Sunday 19 November 2017

Irish recruiters scouring global offices in anticipation of demand for skilled staff post-Brexit

Hays says it is consulting its offices in the UK, the Middle East, Australia and Canada to ensure that demand for financial and IT professionals in Ireland can be met. (Stock image)
Hays says it is consulting its offices in the UK, the Middle East, Australia and Canada to ensure that demand for financial and IT professionals in Ireland can be met. (Stock image)

Sean Duffy

Recruitment company Hays Ireland has said it is scouring its offices around the globe in anticipation of a spike in demand for skilled professionals as a result of Brexit.

Hays says it is consulting its offices in the UK, the Middle East, Australia and Canada to ensure that demand for financial and IT professionals in Ireland can be met.

Hays also said that property experts were highly sought after at present.

The company said it expected to see a rise in demand in the months ahead as UK firms begin to solidify their post-Brexit arrangements.

Hays said it has seen a rise of 12pc in the amount it receives from firms using its services as a result of strong demand for labour in the economy.

The company said that it had experienced particularly strong growth in Cork, Limerick and Galway. The country's continued strong economic performance and a rebound in the construction sector were cited as the main reasons for the improved results.

Meanwhile, Dublin's Aviva Stadium is to host a conference on May 4 that will attempt to inform attendees about how to manage the impact of Brexit.

However, Féilim Harvey, a partner at financial expert PwC, said the recruitment drive was more difficult than might be imagined.

Mr Harvey will be one of the main speakers at the conference titled 'Challenge in Changing Times'.

Irish Independent

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