EXECUTIVE SEARCH GROWTH AT FASTNET – THE TALENT GROUP
Over the last 12 months, more than 40% Irish companies and multinationals have filled senior management roles, according to Fastnet – The Talent Group Survey 2017. With executive hires set to become an important focus given the economic recovery in Ireland and inadequate leadership pipelines in many organisations, Fastnet – The Talent Group has expanded their Executive Search division and appointed a new Director of Executive Search, Richard Butler.
“In a complex and volatile global market, the leadership challenge is now critical and attracting and cultivating the right leaders is the engine by which companies can drive performance and gain competitive advantage. We are seeing first-hand the ongoing demand for strong executive talent in both indigenous and multinational companies in Ireland, hence our investment in this area of our business,” said Niamh O’Driscoll, Managing Director of Fastnet – The Talent Group which has offices in Dublin and Cork. “We have appointed a very experienced and networked leadership professional, Richard Butler, to lead our growing Executive Search division. We have both excellent national and international contacts in senior management across Life Sciences/Healthcare, Food/Agri and General Manufacturing/Industrial sectors and look forward to continued expansion in this area of our business.”
According to the Fastnet Survey, which had 490 respondents, 52% felt it was important to look internationally when hiring C-Suite or leadership talent. International search had been previously initiated by 35% of companies surveyed. In 2015 Fastnet – The Talent Group were selected to join the IRC Global Executive Search Partners who with partners in 80 cities on six continents support clients in sourcing and retaining key leadership talent. This global partnership enhances Fastnet’s capability to provide client companies with access to exceptional leaders across regions.
Speaking at the announcement of his appointment, the newly appointed Director for Executive Search, Richard Butler said, “Having worked in the executive search and talent management sector for over 3 decades, I understand how superior leaders can impact on a company’s performance, development, innovation and ultimately competitive advantage and sustainability. Working with the team at Fastnet, we are committed to engaging the right talent to ensure success for our clients. I am delighted to be part of this growing, ambitious and experienced team at Fastnet – The Talent Group.”