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We are a diverse group of people working remotely as one team from Ireland to Poland to Greece and beyond, but we have a common goal – to make our candidates and clients fans of Allen Recruitment.

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Adam Walsh

Adam Walsh

Principal Recruitment Consultant | Recruiters

Five minutes with Adam Walsh

  1. What is your role within the company? Principal Recruitment Consultant
  2. Where are you based? Waterford, Ireland 
  3. How do you find working remotely? It was definitely a challenge onboarding remotely and not actually having met colleagues for months after starting. I definitely miss the social interactions of an office but there’s also a lot to be said for working in pyjama bottoms.  
  4. What’s your favourite industry to recruit in? Finance and HR.
  5. What’s your favourite part of your job? The people side of things. I love talking to different people of different backgrounds on a daily basis, learning about different jobs and industries and presenting job-seekers with their dream role.  
  6. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call Barack Obama 
  7. Tell me something interesting about you? I am currently trying to learn how to speak French.
Adrian Fay

Adrian Fay

Lead Recruitment Consultant | Recruiters

Five minutes with Adrian Fay

  1. What is your role within the company? Lead Recruitment Consultant
  2. Where are you based? Dublin, Ireland 
  3. How do you find working remotely? I actually prefer being based in the office and I have continued to be office based throughout the Pandemic (although happy to work remotely from a sunny beach when the opportunity arises).  
  4. What’s your favourite industry to recruit in? My favourite industry to recruit for is Tech as I find many of my conversations with candidates are interesting and I learn about topics that interest me.   
  5. What’s your favourite part of your job? I love the buzz of placing someone, there’s an adrenaline rush when some accepts a role.   
  6. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call? Myself in 5 years .  
  7. Tell me something interesting about you? I have already lived in 5 counties and I am fluent in Gaeilge (Irish).  
Agnieszka Silva

Agnieszka Silva

Senior Talent Intelligence Specialist | Resourcing

Five minutes with Agnieszka Silva 

  1. What is your role within the company? Senior Talent Intelligence Specialist
  2. Where are you based? Krakow, Poland 
  3. How do you find working remotely? I like it! All the time I save not having to commute is priceless.  
  4. What’s your favourite part of your job? Every day there’s something new to learn. 
  5. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call? Miss Chanandler Bong. 
  6. Tell me something interesting about you? I was trained and worked as a sushi master for 4 months. 
Alberto Lanzi

Alberto Lanzi

Principal Recruitment Consultant | Recruiters

Five minutes with Alberto Lanzi 

  1. What is your role within the company? Principal Recruitment Consultant
  2. Where are you based? London, UK 
  3. How do you find working remotely? I really enjoy working remotely as I can easily manage my day with zero commuting time! 
  4. What’s your favourite part of your job?  I love meeting new people and getting to know them. Being an important point of reference in such a delicate stage of their life is what’s most gratifying for me. 
  5. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call?  My friend Lorenzo (aka “Superman”), he’s always up for a chat. 
  6. Tell me something interesting about you? I’ve lived in 6 different countries either to work or study. The craziest has been Montana,  where I played basketball with cowboys and natives!
Phone: +443333074280
Alexandra Kovacheva

Alexandra Kovacheva

Recruitment Consultant | Recruiters

Five minutes with Alexandra Kovacheva

  1. What is your role within the company? Recruitment Consultant
  2. Where are you based? Bulgaria
  3. How do you find working remotely? I definitely love the flexibility and convenience it gives! Allows for a good work-life balance. It also saves a lot of commuting time to the office on a daily basis.
  4. What’s your favourite industry to recruit in? HR and marketing
  5. What’s your favourite part of your job? Having such a vital position – every new candidate can be the next best employee of the client, and it is my role to find and interview that best candidate! Very empowering and highly responsible task!
  6. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call? The ideal candidate for the job.
  7. Tell me something interesting about you? I absolutely love board games and escape rooms – been to more than 20 escape rooms by now.
Phone: +443333075733
Alicja Lautenbach

Alicja Lautenbach

Senior Community Onboarding Specialist | Community Operations Support

Five minutes with Alicja Lautenbach

  1. What is your role within the company? Senior Community Onboarding Specialist
  2. Where are you based? Poland
  3. How do you find working remotely? It’s fine, luckily, thanks to the technology, I can stay in touch with everyone, even though we are kilometres away from each other.
  4. What’s your favourite part of your job? Knowing that what I do is actually useful for other people, also – I love working with data, and there’s a lot of data to take care of.
  5. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call? Sylvester Stallone.
  6. Tell me something interesting about you? In love with video games, forest and anything related to space (one nice spacewalk is my biggest dream).
Anita Makowska-Al Nabbool

Anita Makowska-Al Nabbool

Country Director - Poland | Country and Division Specialists

Five minutes with Anita Makowska-Al Nabbool 

  1. What is your role within the company? Country Director – Poland
  2. Where are you based? Poland 
  3. How do you find working remotely? Very convenient.
  4. What’s your favourite industry to recruit in? Administration, HR, Marketing, Finance. 
  5. What’s your favourite part of your job? Listening to people and helping them spread their wings. 
  6. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call? A person who is looking for new job opportunities. 
  7. Tell me something interesting about you? I lived in the Middle East for 14 years, started practising yoga there and still wake up at dawn to do my sun salutations. 
Anna Leszczynska

