2016 has been an exciting year for the talent industry with companies big and small competing for game changing leaders across a global talent marketplace.Continue reading
Anyone looking to grow a business with a team of over 10 in size should be spending at least 10% of their week on the attraction of top talent. Why? Because the people with the best people will generally win.
To attract top talent you are going to need a couple of well-connected and trusted head hunters (my contact details are in the footer below) and a compelling employee value proposition (EVP). Developing an EVP as the board in an SME can be an intimidating task. You may not have the resources to offer gym facilities, free food and drink, extensive branded welcome packs or an office bar, so what can you do to gain competitive advantage?Continue reading
Through the introduction of a business contact I have recently started supporting a wonderful London charity called Suited & Booted run by the passionate Dr Maria Lenn and her team of talented volunteers.
The team and I at EO have always been looking for ways to use our skills to deliver some positive social impact. Recruitment as an industry tends to get compared culturally more to Wolf of Wall Street than Comic Relief so when the opportunity came up to use my executive search skills to coach those in need I jumped at the chance.
It was a rewarding experience and I am back in with the team tomorrow to offer support – for others in the corporate world considering this type of work, I wanted to share some of my learnings below.Continue reading
Modern, progressive leadership is changing and is an ongoing matter of personal refinement, balance and adjustment.
Organisations are flatter, traditional hierarchies are being demolished and change is the new business as usual. You can no longer just wield a big title or “pull rank” in your communications as your direct reports are assessing your capability as much as you are theirs.Continue reading
Culture is more than just a sign on the wall or a bullet-point list on your company website. Culture is who you stand for – the common values that everyone in your business believes in, and it’s the responsibility of leaders to take this one step further and translate those values into behaviours.Continue reading
The gloves may be off but the real fight starts now. It was big news when the bell rang and the Brexit decision hit. Nonetheless, the team here at Executives Online were quick off the mark to survey the confidence of our leader networks both domestically and across Europe.Continue reading
The 2016 IIM survey results were recently published and we are proud to have retained our Platinum Partner status as a top 20 Interim Management provider for the fifth year in a row. As one of the first recruitment firms to specialise in interim management, it’s a testament to our team that we have consistently been voted as a key provider in this space since the IIM survey began.Continue reading
The job description or job spec is one of the key tools that enables you to attract top leaders to your hiring process. As a business we specialise in placing senior leaders into high growth companies in fast-moving situations, and the job description plays an important part in that process. There are however lots of common misconceptions when putting together a job brief around how to structure and how to get the best out of it in order to attract top talent.
This article and the accompanying video and download gives you the insight you need on the key things to include in a great job description to ensure that right people are attracted to your process.Continue reading
It’s a well-known fact that individuals with certain behaviours are better matched to certain jobs. For example, senior sales executives tend to be dominant, driven and goal orientated wheras head analyst’s are typically highly process orientation, like direction, and have a great attention to detail.Continue reading