Entries by Max Henderson


Raising Funds for Cúnamh Iveragh 

Raising Funds for Cúnamh Iveragh    Damian Murphy. One of Sherlock’s recruiters decided at the beginning of June to start a small fundraiser for Cúnamh Iveragh.  https://www.facebook.com/respitehomeforadultswithspecialneeds/    Cúnamh Iveragh is set in South West Kerry and it supports children and young adults with special intellectual needs. It is made up of parents and friends of these special people and grown through the years. It provides many […]


New High Court Ruling- SEO Wage Legislation Deemed  Unconstitutional- Sherlock Recruitment

New High Court Ruling- SEO Wage Legislation Deemed  Unconstitutional- Sherlock Recruitment  This week saw the High Court rule on an existing SEO (Sectorlal employment Order). The SEO currently in place provides for set minimum pay and conditions for several workers primarily in the trades and labour sector.  The SEO fixes legally binding minimum rates of pay and employment conditions including a sick pay scheme and pension contributions for all employers in the sector […]

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How to exit the COVID crisis on a stronger footing

Sherlock works with a number of small to medium-sized companies, many that were scaling rapidly and will use our services to increase site staff on a project basis.  The COVID crisis has hit them the hardest. Steve Bowcott CEO of John Sisk & Son recently expressed his concern about how the Irish Construction Industry has changed irreversibly and is predicted […]


Returning To Work Safely

A ‘Return to Work Safely Protocol‘ has been prepared to assist employers in implementing measures to protect their employees. The protocol is a live document which will be updated regularly, and should be used by all employers to adapt their workplace procedures and practices to comply with the Covid-19 related public health protection measures identified […]

Sherlock Recruitment in the Press

As the Irish construction industry is facing a real challenge in staffing the number of building sites around the country, Sherlock Recruitment has been working tirelessly to source the highest quality tradesmen and construction operatives for the sector here is how we are leading the pack. Staff shortages predicted across the construction sector Construction recruiter […]

Irish Skills Shortage – Sector Under Pressure

Ireland Construction Industry is facing a skills shortage MMD (Mitchel Mcdermott) recently released a report highlighting some serious challenges the Irish construction industry are facing. It says construction output grew by 12% last year, but the number of workers only grew by 4%. This is a very real challenge, for anyone doing business in the sector, without […]

Top Irish Companies Choose Sherlock

The Top 10 Reasons Contract construction workers, are they the solution for you? We wanted to know as well! So we did some research and here are the top 10 reasons Ireland’s leading contractors chose to use Sherlock Recruitment. There might be more benefits to using contract workers than meets the eye. Have a look […]

Sherlock Helps Irish Contractors Grow

Are you a small to medium-sized contractor having trouble securing public sector construction contracts? In a recent article Tom Parlon, CIF Director General was quoted saying “SME businesses account for 99% of businesses, yet smaller companies deliver less than one-third of public sector projects. The current value of the public sector contract market is somewhere in […]

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Tackling Construction Staff Shortages the Sherlock Way

The CSO’s Latest Report Highlights New Challenges This week the Central Statistics Office released together with the figures from the latest Labour Force Survey which highlighted how the Irish economy continues to boom. These reports showed a record 2.3 million people were employed in the Irish economy in the second quarter of 2019. What this […]

Construction Rate Increase

Rate Increase in 2019 The construction rate increase has been on Sherlock’s radar since April of this year; then it seems we barely blinked and it’s happening. The minimum rates of pay for workers in the construction sector are set to rise by 5.4% while rates in the electrical sector will increase by 2.7%. Workers in […]