Anna Leszczynska

Senior Recruitment Consultant | Recruiters

Five minutes with Anna Leszczynska 

  1. What is your role within the company? Senior Recruitment Consultant  
  2. Where are you based? Switzerland / Poland 
  3. How do you find working remotely? I enjoy working remotely for a few reasons: at home, I can focus on my work, I can plan my time better, and I don’t lose time to transportation. 
  4. What’s your favourite industry to recruit in? HR, Marketing, Finance 
  5. What’s your favourite part of your job? Giving candidates good news never gets old. Offering candidates their dream job is my favourite part of being a Recruitment Consultant. 
  6. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call? Me from the future so I could give myself advice when and which cryptocurrencies/stocks to invest in. 
  7. Tell me something interesting about you? I don’t mind traveling solo, I find it enjoyable and educating. 
Anna Wozniak

Anna Wozniak

Community and Client Onboarding Lead | Community Operations Support

Five minutes with Anna Wozniak

  1. What is your role within the company? Community and Client Onboarding Lead
  2. Where are you based? Ireland
  3. How do you find working remotely? Very convenient. I save over 12 hours weekly as I don’t need to commute to Dublin City Centre. I often miss the social aspect of working through and face-to-face meetings, luckily I’ve got a hybrid option.
  4. What’s your favourite part of your job? I like self-managing my time and daily tasks, also the fact that every day is different and very rewarding. I feel very fortunate to work with amazing, talented, and very helpful colleagues who make this work really fun.
  5. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call? Hugh Laurie – very talented, intelligent, and hilarious guy.
  6. Tell me something interesting about you? I am not a big fan of sweets and I love watching snooker.
Anthony Coscoran

Anthony Coscoran

Account Manager | Account Managers

Five minutes with Anthony Coscoran

  1. What is your role within the company? Account Manager
  2. Where are you based? Ireland
  3. How do you find working remotely? Keeps me focused.
  4. What’s your favourite part of your job? Keeping up to date with new technologies, work methods, and systems across a range of sectors.
  5. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call? A hiring manager or client needing advice or support relating to staffing.
  6. Tell me something interesting about you? I was blessed by the Pope in 1979!

Awais Tahir

IT Support Engineer | Outsourcing

Five minutes with Awais Tahir

  1. What is your role within the company? IT Support Engineer
  2. Where are you based? Dublin, Ireland.
  3. How do you find working remotely? Embracing this modern work style has undoubtedly opened up new opportunities and revolutionized the traditional office dynamic, bringing greater freedom and flexibility to our daily routines.
  4. What’s your favourite part of your job? One of the enjoyable aspects of my role is the inherent simplicity of the solutions, juxtaposed with the complexity involved in identifying the underlying problem. The process of diagnosing issues is undoubtedly the most challenging aspect of my job.
  5. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call? My friend Ali, who is always there for me, has been a constant source of support and companionship.
  6. Tell me something interesting about you? Only those close to me are aware of my this habit that I have an insatiable sweet tooth, and I could easily devour sweets all day long.
Borja Santorio Morenza

Borja Santorio Morenza

Growth Team Lead | Country and Division Specialists

Five minutes with Borja Santorio

  1. What is your role within the company? Growth Team Lead
  2. Where are you based? Spain.
  3. How do you find working remotely? There is one of the best things, to be able to have work-life balance. Be able to manage my own time meanwhile I deliver the job and results.
  4. What’s your favourite part of your job? The team is incredible, they all take in consideration each of everyone ideas that we put on the table. It is a dynamic and creative environment with good vibe.
  5. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call? My dad, we have lots of things in common. He is always there to listen, share his opinion and makes me think in different ways, so I can have all perspectives before taking any decision.
  6. Tell me something interesting about you? I am an active person; I like to be surrounded by people. I love talking and make easier the life to the people that’s around me. Other than that, I like travelling (I have lived in different countries for the past 6 years), Sports and Animals.
Breean Weldrick

Breean Weldrick

Director of Sales - Ireland | Business Development Outsourcing

Five minutes with Breean Weldrick

  1. What is your role within the company? Director of Sales – Ireland
  2. Where are you based? Ireland
  3. How do you find working remotely? Love it
  4. What’s your favourite part of your job? Consulting with Clients
  5. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call? Finance Directors
  6. Tell me something interesting about you? Used to work in Jamie Oliver’s Restaurant in Sydney
Phone: +353831791047
Brian Cunningham

Brian Cunningham

Managing Director | Outsourcing Senior Leadership

Areas of specialism:

  • Business Development
  • Senior Level Recruitment

Interesting facts:

  • I am learning to play the drums
  • Former Captain of Carton House Golf Club
Carolina Calviño Fontenla

Carolina Calviño Fontenla

Growth Graduate - Spain | Country and Division Specialists

Five minutes with Carolina Calviño Fontenla

  1. What is your role within the company? Growth Graduate – Spain.
  2. Where are you based? Spain.
  3. How do you find working remotely? Working remotely is so nice, gives you flexibility but being the team that we are makes you feel integrated and connected as well. I really like it.
  4. What’s your favourite part of your job? Being able to share everything with the team. This is the best place I’ve work at! The people is amazing and giving my best here feels just right.
  5. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call? My grandma. She’s my inspiration and I love to chat for hours which her.
  6. Tell me something interesting about you? I’m lively and friendly, I can talk for hours. I’m a coffee and a cat lover.
Chrysanna Pavlou

