As we approach the end of the first quarter in 2018, statistics show Ireland continues in a positive downward trend with unemployment currently standing at 6%. In February 2016 it stood at 8.6%. This is a significant turnaround with a 30% improvement over the last 24 months.
CareerWise Recruitment vacancies have seen a steady growing demand within the Life Sciences industry with vacancies increasing by 31% measured against the same period in 2017.
These are mainly within the Medical Device, Pharma and Biotechs. It is expected this trend will continue with new and plant extensions in Regeneron, MSD (Cork & Dublin), Lilly, Takeda and of course new plants by Edwards Lifesciences and SK Biotek to name a few. This increase will mean a continued higher demand for key skills within Life science for the rest of 2018.
In a recent IDA survey 50% of life science clients describe their growth prospects in Ireland as excellent / very good.
What factors are driving this demand in life science?
The challenge now for companies is to be effective and efficient with their recruitment as companies are competing for the same limited talent.
Mike Morrissey has extensive knowledge of production, quality and engineering, having worked for Dell, Creative Labs and Tyco Safety Products /Sensormatic.
His expansive operational experience is grounded with training as a Six Sigma Black Belt.
As a lead auditor, he is very familiar with compliance and quality standards and has project managed the implementation of the environmental standard ISO14001. He has successfully utilised his project management and team leading skills in implementing numerous cost-saving and process improvement projects.
Since joining CareerWise Recruitment, Mike has graduated with a Diploma in Personnel Management from UCC and is a Chartered member of the CIPD.
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