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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=”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″ 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

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

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