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Based in Limerick, Ireland, John Harty & Associates was founded in 1985 to deliver HR consultancy services including senior recruitment,
employee relations and training. Developing a keen interest in the area of candidate sourcing and responding to emerging marketplace demands,
the business specialised in senior executive search, Ireland in 1991.

Thirty years on, the company is proud of its prominence in Ireland’s executive search market. Evolving from John Harty & Associates to JHA Executive Search and later Harty International,
the business was officially rebranded to Harty Search & Selection in 2014. Maintaining an authority on search and selection trends, the company has continually modernised and adapted to fluctuating economic and industry conditions.


At Harty Search & Selection, we are inspired by our ability to save clients time, effort and stress in the search for the right senior candidates for their organisations. We aim to display dedication and resourcefulness throughout a strategic, expedient search and selection process. We endeavour to provide clients with quality, long-term appointments and we only present candidates who are highly suitable and genuinely interested in the opportunity.

We believe in friendship and partnership at Harty Search & Selection. We continually engage with our clients, building relationships based on clarity, value and trust. We welcome feedback on the client’s experience with our company and the performance of the newly-appointed candidate in their organisation.
We look forward to the continued sourcing of effective, relevant candidates for our clients in an elusive employment marketplace.

Meet the Harty Search & Selection Consultancy Team!

conor-hartyConor Harty - Operations Director

Conor graduated from the University of Limerick with a BSc in Production Management in 1991 and a Diploma in Human Resource Management in 1994. With an employment portfolio spanning 23 years, he has worked with a variety of Irish and international organisations in the areas of Production Management, Recruitment and HR.

In 1999, Conor relocated to Limerick to join John Harty & Associates as a Senior Executive Search Consultant, earning promotion to his current role in 2004. In the last 15 years, Conor has managed a wide range of senior appointments for clients in both the indigenous and multinational sectors. Driven by the need to provide clients with a real choice in candidates, Conor has also been instrumental in the company’s strategic sourcing of candidates abroad.


olivia-stapletonOlivia Stapleton - Head of Research

Olivia graduated from Limerick Institute of Technology with a BBS (Marketing) in 2004. Gaining experience in a dynamic international market, Olivia worked in Purchasing in New York before joining the company in early 2006. In her dedicated role
of Head of Research, Olivia develops and maintains a broad database of active, cutting-edge candidates.

Olivia also manages Harty Search & Selection’s international research efforts. Her proficiency in identifying resources in the UK and Europe has enabled the company to successfully source candidates for Irish multinational clients in tight skill areas.