Insurance: A Man's World?

Written by Eve Hartridge on Feb 07, 2017

 Diversity is a topic that has been at the forefront of insurance board agendas in recent years. With many industry leaders working hard to raise awareness around the careers and opportunities women have within the insurance industry.

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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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The 3 Super Simple Hiring Rules That Gave Amazon It’s Success

Written by Andrew Nicholas on Jan 17, 2017

The road to a great hire can be a rocky one. There are questionable CVs, disappointing phone interviews and promising candidates who performed at interview but couldn’t carry that through to the job itself or struggled to adapt to the company’s culture. Sometimes hiring great people can seem elusive and it’s easy to lose sight of what it takes to hire outstanding people and what attributes they should have in common. After all, you want to ensure your next round of hires is just as great as your current team, if not better.

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The 4 big talent trends set to continue in 2017

Written by Andrew MacAskill on Dec 09, 2016

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.

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Leading a 'Culture Club' - Using great culture to attract top talent

Written by Andrew MacAskill on Nov 21, 2016

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?

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What I learnt from my first day volunteering in the third sector at Suited & Booted

Written by Andrew MacAskill on Nov 08, 2016

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.

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Executives Online Shortlisted for Innovation & Excellence Award

Written by EO on Sep 15, 2016

The Executives Online team are thrilled to have been shortlisted for the Corporate Livewire Innovation & Excellence Award 2017. Over the last 12 months votes have been cast for the most innovative and successful business, with Executives Online receiving enough votes to be shortlisted for the award. Previous winners have included Uber, Microsoft and Airbnb. 

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How Do I Get Noticed By Executive Recruiters?

Written by Jasmine Stirling on Sep 05, 2016

As a digital marketing expert working in recruitment I wanted to share some tips on how to market yourself in a way that will get you noticed by those top recruiters.

No matter what profession you're in at some point in our careers it's likely we've all needed to search for a new role. There is often a misconception that sending a CV to a few companies is all it takes but at Executives Online we know there is more to it than meets the eye. 

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How C- Level Executives Reacted To Britain's Decision To Leave The EU

Written by Andrew MacAskill on Aug 12, 2016

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.

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The 4 Essential Behavioural Traits CEOs Are Demanding From Finance Directors

Written by Andrew MacAskill on Jul 04, 2016

consumer1It’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.

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