Sharon Gaffney


HR Recruitment Team

Sharon is currently responsible for sourcing and recruiting middle to senior level HR Professionals across the entire HR job family.  Before joining CPL HR, she qualified as a Barrister in 2005 and spent 6 years practicing as a sole practitioner primarily in the area of Criminal Law.  Subsequently, she worked in a Leadership role with an International Retailer, where she led a team of 100 staff and a combined weekly turnover in excess of €1 million. Sharon builds a natural rapport with her clients and candidates and forges relationships based on trust and quality. Since joining the CPL HR Team, 80% of Sharon’s placements have come back to her to source their replacement! 

What my clients say...

"I have recently used CPL recruiter Sharon Gaffney and I have been at both ends of the service , both candidate and client . Sharon matched me to a fantastic role in HR whilst also filling the vacancy in my current role , after meeting with Sharon I soon realised that she has got a genuine enthusiasm for her job.  She takes an enormous amount of time and interest in making sure that not just the qualifications match but that the personalities will be a good match as well.  Sharon is a real expert at her job and takes a real personal interest in her candidates' careers which im sure wont simply stop when placed in the job .  Without a doubt, Sharon’s a real breath of fresh air in the recruitment industry and I will be sure to recommend her in the future to anyone looking for their dream job or employee."

Sonia McGowan,
HR Manager

"I recently contacted CPL to fill a key role at short notice. I was delighted with the service, support and efficiency that I experienced. I felt Sharon took the time to understand the vacancy and worked hard to support me throughout the process. Many thanks Sharon."

Therese Ward,
Hiring Manager

"I recently worked with Sharon Gaffney in filling a Senior HR Position and I found her extremely professional, helpful and supportive throughout the process.  Judging by the quality of candidates and the fit with the organisation it was clear that Sharon had clearly listened to what was required and had taken the time to understand the organisation and the role.  I would have no hesitation in working with Sharon again."

Paula Byrne,
Head of HR

From our first point of contact Sharon took the time to go through possible roles, give advice and  information on the firm and provide superb guidance at interview stage, her people skill are fantastic but it is her approach and ability to put you at ease during at a highly stressful time that is invaluable. Sharon was at all times professional and accommodating and always available at the end of the phone. I truly believe that I would not have secured the position without Sharon’s guidance through the process.

‚ÄčClaire O'Regan,
HR Generalist

"It was a pleasure to work with Sharon who facilitated my appointment to my new role.  From my initial contact, Sharon has been professional and knowledgeable of the HR market.  She was very approachable and always kept in touch at every stage in the recruitment process.  I found it really easy to talk to her and she clearly understood the type of role that I was looking for.  I would highly recommend Sharon to those looking at exploring their next career move." 

Corena O’Brien,
HR Manager

I recently made contact with Sharon Gaffney in Cpl to assist me in identifying a HR Generalist for my team.  As I am building the HR team, this was a challenging assignment in terms of working through the skill set and ‘fit’ for the role and I welcomed the support and insight that Sharon provided to me.  Throughout the assignment Sharon made herself available for exploratory discussions which were helpful and greatly assisted me in identifying the right candidate for the role.  I found Sharon to be extremely professional throughout the process and she ensured that all stages of the process were closed off in a timely manner.  I enjoyed working on this first assignment with Sharon and have since recommended her to a colleague who was looking to fill a HR role on their team.  Many thanks Sharon.'

Patricia Barr,
HR Director

"I would have no hesitation in recommending Cpl as a recruitment agency. Sharon is great at what she does, friendly and easily accessible. She took the time to really understand the type of person we wanted and went about finding high calibre candidates to meet those needs. The recruitment process was completed quickly and efficiently, with constant communication at each stage of that process. We are delighted with the candidate Cpl found for us."

Lynn Drumgoole
Commercial & Communications Director, Retail Excellence Ireland

"I would like to recommend Cpl HR team to anybody looking for a new step in their career. Their professional and pesonalised approached made me believe in myself and set me up for success during interview process.  The HR team provided me with insights and useful tips in relation to my experience and helped me show my achievements to my future employer. Most of all, the consultants found me a job that I absolutely love and I could not ask for a better fit!"

Martha Hilwa,
HR Business Partner, Musgraves 

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