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Morgan McKinley Overview

501 to 1000 employees
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The Morgan McKinley Group is a globally active recruitment consultancy established in 1988. It connects specialist talent with leading employers across multiple industries and disciplines.

The Group employs more than 800 colleagues across Australia, China ... Read more

Mission: Every organisation needs to have an ambition and something to work towards. We strive to deliver results every time through complete understanding of our client and candidate needs, and by being the best in everything we do.

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Morgan McKinley – Why Work For Us?

Healthy Working Environment
We respect the work-life balance of our people while recognising that team spirit and a healthy working environment makes people good friends as well as colleagues. Our annual well-being week sees the global teams partake in 5 well-being focussed days with giveaways to win, healthy treats to enjoy, and external speakers / health professionals in our offices to give tips on living a healthier lifestyle!

Our Internal Events 
All of our offices organise a variety of internal events throughout the year, and not a month goes by without one. For example, a regular end-of-quarter social event, Homegrown Talent Days, barbecue nights and the Tag Rugby Leagues (recruitment consultants are competitive by nature; you need to let off some steam now and again!) View our latest event photo's here.

Community / Charity
We all know the importance of putting back into the community that we live and work in. That’s why at every office we have around the world we all take the time to raise money and sponsor charities to help reshape our community.
At the start of 2016 we set ourselves a new goal: to enhance our CSR efforts across our global business. Our challenge as an organisation is to contribute the equivalent of a million euros to charities and worthy causes across the Morgan McKinley global footprint of offices by the end of 2018. We call it the Morgan McKinley Million.
In short it is about harnessing the collective goodwill and team spirit of our 800 people to do more by going beyond to improve the lives of others. In order for us to do this we have to push ourselves well beyond what we have done in the past.To put into context, this will be at least 10 times more than we have done in the last 3 years! So we organised teams in every country: Ireland, UK, France, China, India, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and Australia to really start planning, and on the 5th July 2016 we launched the initiative across our Global business.
From the UK to Australia and Tokyo to Singapore, we all participate in a range of events and fundraisers, and you can be a part of it too! We’ve partnered with charities such as Unicef (Hong Kong), Bliss (UK), Careers Ready (UK), River of Hearts (Shanghai), and Lou's Place (Australia), to name just a few. Our staff have participated in Nuts Challenge obstacle courses, Sorting Days, marathons, and bake sales to raise money for those in need.
Have a look at some of our events that we’ve done around the world and see how you could take part when you work at Morgan McKinley.


About Morgan McKinley

What could be more satisfying and worthwhile than helping people to find the best way forward in their professional careers? A successful career enables people to achieve their ambitions and find happiness for themselves and their families.

Morgan McKinley is a professional recruitment and talent management company operating in the United Kingdom, Ireland, EMEA and Asia Pacific. 

Morgan McKinley is a people business. Our attitude to our employees is expressed in the phrase, “You are more”. What we mean by that is, quite simply, that we will give you the space to grow in your role at the company. And that applies whatever your background as a career starter, career changer, experienced recruiter or a group support specialist.

Our promise to our candidates

You can get the best advice for your career at Morgan McKinley. We take the time to listen to your long term goals and provide you with honest feedback to help you realise them. Over the years many people have progressed their careers with us internationally and our global presence gives us insight into domestic and international markets. We specialise in accounting & finance, banking & financial services, engineering, IT, HR, sales & marketing, science, supply chain and tax.

Our Global Reach

Morgan McKinley is a global organisation with over 800 staff spanning across 16 offices in 9 countries. We have offices in Australia, China, France, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Japan, Singapore, and the UK, giving us thorough coverage of all the markets in which we operate. 

Step into any one of our offices and you will find a multinational and multicultural team, and a vibrant atmosphere. 

Why companies choose to work with us

We believe our exceptional track record only remains as good as our last assignment. We always strive to be the best and to create an original solution for every recruitment mandate, regardless of level, length of contract or salary. Our proven techniques have often been adopted as industry standards, but it is the human element that sets us apart. We take the time to understand our clients’ needs and our candidates’ career ambitions to produce the ideal result for both parties. This collaborative approach results in committed, long-term relationships. We also offer employers an end-to-end recruitment solution known as Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO).


Why not head over to our dedicated careers site, to read more on what we’ve been up to around the globe, what it’s like to work here and to send us your CV.


Michelle Donohoe

I am the internal recruiter for Morgan McKinley Ireland. I recruit for the Dublin, Cork, Limerick & Waterford office. I am always keen to speak to ambitious & driven individuals, who strive in a people and sales focused environment. I have worked in Morgan McKinley for 3 years and it is a truly great place to work. Please do get in touch to find out more!

Katie Instone

I look after all internal recruitment for Morgan McKinley UK. I recruit for our London, Maidenhead, Surrey & Sussex offices. I have worked at MMK for over 4 years now and can honestly say it is such a rewarding and fantastic place to work. I am always keen to speak to ambitious individuals, who enjoy working in a fast-paced environment. Please don't hesitate to get in touch to find out more about opportunities here! 