Chrysanna Pavlou

Senior Account Manager | Account Managers

Five minutes with Chrysanna Pavlou

  1. What is your role within the company? Senior Account Manager
  2. Where are you based? Based in sunny Greece, working internationally 
  3. How do you find working remotely? I believe that technology has liberated the international workforce in working from home, doing exactly the same work as going to the office.  It’s a matter of preference I guess. I am very happy to work remotely as I love working with candidates from around the world and with no commuting time. It can be a bit lonely sometimes but when you have awesome colleagues there are always ways to bond and organize everyday communication. 
  4. What’s your favourite industry to recruit in? Definitely technical recruitment! I enjoy the challenge of IT and technology-based positions as well as engineering, construction, procurement, and project management roles.  
  5. What’s your favourite part of your job? While it might sound a little cheesy, I like the fact that recruiters make a difference to people’s lives helping them land their dream job.  
  6. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call?  I would call Albert Einstein and try to help him discover traveling back in time 
  7. Tell me something interesting about you? If I could select an animal that I would like to be reincarnated in I would have chosen to be a dolphin and roam free in the oceans! 
Conor King

Conor King

Senior Recruitment Consultant | Recruiters

Five minutes with Conor King

  1. What is your role within the company? Senior Recruitment Consultant
  2. Where are you based? Ireland 
  3. How do you find working remotely? I love it but I’m still looking forward to getting back into the office to be around the team. 
  4. What’s your favourite industry to recruit in? IT, Sales. 
  5. What’s your favourite part of your job?  Talking to different people every day and getting to know the finer details of what is involved in different jobs. 
  6. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call?  My dad. 
  7. Tell me something interesting about you? At the start of the first lockdown, I impulsively bought a wetsuit and a surfboard. I’ve fallen in love with the sea ever since and I try to get out for a surf or a swim as much as I can. I think it’s great for the soul.
Phone: +35319026509
Cristina Bucataru

Cristina Bucataru

Marketing Specialist | Marketing

Five minutes with Cristina Bucataru

  1. What is your role within the company? Marketing Specialist
  2. Where are you based? Spain
  3. How do you find working remotely? Life-changing. It has given me the space I need to do my best work all while devoting more time to my family and myself.
  4. What’s your favourite part of your job? The people.
  5. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call? Lin-Manuel Miranda. He’s an inspiration and someone I would love to learn from.
  6. Tell me something interesting about you? I have a passion for psychology and behavioural sciences and am a devoted mental health supporter. I also enjoy creative writing and often write stories in my spare time. 
Edyta Piatek

Edyta Piatek

Head of Business Operations | Community Operations Support Marketing People Strategy / Training and Development

Five minutes with Edyta Piatek

  1. What is your role within the company? Head of Business Operations
  2. Where are you based? Katowice, Poland.
  3. How do you find working remotely? I love the flexibility that remote work gives me and that it allows for a work & life balance with the possibility to work from the offices if I want to.
  4. What’s your favourite part of your job? Working on different projects that develop my professional experience and broaden my knowledge and let me grow as a person & also seeing positive outcomes of our Teamwork.
  5. Tell me something interesting about you?
    • Always considered the last one to do any physical activity, started running last year, and unexpectedly (after a very difficult beginning…) now, I cannot travel anywhere without my running shoes!

Ela Rzepa

Growth Specialist - Poland | Country and Division Specialists

Five minutes with Ela Rzepa

  1. What is your role within the company? Growth Specialist – Poland
  2. Where are you based? Poland.
  3. How do you find working remotely? It is great. Gives the opportunity to work more flexibly and effectively.
  4. What’s your favourite part of your job? Working together with the team, implementing new ideas and reaching results.
  5. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call? My friend, I admire her, she inspires me.
  6. Tell me something interesting about you? Love to spend time with my friends and family and meet new people.
Emma Kane

Emma Kane

Account Manager | Account Managers

Five minutes with Emma Kane 

  1. What is your role within the company? Account Manager
  2. Where are you based? Ireland
  3. How do you find working remotely? I really love the flexibility it allows me to have!
  4. What’s your favourite industry to recruit in? Marketing and HR
  5. What’s your favourite part of your job? Chatting to people from different backgrounds and getting to know their story and their goals, and of course finding them their dream job!
  6. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call? The actress Miriam Margoyles (Professor Sprout from Harry Potter)- I adore her naughty sense of humour!
  7. Tell me something interesting about you? I lived in South Korea for 3 and a half years and Spain for 5- I’m a bit of a travel junkie!
Phone: +443333075730
Fernanda Clifford

