Who we are
We have over 30 years’ experience finding professionals their next exciting opportunity, and consulting with companies - from global organisations to growing SMEs. We are committed to developing careers, and we are committed to positively contributing to companies by connecting them with talented professionals. We take a supportive approach to career development, and listen to feedback on our service. This has helped us to build trust and loyalty among our community.Find out more
Our specialist markets and disciplines
We are a heritage recruitment brand, innovating and leading by example for over 30 years. We specialise in sourcing the very best talent for a variety of businesses - from global organisations through to growing SMEs, or high potential start-ups.
We offer a full multi-channel recruitment service for interim and permanent positions across our core disciplines.
How we discover talent
We offer a tailored solution to source the best talent, and our Candidate Charter ensures we meet and maintain regular contact with our network. To stay connected to our existing network and expand our reach, we utilise our extensive database as well as referrals, job boards, research teams, headhunting, regional candidate pipeline, branded campaigns and advertising, social media and candidate driven events. We are committed to supporting our candidates through every step of their career, including providing end-to-end coaching and career advice, covering everything from the format and structure of their CV, to how to resign successfully.
We speak with every candidate before their CV is sent to our client. Our screening procedure includes a thorough assessment by two qualified consultants to ensure we gain a full understanding of a candidate’s abilities and personality. This includes pre-screening before registration and identity checks and an internal interview before adding them to our database. Once they have been added to our database we can then decide if they are suitable to be put forward for a role.
We listen to our candidates - to help us monitor our performance, and to ensure our candidate experience reflects our dedication to customer satisfaction, we send quarterly surveys to candidates we have recently met to track where we can improve our service and further enhance our strengths. This helps us keep a strong database of quality candidates, who trust us with their career progression
Our diversity & inclusion promise
Studies have shown that taking on staff from varied backgrounds can improve innovation, increase productivity and allow for new perspectives within an organisation. Read our diversity promise here to learn more about how we can support your diversity recruitment agenda.
Our Diversity Promise
An exclusive partnership
We work with many of our clients on an exclusive and retained basis. These are long-term and strategic relationships which give the highest level of visibility and control, further helping you to make the best hiring decisions for your business.
A retained partnership is no extra cost however the benefits are ample; the mutual commitment from both sides allows us to allocate time and resources to in-depth market mapping. Hiring the right people, especially at leadership level requires a methodical approach with a clear time bound structure. Exclusivity aids more open and regular communication with a dedicated key account manager.
Our digital reach campaigns
We work with you to create an integrated marketing campaign to increase the exposure of your employment opportunities, this includes:
- A bespoke, branded and optimised employer page, published on our website which receives over 20K visitors each month
- Vacancy advertising on leading recruitment websites such as Reed, Executive Appointments, Gaapweb and Cityjobs
- A targeted vacancy advertisement slot on LinkedIn
- A dual-branded, targeted email marketing campaign, delivering key messaging directly to a segment of our candidate database
- Guided content curation with graphic design support, emphasising and promoting your employer brand
We're proud members of the REC
The REC drive standards and empower recruiters to be brilliant. They're striving to ensure that every candidate is given the best chance of success through good recruitment. Including Marks Sattin the REC represent a network of more than 3,300 recruitment businesses and 10,500 individual recruiters.
We are level 1: Disability Confident Committed
To be recognised as a Disability Confident Committed organisation you need to agree with the Disability Confident commitments and action these to make a difference for disabled people. The commitments are: inclusive and accessible recruitment, communicating vacancies, offering an interview to disabled people, providing reasonable adjustments and supporting existing employees.