Amanda DAI

I am responsible for Talent Acquisition for Morgan McKinley China. Whether you are a student, a recent graduate or someone with a big dream, if you are interested in recruitment consulting work at Morgan McKinley, I would be very happy to work with you to find the right engagement in line with your career ambitions.

Kirstine Forrester

I am responsible for sourcing the best talent to join Morgan McKinley in Sydney and Singapore. We set out not just to be players but to be leaders in every discipline we operate in. Our ambition is to be bold and to challenge the status quo so I'm always looking to speak to ambitious individuals, regardless of experience level and specialisation, who want to be part of life at Morgan McKinley.

Anouska Serich

Konnichi wa or Nei Ho (Hello in Japanese in Cantonese). I'm a Senior Talent Acquisition specialist, looking after the hiring for our Tokyo and Hong Kong offices. I've been working with our Asia offices for almost 6 years, so can give you great insight into what makes our Tokyo and Hong Kong offices great places to work. The team are looking for ambitious recruiters who want to take their career to the next level. Are you up for the challenge?


At Morgan McKinley we recruit first rate people who in turn recruit top talent for our clients. Our basic philosophy is to identify individuals with the right qualities to be great recruitment consultants, induct them in our Morgan McKinley values, and then empower them to serve, to specialise and to lead. If we decide to work together at Morgan McKinley it will be, first and foremost, because we believe you share the core beliefs and behaviours that are fundamental to our organisation:


Always Building Trust

“I always act with integrity and respect and do the right thing.” We build trust because our reputation depends on it, and our reputation means everything. The key word here is always. We always do the right thing.

Always Committed

“I believe in what we are doing and I give my best every day.”  We show commitment. That means we give our very best and we see things through. As a top racing driver once said, “To finish first, you must first finish.”

Always Communicating

“I engage in open, honest, two-way, timely communications internally and externally.”  We always communicate. With colleagues, with clients, with candidates. Above all that means listening. Sometimes the most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said. Sensitivity and empathy are the keys to our success.

Always Embracing Change

“In an ambitious company, I recognise change is essential and I am open to it.”  We enjoy getting out of our comfort zone. There’s nothing “routine” about the way we do things at Morgan McKinley. Whereas our competitors will say “We’ve always done it that way”, at Morgan McKinley we say, “If you always do what you’ve done, you’ll always get what you’ve got.” Recruitment is a competitive business and this means we need to stretch beyond the traditional boundaries.

Have you ever thought about taking your career overseas? That's one of the great advantages of working in a business like ours, with it's scale and global reach. For anyone considering an international move, maybe not now, but perhaps in the future, you should speak with a member of our Talent Acquisition team. They can share their valuable knowledge and expertise about Morgan McKinley's various office locations globally, and talk you through the support provided by the company to help facilitate such moves.

We have many great examples of where an international move has enhanced someone's career. This video showcases the career path of Richie Holliday, Chief Operations Officer of our Asia Pacific offices, who is now based in Hong Kong. Richie is a prime example of someone who has been with the business since the start of his recruitment career. 

He started with Morgan McKinley in 1999 as an entry-level associate in the role of Researcher - sourcing qualified accountants for the financial services sector in London. He quickly progressed through the ranks and by the time he left the UK in early 2007, he was an Operations Director. Richie moved to Hong Kong in April 2007 to manage the Morgan McKinley Hong Kong office which consisted of just 6 people at the time, but has now grown to over 50. Richie then progressed into a more strategic role to look after operations in Hong Kong and Japan, and to start up the mainland China office in Shanghai in late 2010. Subsequently he took on the regional responsibility for our APAC team, almost 250 staff currently, and continues to learn and be challenged everyday.

In this video Richie talks about the reasons why he chose to move to Hong Kong and the advice he would give to someone considering an international career move…

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    Dynamic, ever changing, up to the minute, leader not a follower, trend setter, variety


    Ever changing - you need the right attitude to work in an ever changing environment

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    Keep doing what you are doing, keep changing and growing and learning, never stand still.

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Morgan McKinley Photos

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Morgan McKinley Interviews



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    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Morgan McKinley (Cork).


    Intial chat and phone screening leading on to a very long interview to include a presentation. 3 person panel. Interview lasted nearly 90 minutes. Questioning was very intense and challenging. Presentation as being delivered attracted more questions. Seems like a good place for starters willing to learn in recruitment however salary is also very basic.

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Morgan McKinley Awards & Accolades

  • Best L&D Organisation (Medium sized), Irish Institute of Training and Development Awards, 2016
  • Best Talent Search Service Provider in Greater China, Best HR Service Providers in Greater China, 2016
  • The Best International Recruitment Company of the Year, Recruitment International, 2016
  • Executive/Leadership Engagement Excellence, Jostle Awards, 2015
  • The Banking Recruitment Company of the Year, Recruitment International Asia (Tokyo), 2016
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