Fernanda Clifford

Principal Recruitment Consultant | Recruiters

Five minutes with Fernanda Clifford

  1. What is your role within the company? Principal Recruitment Consultant
  2. Where are you based? Dublin, Ireland 
  3. How do you find working remotely? I like to have the option to work remotely and also in the office. We are very fortunate to work at Allen Recruitment as we have the option to not only working from home but also to work remotely from different locations and keep the work-life balance. 
  4. What’s your favourite industry to recruit in? IT, HR, Customer Service, Marketing and Sales roles 
  5. What’s your favourite part of your job? I love that every day is different, I get to meet some of the best and the brightest people out there and help them find their dream jobs. 
  6. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call? Michelle Obama 
  7. Tell me something interesting about you? I am an Irish and Italian Citizen but I was born and raised in Rosario, Argentina the city of Lionel Messi and Che Guevara.
Irina Bunici

Irina Bunici

Recruitment Consultant | Recruiters

Five minutes with Irina Bunici

  1. What is your role within the company? Recruitment Consultant
  2. Where are you based? Ireland
  3. How do you find working remotely? I love it as I get extra time every day to work on something else instead of commuting to work.
  4. What’s your favourite industry to recruit in? IT and Marketing as these areas are super interesting.
  5. What’s your favourite part of your job? Getting to meet different kinds of people and helping them find the perfect job.
  6. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call? My mom, she always has a story to tell!
  7. Tell me something interesting about you? I always get mistaken for being Italian because of my surname, but I am of Moldovan descent.
Phone: +443333075734
Ivanna Skalska

Ivanna Skalska

Community Onboarding Specialist | Community Operations Support

Five minutes with Ivanna Skalska

  1. What is your role within the company? Community Onboarding Specialist
  2. Where are you based? Poland
  3. How do you find working remotely? I definitely love it. Remote work gives me possibility to save a lot of commuting time and spend it on my hobbies. Perfect option for creating own work life balance.
  4. What’s your favourite part of your job? Documents, Communication with people and International Labour Law.
  5. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call? My parents – they always have cool stories to cheer me up.
  6. Tell me something interesting about you? I am interested in Arabic culture and reading the books.
Javier Sanchez

Javier Sanchez

Account Manager | Account Managers

Five minutes with Javier Sanchez

  1. What is your role within the company? Account Manager
  2. Where are you based? I am based in Spain
  3. How do you find working remotely? Remote work is helping me achieve a great work-life balance  When I’m able to set my own hours, not only I am more focused to do my job diligently, supporting candidates, clients, and colleagues, and also able to spend more time with my family in Italy and Spain.
  4. What’s your favourite industry to recruit in? Tech, Finance, and HR
  5. What’s your favourite part of your job? The possibility of covering different and new assignments, getting to know people from different backgrounds,  with unique career paths, and helping them to find their new challenge.
  6. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call? My grandpa.
  7. Tell me something interesting about you? I go swimming in the sea at least once per week, even when I was living in Ireland!
Phone: +443333075731

Jodie McGuinness

Lead Recruitment Consultant | Recruiters

Five minutes with Jodie McGuinness

  1. What is your role within the company? Lead Recruitment Consultant
  2. Where are you based? Ireland 
  3. How do you find working remotely? I am really enjoying it.  
  4. What’s your favourite industry to recruit in?  Finance. 
  5. What’s your favourite part of your job? The best thing has to be talking to and getting to know so many interesting people. 
  6. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call? Ed Sheeran. 
  7. Tell me something interesting about you? I have been skydiving.  
Julia Kukielko

Julia Kukielko

Senior Recruitment Consultant | Recruiters

Five minutes with Julia Kukielko 

  1. What is your role within the company? Senior Recruitment Consultant
  2. Where are you based? Spain 
  3. How do you find working remotely? I love the trust that it is built on and its flexibility. 
  4. What’s your favourite industry to recruit in? I am on the journey of discovering my preferences.  
  5. What’s your favourite part of your job? Working with the team and helping candidates to find jobs where they can feel happy and fulfilled.  
  6. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call? My empathy buddy – my sister who unfortunately lives far away from me. 
  7. Tell me something interesting about you? In my free time, I like to go rock climbing, enjoy the peacefulness of nature, read self-development books, cook plant-based foods, or play with my cats. 
Justyna Andryszak

Justyna Andryszak

Joint Country Director and Senior Recruitment Consultant - Sweden | Recruiters

Five minutes with Justyna Andryszak 

  1. What is your role within the company? Joint Country Director and Senior Recruitment Consultant – Sweden.
  2. Where are you based? Gdansk Poland and Stockholm Sweden. 
  3. How do you find working remotely? I absolutely love working remotely.   
  4. What’s your favourite industry to recruit in? I like the roles that I can understand. Really enjoy recruiting Recruiters and Sourcers as they are always nice and responsive. 
  5. What’s your favourite part of your job? Telling candidates that they got hired.  
  6. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call? A polite, engaged candidate who is sure of their skills and knows what they are looking for. 
  7. Tell me something interesting about you? I once participated in a national cake decorating contest… I didn’t win but ate a lot of free cake.   
Justyna Bobka

Justyna Bobka

Senior Recruitment Consultant | Recruiters

Five minutes with Justyna Bobka

  1. What is your role within the company? Senior Recruitment Consultant
  2. Where are you based? Poland 
  3. How do you find working remotely? I enjoy the convenience of it, especially no need to commute to my workplace. I also find it easier to concentrate on my work in comparison to working in a busy office.  
  4. What’s your favourite part of your job? Creating positive candidate experience and helping them to find their dream jobs. Equally, my favourite part is collaboration with my colleagues. 
  5. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call? My sister, she can always make me laugh, or candidate who is a perfect fit for the role.  
  6. Tell me something interesting about you? I lived in Greece for 6 months and studied there on a faculty of Fine Arts as a part of a student exchange program.
Phone: +443333074282
Kamile Martinkute

