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Recruitment market insights H1 2019

2019 has begun with widespread uncertainty in the Irish labour market and more broadly in the economy. Ireland’s economy has faced exponential growth over the last few years, with unemployment at an all-time low. While this has been very beneficial for a number of reasons, there are also significant challenges that this low unemployment has brought. 

There has also been an influx of organisations moving their operations to Ireland, as a result of Brexit, which has contributed to an increase in the demand for skilled labour. Consequently, talent shortages that were already occurring, are likely to get worse in 2019, and the implications of this are likely to be felt throughout the economic market in Ireland.  

There has been a lot of speculation surrounding Brexit and the impact it will have on Ireland, most notably the effect on the labour market. With the UK set to formally leave the EU on 29th  March 2019 and the Prime Minister’s deal rejected, uncertainty around Brexit is at an all-time high. The CIPD (2019) recently outlined that “uncertainty and change are the two biggest issues facing Irish organisations”. Ireland holds strong ties with the UK for a number of economic, geographic and historic reasons, and this makes Britain’s exit from the EU, and the exact deal that it leaves with particularly integral to the Irish economy. 

Our recruitment market insights report looks at the impact that the current economic and labour environment is likely to have on organisations and their employees by looking at what is happening with employment, the current recruitment trends in the Irish market and the impact of Brexit.  

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