Irish companies encountering recruitment difficulties, survey finds

Dublin cost of living means senior business leaders moving abroad

Cost of living in Dublin is posing difficulties in attracting business leaders. Photograph: iStock

Cost of living in Dublin is posing difficulties in attracting business leaders. Photograph: iStock

Ireland’s tightening labour market is beginning to cause recruitment difficulties while Dublin’s cost of living is expected to drive senior business leaders abroad, according to two companies which offer employee services.

Over 80 per cent of Irish businesses reported difficulty recruiting over the past year, a survey from Performance Reward Consulting found, a fact that caused three in four business to offer above market salaries.

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