & Asset Management Market Update Q2 2016

Market Overview To date in 2016, we have seen a migration of live roles on offer from the large bulge bracket operations to the smaller more niche players in the market. This has resulted in a more selective recruitment process where the level of experience of candidates has been key. Within fund administration the growing … Continued

Insurance Market Update Q2 2016

General Observations The Insurance Market as a whole has experienced a heightened degree of scrutiny in recent times due to spiralling premiums. Trading conditions in the Irish market remain difficult for the foreseeable future. Premiums continue to increase for Motor and Business which has led to a national debate and forced the government to take action. … Continued

Information Technology Market Update Q2 2016

  General Observations In our last market update in January we spoke about the technology market in Ireland seeing a steadily growing increase in the need for IT talent. Now that we are half way through the year, that trend hasn’t waned and, in fact, the need for IT staff has only intensified. For many … Continued

Accounting and Finance Market Update Q2 2016

Overall the first half of 2016 has seen a consistent and steady flow of opportunities across accountancy and finance, covering both part and newly qualified accountants, through to senior finance positions requiring planning and management experience.   Industry Lincoln’s industry client base covers a wide range of sectors including; Technology & Software, Energy & Environment, … Continued

Banking and Financial Services Market Update Q2 2016

The unthinkable has happened and Brexit has been voted in, what effect that will have on the market is up for debate but for the moment we will just have to wait and see. We have already witnessed some investment banks relocate part of their front office teams to Dublin and although more will likely … Continued

Legal Market Update Q2 2016

As we neared the end of Q2 and the ever-closer Brexit vote the legal recruitment market began to slow down. Law firms are notoriously reactionary, and whenever there is uncertainty they like to take a ‘wait and see’ approach to recruitment decisions. Since the (surprise) Brexit result, the market has picked back up and we … Continued

Human Resources Market Update Q2 2016

In general, the Human Resources Market in the first six months of 2016 has been consistent with predictions made at the beginning of the year. The onset of Brexit has made it more challenging to forecast hiring trends for the remainder of the year, however, we are expecting continued requirements for experienced HR professionals in … Continued

How to use Google Alerts in your Job Search

    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 … Continued

EXCLUSIVE ROLES – Restructuring Opportunities

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

Six Things Successful Accountants Do Differently

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

New Appointment – Gavin Hayes Lincoln Recruitment Specialists

Lincoln Recruitment Specialists are delighted to announce the appointment of Gavin Hayes as a Senior Consultant on our Insurance team. Gavin will head up our insurance division and brings a wealth of experience to the team. He has worked in a number of areas within the insurance sector including claims, sales management, training and development. Prior to joining Lincoln, Gavin worked in the insurance … Continued

New Appointment – Nicola Quinn Lincoln Recruitment Specialists

Lincoln Recruitment Specialists are delighted to announce the appointment of Nicola Quinn as a Senior Consultant on our Human Resources recruitment team. Nicola joins the Lincoln team with an extensive business background and over 13 years’ experience working in the Financial Services sector. She is a highly motivated recruiting professional with a proven track record of advising and placing … Continued

Ireland’s Top 10 Finance Tweeters You Should Be Following

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

FAE Careers Evening 2016

The ACA Professionals Committee of Chartered Accountants are holding an FAE Careers evening on Tuesday the 16th of February from 6 – 9.30 pm in the Chartered Accountants House. This seminar aims to provide insights on the opportunities in the market for newly qualified accountants coming out of training who require information on which to base their … Continued

Lincoln Recruitment finalists at the 2016 Accenture Digital Media Awards

Today we are thrilled to announce that Lincoln Recruitment has been short-listed for the 2016 Accenture Digital Media awards in the Best in Design and Art Direction. Here’s a little bit about the awards: When we started this project of redesigning our website and brand, the main goal was to create something uniquely different that would stand out in our industry. … Continued

Executive Search Salary Survey & Employment Overview 2016

Executive Search Market Overview Following a generally cautious market of 2014, we are pleased to report that 2015 has proven a consistently more encouraging year. This year represents the highest point we have seen since the Financial Crisis; we have noticed a very real and sustained demand for senior talent across most sectors in Ireland. Looking forward to 2016, executives across … Continued