Modern slavery statement
Modern slavery is a global and international crime affecting millions of people worldwide, including many victims within the UK. Men, women and children of all ages and backgrounds are victims of human trafficking, forced labour, domestic servitude or debt bondage. This document sets out our policy with respect to preventing opportunities for modern slavery to occur. This fulfils our obligation under section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.Download our statement
We value our people
We value the people that choose to be a part of our organisation and are constantly striving to not only attract new talent but also make sure that our employees are happy. We understand that if we have an engaged workforce, they will, in turn, provide a better service to our community. If you would like to know more about how we value our employees, you can visit our dedicated careers page.Careers page
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According to the Economic Survey of Ireland, released by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) in Feb 2020: The country is well positioned to take advantage of the opportunities presented by technological change, though there are various challenges that need to be carefully navigated. ” This outlook is positive, and my initial thought is we will certainly put the above to the test!While I appreciate that large swathes of the domestic market have been extremely challenged, I have been pleasantly surprised and impressed by how well the professional labour market has adapted to the changing workforce landscape in Ireland. Embracing working from home, increased productivity and looking for genuine growth opportunities are all the hallmarks of a functioning and performing economy.Since September 2020, there has been very encouraging signs across certain sectors here in Ireland, namely Tech, ICT, pharma and consulting, as well as the bellwethers of this pandemic – FMCG, logistics and online retail. Our job opportunity statistics are indicating that there is pent up demand in terms of hiring strong finance, consulting and technology professionals, with companies keen to “get a move on”.There is however, a continued lack of available professionals, which is unusual in a recession or as David McWilliams of The Irish Times has coined it - “pandession”. With the above in mind, there is ample opportunity for those with specific skill sets across finance, consulting and technology in the Irish market, where there is the reluctance to move roles in the current economic climate, and understandably so.As the advent of Brexit draws ever closer, those across the British isles may find exactly what they are seeking in Ireland as the Irish Protocol predicts a rebounding economy in 2021/2022. Relocating or returning to Ireland is already proving an attractive option for international and UK professionals living in a post pandemic and post Brexit Britain!For further updates on the Irish market feel free to get in touch with myself, or visit the Marks Sattin Ireland homepage to browse opportunities in Ireland.
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In June 2019, Huw van Steenis - Group Managing Director at UBS and a credible figure in the banking and finance world, chaired the Future of Finance Report, conducted on behalf of the Governor of the Bank of England to review the UK’s financial system and what this meant for the Bank’s agenda over the coming decade. In this report, one of Huw van’s recommendations for the bank was: To enhance the payments system for the digital age as this is a force shaping the economy as we know it. " In the Fintech boom, companies and cloud based systems are becoming ever more respected in the banking & capital markets space - you don’t have to look too far to see a new digital payment or trading app popping up offering even quicker and easier payment transfers, online banking and currency converting.A major switch in how the public perceive technology is something that forced the hand of even the ever cautious consumer, long gone are the days of apps or cloud based systems being perceived as risky when uploading your most important information, including your banking details. The now slick and smooth process of setting up a new bank account via an app like Monzo, or setting up a new staggered payment process via Klarna can be done within minutes.In a digital age, cash in its conventional sense seemingly inhibits the consumer and some believe it becomes a problem that they never knew they had, as loose change and heavy pockets are an inconvenience we don’t have to live with. Huw van discovered that in Sweden, cash payments had fallen by 80% over the past decade and experts believe that the UK is only four to six years behind.Ten years ago cash was used for six out of ten payments and experts believe that this will inevitably drop to one in ten payments in ten years’ time, as you can imagine cash has been taken over by debit cards and contactless technology that is only bound to increase over time.As of 2018, cash accounted for 28% of payment methods used, this is down from 60% in 2008, so it is obvious to see the use of cash is on the decline heading towards the experts predictions of 9% by 2028, but has Covid-19 sped things up pushing us five to ten years ahead of schedule in reducing the use of cash?Banks and retailers have been pushing the use of contactless payments and online services for hygiene reasons and as shops started to close, the UK cash usage halved within days. Reports also show that during lockdown ATM transactions were down by 60%, a rapid drop compared to the year on year decline of roughly 6% - 10%. This all happened despite the World Health Organisation never actually instructing people to avoid cash during the pandemic.In some cases retailers have been refusing to take cash, I know this from personal experience, maybe you have experienced this too? So what chance does cash have to survive?Over the past few years with the emergence of the Fintech space in London, we began growing our offering for clients of this type. We recognise the need to be flexible and dynamic to match the world of Fintech and are proud to support such disruptive businesses. With our financial services expertise and tenure, we've found ourselves to be excellent commercial partners and providers for Fintech firms that are both in a period of rapid growth and those that have made their mark on the market. View our latest roles here.
