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At Collins McNicholas, we specialise in HR recruitment

  • Publish Date: Posted 11 months ago
  • Author:by Collins McNicholas

Our HR team of recruitment experts enables you to find the best HR candidates in the market. Our experienced consultants have an in-depth knowledge of the HR jobs market and build a thorough understanding of your particular needs.

Here's a little bit you might like to know about our nationwide HR team.

Michelle Murphy | Director | Collins McNicholas

Michelle Murphy

Director

Michelle was appointed Director of Collins McNicholas in November 2015, having completed a Management Buy Out of the company with fellow Directors Antoinette O’Flaherty and Niall Murray. Soon after she commenced working with Collins McNicholas, Michelle took over responsibility for the busy HR division within the Galway office. Michelle has an MSc in Strategic Human Resource Management and a National Diploma in Personnel Management from the CIPD. Michelle is a Fellow member of the CIPD and has been heavily involved with the CIPD Western Region in Galway.

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Contact Michelle: michelle.murphy@collinsmcnicholas.ie or via LinkedIn


Michael O'Brien | Branch Manager | Collins McNicholas

Michael O’Brien

Munster & South East

A native Corkonian, Michael is Branch Manager of the Munster and South East region. Michael joined Collins McNicholas in 2014 and specialises in HR recruitment, as well as managing large-scale RPO projects (Talent Partner). He studied HR at the University of Limerick and, works with a diverse portfolio of clients across the Munster and South East regions. Michael's extensive expertise and industry knowledge have enabled him to source top-tier candidates for both SMEs and multinational organisations. He has a successful track record of sourcing high-quality candidates for a range of HR positions, including HR Director, HR Manager, HR Business Partner, HR Generalist, Talent Acquisition and Learning & Development.

Candidate Testimonial

​"Michael is one of the best recruiters I have dealt with. He has exceptional communication skills, is efficient and, most importantly, cares about his clients. Michael helped me to secure a great position within the HR industry. His advice and mentoring during the interview process helped me to gain confidence and also an in-depth understanding of the role prior to the interviews. I couldn’t recommend Michael higher to any job seekers."

Client Testimonial

​"The team have been very easy to deal with and have delivered for us in a highly responsive manner. We were assigned a dedicated Account Manager, which meant communication was really strong. I would be happy to recommend Collins McNicholas to anyone looking for a professional Recruitment agency.”​​ - HR Business Partner, Fexco

Contact Michael: michael.obrien@collinsmcnicholas.ie or via LinkedIn


Caroline Macklin | Senior Occupational Psychology Consultant | Collins McNicholas

Caroline Macklin

People Consulting

​Caroline Macklin is currently an Interim Manager of the People Consulting Team at Collins McNicholas. She joined the team in 2011 and is responsible for providing assessment services, ranging from volume recruitment to executive search support, recruitment project management, training and outplacement. Caroline understands the importance of company culture and takes a consultative approach, working closely with her clients to understand their specific needs and requirements. Caroline holds an MSc in Occupational Psychology from the University of Nottingham and is certified by The British Psychological Society to carry out Levels A and B+ Psychometric Assessment (OPQ, 16PF and Dimensions personality profiling tools), as well as assessment centre design. She is a Chartered Member of the CIPD and former Chairperson of the CIPD Ireland Midlands Region.

Client Testimonial

"We greatly value Collins McNicholas' participation in our recruitment process, identifying suitable candidates with talent right through to interviewing and training and most recently introducing the use of aptitude, skills based and psychometric testing into our recruitment and development processes. We specifically found the personality custom reports really added to the interview stage of the process.” - CEO, Sligo Credit Union

Contact Caroline: caroline.macklin@collinsmcnicholas.ie or via LinkedIn


Aideen Cummins | Recruitment Manager | Collins McNicholas

Aideen Cummins

North West

Aideen is Recruitment Manager of the Sligo office and joined Collins McNicholas in 2006. Aideen specialises in HR, Accountancy & Finance and Executive Search recruitment in the public sector, multinationals and SMEs across the North West region. Aideen has built strong relationships with her clients, who trust her to deliver the best possible candidates for their HR positions. Her expertise, dedication, and professionalism have earned her an excellent reputation in the recruitment industry, and she continues to be a trusted partner for companies seeking to hire top-quality HR professionals. Aideen holds a Bachelor of Commerce specialising in HR at the University of Galway, and also a Masters in Business Studies and Management Information Systems at UCD.