Kamile Martinkute

Head of Recruitment Operations | Account Managers People Strategy / Training and Development Recruiters

Five minutes with Kamile Martinkute 

  1. What is your role within the company? Head of Recruitment Operations
  2. Where are you based? Ireland, Cork 
  3. How do you find working remotely? I was working remotely for about a year before Covid. Took some time to get used to it but I really enjoy it now. Think I’d struggle going back to the office full time. I feel like I’d spend most of the day talking to people instead of working but this could be because I haven’t seen my lovely work colleagues in over a year!  
  4. What’s your favourite part of your job? Finding candidates perfect for a difficult role. Filling those roles!  Seeing our recruiters be successful and gain confidence and knowledge. Building relationships with clients. 
  5. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call?   
  6. Tell me something interesting about you? I have a strange obsession with buying new psychology books and reading 3+ at once. Finishing most of them, however, is another story..  
Phone: +35316694044
Kayleigh Bull-Harris

Kayleigh Bull-Harris

Growth Senior Specialist - UK | Country and Division Specialists

Five minutes with Kayleigh Bull-Harris

  1. What is your role within the company? Growth Senior Specialist – UK.
  2. Where are you based? England – United Kingdom
  3. How do you find working remotely? I enjoy it, it’s the perfect way to have a work-life balance in my eyes and always I look forward to heading into the offices to see my work colleagues.
  4. What’s your favourite part of your job? My favourite part of the role is talking to and building relationships with many different people.
  5. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call? David Attenborough – I love animals and I love this planet, speaking with David would be so eye-opening and I’d be in complete awe of his stories!
  6. Tell me something interesting about you? I’m an avid car enthusiast – whether that be modifying my car, going to race days, or arranging social meets and events for other enthusiasts.
Keith Egan

Keith Egan

Senior Wellness Specialist | People Strategy / Training and Development

Five minutes with Keith Egan

  1. What is your role within the company? Senior Wellness Specialist
  2. Where are you based? Ireland
  3. How do you find working remotely? I find it very strange but I’m getting used to it.
  4. What’s your favourite part of your job? My favourite part is helping people overcome certain obstacles and seeing people progress.
  5. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call? Brian Cunningham.
  6. Tell me something interesting about you? I travelled to the U.S on a sports scholarship and still play competitive golf in the Ireland set up.
Phone: +353851358320

Kevin Broker

Growth Specialist - The Netherlands | Country and Division Specialists

Five minutes with Kevin Broker

  1. What is your role within the company? Growth Specialist – The Netherlands
  2. Where are you based? The Netherlands
  3. How do you find working remotely? It is one of the best things that has ever happened to me to be honest, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
  4. What’s your favourite part of your job? Seeing the numbers go up. It’s like a videogame.
  5. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call? J.R.R. Tolkien. I have so many questions I still need to ask about Middle Earth.
  6. Tell me something interesting about you? I love to do creative writing and create my own worlds, especially fantasy settings, as I think it is one of the most fascinating ways to understand ideas, situations, and people that I otherwise could not possibly understand.
Laura Thain

Laura Thain

Training Planning and Logistics Lead | People Strategy / Training and Development

Five minutes with Laura Thain

  1. What is your role within the company? Training Planning and Logistics Lead
  2. Where are you based? UK
  3. How do you find working remotely? I Love it! No commute! Working remotely allows me to take full ownership of my time making me more productive. It’s perfect for that work-life balance.
  4. What’s your favourite part of your job? I’m a people person so connecting with interesting people all over the world & work alongside a people-focused team.
  5. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call? Judy Garland – Shouldn’t need explaining. STAR.
  6. Tell me something interesting about you? I perform in Musicals & run a little shop on Etsy.
Phone: +443333074775
Liam Cox

Liam Cox

Country Director - Spain | Country and Division Specialists

Five minutes with Liam Cox

  1. What is your role within the company? Country Director – Spain
  2. Where are you based? Ireland 
  3. How do you find working remotely? I enjoy the convenience of it and I feel like I have adapted to it now. I do enjoy the opportunity to get into the office and see everyone in person though! 
  4. What’s your favourite industry to recruit in? Tech. 
  5. What’s your favourite part of your job? I love building relationships with people and helping them find their ideal job. 
  6. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call? Tommy Tiernan – funny and interesting! 
  7. Tell me something interesting about you? I got through to the judge’s houses stage of the X Factor in 2012!  
Louise Allen

Louise Allen

Chairperson | Senior Leadership

Areas of specialism:

  • ICT Senior Personnel (Director, Project Managers, Solution Architects, Consultants, Analysts)

Interesting facts:

  • former Software Project Manager, Business Analyst, Programmer
Phone: 01 6694041
Madalina Moldovon

