Salaries and career benefits tempting talent back to Ireland.
Since 2008 (the year of the celtic decline) it has been estimated that almost a quarter of a million Irish people emigrated to places like Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Canada. Not only for a better life but searching for a chance to work in the sector they wanted with better opportunities and better pay. Something that Ireland couldn’t offer then and to a degree still can’t now.
Those returning home do face many challenges. However, this year many Irish companies are putting in place enticing incentives to tempt talent back to our shores. Osborne, one of Ireland’s leading recruitment consultancies, is at the forefront of placing returning emigrants in top positions in Ireland across various sectors.
According to Osborne Recruitment, "Ireland has some of the best workplaces in Europe which are getting recognised by the Great Places to Work organisation. An increasing number of firms are offering extremely competitive salaries, employee benefits and a focus on employee career development."
Here are five of Osborne’s insights into what exactly is enticing emigrants back home.
1. Innovation - Ireland is demonstrating agility and innovation with top market salaries, pensions, career development opportunities, healthcare cover and competing strongly against its European counterparts.
2. Software Hubs - international conglomerates and new start up software companies, that deliver gaming, animation and software development (all of which are widely studied) are making Dublin their home.
3. Freelancing Internationally - it’s estimated that 40 percent of workers will be freelance by 2020. Professionals in design, journalism and web development can now freelance internationally from Ireland, and this flexibility and freedom is tempting Irish emigrants back to literally work from home.
4. Gaps in the Market - there are clear skill gaps in areas such as IT and engineering, so there are strong job opportunities for returning emigrants in these sectors. Accountancy and finance, cyber security and human resources continue to show signs of a positive incline too.
5. A Great Place to Work - Ireland has some of the best workplaces in Europe which are getting recognised by the Great Places to Work organisation. An increasing number of firms are offering extremely competitive salaries, employee benefits and a focus on employee career development.