Sales & Marketing Salary Survey & Employment Overview 2016

Sales & Marketing Market Overview 2015 marks an incredibly busy year in the Sales and Marketing recruitment market in Ireland. Large MNCs headquartered in Ireland have experienced significant expansion this year. For example, Vodafone invested €60 million into their European sales centre, LinkedIn hired 300 staff with another 100 vacancies still to be filled, and … Continued

Legal & Compliance Salary Survey & Employment Overview 2016

Legal Market Overview 2015 was a good year for the larger commercial firms in Dublin and Cork in particular. They have all ramped up recruitment, seen growth in revenues and reported a positive outlook for 2016. The larger firms have all retained or sought to retain, their newly qualified solicitors for the first time since … Continued

Human Resources Salary Survey & Employment Overview 2016

Human Resources Market Overview The balance of power has truly swung in the direction of the candidate in the HR market this year. With more vacancies in the market, HR professionals looking for a new role in 2016 are likely to be presented with multiple opportunities. They can therefore be more selective in the roles … Continued

Public Practice Advisory & Taxation Salary Survey & Employment Overview 2016

Public Practice Advisory & Taxation Market Overview 2015 was another buoyant year in the Accountancy Practice arena, with practices of all sizes expanding and creating opportunities across the board. We have seen a marked expansion across Audit, Consulting, and Corporate Finance departments throughout the year from the Big 4 to small and medium sized practices. For the first time, we have heard … Continued

Insurance Salary Survey & Employment Overview 2016

Insurance Market Overview 2016 We believe that we are at the beginning of an “Up” cycle in the Insurance sector in Ireland. Our Insurance sector is experiencing a period of growth and it is estimated that most of it’s International insurance leaders based in Ireland expect to experience a healthy 2016. The most significant thing to note in the Insurance market … Continued

Funds & Assets Management Salary Survey & Employment Overview 2016

Funds & Assets Management Overview 2015 has been a busy and exciting year in the Funds and Asset Management space. We saw a large amount of new business hitting Irish shores with Investment Funds industry now being the single largest employer in the International Financial Services sector, with over 13,000 employees and 50 companies operating in this space. Dublin will continue to … Continued

Banking & Financial Services Salary Survey & Employment Overview 2016

Banking & Financial Services Overview The war on talent is beginning to rear its head again in the Domestic Banking and wider Financial Services market in Ireland, although it is not yet back to pre-recessionary levels. There remains a number of areas where there is an oversupply of candidates but in general we are once again facing into a market where top … Continued

Accounting in Financial Services Salary Survey & Employment Overview 2016

2015 was a busy year for Lincoln Recruitment with good news stories almost right across the Financial Services sector reflecting the overall improvement in the economy. On a cheery note this year has seen the Domestic Pillar Banks all report a return towards profit (with some already back in profit) and a change in attitude from restructuring and cost cutting, to growth and … Continued

Accounting Industry & Commerce Salary Survey & Employment Overview 2016

Accounting Industry & Commerce Market Overview 2015 has seen the Accounting and Finance recruitment market gain momentum on trends seen in 2014 and the latter half of 2013. Companies continued to hire across all levels but it is evident that the “tide has turned” and it’s becoming increasingly more an employee-driven market. The market is witnessing a shortage of qualified Finance professionals and … Continued

Ireland Salary & Employment Insights Survey 2016

We at Lincoln Recruitment Specialists are delighted to present our Ireland Salary & Employment Insights Survey 2016. Through researching market trends, conducting interviews with business owners, tapping in to the knowledge of our experienced consultants and conducting an in-depth salary review we have developed this comprehensive guide which identifies the key recruitment trends for Ireland in 2016. … Continued

Psychometric Testing

Lincoln have an in-house psychometric testing facility, which clients and candidates may avail of to assist them in the selection process or to get a greater understanding of your own personality traits or skills. This unique in-house service can be used in tandem with our normal selection and advice facilities and creates a seamless profiling … Continued

Ten basics for effective board meetings

  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 … Continued

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

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

LinkedIn Profile Optimisation Checklist [Infographic]

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

Build Your Team the Tour de France Way

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

Lincoln Recruitment website finalists at the 2015 eir Spider Awards

Today we are thrilled to announce that Lincoln Recruitment has been short-listed for the 2015 eir Spider Awards in the Best in Listings and Classifieds category. Here’s a little bit about the awards: “Established in 1996, the eir Spiders are now in their 20th year making them the longest standing and most prestigious internet awards in Ireland. They reward Irish businesses … Continued

Sam Maguire visits Lincoln Recruitment Offices

We were delighted to spend the morning with Sam Maguire Friday last following on from our colleague Paul Flynn’s success with Dublin in the GAA Football All-Ireland Championship. Congratulations again to Paul and the Dublin team.      