Madalina Moldovon

Lead Recruitment Consultant | Recruiters

Five minutes with Madalina Moldovon 

  1. What is your role within the company? Lead Recruitment Consultant
  2. Where are you based? Ireland 
  3. How do you find working remotely? I really enjoy it, gives me an extra 2h a day to do other things other than commute.  
  4. What’s your favourite industry to recruit in? I really enjoy recruiting for Tech multinational companies across different roles, preferably HR, Marketing, and IT.  
  5. What’s your favourite part of your job? The best part is placing people into a job they love. I also like the fact that we work with targets and I always feel I am working towards a goal, it challenges me.  
  6. Tell me something interesting about you? I worked in Disneyland Paris for 6 months. Also worked in America for 2 years which was an amazing experience.  
Phone: +35316694046
Marco Roldán

Marco Roldán

Marketing Specialist | Marketing

Five minutes with Marco Roldán

  1. What is your role within the company? Marketing Specialist
  2. Where are you based? Spain
  3. How do you find working remotely? I really love it! It gives me flexibility and the perfect work-life balance.
  4. What’s your favourite part of your job? I enjoy working in dynamic and creative environments very much. Also creating a new community/service from scratch and see how it grows is awesome and a very rewarding feeling.
  5. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call?  My mum. I don´t know anybody who likes talking on the phone as much as she does.
  6. Tell me something interesting about you? Above anything else, I love to travel. I have lived in different countries, and I did a trip for more than 5 months in some Southeast Asian countries – it was a great adventure!
Megan Kane

Megan Kane

Recruitment Consultant | Recruiters

Five minutes with Megan Kane 

  1. What is your role within the company? Recruitment Consultant
  2. Where are you based? Ireland
  3. How do you find working remotely? The possibility of working from home is great, it’s flexible and very convenient in terms of time management and not having to commute to the office. It gives an opportunity for a good work-life balance.
  4. What’s your favourite industry to recruit in? I have just recently started at Allen Recruitment I am looking forward to recruiting in every industry and then finding my niche in a particular industry.
  5. What’s your favourite part of your job? No two days will be the same when working in recruitment.
  6. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call? Anna Geary, is a great advocate for all women to stay and participate in sports. I would like to sit and chat with her about everything and anything.
  7. Tell me something interesting about you? I have 2 All-Ireland medals, I enjoy baking and I am a big fan of The 2 Johnnies Podcast.
Phone: +443333075729
Olga Gurgul

Olga Gurgul

Recruitment Consultant | Recruiters

Five minutes with Olga Gurgul 

  1. What is your role within the company? Recruitment Consultant 
  2. Where are you based? Poland 
  3. How do you find working remotely? Remote work is making it easier, but I prefer working from the office where I can meet other co-workers. 
  4. What’s your favourite industry to recruit in? Sales and marketing 
  5. What’s your favourite part of your job? I love talking to other people, meeting their needs, and finding the ideal position for them. 
  6. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call? Someone who is open, with whom I can talk and meet their personality. 
  7. Tell me something interesting about you? I know the basics of the Japanese Language; I love painting with oils and horse riding; I am a total bookworm! 
Phone: +48 221531214
Olga Iwanicka

Olga Iwanicka

Country Director France and Senior Account Manager | Account Managers Country and Division Specialists

Five minutes with Olga Iwanicka 

  1. What is your role within the company? Country Director France and Senior Account Manager
  2. Where are you based? Ireland 
  3. How do you find working remotely? I absolutely love it (no offense to my amazing colleagues). 
  4. What’s your favourite industry to recruit in? IT/ Marketing. 
  5. What’s your favourite part of your job? Getting to know so many incredible people. 
  6. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call? My fiancé (he never answers his phone, it would be amazing to finally reach him). 
  7. Tell me something interesting about you? I am fascinated by human cognition, there are so many factors influencing how we percept and understand the world. 
Olya Maksiuta

Olya Maksiuta

Head of Allen Outsource | Outsourcing

Five minutes with Olya Maksiuta

  1. What is your role within the company? Head of Allen Outsource
  2. Where are you based? The UK, Sevenoaks.
  3. How do you find working remotely? It’s cool not to spend time commuting to London every day, but I am delighted to see our team in real life once a month.
  4. What’s your favourite part of your job? I love to make our clients happy!
  5. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call? Tony Hsieh.
  6. Tell me something interesting about you? I worked in the bank, the railway company, the grain processing complex and the internet shop. My hobby is ballroom dance.

Orla O’Connor

Growth Senior Specialist - France | Country and Division Specialists

Five minutes with Orla O’Connor

  1. What is your role within the company? Growth Senior Specialist – France.
  2. Where are you based? France.
  3. How do you find working remotely? Flexibility works for me.
  4. What’s your favourite part of your job? The challenge of making prospective clients fans.
  5. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call? My mother – I miss her so much!
  6. Tell me something interesting about you? I spent Christmas 2013 volunteering in an orphanage in Nepal.
Orla Scully

Orla Scully

Senior Account Manager | Account Managers

Five minutes with Orla Scully 

  1. What is your role within the company? Senior Account Manager
  2. Where are you based? Ireland 
  3. How do you find working remotely? I have enjoyed it, but very much looking forward to going back to the office. 
  4. What’s your favourite part of your job? Helping people succeed, and get a job they have worked very hard for. 
  5. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call? My mom – always has the right answer.  
  6. Tell me something interesting about you? Before starting in recruitment, I was a teacher in Abu Dhabi for a year.
Phone: 0862424804

