What is your role and how long have you been with Collins McNicholas?
Regional manager in the Cork office. With Collins McNicholas two years.
How did you get into recruitment?
I returned from Australia to London and was working in the hospitality industry as a restaurant manager. I was head hunted to work in Hospitality recruitment in London. From there I moved sideways into a Technical Engineering recruitment role.
What are the biggest changes you have seen in recruitment since starting your career in 2003?
– All roles that we work on for clients are now ‘hard to fill’ roles, there is no such thing as an easy role anymore. Ireland has also lost a huge amount of educated and talented candidates in the last 5 years and so the pool of candidates has decreased and is ever decreasing due to the rate of emigration.
– Recruitment is now a much more mobile industry with smart phones and cloud computing. Recruiters do not need to be at their desk anymore to get the job done.
What is the last/current book you are reading?
Terry Pratchett – Equal Rites
What are your hobbies?
Reading, running, swimming, generally keeping fit and surfing when I get the chance.
What is going to be the next big thing in recruitment?
I think it will be interesting to see what happens with LinkedIn. This is a relatively new recruitment tool which is evolving daily. It will be interesting to see what happens next with LinkedIn.