It was following a series of middling to bad recruitment experiences that Lynda Barnes decided to apply her technical experience in insurance and financial services to the world of recruitment. Today she is founding member and Managing Director of 360 Search Ltd, a specialist agency that seeks to reset market standards to a new high, bringing value to both clients and candidates alike.
As an experienced insurance underwriter, she has a comprehensive understanding of equating risk and has an in-depth knowledge of the industry. Today that knowledge is utilised when reviewing company business plans, succession planning and strategic headhunting.
In 2012, she began an introductory merger and acquisitions service for those discretely looking to buy or sell and the delicate nature of this service is fundamental to the level of integrity that Lynda operates with clients and her colleagues.
“I believe my ability to listen to my clients is a real strength,” says Lynda. “We offer a truly bespoke service and it is directly related to what our clients say they want and need.” Combined with the aforementioned integrity and high ethical standards, this tailored service has attracted clients from a broad range of business sectors, including several multi-nationals.
That in turn has meant that 360 Search Ltd is spreading its wings to Europe for the benefit of Irish and international companies and clients. “We are already in the UK, Spain and Malta and we are currently looking at Germany too,” she comments.
Conveniently located on Lower Baggot Street, 360 Search Ltd opened its doors in November 2010 and has seen continual growth. “Central to my ethos is the desire to achieve excellence, to help employers find the most qualified personnel for permanent, temporary and contract positions and to introduce candidates to careers that offer opportunity and reward, while ensuring the best working environment at 360 Search Ltd.”
The future for 360 Search Ltd looks bright. The initial risk is proving to be worth it!
26 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2 Tel 01-6344990 www.360search.ie