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The State of Resourcing, Ireland 2015 provides HR professionals with an in-depth understanding of how Irish companies prioritise the key factors impacting recruitment. It then benchmarks their capabilities against these factors. The delta between importance and capability provides insight into the strategic shift required to compete in the new market.

The foundation of this report is the in-depth and wide-ranging data provided by the HR directors of 152 of Ireland’s leading organisations. Seven key areas were examined – Prediction & Planning, Talent Acquisition, Market Reputation, Assessment Methodology, On-boarding of employees, Metrics & Measurement and Enabling Technology.

 Ireland State of Resourcing Graph

Of the seven key areas to attracting the best candidates, managing the company’s reputation was considered the most important by HR Directors, with 90% citing it as important or very important.

However, the study also identifies a number of shortfalls in this area. Companies were found, unsurprisingly, to invest heavily in their market brand but to neglect their candidate experience for potential employees seeking to join the company. Despite 83% of employers citing candidate experience as important or very important, only 20% of those questioned believed their company ‘very good’ at it. To read the full report download it here: The State of Resourcing, Ireland report.


The results of The State of Resourcing national study were presented on October 20th by Richard Eardley to the audience of over 70 HR professionals. It was a morning of insightful discussions concerning the changing role of HR in the modern corporate environment. The Panel included:

Darren McAuliffe, Publisher, Silicon Republic

John Kennedy, Infrastructure HR Manager, Iarnrod Eireann - Irish Rail

Miriam O'Keeffe, Programmes Director, American Chamber of Commerce Ireland

James Milligan, UK&I Director for Hays Talent Solutions

Visit Silicon Republic website to read the article.



In addition to this national report, Hays are producing individual tailor-made diagnostic reports. These resourcing diagnostics benchmark the company’s answers against the national averages in the seven categories.

This free benchmark report will indicate where your company is currently positioned and measured against your own organisation's resourcing strategies, aims and objectives. This is a useful document which can be used to help draw conclusions about how your organisation can improve its resourcing strategy in order to become more successful.

Our experts will be delighted to provide your organisation with valuable resourcing insights. To request your tailored Diagnostic Report, please contact Hays Talent Solutions, +353 1 619 0505 TalentSolutionsUKI@hays.com.

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