A Morning with the Number 10’s: Ian Madigan & Paul Flynn

As we look towards a sporting packed September with the upcoming Rugby World Cup and GAA Football Final, Lincoln Recruitment Specialists were delighted to present a breakfast discussion and Q&A led by two of Ireland’s number 10’s: Ian Madigan and Paul Flynn. They provided us with their insights on leadership, performance, rest and work life balance, coaching, … Continued

The Essential Manager: 10 Core Elements of Leadership

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

UPCOMING EVENT: Breakfast Seminar with Ian Madigan & Paul Flynn

As we look towards a sporting packed September with the upcoming Rugby World Cup and GAA Finals, Lincoln Recruitment Specialists are delighted to present a breakfast discussion and Q&A led by two of Ireland’s leading number 10’s: Ian Madigan and Paul Flynn. Our event will also feature David McIntyre reporter, commentator and broadcaster with Off The Ball … Continued

Internal Audit: The Hot Career Stepping Stone

The transition into Internal Audit can be made at many stages for the qualified accountant, and brings with it numerous advantages and springboard effects for your career. The opportunities in this area at the moment are substantial, as many of the leading industry and financial services companies have learnt lessons from the downturn in the economy and are bulking … Continued

10 Reasons why should you complete the QFA exams

In today’s Financial Services market, the Qualified Financial Advisor Qualification (QFA) is becoming more and more significant for those wishing to pursue or build their careers in Banking and Financial Services. It has grown even more important as the levels of regulations in the global industry continue to increase year over year.  I completed the QFA exams in 2010 which gave me a strong … Continued

IT & Technology Market Update Q2 2015

There is no doubt that the Irish economy is on the mend and nowhere demonstrates this more apparently than the IT sector in the Irish job market. January to the end of Q2 2015 has proved to be the busiest 6 month period the IT recruitment sector has seen since pre-recessionary times. We saw a … Continued

Accounting Industry & Commerce Market Update Q2 2015

Slow and steady does not win the race In Q2 2015, the general trend within the Industry and Commerce market has seen employers asking themselves; ‘How fast do I need to move to secure my preferred candidate?’. They see their interview short-list being diminished by the day if they are taking longer than their competitors … Continued

Lincoln Gaelic Football Skills Day with Paul Flynn & Friends

On Friday the 3rd of July, Lincoln Recruitment Specialists were delighted to host a Gaelic Football Skills Day with Dublin footballers Paul Flynn, Darren Daly and Jack McCaffrey in the Alfie Byrne Road pitches in Clontarf. We had about 50 kids aged from 9-12 years of age in attendance (as well as many proud parents!) showing … Continued

Financial Services Accounting Market Update Q2 2015

As we pass the midway point of the year it’s a good time to take stock of what’s been happening in the Financial Services Accounting space. I’m happy to report we’ve been very busy with the Financial Services sector, like the rest of the economy, showing growth almost across the board.  Most bullish have been the Fund … Continued

Banking & Financial Services Market Update Q2 2015

There has been a noticeable increase in the demand for high quality staff in the Apr-June quarter of 2015. Taking into account that June and July are the quieter months of the year, June has so far exceeded expectations in comparison to the same period last year and we expect July to compare in a similar fashion. … Continued

Accounting Practice Market Update Q2 2015

Practice in demand One of the primary impacts of the downturn in the Irish economy for accounting firms, was the downsizing of the number of graduate intake on a yearly basis. As we continue on the path to recovery in 2015, the effects of this are still being felt across all divisions. Professional Services candidates are … Continued

Funds & Asset Management Market Update Q2 2015

The first half of 2015 has been very busy in the Funds and Asset Management Sector with recruitment levels now nearly on a par with pre-recessionary levels. The Fund Administration sector is currently a very competitive candidate driven market while the Asset Management sector remains predominantly client driven. The world economy, for the most part, is … Continued

How to negotiate a pay rise

The art of salary negotiation is a key career skill and one which will stay with you throughout your working life. In order to achieve success it is one that needs a little rehearsal, preparation and correct positioning in order to ask, and receive, the pay you deserve. As demand for professionals picks up with improving economic conditions, recruitment is firmly … Continued

