• The super tanker approach to business is fine, until you need to turn.

    The Grafton Employment Group offers what we believe is a refreshing change; scale when you need it, complete flexibility when you don’t. The result, the agility to always stay one step ahead.
  • When was the last time you described your current service partner this way?

    We are not just passionate about doing business, we’re passionate about how we do business. We believe this is because of how we work locally in markets across the globe. We have real insights, because of the depth of knowledge and passion of our local teams.
  • A pin in a map is just a pin in a map.We prefer to put our face in a place.

    We believe you can’t truly know a market until you operate there. That’s why we have over 70 offices across 16 countries and are market leader in Ireland and Central Eastern Europe.
  • If you have a problem to solve, we have a problem to solve.

    A lot of companies talk about becoming part of your team, we live it. We believe that the more collaborative we are, the more effective we can be. We don’t just want to react, we like to become part of the process so that we can help you to plan ahead. This means that we are there when you need us and we can pull back when you don’t.


Established by James Kilbane and Ken Belshaw in 1982 on Grafton Street Dublin, the Grafton Employment Group is the leading employment solutions partner in Ireland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary and Poland. The Grafton Employment Group is so much more than just the sum of its parts.

It is a group that allows you to work at a whole new level of engagement, a group that can create tailor-made employment solutions from our network of sector leading brands.

Our approach allows our clients and candidates not just flexibility, but local market resources across the globe.

With over 70 offices in 16 countries we offer something truly unique, a global network that is considered local, in each and every market we operate in. This we believe is as much to do with how we do business, as where we do business.

Our Team

But before networks and markets, systems and services, if you were to ask us what is the one single thing that makes us better, the answer would be our people. We are a team of 600 highly trained consultants and support staff who speak over 50 languages.

Industry Expertise:

Our consultants have industry expertise in a variety of key industries including:

  • IT and Telecommunications
  • Professional and Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • Pharmaceutical and Scientific
  • Consumer and Retail
  • Industry and Manufacturing
  • Clean Technology
  • Public Sector
  • Shared Service and Contact Centres
  • Multi-Lingual Mining and Energy
  • Site Selection

Our founders believe wholeheartedly in committing to local communities. We have retained this commitment and our in-depth knowledge of local talent pools and economic environments mean that we are best placed to meet local resourcing challenges, worldwide.

Known locally worldwide, and present in 16 countries worldwide, Grafton Recruitment is Ireland’s only global recruitment provider. Established in 1982 Grafton Recruitment offers clients bespoke permanent, temporary, managed service and vendor managed recruitment solutions across the following sectors: Professional & Financial Services, Sales & Marketing, Multi-Lingual, Public Sector, Contact Centre, Retail, Food & Beverage, Customer Service, Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics, Catering & Hospitality and Marine.