The Second Quarter of 2011 – The HR Market for Candidates Remains Challenging
Ireland’s HR market remains highly competitive, so while there are nowhere near the number of vacancies out there that there were back in 2006/7 there are roles out there in specialist areas and for candidates with a commercial outlook.
The areas that are in demand or picking up are Compensation & Benefits, Training and Development, Recruitment and Talent management and roles with a language. Ireland is still a country strong in the Shared Services space and there is an appetite for Human Resources professionals who are happy to travel but also who speak another European language. With a number of start-up opportunities there is start-up roles with a HR professional at the centre of this but generally one with a very commercial outlook. As companies begin to look at recruiting many are investing in a temporary or permanent recruitment resource given the time consuming nature of recruitment coupled with the cautious employer’s approach to hire.
All discussions online and in journals point to the importance of HR professional adopting a commercial approach and understanding their value to an organisation. Employer’s what to hear how they will improve the company’s revenue through excellent hires as opposed to hearing that someone is a recruitment professional. Finally, there is a steady increase in companies appetite for training and development and linked to this more hires are being sought in this space, the market is still very competitive for strong training skill-sets with an ability to demonstrate tangible results.
For more information about HR jobs in Dublin, please contact Arleen Quigg..
Arleen Quigg, Cpl HR
t:01 614 6071 e: Arleen.email@example.com
Cpl, 83 Merrion Sq, Dublin 2.