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15 Business and Sports Books That Will Optimise The Way You Work

At any time in your career, you can undergo a transformational experience, and a book might be your major catalyst for change. There’s always room for improvement, and there’s nothing better than learning from the best. We’ve assembled this list of the “best of the best” for your reading pleasure and continued professional growth; you’ll be … Continued

The Job Interview: A Two Way Street

Many employers assume that an interview is all about their choice: who will be the best, most qualified, and most competent candidate for the job? However, the truth is that interviewing should be treated as a two-way street: not only do employers need to gather the information they need to make an informed choice, but … Continued

Announcing the launch of
the 1% Podcast

The 1% Podcast Lincoln Recruitment are proud to announce the launch of our podcast The 1% Podcast, hosted by our managing director Shay Dalton. The 1% Podcast brings together the 3P’s of People, Professions and Performance. We chat to top-class performers from eclectic areas (sport, business, politics, art etc.) to extract the tactics, tools and routines … Continued

Lincoln Win Best in Executive Recruitment at the InBusiness Awards

A prestigious list of Irish businesses came together on Tuesday, December 4th to celebrate their excellent achievements over the course of 2018, for the 7th consecutive year of the InBusiness Recognition Awards, which was held at the Westin Hotel, Dublin. The InBusiness Recognition Awards 2018 recognised outstanding accomplishments in the Irish business community. Winners were … Continued

National Survey Reveals Business & Employee Optimism Despite Brexit Unpredictability

Lincoln Salary & Employment Insights Report findings: What’s the most demanded employee benefit, which sectors plan high recruitment and where’s the biggest talent crisis? Lincoln Salary Survey 2019 launch pictured (l/r) Alan Ahearne and Shay Dalton. Photo Chris Bellew. The Lincoln Salary and Employment Insights Survey shows strong business and employee confidence across the majority of … Continued

How To Resign Correctly: 5 Unwritten Rules

Are you planning on leaving a job in the near future? Make sure you consider how you plan to resign from your job. Doing it the wrong way can lead to bad feelings between you and your employer, recriminations or even a bad reference. On the other side, correct resignation etiquette will contribute to continued … Continued

Designing High Performance Teams Through Marginal Gains

  reating a high-performance team is a matter of design; within that is the philosophy of marginal gains. This is a method of reaching high-performance levels by constantly making small, incremental improvements. When these small improvements are considered as a whole, great progress can be seen to have been made. This approach became well known … Continued

Advice When Preparing for a Consulting Interview

Having worked with some of the world’s leading management consultancies helping them to attract talent from Partners to Analysts, Owen Thomas offers some insight into what to expect from an interview in the sector. Management consultancies typically have 2 or 3 rounds of interviews depending on the seniority of the position. They are almost always … Continued

How we utlised GDPR to build closer ties with our clients and candidates

Now that much of the initial flurry and panic of GDPR compliance has settled a bit, many organizations are returning to “business as usual”, regarding GDPR as little more than a regulatory change and the need for a few more disclaimers on their website. However, organizations that view GDPR in that way may be missing … Continued

Lincoln Recruitment Irish Early Career Awards Winners Announced

Talented professionals from all walks of life recognised at glittering awards ceremony in the Mansion House, Dublin. The winners of this year’s Lincoln Recruitment Irish Early Career Awards in association with KBC Bank have been revealed. Professionals from across 16 different sectors entered this year’s competition which saw a record number of entries. A selection of Ireland’s … Continued

New Appointment: Emma Morrissey Lincoln Recruitment Specialists

Lincoln Recruitment Specialists are delighted to announce the appointment of Emma Morrissey as a key member of our well-established Accounting & Finance Recruitment Division. Emma comes to Lincoln with over 4 years’ experience working primarily in the recruitment of temporary and contract hires. With a B.A from Trinity, Emma started her career in Finance & Business Support before … Continued

How to Transition from CFO to a CEO

What Skills Does A CEO Need? The ability to hold a vision and engage in long term thinking is a crucial trait that a CEO will need to keep the company focused over the long term in reaching goals that have definitive and positive impact. A C-level worker will already have certain skills that make … Continued

What Abraham Lincoln Can Teach Us About Leadership

Ten years ago, I was traveling in the US and you can’t avoid the name Lincoln as you drive around Washington and New York.  At the time I was also thinking of names for a new business venture and while there were several original names or created ones, Lincoln kept popping to the top of … Continued

PRESS RELEASE: Last call for entries to prestigious Irish Early Career Awards

Deadline extended by a week to cater for increased level of interest this year  IRELAND- The deadline for entry to the Lincoln Recruitment Irish Early Career Awards in association with KBC Bank Ireland has been extended until the 30th of September. Enthusiastic young professionals from all industries stretching from marketing to finance and digital can … Continued

The Rise of CMO’s: 5 Skills Marketers Bring to the Position of CEO

In the 21st-century, corporations are looking beyond the traditional pool of CEO candidates to find leaders who can meet all the challenges of the digital world. Enter CMOs. Reebok, Saatchi & Saatchi, Dick’s, KFC, and QuickenLoans are all major companies that have hired former CMOs as their CEOs. In fact, a recent study found that 25% of CEOs … Continued

Understanding The Benefits of Recruitment Process Outsourcing

Recruitment Processing Outsourcing, or RPO, is when a company hires an outside agency to manage all aspects of recruitment. This can include but is not limited to, marketing for new hires, screening interviews, and administering of any testing or group interview processes. RPOs may also take on other HR functions within a company such as … Continued

Launch: The Lincoln Recruitment Irish Early Career Awards 2018

his September we are delighted to announce our continued support and title sponsorship of the Lincoln Recruitment Irish Early Career Awards 2018. With nominations now open we invite you to get involved by nominating Ireland’s young talented professionals across multiple professional services sectors. With the entry deadline set for September 21st, there’s plenty of time to apply, nominate … Continued

The number 1 quality people look for in a manager

f you were to go out and ask “what are the qualities of a good manager”, you will probably end up with a list of over 20 qualities. Why? Because it depends on so many differing factors and is of course, different for every organisation, industry and situation. The qualities of what makes a good manager vary greatly … Continued

Why Some Big Companies Are Calling Their Remote Workers Back into the Office

Don’t get too comfortable in your home office. mongst the trends likely to grow in the business place of 2018, remote working seems a concept becoming ever more established and prevalent across the majority of sectors. With the technology available today, in some cases it’s often feasible (and even convenient) for employees to work from … Continued

5 Benefits of Hiring a Human Resource Officer for your Organisation

ost businesses realise that their employees are deep-rooted in their success. For this reason, business owners are more focused on meeting the demands of their employees and equipping them to do their job successfully. However, business owners often wear too many hats, which prevents them from tending to their employees’ needs. This is why hiring a human resource officer has become more … Continued

Top 10 TED Talks to Watch Before a Job Interview or Important Meeting

hile more than half of a first impression is based upon body language and physical appearance, 33% of a first impression is based upon vocabulary and vocal quality. Your mood dictates your tone of voice and body language, making it imperative to mentally prepare before important speeches, conferences, meetings, and interviews. Getting into the right headspace could … Continued

Is your mood getting in the way of success?

o you think that the mood you have at work makes any difference?  Most people would agree that a person’s professional appearance includes their disposition, so being obviously sad or angry at work is never good. Some would also agree that if a person keeps their outward appearance in check, they are doing their job … Continued

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=”https://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=”https://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