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While mergers and acquisitions were once a strategy for companies to extend their global footprint, or grow their workforce, technology has shifted the focus. Firms are now motivated to acquire technology companies and assert their dominance in the digital sphere. Businesses might currently be facing a great deal of economic uncertainty, but there are still plenty of deals on the table, and in the first two months of H2 2020, global M&A megadeals totalled $256 billion. No matter whether the intentions of a business scale-up are to drive innovation, or to ensure competitive advantage, technology will continue to take a leading role in future deals. Here’s why technology is an essential piece of the puzzle and how it has inspired the new wave of M&A deals: Future-proofingSome job markets - like professional services - have faced fewer hurdles since the virus outbreak but they still face the pressure to remain relevant and to future-proof their services. Businesses are acquiring to stay in the game and become recognised as trailblazers, rather than chasing the competition’s tail, and M&A deals are motivated by the need to acquire new services, processes, talent or technology. Technology has the power to future-proof a business because it accelerates digital transformation; as companies try to navigate the uncertainty that is ahead, M&As will shift from being a future-proofing approach to a crisis-proofing strategy, and technology will likely play an increasingly central role. The booming cloud services marketNot long ago, AI was considered a futurist technology and conversations centred around whether robotics were a threat to jobs – even to those in the tech industry. However, research has proven how machine learning has the capacity to create more jobs and enable workforces to become more specialised. Within the same family of ‘disruptive technology’ is cloud computing. The global cloud services market is expected to hit a value of $331.2 billion by 2022, and today there are very few businesses which don’t use cloud computing models such as SaaS. This has created a flurry of activity on the M&A scene as corporations rush to snap up businesses who have the expertise and equipment they need to take their operations entirely remote. What’s more, cloud computing is built on the idea of scalability, making it an essential piece of the M&A puzzle. Research has proven how machine learning has the capacity to create more jobs and enable workforces to become more specialised. " FintechM&A deals rely heavily on face-to-face interaction, so it is no surprise that there was a 44.7% drop in the value of transactions in H1 2020 when compared to the previous year. However, in spite of the restrictions and economic uncertainty, Mastercard announced the acquisition of Finicity for $825 million in June. The fintech company specialises in open banking – a business model that gives third-party companies secure access to customers’ banking details, thereby allowing customers to have greater control over their finances and how they budget. Open banking has helped to bring financial services into the modern age - one reason why many similar M&A deals are appearing in the wake of Covid-19. 2019 was hailed the year of fintech M&As, bringing in four megadeals and a total deal value of $121.18 billion in H1 alone. Yet, 2020 has proved to be a promising year and the surge in the acquisition of fintech firms can also be attributed to the need for companies to provide a wider range of multichannel services. Markets are converging and this mounting interest in technology-enabled banking services has stirred up the M&A market where high profile fintech deals will likely go on to break more records. A career in M&AProfessionals working in M&A are in the business of creating value. While some companies will have been forced into survival mode, for others, the pandemic has exposed an opportunity to join forces with emergent start-ups or disruptive corporations. Professionals working in the M&A market are helping these businesses to source and snap up technology companies that will allow them to stay ahead of the curve. As technology continues to infiltrate every industry and discipline, M&A deals will become more widespread and the strategic skills of employees in this field will become more desirable. If you’re ready to take your skills to the market browse our jobs and have a look at our career advice hub. Providing a service that is tailored to youIf you’re interested in partnering with an agency that approaches the recruitment process differently, then Marks Sattin is the choice for you. We have a rich history of providing an unrivalled, relationship-led service to our clients and candidates. Our consultants are committed to connecting businesses of all sizes – from global organisations, to emerging start-ups - with talented professionals. Contact us if you’re looking for more information on recruitment solutions in M&A, financial services, corporate development or investment & advisory.