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Kerry company HR Buddy to expand, creating 12 new roles

24 May 2021

The roles will be spread across HR, IT and business development and hiring will take place over the next 18 months.

Human resources consultancy HR Buddy will create 12 new jobs over the next 18 months.

The expansion at the company, which is headquartered in Killorglin, Co Kerry, follows launch of its online portal earlier this year.

HR Buddy provides outsourced consultancy and compliance documentation to employers that do not operate their own in-house HR department.

The company was founded in 2017 by Damien McCarthy and Michael Spillane and originally offered traditional HR consultancy under the name of Killarney HR and Payroll.

Now it is aiming to bring HR online, providing businesses with 24/7 access to protection, expert advice and guidance for a monthly fee.

While the company currently has just two employees, it plans to hire three people in 2021 with a further nine hires planned for 2022. The roles will be spread across HR, IT and business development.

HR Buddy co-founder and CEO McCarthy said the team took the decision to invest in a future-proofed solution to help solve HR challenges in response to the changing work environment.

“In a post-pandemic world where hybrid working is a reality, it will be vital for businesses across Ireland to have the right HR support in place. We believe that HR Buddy is ideally placed to capitalise on this and grow over the coming years,” he said.

“We feel that now is the right time to scale up our business and we need the right people to do this.”

The expansion at HR Buddy follows growth at Mayo-based Payslip, a payroll management company that announced plans last week to hire 150 new employees following an €8.3m investment. Roles at Payslip in Dublin and Westport will span customer success, tech support, software development, engineering and project management.

Jenny Darmody
By Jenny Darmody

Jenny Darmody became the editor of Silicon Republic in 2023, having worked as the deputy editor since February 2020. When she’s not writing about the science and tech industry, she’s writing short stories and attempting novels. She continuously buys more books than she can read in a lifetime and pretty stationery is her kryptonite. She also believes seagulls to be the root of all evil and her baking is the stuff of legends.

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