Working as a Fund Accountant in Ireland

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

Accounting Professionals Career Expo / Open Day

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

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

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

How to Write a Resignation Letter

For most people, leaving a job doesn’t garner worldwide support, or any public notice at all, with many employees more or less slinking quietly out the door, without fully articulating why they’re leaving. A smaller, but still sizeable number tend toward grandstanding as they make their exit, unable to resist the urge to point the … Continued

Congratulations to Irish Law Awards 2015 Winner

This year Lincoln Recruitment had the opportunity to sponsor the Dublin Law Firm of the Year Award for the Irish Law Awards 2015. We would like to say a big congratulations and well done to the award winner; Daniel Springs and Co (pictured above with John Macklin). Speaking about the event, our Director of Legal and … Continued

ANNOUNCEMENT: Paul Flynn Dublin GAA All-Star Joins Lincoln Recruitment Specialists

We are pleased to announce and welcome to our team elite sportsman and Dublin’s first four all-star award winner, Paul Flynn as our new Business Development Manager. Prior to joining the firm, Paul spent two years working with one of Ireland’s largest indigenous organisations; Aer Lingus where he worked in the Human Resources department and specialised in … Continued

The Benefits of Human Resource Management for your Business

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

Why should you use a legal recruiter?

Your choice of a recruiter — and the way you manage the process — will have a profound impact on your short-term and long-term opportunities. How well you work with your legal recruiter will directly influence how successful the legal recruiter is in working with you. Here are some reasons why you should choose to … Continued

SUNDAY BUSINESS POST FEATURE: Perks and prospects: adapt to keep staff

On Sunday February 22nd, we featured in the Sunday Business Post Career Moves section with an article entitled “Perks and prospects: adapt to keep staff“. This article details some of our research findings from our Ireland Salary & Employment Insights Survey 2015. See full article below – click to enlarge.

INFOGRAPHIC: Ireland Salary & Employment Insights 2015

The Lincoln Recruitment Specialists Irish Salary & Employment Insights measures the activity of the Irish professional jobs market by surveying over 1,000 candidates & employers within the Republic of Ireland each year. You can download and view the full survey here: http://lincoln.ie/employers/salary-survey/ Ireland Salary & Employment Insights Survey 2015 Need any further information? If you require any additional information on our Salary … Continued

ANNOUNCEMENT: Lincoln Recruitment Launch IT Division

Lincoln Recruitment Specialists are delighted to announce that we have recently established an IT & Technology Recruitment Division. Due to the demand for IT professionals from both our financial services clients and finance teams in various industry sectors, we see IT as a massive growth area for Lincoln Recruitment and are well on our way to adding … Continued

Have you considered temping or contracting work?

There may be many reasons that you are looking for a new job – you could be looking to move upwards, widen your skill base or indeed you may just be bored in what you now consider a limiting role, but before looking for permanent work, have you thought about temping or contracting work? The … Continued

The Best Interview Question to Ask a Potential Senior Executive

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

FAE Careers Evening

The ACA Professionals Committee of Chartered Accountants are holding a FAE Careers evening on Tuesday the 17th of February to provide newly qualified professionals with career and employment decision advice. The seminar aims to provide insights as to the opportunities in the market place for newly qualified accountants.   Lincoln are delighted to announce that … Continued

Ireland Salary & Employment Insights Survey 2015

We at Lincoln Recruitment Specialists are delighted to present our Ireland Salary & Employment Insights Survey 2015. Through researching market trends, conducting interviews with business owners, tapping in to the knowledge of our experienced consultants and conducting an in-depth salary review we have developed this comprehensive guide which identifies the key recruitment trends for Ireland in 2015. … Continued

New Website, Same Ethos

Welcome to the Lincoln Recruitment Specialists new website. We aim to provide a more user friendly, intuitive and responsive website to both candidates and clients. Our Market Updates, News & Events and Blog sections will keep you updated on all employment news, events, the latest trends, market information, career, leadership and motivational insights from our experienced … Continued

Curriculum Vitae Preparation

You will receive a better response to your CV if it is well written, organised, and relevant. This can be challenging because you ideally need to limit the length to 3 pages and in addition you need to ensure that it is relevant and not laborious to the reader. Very often it is your first … Continued

Interview Advice

Invariably, when pursuing new career opportunities, you will be asked to attend for an interview. The interview is often the most critical event in you securing that new job, and while each interview differs from the next there are some guidelines that will always apply. In addition, competency based interviews, are increasing popular and we … Continued

