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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

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

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

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

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

Why CEO’s Need to Make Employer Branding a Priority

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

Are We Finally Over the Obsession With Sector Experience?

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

Lincoln Annual Golf Day at the K Club

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

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

The holiday season is approaching quickly. For many professionals it is often the case when your send your manager an email requesting to take a few days off for holiday, the following response can seem familiar. [perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“Sorry, its quarter end. We need you here.”[/perfectpullquote] Even though many of … Continued

How to write a CV and cover letter that work

How to write a CV and cover letter that work [perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“You only get one chance to make a first impression”. [/perfectpullquote] It’s an old saying but it’s true nonetheless and even more so in the area of job applications. Many people see writing a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and … Continued

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

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

Profile of the Future-Forward CFO

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

Gender Diversity in Ireland’s Legal Sector

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

The Value of Humble Leadership

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