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Fastnet – The Talent Group® is a market leader in providing national contract solutions, primarily to the Life Sciences sector. 

Fastnet has twenty years’ experience working with a broad spectrum of companies, from global multinationals to SMEs.   We have a team of experienced talent consultants and an extensive industry network, which enables us to source great contracting roles from our clients.

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From word go, Fastnet were extremely understanding and accommodating. They had fantastic roles available and there is plenty of potential for permanency in the roles they offer. 

Chris, Process Specialist


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

Anonymous, Contractor


Amazing to work alongside, always on hand to offer great support and advice. Would gladly do so again! 

Allen Grennan, Document Controller

 



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FASTNET FIRST-HAND: Digital Supply Chain- Recruitment Trends
14/04/2021
Digital Supply Chain by Danielle Francois, Lead Talent Consultant- Supply Chain & Business Operations In recent years Supply Chain has been going through a major digital transformation. Advances in emerging technologies such IoT (Internet of Things) Automation and Data Analytics are mobilising Supply Ch...
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Fastnet Focus Q1 2021
12/04/2021
Welcome to our first issue of Fastnet Focus 2021:   This is a look back at some of our highlights from Quarter 1 which we are delighted to share with you. It is an exciting and rewarding time to be partnering with many life sciences clients who have played a pivotal role in the response to Covid-19 and continue to...
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FASTNET FIRST- HAND- Celebrating International Women's Day with Niamh Cotter, Senior Manager Quality Compliance, Alcon
08/03/2021
To celebrate International Women's Day 2021, FASTNET FIRST-HAND chats to Niamh Cotter, Senior Manager Quality Compliance with Alcon, the global leader in eye care. Niamh tells us about her own career path, addresses the gender imbalance in STEM, and advises the next wave of female talent.   What is your ...
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Engineers Week 2021- Robert O Meara, Graduate Engineer
03/03/2021
With Engineers Week 2021 currently underway, we caught up with Robert O Meara, Graduate Project Engineer.  Last year, Fastnet assisted Robert with his career search and were delighted to secure him a position with our client, Alcon, the global leader in eyecare, based in Cork. Robert tells us about the chall...
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FASTNET FIRST- HAND- Engineers Week 2021
03/03/2021
As we kick off our #engineersweek2021 celebrations, Deirdre Duboy and Therese Keohane sit down to discuss the latest trends within engineering, the clients we work with at Fastnet and the gender gap that persists within the industry. Click here to watch    ...
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FASTNET FIRST-HAND: Strategic Talent Management - Looking Back
02/12/2020
Article by Jennifer O'Brien Over a series of articles, I have explored and shared the crux of my studies on the concept of Strategic Talent Management, deciphering the literature, exploring the concept with established Senior Industry professionals and ultimately exploring five major themes recurrently appearing t...
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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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