Recruitment firm creates 100 new tech jobs

25 Jun 2010

International executive search consulting firm Spencer Stuart is to create 100 new technology jobs over the next five years in software development, IT support services and data quality.

Spencer Stuart is one of the world’s leading executive search consultancy firms. Privately held since 1956 and employing over 1,200 workers, the firm applies extensive knowledge of industries, functions and talent to advise clients and address their leadership needs.

Spencer Stuart consultants in 51 offices across 27 countries focus on senior-level executive search, board director appointments, succession planning and in-depth senior executive management assessments.

The new global technology and knowledge centre in Dublin will be responsible for research, design, development, deployment and ongoing research and development for system and business process improvement for the organisation.

Announcing the jobs today, Enterprise, Trade and Innovation Minister O’Keeffe said: “Shortly after taking office, I met senior Spencer Stuart executives in their Chicago offices where we discussed their business model and investment opportunities in Ireland.

“Almost three months on, the Government is delighted to announce 100 jobs in Spencer Stuart and the firm is a welcome addition to Ireland’s thriving internationally traded services sector.

“Firms operating in the internationally traded services sector have located and expanded in Ireland because of our innovative workforce, low-risk environment, excellent infrastructure and favourable corporate tax rate.

“Spencer Stuart’s decision to hub here shows Ireland has established itself as a top location for innovation-led knowledge-based global investments,” Minister O’Keefe said.

The investment by Spencer Stuart is supported by the Government through IDA Ireland.

“We are confident that Ireland will provide the highly skilled technology talent we need to successfully deliver the next generation of our proprietary systems,’ said Rick Abel, chief technology officer, Spencer Stuart.

“Today’s investment by Spencer Stuart in a global technology centre is the first of its kind in the executive search space.

IDA recently published its strategy ‘Horizon 2020’ which identifies growth in international services and services innovation as a key feature of the global economy in the future, explained IDA Ireland CEO Barry O’Leary.

“Ireland is well positioned to benefit from this growth,” said IDA Ireland chief executive, Barry O’Leary.

John Kennedy
By John Kennedy

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years. His interests include all things technological, music, movies, reading, history, gaming and losing the occasional game of poker.

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