Why You Need a Supply Chain Non-Executive Director

Written by Craig Elvin on Mar 28, 2017

 

As an Associate Director of global executive search firm EO Executives, I also head up the Procurement and Supply Chain Practice. My role means I get the opportunity to meet with the top industry leaders on a frequent basis, whilst continuously keeping up to date with new industry trends and what’s going on in the market.

One reoccurring (and well known) fact that keeps arising in my discussions with industry leaders is that is that MD’s, CEO’s and boards of SME’s are facing huge challenges growing their businesses; in a volatile market that often has more disruptive and aggressive competition than ever before.

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5 Things You Need To Know About GDPR

Written by Mike Fisher on Mar 27, 2017

Friday 25th May 2018 is a day that sticks in the mind of anyone who has come across the letters GDPR. So, what does General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) mean to business and what do we have to do?

EO Executives have been busy working with some of the largest European wide organisations supporting them with specialist GDPR subject matter expertise and Programme Management support.

We thought we’d share our observations…

Firstly, who does this apply to?

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Are Sales and Technology Pulling in Different Directions?

Written by Executives Online UK on Mar 24, 2017

Co-authored by Ben Walton and Ryan Hill

How Aligned are Sales and Technology Teams in modern business? Well the simple answer is… they are not.

As a global Executive Recruitment firm we help place leaders within some of the fastest growing and disruptive technology businesses in the country. Through this work, we have frequently noticed the damaging void that seems to exist between the commercial and technology departments within numerous organisations.

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Is Your Marketing Working for You? What Does a Good ROI Look Like?

Written by Paul Mendelssohn on Mar 22, 2017

As an Associate Director of global executive search firm EO Executives, I also head up the Finance recruitment practice. Through regularly meeting with leading SME FDs, CFOs, MDs and CEOs in my network, I am frequently asked about how Finance teams should be managing marketing (specifically search) spend within their organisations.

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3 Steps for Implementing Successful Transformational Change

Written by Craig Saxby on Mar 13, 2017


In an ever-evolving business world, organisations can no longer afford to ignore the need for change. To stay ahead of the game, effectively engage with customers and entice top talent, businesses must regularly review all aspects of the organisation and occasionally go through periods of transformation. After all, a business is unlikely to have the ability to operate in a competitive market using out-dated processes.

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Q&A - Exploring How Sponsorship Can Propel Career Success

Written by Lucy Bielby on Mar 06, 2017

I recently spoke with Essie Russell Butler, an innovative talent acquisition leader with strategic level exposure within the world's largest businesses including EMC, Diageo and Microsoft. Consulting with clients across Europe on the creation and implementation of bespoke, effective Diversity & Inclusion strategies to improve business performance. Essie offers deep expertise in the augmentation of the resourcing function to support businesses in hiring a more diverse and inclusive workforce. 

We all know how important mentoring is to career success. Yet having a sponsor is even more critical to advancement in the workplace.

A sponsor is an ally in your current company who will advocate for you at the decision-making table when it comes to staffing large, highly visible projects, promotions, and who has the power to effect change. While mentors may be seen as career developers, sponsors are considered to be career accelerators.

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5 Ways To Treat Your Employees Like Your Best Customers

Written by Lucy Bielby on Feb 27, 2017

Following my last blog on Employee Value Proposition, I started to question ‘how do you create a great EVP?’ and wanted to explore this further.

Understandably, when people think about marketing they think about external marketing - marketing to potential customers. But as mentioned in my last blog, no business can truly afford to neglect marketing to its own employees. After all, that is what an EVP really is - employee marketing.

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3 Questions All Business Leaders Should be Asking Themselves

Written by Craig Saxby on Feb 16, 2017

When businesses are stuck with historic way of implementing processes and projects the need for change and transformation is often overlooked. Nonetheless, there is no escaping the need for change, after all how can businesses become more innovative and attract customers, stay ahead of the game and even bring on new talent with outdated methods?

Businesses often implement change and transformation projects for numerous reasons but in the end, the goal is to improve the success of the business. The most successful business leaders understand that change is fundamental for continuous growth, employee retention and the overall running of the business. Continue reading

5 Tips for Implementing a Great EVP

Written by Lucy Bielby on Feb 09, 2017

Employee Value Proposition (EVP) is used to describe the attraction of working for an organisation. It is the employment deal that establishes an employer’s expectations of its employees and the benefits it offers in return.

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6 Reasons Why Creating Purpose is the Key to Successful Change

Written by Craig Elvin on Feb 08, 2017

There aren’t many organisations that I have worked with over the last decade from FTSE 100 to SME’s, that aren’t involved in or planning change. Driven by the current geo-political and economic situation, globalisation agendas, technology advances and mergers or acquisitions, modern leaders can’t hide from change. 

It is also widely accepted that people are our greatest asset and yet we seem to forget about them and their needs when we embark on change (and Mr Maslow wouldn’t like that!). For most people change is hard, unwelcome and feared. People are uncomfortable with any uncertainty; especially around change. Consequently, transformation projects can raise concerns, heighten tension and can cause anxiety.

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