Candidate Testimonial

​“I found Collins McNicholas in Sligo to be extremely professional, informative and helpful. I could not fault my consultant Aideen Cummins who was a pleasure to deal with at all times. The scope of available opportunities within the organisation for those seeking a change in their career path is extensive and the expert advice and guidance is extremely beneficial.” - Jenny McCudden

Client Testimonial

“I was dealing with Aideen in the Sligo office. I found her to be very responsive and professional in all my engagements with her.” - HR Manager Sligo

Contact Aideen: aideen.cummins@collinsmcnicholas.ie or via LinkedIn


Tina Cornally | Principal Recruitment Consultant | Collins McNicholas

Tina Cornally

Leinster

Based in Leinster, Tina is Principal Recruitment Consultant at Collins McNicholas and is responsible for helping individuals find and gain appropriate employment and assisting employers in identifying, selecting and recruiting staff for their HR vacancies. With almost ten years in the industry, Tina is known for her ability to always deliver high-quality service to her clients and candidates. Tina works on Permanent, Temporary and Fixed term contract HR positions across all industry sectors within Leinster. These positions include HR Business Partner, HR Generalist, HR Administrator, Learning & Development, Employee Relations, Compensation & Benefits & Recruitment and Talent Management.

Candidate Testimonial

"Tina reached out to me regarding an HR opportunity through LinkedIn, and what initially grabbed my interest was the effort Tina had put into the message in describing the role, the Company, etc. From then on, Tina was very responsive in setting up phone calls and further interviews with the company. After each stage, Tina touched base with me and communicated any requests that I had with the company and was never delayed in providing feedback or follow-up info. Tina seemed to know the company very well and could easily answer any queries that I had. I was successful in getting the position and, overall, I had a great experience working with Tina.”

Contact Tina: tina.cornally@collinsmcnicholas.ie or via LinkedIn


Deirdre Moran | Senior Recruitment Consultant | Collins McNicholas

Deirdre Moran

West

Senior Recruitment Consultant, Deirdre, joined Collins McNicholas in 2015, initially in the accounts department, but made a brave move into recruitment three years later. Deirdre is a results-driven individual who prides herself on fostering excellent client relationships and networking within her area of expertise. She is dedicated to sourcing the best HR candidates for her roles and takes pride in understanding the needs of both her clients and candidates to find the best solutions for them both. This involves gaining a detailed understanding of the company culture and the key skills and competencies required for each role. She ensures that she provides a high-quality service by maintaining open and regular communication throughout the recruitment process.

Candidate Testimonial

​“Deirdre’s guidance and communication have been second to none, and your support in helping me reach decisions through teasing out various aspects of the interview process, whilst ensuring the decisions were mine alone, is a skill that is scarce but truly mind-blowing. Her professionalism and honesty in representing the employer and me, the candidate, would leave me excited about having her represent me as either employer or employee in the future. Long live your passion and energy!” - HR Manager, Galway

Client Testimonial

​“Deirdre is brilliant at matching candidates to our roles. Not only does she understand our business, but she also gets our company culture. She’s a pleasure to work with, and we look forward to another year of collaboration with her.” - Jane, Revive Active

Contact Deirdre: deirdre.moran@collinsmcnicholas.ie or via LinkedIn


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OUR RECRUITMENT CONSULTANTS SPECIALISE IN PLACING TOP TALENT IN A VARIETY OF HR ROLES, SUCH AS:

  • HR Director

  • HR Manager

  • HR Business Partner

  • HR Generalist

  • HR Administrator

  • HR Advisor

  • HR Officer

  • HR Specialist

  • HR Assistant

  • HR Coordinator

  • HR Officer

  • Recruitment/Talent Acquisition Manager

  • Talent Acquisition Specialist

  • Learning and Development Specialist

  • Training Coordinator

  • People Manager

  • People and Culture Specialist

  • Head of People and Culture

  • HR Director

  • HR Manager

  • HR Business Partner

  • HR Generalist

  • HR Administrator

  • HR Advisor

  • HR Officer

  • HR Specialist

  • HR Assistant

  • HR Coordinator

  • HR Officer

  • Recruitment/Talent Acquisition Manager

  • Talent Acquisition Specialist

  • Learning and Development Specialist

  • Training Coordinator

  • Payroll Manager

  • Payroll Specialist

  • Payroll Administrator

  • People Manager

  • People and Culture Specialist

  • Head of People and Culture

About Collins McNicholas

Collins McNicholas is an Irish-based Recruitment and HR Services company that provides innovative talent solutions to organisations in Ireland and across Europe, as well as assistance for multinational companies looking to establish facilities in Ireland. Founded in 1990, Collins McNicholas has a nationwide presence. Our success is based on strong company values and a commitment to the consistent delivery of exceptional recruitment and HR services to clients and candidates. We work at all levels and on a permanent, contract, interim or executive search basis. Our specialist sectors include HR, Engineering, Science & Pharma, Supply Chain & Logistics, Accounting & Finance, Office Support, Customer Service & Languages, IT, Manufacturing & Operations, Sales & Marketing.


If you’re a professional working in HR or looking for HR opportunities, reach out to a member of our HR recruitment team using any of the links above or send us your CV highlighting your HR experience. You can view our jobs page for a full list of our HR opportunities or continue reading for some of our HR insights. ​If you would like to read more about our recruitment consultants, visit our 'I am CMcN' interview series.

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