Paul Martin

UK Country Director and Head of Contract Recruitment | Country and Division Specialists Outsourcing

Five minutes with Paul Martin

  1. What is your role within the company? UK Country Director and Head of Contract Recruitment.
  2. Where are you based? Portsmouth, Uk
  3. How do you find working remotely? No problem.
  4. What’s your favourite industry to recruit in? I have recruited across many, and they are all interesting to me, although the issues tend to be the same.
  5. What’s your favourite part of your job? Collaborating with clients and colleagues to solve problems.
  6. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call? Well that is a very interesting question indeed……probably something music-related (George Michael if it wasn’t now impossible).
  7. Tell me something interesting about you? I have completed two 4-day charity cycling events (not sure how interesting this actually is?!) to coincide with my birthday – one was London-Paris (290 miles), the other London-Amsterdam-Brussels (340 miles). These days I am happy with a leisurely 20-miler as a fair-weather cyclist
Phil Finane

Phil Finane

Talent Intelligence Manager | Resourcing

Five minutes with Phil Finane 

  1. What is your role within the company? Talent Intelligence Manager
  2. Where are you based? Based in Ireland, splitting my time between Dublin and Cork. 
  3. How do you find working remotely? Thanks to the established Allen Recruitment methodologies and the scalability of our internal systems and technology stack, we were well-positioned to meet and exceed the challenges posed by the pandemic. During the period of lockdown, I believe the communication mediums we’ve settled on here in Allen Recruitment have hit the right tone and have dovetailed nicely into the way our business was evolving anyway. Thanks to our heavy investment in technology and methodology over recent years, literally overnight we are able to switch from an office-based team to a remote team – overall, our business didn’t miss a beat. As we grow our presence across Europe and beyond, I think the challenges over the last year or so have provided a real test and validation of our systems and have allowed us to bring forward and tweak the changes needed to be a true multi-regional recruitment provider. For me personally, working remotely from my home in Cork – I have enjoyed the convenience of flexible hours which has led to an overall improved work-life balance.  
  4. What’s your favourite part of your job?  Working with Allen Recruitment Account Managers and clients on hard-to-fill Technical roles. Determining hiring manager’s requirements and developing suitable candidate lists for our recruiters to work on. 
  5. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call?  A day rate contractor actively looking for a new assignment. 
    Other than that, maybe the Leinster Rugby Ticket officer telling me I’ve won a lifetime season ticket for the RDS.  
  6. Tell me something interesting about you? Leinster Rugby Supporter. Outside of work, I am interested in anything Astronomy and Deep Sky Astrophotography related. 
Rebecca Nugent

Rebecca Nugent

Talent Acquisition, Training and Instructional Design Lead | People Strategy / Training and Development

Five minutes with Rebecca Nugent 

  1. What is your role within the company? Talent Acquisition, Training and Instructional Design Lead
  2. Where are you based? Ireland
  3. How do you find working remotely? I love the sounds of my own voice so it is safer for everyone if I work remotely.   
  4. What’s your favourite industry to recruit in? I love to work across numerous industries for variety.  
  5. What’s your favourite part of your job? I love to speak, consult and help people find the roles that are right for them! 
  6. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call? My mam – that woman never answers her phone. 
  7. Tell me something interesting about you? I once walked the presidents dogs for an entire week. 
Robyn Heffer

Robyn Heffer

Head of MSP Partnerships and Internal People Strategy Lead | People Strategy / Training and Development

Five minutes with Robyn Heffer 

  1. What is your role within the company? Head of MSP Partnerships and Internal People Strategy Lead
  2. Where are you based? England/UK 
  3. How do you find working remotely? I think it’s great, allows for flexibility and a great work/life balance with the option to go to offices if you want to. 
  4. What’s your favourite part of your job? Building relationships and working in partnership with them to fill their roles. I also really enjoy doing internal recruitment for the company too. 
  5. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call? Hugh Jackman, he sings, he dances, he acts, and he’s a nice guy, what more could you want! 
  6. Tell me something interesting about you? I perform in musicals in my spare time and have been dancing since the age of 3. 
Roisin Flynn

Roisin Flynn

Account Manager | Account Managers

Five minutes with Roisin Flynn 

  1. What is your role within the company? Account Manager    
  2. Where are you based? Ireland 
  3. How do you find working remotely? It’s not too bad, I miss being around people and having fun in the office but its great not having to travel and sit in traffic for 2 hours. 
  4. What’s your favourite industry to recruit in? Human Resource Management and Sales. 
  5. What’s your favourite part of your job? I love getting to speak to so many different people and learning their stories. There is serious satisfaction in finding someone their dream job. Job searching can be tough, we’ve all been there so I love being able to help people as best I can.   
  6. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call? The Rock – His work ethic is insane and he just seems like such a humble and motivational person. I’d love to give him a call on a tough day to get a pep talk.  
  7. Tell me something interesting about you? I am 27 years of age and only learned how to ride a bike last year.  
Phone: +353 1 6694058
Roya Sayadi

Roya Sayadi

Joint Country Director and Growth Senior Specialist - Sweden | Country and Division Specialists

