Recruitment Market Updates

Although Cork marketeers were initially hit hard by the recession, things are finally turning around. Tightening budgets usually involved cutting marketing spend and in some cases this resulted in redundancies so the only marketing roles tended to be in Dublin or outside of Ireland. Thankfully,...

13/04/2012

Financial services and multinational companies continue to be the dominant employers in 2012. Multinationals to SMEs It is expected that multinational companies will continue to offer the most new job opportunities for 2012. In particular, food, as well as shared service providers and businesses...

28/02/2012

A significant number of pharmaceutical companies in Ireland have specified the need for experienced tech transfer specialists and NPI scientists/engineers to facilitate NPI and scale-up from clinical to commercial scale production. As any pharmaceutical professional will know, inward tech transfer...

13/02/2012

Contrary to popular opinion which concedes the Irish engineering sector to be dead on its feet, there continues to be an increased demand for skilled engineers, albeit highly specific; there are opportunities out there...for the lucky ones anyway! The biggest barrier standing in the way of numerous...

06/01/2012

Budget 2012 Budget 2012 has proven to be the most anticipated, leaked and discussed budget in years. We all know at this stage the usual features – cuts to social welfare, health, education, rise in VAT, CGT but if we dig a little deeper we can begin to see past the sensational newspaper headlines...

09/12/2011

The areas in which recruitment has been most active reflect the difficulties faced by companies as a result of the economic climate. One interesting trend has been that most of the hiring of pharmaceutical staff has been in finished product sites, rather than primary pharmaceutical manufacturers...

01/12/2011

According to Enterprise Ireland, the Irish software sector is rapidly expanding, growing by almost 10% in the last year alone. To sustain this growth and meet demand, more than 600 companies in Ireland are currently hiring. This is mirrored in our business activity in Ireland. In the first half of...

10/08/2011

Following my previous commentary on recruitment trends within the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors (read here), the last quarter has shown a consistent level of demand for talent throughout the medical device industry in particular. Quality Assurance remains high on the agenda of most...

18/07/2011

The last few months have seen a strong increase in professional vacancies across most industries in Ireland in terms of pharmaceutical recruitment. However, the number of open permanent positions have not been as high as previously hoped. This can be explained to some extent by the fact that the...

20/05/2011

Are there professional jobs out there? Yes there are! Munster Market 2011 I’m always asked – how is the professional jobs market in Munster really doing? Well there's good news and bad news. The goods news is that the market is continuing to improve. Employers are moving faster to make hiring...

23/02/2011