A new Irish agency is headhunting people for jobs that pay at least €250,000

Ardlinn, a brand working as part of Ireland’s biggest recruiter, is targeting positions in the €250,000 to €500,000 salary bracket.

By Paul O'Donoghue Reporter, Fora

IRISH RECRUITMENT FIRM CPL Resources has just launched a new company geared towards hiring senior executives within the Irish business sector.

The new company, Ardlinn, is one of 19 brands that come under the global umbrella of Dublin-based CPL, the country’s largest indigenous recruitment and outsourcing firm.

The firm said that Ardlinn will focus “solely on retained, executive search within top salaried positions of €250,000 to €500,000 in Ireland”.

Ardlinn said that it will use its “international expertise and connections” to provide Irish-based companies “with the top level talent they need due to Ireland’s continued status as a global leader in attracting high-value foreign direct investment”.

CPL said that due to the large number of international companies locating their European or global headquarters in Dublin, “support is needed to supply the growing demand within the €250,000 to €500,000 salary bracket”.

It said that this is particularly pronounced within the pharmaceutical, technology and IT industries.


The company said that it has strong connections in several key locations across Europe, as well as in the US in areas such as Silicon Valley in California.

Ardlinn director Áine Brolly, who is also CEO of CPL in Northern Ireland, said that Ireland is experiencing a period of “remarkable growth” both economically and in terms of employment.

2 June  2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. CPL chief executive Anne Heraty with Ardlinn director Áine Brolly
Source: Darren Kidd/Press Eye

“We see Ardlinn providing a top class bespoke executive search service that will drive competitive advantage and leverage many opportunities for our business at (executive) level,” she said.

“Ireland is a continental and global hub for a number of large international organisations and it is a fundamental and operational necessity that they have access to global leadership talent.”

Support Irish businesses

She added that attracting and keeping “talent” in Ireland “will help support Irish-based businesses and ensure we maintain our standing both on a European and global status”.

“Our new team of specialist executive recruiters at Ardlinn understand what Ireland has to offer top-level candidates,” she said.

CPL employs 700 people in recruitment, 2,000 in managed services and 10,000 on client sites across its global business and has 36 offices across 11 countries.

It focuses on several areas including the technology, legal, and financial industries and had revenue of €216 million in the six months to the end of December, up from €193 million during the same period the year before.