ireland's Executive Search Leaders

We are Ireland's NO. 1 executive search FIRM.

In December 2018, Principal Connections was Ireland's Executive Recruitment Firm that... Offices in Dublin and Galway, Ireland... Part of Agilium Worldwide Executive Search Group...honoured to become Ireland’s only retained executive search firm to named a 'Business All-Star' by the All-Ireland Business Foundation.

Principal Connections is also Ireland’s only retained executive search firm to be named ‘Best in Practice for our Executive Search Services’ by the National Recruitment Federation. The National Recruitment Federation is the foremost representative body for the recruitment industry in Ireland.

Principal Connections is the executive search firm of choice to many of Ireland's Large Multinational Corporations, Small to Medium Enterprises, Family Owned Businesses, Not-For-Profit Organisations and Public Sector Bodies including The Office of Government Procurement, The Public Appointments Service and the National Management Treasury Agency.

Global reach

We are IRELAND'S tOP global EXECUTIVE SEARCH ADVISORS.

With a history dating back to 1991, Principal Connections is the Irish Arm of Agilium Worldwide Executive Search Group ranked among the world’s top executive recruitment groups. This means that we have one of the most extensive executive candidate and client networks in the world. We are also corporate members of Ireland's most important professional networks and forums which we regularly attend.

executive search SUCCESS 

OUR PLACEMENT AND STICK RATES ARE UNRIVALLED BY OTHERS.

Principal Connections is the only Irish executive search firm with a 98% success rate. This means  that we only take on executive recruitment assignments that we believe we can truly deliver on. As a consequence more than 75%+ of our executive search assignments are repeat or referral based. 

executive search Methodologies

OUR UNIQUE METHODOLOGIES AND TOOLS GIVE US THE EDGE.

Equipped with the most advanced proprietary systems, tools and resources, our executive search consultants deliver superior, high value, accelerated and customised retained executive search services but with a high touch client service and a fresh, energetic and fun approach.

Unrivalled Expertise

We have unparralled EXECUTIVE SEARCH experience.

As the Irish Arm of Agilium Worldwide LLC, Principal Connections has more than 150+ executive search consultants and 100+ research associates located across 55 offices in 30 countries completing 1300+ assignments each year. This means that each assignment we undertake is the subject of original research and enriched by our deep industry and functional expertise together with our acute understanding of cultural considerations. 

Diversity Executive Search 

We embrace diversity and operate to the highest professional standards.

Principal Connections is a founding member of the voluntary code of conduct for diversity in executive search launched by IBEC and the 30% Club, June 2016. We also endorse the relevant codes of practice established by the National Recruitment Federation as well as the Commission for Public Service Appointments. Principal Connections operates to the rigorous industry and government recognised code of professional practice and standards of excellence of the association of executive search consultants (AESC). Principal Connections is also an advocate for ‘Balance for Better Business’, an independent business-led Review Group established by the Government to improve gender balance in senior leadership in Ireland. 


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Principal Connections is Ireland’s leading Executive Search Firm and the Irish Arm of Agilium Worldwide LLC.

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