Lucy Bielby

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5 Ways to Be Smarter with Your next Hire

Written by Lucy Bielby on May 25, 2017

Anyone can create an outstanding CV that makes them look good on paper. Yes, they may have the right experience but are they the right cultural fit for your organisation?

Obviously, if you are considering a candidate for a role it is important to have sight of their education, skills and professional qualifications, but it is also crucial to understand their behaviour and personality before you make them an offer.

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6 Key Changes for Britain’s Retail Sector

Written by Lucy Bielby on May 11, 2017

 

As Head of the HR Practice at Executive Search firm EO Executives, and having worked in the HR space for over 10 years, I have seen many industry trends come and go. However, retail is one of the key spaces I am (as are a vast majority of my network) seeing the most exciting changes in terms of transformation and hiring trends.

In the press, we are hearing about the great retail success stories from distributors such as Boohoo, Missguided and Farfetch. So, just how are these brands achieving this in a market that has proven to be volatile for other retailers like Jaeger and BHS?

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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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5 Tips for Implementing a Great Employee Value Proposition

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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My 5 Top Reflections on Moving into a New Role

Written by Lucy Bielby on Jan 26, 2017

I’m sure most of you reading have experienced this at some point in your career. You’re in post and in a great role, then suddenly the phone rings and you're presented with a new proposition. You’ve been headhunted...

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