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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5 Tips for Hiring a Quality Chief Commercial Officer

Written by Ryan Hill on Apr 28, 2017

As an Associate Director and Head of the Commercial Practice at EO Executives, I get the privilege of meeting with industry leaders and top talent on a regular basis. This gives me the opportunity to stay up to date with what is going on in the market and stay engaged with my client’s priorities.

Having worked in this space for over 10 years, I have seen the many challenges that organisations have gone through to entice and retain top talent into their business. For some, the process is easier than others but in the end every business needs to implement a hiring strategy that works for them (especially in the war for talent).

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4 Insights for Managing Up – The Inside Track on Leading in a Founder Owned Business

Written by Andrew MacAskill on Apr 28, 2017

Those are some very big shoes to fill - working as a new MD for a Founder can feel like having the weight of the world on your shoulders.

It’s often a heady mix of driving growth, managing legacy and being the conduit between the Founder and the employee teams – not easy!

At EO Executives we are lucky enough to be working with some of the fastest growing businesses in the country and help the Founders of these businesses attract great MD’s. This is a tricky transitional period for the business owner (and the employee’s for that matter) as control is relinquished in the spirit of driving further growth.

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5 Key Things an Interim General Counsel Can Bring to Your Business

Written by Paul Mendelssohn on Apr 26, 2017

As an Associate Director of Global Executive Search Firm EO Executives, I also head up the Finance and Legal Recruitment Practice. Over the years, I have worked with leading organisations to place industry leaders into their teams. From regularly speaking with this stakeholder group I have seen an increasing demand for a legal division in our specialist services, leading EO to expand our offerings and work with organisations to provide top talent forin-house legal roles

For blue chip organisations, there is no questioning the need for an in-house lawyer but there can often be some disparity around what is required for smaller businesses. So, I spoke with highly experienced General Counsel Mark Hogarth to outline at the benefits of hiring an in-house legal counsel

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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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