Working in Ireland

What you need to know if you want to move to Ireland for work. Firstly different rules apply to different nationalities: European Union Nationals EU Nationals do not require a work permit to live and work in Ireland. Non European Union and European Economic Area Nationals Visas are only granted to candidates with specific skills … Continued

Temporary and Contract Market FAQs

Who would benefit from a Temp Job? Temporary jobs offer the unique opportunity to earn income and add skills to your resume while continuing your search for that “perfect position”. Temp positions are appealing for a number of reasons: You may be a recent college graduate seeking experience or current student seeking employment during college … Continued

Q3 Ireland Legal Employment Market Update

Overview The conclusion of the third quarter saw the busiest month of the year so far (September) come to an end. There was a marked increase in new in-house roles coming on board – some of them contract based – and a number of smaller firms that had not recruited over the past few years … Continued

Lincoln Accounting Market Update – Industry & Commerce Q3 2014

OVERVIEW The Accounting market within industry & commerce has seen continued growth  in Q3. The demand for qualified accountants in the Irish market has remained increasingly strong with ‘Big 4’ qualified accountants with 1-3 years’ PQE within industry remaining the most sought after candidates in the market at present. Multinationals, PLC’s and Shared Services Centres … Continued

Funds & Asset Management Employment Market Overview – Q3 2014

MARKET OVERVIEW With the industry enjoying significant growth a number of strategic roles have come up in the Funds & Asset management employment market in areas such as Product Development, Relationship Management and Operations. At the more mid/junior level the funds market remains highly competitive with candidates having a lot of options when exploring their … Continued

Banking & Financial Services Employment Market Update Q3 2014

OVERVIEW The employment market in banking and FS through the third quarter was predictably quiet but did have a noticeable pick up in September. This is quite typical of the market at this time of year with key decision makers and hiring managers trying to work their recruitment needs around the holiday period. September though … Continued

Part Qualified Accountants – Market Update Q3 2014

Last year we continued to see a positive up lift in the Accountancy jobs market, particularly in the part-qualified and newly qualified area with strong demand for top talent within Multinational Software houses and of course within the FMCG and Pharma sectors. This trend also strongly followed within Financial Services where there was an increase … Continued

ANNOUNCEMENT: Lincoln Recruitment Specialists acquire Macklin Sterling

Lincoln Recruitment Specialists are delighted to announce its recent acquisition of Legal recruitment specialist consultancy Macklin Sterling Ltd.  This exciting acquisition will allow Lincoln to offer its clients expert legal recruitment services for all in-house and legal practice roles. The business acquired will be fully merged into Lincoln Search & Selection and its founding Director, John Macklin, will join Lincoln Search & Selection as a … Continued

Latest Lincoln Accountancy market insights April 2013

Lincoln Recruitment Specialists have completed in-depth analysis and research of the accountancy market for year to date 2013 and results highlight a number of heightened demands for niche and specific skillsets in the Accountancy market. Key requirements include: strong systems skills tax structuring ability an advisory focus to non-finance divisions and Previous exposure to MNC or … Continued

Guest Speaker John Teeling – The Future of Business, a personal perspective

Our most recent breakfast briefing took place on Friday, 5th October 2012 with one of Ireland’s most respected entrepreneurs John Teeling on the topic: The Future of Business, a personal perspective. John Teeling is best known in Ireland as the Founder and Chairman of Cooley Distillery, however he also focuses on the Natural Resources sector, where over the … Continued

Guest Speaker Conor O’Shea – What Businesses can Learn from Sports Management

Conor O’Shea attracts a crowd – even for a breakfast briefing at 7.30 in the morning. The ex-Leinster and London-Irish full back, now Director of Rugby at Harlequins RFC, was our keynote speaker at the booked-out Lincoln Insights Quarterly Breakfast Briefing in Chartered Accountants’ House last Friday, discussing what Businesses can learn from Sports Management … Continued

Guest Speaker Kingsley Aikins – Thriving in a Networked Age

Kingsley Aikins is a prolific and lifetime networker. He was until 2009 the President and CEO of The Ireland Funds, based in Sydney and Boston among 10 other cities around the world, facilitating the funding of over 1200 projects in Ireland worth over a quarter of a billion dollars. These projects were as diverse as … Continued