From COO to CEO: Ensuring a Smooth Succession

Shay Dalton / January 17, 2019

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

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Marketing and Digital Market Update Q1, 2019

Winnie Nsubuga / January 16, 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

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Engineering & Construction Market Update Q1, 2019

Brendan Mullins / January 16, 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

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Legal Market Update Q1, 2019

John Macklin / January 16, 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

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Information Technology Market Update Q1, 2019

Lincoln Recruitment / January 16, 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

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10 Reasons Why you Should do the ACCA Exams

Matthew Roberts / January 15, 2019

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

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Consulting & Advisory Market Update Q1, 2019

Lincoln Recruitment / January 14, 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

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Funds and Asset Management Market Update Q1, 2019

Jamie O'Riordan / January 8, 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

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Compliance & Risk Market Update Q1, 2019

Donal Whelan / January 8, 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

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Financial Services Market Update Q1, 2019

Warren Hilton / January 8, 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

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