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in the recruitment sector:

Your next employee will steer the direction of the business

Hiring the right person is crucial for a micro or small business. Someone who thrives in your company will make a significant contribution to the business, regardless of their role. On the other hand, hiring the wrong person, due to a lack of time and expertise, could be disastrous.

Finding the right person is the hardest part of hiring

You want to choose from the best candidates on the market, to persuade them to join your company. But the current format of a job description does not attempt to attract top talent, it just lists the job requirements and subsequently all the job postings look the same.

The best recruiters are excellent at screening CVs to weed out poor ones. They have the most expertise when it comes to interviewing candidates, and they'll help get that next hire over the line. But they’re missing that crucial first step - how to make a job description as attractive as possible to persuade top talent to apply.

TalentAttract combines over a decade in recruitment with two decades in marketing to attract and hire the right person who will flourish in your organisation.


years of copywriting


years of recruitment


years of design


years of advertising


years of strategy

Choose your services

Unlike a recruitment agency that charges between 10-30% of the salary for your job vacancy, TalentAttract works on a flat fee, with a menu of services for you to choose from.

Talent attraction is the most important part of the process, so I would always recommend choosing at least the job description service.


  • Deep analysis of the role, the company and the person required
  • 30 min consultation
  • Production of a compelling and persuasive job ad by a professional copywriter


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Advertising Strategy

  • Expert advice on the right advertising platform
  • Management of advertising the job
  • Social media creative - choosing an eye-catching image and persuasive caption
  • Collating and forwarding the CVs


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  • CV screening and shortlisting (up to 15 CVs)
  • Candidate screening by video call (up to 8 candidates)
  • Easy to read shortlisted report for quick review
  • Extra CVs or screening calls can be accommodated at an additional cost

From €800

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  • Expert advice on interview techniques, scoring and selection
  • Interview participation (up to 3 candidates)
  • Reference checks
  • Extra candidates can be accommodated at an additional cost

From €1,000

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  • Fatlind Gashi, Owner
    I was having difficulty hiring a senior manager into my company, I just wasn’t getting good enough candidates. Someone introduced me to TalentAttract and Stephen wrote an amazing job ad which attracted many strong CVs. This included two very skilled and experienced candidates who said they only applied because they liked what it said in the job ad. I hired one of them and saved myself thousands in recruitment fees.
    Fatlind Gashi, Owner
    Balkania Foods
  • Stephen McConnell, HR Director
    I needed to find a credit controller quite quickly, which is a challenge in the Northern Ireland market, where the good ones are few and far between. I had already paid quite a few recruiters’ fees in the past year and would have liked to avoid that high cost. Someone told me about the services of TalentAttract, where the cost was buttons compared to my usual fee. When I spoke to Stephen he seemed to know the challenges of a credit control job before he questioned me. The job ad he produced was like nothing I had seen before. I couldn’t recognise my own company! We received six strong applications and interviewed two candidates. One lady completely surpassed my expectations, she had everything I was looking for and then some. I immediately offered her the job.
    Stephen McConnell, HR Director
  • Kathy O’Donnell, Director of EMEA Marketing
    I was looking for an EMEA Marketing Operations Manager for Dropbox, with specific niche skills. They are typically hard-to-find, and my recruiting team expected this role would be filled with a sourced candidate. However, Stephen at TalentAttract created a very compelling job ad which attracted the successful candidate in record time. No recruitment fee or sourcing time required from the internal recruiting team. I was very happy with the service and outcome.
    Kathy O’Donnell, Director of EMEA Marketing
  • John Foley, Ex-CEO
    I was retiring from my role as CEO of Athletics Ireland and I had the responsibility to write the job description for my replacement. It was something I was struggling with from a time perspective. Coincidentally, around that time, I was introduced to the perfect service. It started, impressively well. Stephen, the owner, rang and asked me very pertinent questions about the job and Athletics Ireland, he already seemed to have an understanding of the role. Within 48 hours he had a draft of the job ad. It needed a few tweaks and he was happy to amend three times. The final version of the job ad was perfect; it captured the challenges and opportunities of the job incredibly well. So much so, that when the ad was passed to the Athletics Ireland board, they didn’t make one change and they were full of praise. The position was filled promptly. The business offering by TalentAttract was something I’d never heard of before, but it’s a fabulous proposition for anyone struggling to write a job description or having trouble filling a position.
    John Foley, Ex-CEO
    Athletics Ireland
  • Mal Barritt, MD
    I used the services of Stephen and TalentAttract for a recruitment drive. Stephen assisted us in crafting our adverts as previous ads had been dull and largely ineffective in driving candidate interest. He reviewed our proposition and carefully designed new ads that really got the message across about what we had to offer as a company and a career, not just the jobs in insolation. He also gave us advice on how to promote these ads through various recruitment channels, specifically through social media. The results of the recruitment drive were incredible, we doubled the number of candidates we ordinarily get applying for our jobs. The impact of such enabled us to have superb choices and make great appointments.
    Mal Barritt, MD
  • Liam Smyth, Talent Aquisition Manager
    Whether one is brand new to recruitment or has been in the business for years, I can guarantee that you’ll never write a job ad the same way again! Who knew such a simple thing as how you write an ad, would change so dramatically the quality of candidate that applies to a vacancy!?
    Liam Smyth, Talent Aquisition Manager
  • Mike McDonagh, Director
    Stephen first introduced me to the importance of effective job ads about a decade ago. Since then I have been a huge advocate of his principles and practices. The services of his business, TalentAttract, will help anyone recruiting, attract a higher calibre of candidate.
    Mike McDonagh, Director
    Sigmar Recruitment
  • Carol Kealy, Senior Recruitment Professional
    I worked with Stephen for a number of months on improving job ads for Irish Life to help us better sell our career opportunities and excellent company benefits. We have worked on a range of roles from tech through marketing and finance. I was very pleased with how the new job ads looked and every one to date has had a great response with quality candidates, some leading to placements. I would recommend Stephen’s services for candidate attraction.
    Carol Kealy, Senior Recruitment Professional
    Irish Life
  • Estelle Curry, Career Coach
    As an HR Manager, I worked with Stephen in a previous company. That’s why he was the first person I turned to, to help create content and a value proposition for my new business as a career coach. Coming from a marketing background, Stephen has a very strong understanding of HR and specifically recruitment, and I was impressed with how he wanted to get a real understanding of my offering. He’s an excellent consultant.
    Estelle Curry, Career Coach
    Florescit Coaching
  • Simon Berry Byrne, Owner
    I worked with Stephen on a key web project and I can only highly recommend him. His positive attitude, attention to detail and work ethic towards the project was exceptional. I look forward to working with him again in the future.
    Simon Berry Byrne, Owner
    Pixeltown Web Design
  • Des Goldrick, Owner
    One thing that's impressed me when working with Stephen is that he understands the challenges of recruitment and he has some very effective solutions.
    Des Goldrick, Owner
    Core Recruitment
  • Martina Quinn, Senior Manager
    This workshop helped me place a strong emphasis on effective advert writing. The training really transformed all my adverts. The response rate has increased dramatically which is critical in a candidate driven market.
    Martina Quinn, Senior Manager
    Hays Recruitment

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