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Welcome to Fastnet - The Talent Group®

 

Fastnet – The Talent Group®  is a dynamic and innovative Talent and Recruitment Consultancy which was established in 1999. We are the market leader in the Irish Life Sciences sector and our team of expert talent consultants provide a diverse portfolio of talent solutions to many leading global multinational and indigenous firms.

With Total Talent Solutions we help clients and candidates transform lives through our values of Integrity, Entrepreneurial Spirit and Partnering – the Fastnet Way.
 

Candidates

Take the first step in connecting with leading employers & realise your full career potential. 

Employers

Understand our tailored end-to-end solutions for your specific recruitment & talent requirements.

Contractors

Learn about our excellent national contract opportunities in the marketplace.

Our People

Join our dynamic and entrepreneurial team where your career will grow and thrive.

Global Partners

Gain an insight into the global and national organisations we collaborate with.


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Testimonials

Integer has partnered with Fastnet and IRC to support us in several key strategic EMEA Executive appointments. Fastnet’s boutique focus and network in Life Sciences is a key differentiator. They understand our unique culture and values and have sourced and attracted high calibre, innovative, inspiring leaders who continue to champion Integer’s ambitious growth strategy and our vision of enhancing patient lives     worldwide

Julie Walsh, Snr. Regional HR Manager – EMEA, Integer

 

 


Fastnet has assisted us with the strategic professional appointments we needed to achieve our ambitious growth goals. Thanks to the close relationships and desire to truly understand our business model and dynamics, the success rate we have had with Fastnet is second to none and we are delighted to have them as our partner.

Paul Downing, General Manager, Hovione

 

Honestly a fantastic experience! Deirdre went above and beyond to ensure I was looked after and to secure me an excellent position

Anonymous


I don't have enough positives to describe my recruitment process with Therese. From the initial call to go over the role to interview prep and feedback, she was proactive, positive and affable throughout. My only hope is to have a recruiter so invested in my placement when I take the next step in my career.

Ross McDermott, Quality Officer, APC Ltd

 


Great experience working with Fastnet.  Deirdre was always extremely professional & helpful with anything you may require. Would have no hesitation recommending the team at Fastnet! 

Anonymous, Contractor

 


Fastnet and their Senior Outplacement Consultant Edwina Oakes have provided tremendous support to us at SUN Pharma throughout a very painful period. Their empathy and diplomacy, and practical & professional career transition support have been tailored to our needs and is helping us to face the future with more confidence. I would highly recommend Fastnet’s Outplacement Services.

Caroline O’Dwyer, HR Manager, SUN Pharma​

 


Partnering with Fastnet for a full range of hiring needs for our new facility has proven to have been a wise decision. Fastnet endeavour to find talented and engaged candidates for our positions across Operations, Supply Chain, Engineering and Quality and have supported key strategic Leadership appointments also. Their understanding of our needs, our Culture and our business, along with their ability to attract and engage talent is invaluable. Fastnet are flexible to our priorities and expectations and through a close working relationship have become a key business partner.​

Imelda Cummins, HR Manager EMEA, ILC Dover

 


Our Latest News

FASTNET FIRST-HAND- In conversation with Claire Harrington, Good Shepherd Cork
26/11/2020
Over the years, Fastnet has formed a strong friendship with Good Shepherd Cork. In 1972, Sr Colette Hickey of the Good Shepherd Sisters founded Edel House emergency accommodation for women and children in Cork city. Since then, their good work has extended to a wider range of services to reach more vulnerable people wi...
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FASTNET FIRST-HAND- COVID 19 and Life Science Supply Chains
10/11/2020
By Danielle Francois 2020 has been a year of shocks. Shocks to our economies, shocks to how we interact at an interpersonal and social level and of course shocks to Supply Chains all over the world. The COVID-19 Pandemic has arguably been the biggest shock to Supply Chain since globalisation really took hold 25 years ...
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FASTNET FIRST-HAND- Retaining Talent within Ireland's Life Science Organisations
04/11/2020
Despite 40% of organisations in Ireland experiencing an increase in employee turnover and these high attrition rates being a significant organisational cost, it is interesting to note that 56% of organisations do not calculate the cost of labour turnover. Similarly, only 32% of global leaders view retention as a top pr...
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FASTNET FIRST-HAND- Lockdown 2.0-The Importance of Empathy
20/10/2020
Back in March, when a global pandemic chased us out of our offices, I can say with all honesty, I found myself feeling more overwhelmed than ever before. Like so many, I was working from home, whilst caring for and homeschooling my 3 kids (although ‘home-schooling’ is very generous for what we managed to ac...
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FASTNET FIRST-HAND- Diversity within the Executive Search Process
12/10/2020
By Nicole Ueland-O' Connor Following on from my first article on international candidate mobility, in this article I will explore the issue of diversity within the executive search process as it was one of the themes I examined in my recent thesis for my Master’s in International Business at Cork Institute o...
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FASTNET FIRST-HAND: Introducing Danielle Francois, Lead Talent Consultant
06/10/2020
In conversation with Elaine Harrington; Welcome to the team, Danielle! You are the first member of the team to join remotely. How have the last 4 weeks been? "It has been a different experience for sure, you miss out on quite a lot of the social aspect of work and onboarding into a new company when you do n...
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Engaging Talent in Life Science Organisations
29/09/2020
By Jennifer O'Brien From an organisational perspective, engagement is the ‘engine of the vehicle’. It begins long before the employment contract is signed and continues right throughout the employee lifecycle. To give an overarching view on employee engagement, it can be carved into three areas; cogn...
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Developing Talent in Life Science Organisations – Challenging the Concept of a Traditional Career
31/08/2020
By Jennifer O' Brien Recently, the concept of a traditional career is being challenged, which in turn is steering companies toward constant learning experiences that allow employees to build skills quickly, easily, and on their terms. These new learning models are challenging the traditional concept of a static ca...
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Managing Talent within the Life Science Sector in Ireland
20/08/2020
By Jennifer O'Brien We have all heard the age-old saying that people leave managers, not organisations. Historic and recent literature both stress the need to hold Line Managers accountable for talent. But, is this the case? Should a portion of the blame not fall on the shoulders of HR, and the organisation alike?...
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Attracting Talent to Life Science Organisations in Ireland
10/08/2020
By Jennifer O' Brien A McKinsey Global Institute study predicted correctly that employers in North America and Europe will demand eighteen million more third-level educated workers than will be available in 2020. Even throughout the COVID pandemic, we can see the demand for highly skilled talent remains. This wi...
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Reflections on International Candidate Mobility
23/07/2020
As part of our Fastnet blog series, I have been asked to share some insights with you from my recent master’s degree thesis in International Business, completed at Cork Institute of Technology in 2019. In 2017, I began the Master’s in International business as a part-time evening student, supported by ...
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The Journey of Strategic Talent Management- Jennifer O' Brien
02/07/2020
Last week, I began my series of articles to delve into the topic covered in my MA HRM thesis. The thesis focused on the extent to which Strategic Talent Management is understood, and properly utilised, in the Life Science Sector in Ireland. I chose this sector as the focus of the study due to the significant presence o...
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Strategic Talent Management within Ireland’s Life Science Sector- Jennifer O' Brien
24/06/2020
In 2016, I began a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management with Cork Institute of Technology, now Munster Technical University. Throughout my time in this degree programme, as well as my work with Fastnet – The Talent Group, I became very interested in the concept of Strategic Talent Management and how...
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