I had an idea something was going on, but was a bit shocked at the scale and reach – China, the Ukraine, Singapore, Peru and even Kazakhstan got a mention.
Colin Donnery, president of the National Recruitment Federation (NRF), told me the trend was a new one for an industry that traditionally played closer to home.
‘‘Until recently, many Irish recruitment companies did not really look outside Ireland as they were doing quite well here. Now they are starting to look for overseas opportunities. People see success in other companies and look to replicate it. They are weighing up what is happening in Ireland versus the situation in Europe and worldwide.”
For the record the other interviewees were Robert MacGiolla Phádraig, executive director, Sigmar Recruitment, Gerald FitzGerald, chief operations officer, Morgan McKinley and Jason Kennedy, global chief executive, Grafton Employment Group. The full piece is through here on the SBPost.ie site.