An unnerving trend that we are seeing at the moment though is that employers are still at “recession” pace when it comes to their recruitment process. There is no sense of urgency and companies are losing out on great professionals due to simple inefficiencies.
Recruitment was, and still is, my bread and butter and in my role I see an exciting trend of people and families returning from overseas. From Australia and Canada in particular. Word has spread – after 8 years of limited growth and spending Ireland is once again “open for business”.
I returned home to Ireland earlier this year after 5 years away working in the Australian and Asian markets to now get involved in what seems to be strong rebuilding phase across the engineering sectors in Ireland. From a personal perspective along with research I have done I am very optimistic about the engineering permanent and contract recruitment market in Ireland for 2015.
The Agri-Food sector has been marked as the catalyst for recovery in Ireland and after attending the business lecture, I left excited about the trends emerging and the opportunities that will be created as a result of several new initiatives, including a ten year plan which will deliver smart, green and sustainable growth and targeted €12bn in exports by 2020. Most interesting were the statistics and growth plans outlined for the Dairy and Beef sector.
LIBS is a successful business networking group established in 2009 to provide a forum for Irish business professionals to network and share ideas in London.
Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative is now in its sixth year, it sees landmark buildings and heritage sites all over the globe turn green to mark the occasion and raise awareness for Irish tourism. This year is bigger than ever with more iconic sites taking part in the greening.
In Ireland this year, the following landmarks will be turning green, have you spotted them yet?
1. Infrastructure & Communications
The most obvious point: you can get to Ireland faster than virtually anywhere else in Europe. It’s just seven hours from New York to Dublin or Shannon but nearly eight hours to Paris and almost nine hours to Berlin. From Dublin and Shannon you will find fast connections to all major destinations in the UK and continental Europe.