Five minutes with Roya Sayadi

  1. What is your role within the company? Joint Country Director and Growth Senior Specialist – Sweden.
  2. Where are you based? Sweden.
  3. How do you find working remotely? Love it, I am quite an adaptable/flexible person it suits me perfectly. Being social is within my blood so whenever I need a dose of socialization, I jump on a call with other team members virtually.
  4. What’s your favourite part of your job? Learning, being creative, and growing. The diversity within my job gives me a perfect combination of satisfaction.
  5. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call? David Bayer – he is a mindset and business expert. My passion is business and mindset, so David Bayer is someone I enjoy having discussions with.
  6. Tell me something interesting about you? At first impression I seem super girly, but once someone gets to know me, they realise I am a tomboy at heart.
Rubya Samsoedien

Rubya Samsoedien

Marketing Specialist | Marketing

Five minutes with Rubya Samsoedien

  1. What is your role within the company? Marketing Specialist
  2. Where are you based? Ireland
  3. How do you find working remotely? Exactly how I had envisioned my career to be.
  4. What’s your favourite part of your job? That I get the chance to work on a complete new project where I can implement my creativity and be innovative.
  5. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call? My parents, they’re my best friends, best advisors, and motivators.
  6. Tell me something interesting about you? I hold a deep love for spiritual soul searching combined with my passion for writing and I try to bring this back within my involvement as an ambassador to female entrepreneurial progression and development.
Sara Laska

Sara Laska

Senior Recruitment Consultant | Recruiters

Five minutes with Sara Laska

  1. What is your role within the company? Senior Recruitment Consultant 
  2. Where are you based? Poland 
  3. How do you find working remotely? I really appreciate the possibility of working remotely. I believe it helps me to keep the work-life balance and be more flexible at the same time.  
  4. What’s your favourite industry to recruit in? IT, Engineering, Marketing, Customer Service.  
  5. What’s your favourite part of your job? I really enjoy conversations with people, building relationships, and helping them to find their dream role.  
  6. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call? Elon Musk or Sadhguru.
  7. Tell me something interesting about you? I am a certified SFX make-up artist and some of my work was featured in international/local fashion and beauty magazines, for example: “Make-up Trendy 3/2020”.

Stjepan Ivancan

Outsourcing Operations Manager | Outsourcing

Five minutes with Stjepan Ivancan

  1. What is your role within the company? Managing outsourcing projects, also dealing with compliance and general process improvement.
  2. Where are you based? At the moment, jumping between Ireland and Croatia.
  3. How do you find working remotely? Logical, productive and fulfilling.
  4. What’s your favourite part of your job? Noticing positive impact of implemented changes, this is most rewarding when we receive positive feedback from our customers.
  5. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call? Anyone with some positive news or jaunty attitude.
  6. Tell me something interesting about you? The number of my hobbies and interests is surpassed only by the number of miles I have on the road.
Wiktoria Fietko

Wiktoria Fietko

Senior Talent Intelligence Specialist | Resourcing

Five minutes with Wiktoria Fietko 

  1. What is your role within the company? I am currently working as a Senior Talent Intelligence Specialist.
  2. Where are you based? I live in Poland. 
  3. How do you find working remotely? I am a huge fan of working remotely.  
  4. What’s your favourite part of your job?  My favourite part of the job is that I am learning something new every day. It is impossible to get bored here. 
  5. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call?  My mom. Or Stephen King. 
  6. Tell me something interesting about you? I love Korean culture and I could spend hours a day reading books (especially non-fiction and fantasy). 
Wiktoria Michalowska

Wiktoria Michalowska

Country Director - Netherlands | Country and Division Specialists Outsourcing

Five minutes with Wiktoria Michalowska

  1. What is your role within the company? Country Director – Netherlands
  2. Where are you based? Ireland 
  3. How do you find working remotely? Loving it – I started working remotely a couple of years back and I can never go back. 
  4. What’s your favourite part of your job? Working on challenging projects. 
  5. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call? My granny – best chats! 
  6. Tell me something interesting about you? I love Latin American culture and vegan cuisine. 
Zsofia Nemeth

Zsofia Nemeth

Lead Recruitment Consultant | Recruiters

Five minutes with Zsofia Nemeth 

  1. What is your role within the company? Lead Recruitment Consultant
  2. Where are you based? Dublin, Ireland 
  3. How do you find working remotely? I like working remotely as this saves me time, instead of commuting on a daily basis I can go to the gym when I finished up for the day and manage my time more efficiently. 
  4. What’s your favourite industry to recruit in? IT 
  5. What’s your favourite part of your job? My favourite part of the job is when I manage to place a candidate with his or her dream company, the sheer happiness in their voice when they are getting an offer that they desired for a long time, is just simply precious. That is the time when I feel that my work has the potential to make a real and valuable impact on people’s life. 
  6. You dial the phone, who is the ideal person who could answer your call? My fiancé. 
  7. Tell me something interesting about you? I tried myself out working in different areas before engaging with recruitment. One of my favourite experiences was spending a whole summer as a baker in the United States. I baked special wedding cakes and for events with more than 300 participants. There was no place for making mistakes and the pressure was very high, but using my creative side, designing and creating something was a joyful and unforgettable experience. 
Phone: +35316694057