Excel Recruitment opens new HR recruitment division

Barry Whelan, CEO, Excel Recruitment
Barry Whelan, CEO of Excel Recruitment, says the new specialist division "will allow our HR team to concentrate specifically on HR roles across any industry with greater focus and improved search and selection capabilities, recruit permanent roles along with providing contract and even temporary personnel solutions”.

Senior consultant Sean Thomas will head up new division which has been created in response to clients´ requirements to build robust HR departments.

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23 July 2019 | 0

Excel Recruitment has announced the opening of a new specialised HR recruitment division.

In a press statement, the recruter said the move came in “response to businesses’ increased emphasis on building robust HR departments in this strong employment market”.

“With the ‘war for talent’ in full swing in Ireland, this new HR division has come in direct response to client’s requirements, as the market sees an increasing focus on building a strong HR function and the positive impact HR has on businesses’ success,” said Excel Recuitment CEO Barry Whelan.

“The view of HR has changed drastically in recent years,” Whelan added, “shifting dramatically from the traditional compliance/service provider to a much broader responsibility of both company and employee champion; designing, driving and continuously improving the entire employee and candidate experience. More and more, we are seeing companies carve out roles such as ´chief culture officer’ or ‘head of people and culture’ to reflect HR’s new mandate, of driving quality candidate experience and employee engagement, well-being and retention.”

Excel Recruitment has successfully recruited HR roles of all levels since 2002 and has successfully filled HR roles for some of the biggest retail and hospitality brands in Ireland.

“The move to a defined specialist division will allow our HR team to concentrate specifically on HR roles across any industry with greater focus and improved search and selection capabilities, recruit permanent roles along with providing contract and even temporary personnel solutions,” Whelan added.

Heading up the division is Sean Thomas, senior consultant. Sean began his career with Excel Recruitment as a candidate first, before joining the company´s successful retail recruitment team over five years ago. In 2018, Sean was promoted to senior consultant and wanting to understand more about his client’s needs and explore his passion for HR, completed his CIPD HR qualification.



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