So what do multinationals look for when hiring new recruits?

  Rowan Lyons joined US-owned technology company Xilinx last November as a senior engineering manager. Xilinx is his first experience of a large multinational. Prior to this he spent 17 years working for Irish-owned SMEs. “I think there are more similarities than differences in the hiring process [between indigenous companies and multinationals],” he says. “Ten

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IT Sector average salaries

Across all disciplines including application development, infrastructure, project delivery, business analysis etc., there is a wealth of IT job opportunities. The IT job market is very much candidate led. There is an increased competition for strong candidates and increased frequency of active candidates having multiple job offers with counter-offers becoming more of an issue. There

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Office Salary

Across the board, salaries for office roles have increased by 5% and by up to 10% in some industries such as aviation and IT. There has also been a growth in remuneration packages as candidates’ expectations rose. There are increasing instances of candidates having both multiple and counter offers on the table. Salary is no

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Supply Chain and Logistics

Jobs in Supply Chain and Logistics are healthy with a consistent demand for experienced and talented professionals. If candidates have the skills and ability to drive down costs and improve business functions then many companies believe these professionals, in effect, “pay for themselves”. Successful companies are doing their best to retain talented people and there

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Sales Salary

Jobs in sales are strong and it’s expected that sales jobs in all sectors will continue to improve and grow. There’s been an immense amount of growth in engineering and construction sales, primarily because the two have had little to no movement since the downturn in the economy.   The areas of technology, FMCG and pharma

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