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From COO to CEO: Ensuring a Smooth Succession

An Accenture study found that approximately one in nine COOs moved into the CEO’s shoes within a year of their departure and that half of COOs see themselves as the “heir apparent. Yet remarkably few companies have a comprehensive succession plan in place to make that transition successful. With this in mind, we look to further … Continued

Marketing and Digital Market Update Q1, 2019

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

Engineering & Construction Market Update Q1, 2019

This year saw further rapid growth in the Irish construction sector, with Ireland being identified internationally as a prime location for inward investment. The sector saw extensive investment and an increase in hiring across industries, with plans granted for numerous multi-million-euro infrastructure and building developments in 2018. The highest levels of hiring and growth have … Continued

Legal Market Update Q1, 2019

This year we are expecting the demand for legal talent to continue unabated. It promises to be a great market for jobseekers as international firms seek to grow out their teams, large domestic firms fight to preserve their place, and large mid-tier firms continue to make gains in market share. Private Practice 2018 was the … Continued

Information Technology Market Update Q1, 2019

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

10 Reasons Why you Should do the ACCA Exams

In today’s current climate, being a qualified accountant has never been more important. After the credit crunch and ensuing financial crisis in 2008 the emphasis on comprehensively audited accounts and accurate financial information to stakeholders has been under an infinitely higher level of scrutiny. This in turn has led to new and ever changing IFRS® … Continued

Consulting & Advisory Market Update Q1, 2019

The Irish management consultancy sector continued to grow over the course of 2018 across all main service lines and industries driven by Ireland’s buoyant economy. This year has seen a blend of organic and inorganic growth. Notable acquisitions this year saw BDO acquire Eaton Square to bolster its consulting offering, EY’s first acquisition in Ireland … Continued

Funds and Asset Management Market Update Q1, 2019

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

Compliance & Risk Market Update Q1, 2019

The Compliance & Risk markets in Ireland continued to be extremely busy across all levels in 2018. Within the compliance profession, we saw a particular demand throughout the year for professionals with experience in financial crime, conduct of business, compliance monitoring, AIFMD and data protection. The reason for the buoyancy in the market is Brexit-related … Continued

Financial Services Market Update Q1, 2019

2018 has been a busy and eventful year for recruitment into the financial services sector in Ireland. The year has seen further changes to the pillar banks, new entrants to the banking market from both home and abroad and increased scrutiny from the CBI of banking and insurance activity.  The tracker mortgage situation, exposure to … Continued

Accounting & Finance Market Update Q1, 2019

The Accounting and Finance market, as we expected, continued to grow and there were few companies that didn’t make an additional hire in this sector this year.   Industry & Commerce While hiring continued across all traditional sectors including FMCG, Pharma etc., we saw a significant increase in indigenous growing tech firms that were hiring … Continued

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