How to manage: The ins and outs of hiring from abroad

As unemployment numbers fall, employers are looking to foreign candidates to fill vacancies, but it’s important to understand the differences between the various types of permits

Employers and employees must ensure that all immigration requirements are satisfied before the employee starts work in Ireland. Picture: Getty

The Central Statistics Office has reported a decline in unemployment numbers, but this is not news to many employers across many sectors who are struggling to hire and retain staff. Those employers are now looking to candidates of all nationalities to fill existing vacancies and support future development plans.

Thanks to the common travel area between Britain and Ireland, British people may work in Ireland on the same basis as Irish employees. Nationals of the ...