Tech recruitment company Harvey Nash Ireland today announced it will create 100 new jobs throughout Ireland over the next two years.
40 of the roles will be directly with Harvey Nash Ireland, in the areas of recruitment and support services.
The company’s consultancy division will account for the remaining 60 positions and will be spread across a number of core services including life science, technology, finance and banking.
The jobs boost comes from a significant increase in demand from these sectors, as traditional companies battle it out with tech businesses to attract candidates from the limited pool of talent.
Harvey Nash’s 2016 Technology Survey also revealed that 35% of tech professionals in Ireland are from overseas, indicating that employers are searching beyond the domestic market due to the shortage of domestic talent.
According to Harvey Nash Ireland, a number of coinciding factors are responsible for the talent sourcing strain being placed on businesses in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) industries.
Sonya Curley, managing director of Harvey Nash Ireland, said: “Our research shows that while an attractive pay packet is extremely important, the opportunity to work on innovative projects and a better work/life balance also play a major role in an applicant’s decision to work for a company. With no sign of the talent shortage easing, employers must become more creative with their job offerings.”
She continued: “A clear trend of business confidence and job creation is emerging across Ireland. Like a set of dominos, the demand for skilled labour started out in Dublin and is now spreading to Ireland’s other big cities. We’ve responded by opening our Cork office and planning a Galway office. We’d like to see it continue into the Midlands over the coming years, with a matching Harvey Nash presence.”
In 2013 Harvey Nash Ireland expanded operations from Dublin into Cork. Following the success of the Cork branch, the company is now planning to further its reach with the launch of Harvey Nash Galway towards the end of the year.