5 Reasons To Hire A Non-Executive Director

Written by Mike Fisher on Feb 01, 2017

As a leading Executive Search Firm, EO have provided Executives and NED’s to organisations of all sizes. From start-ups to well established fast growing organisations, they partner with us to bring on high calibre Executives and more increasingly, Non-Executive Directors. 

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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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The Five M's of Modern Leadership

Written by Andrew MacAskill on Nov 04, 2016

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.

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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 To Prepare For An Executive Job Search [Video]

Written by Andrew Nicholas on Apr 21, 2016

If you’re looking to start a new executive job search it may have been a while since you were last in the job market. Whilst the fundamental structure of a job search has stayed the same, the changing dynamics of the job market over the past 5 years have meant that technology more than ever plays a crucial role in how you engage with the market and find opportunities. 

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The Importance of CPO Legacy – 4 Tips For Exiting An Organisation With Class

Written by Craig Elvin on Mar 11, 2016

I am often called in by organisations to find interim cover or permanent replacements (or both) as a result of an incumbent procurement leader leaving a business.

Exiting an organisation can be a tricky and emotionally charged time but it is a time that is of upmost importance with regards to maintaining your professional reputation. The Procurement industry is a small world and in our highly networked digital society “informal” referencing and background checking is more accessible than ever.

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It's You Not Me - Why Your Customers Are The Problem And What To Do About It

Written by Anne Beitel on Feb 17, 2015

The customer is always right. That’s the accepted wisdom that many businesses use as a core value, but as I recently found out that’s not always the case…

At a reception for JetBlue’s most frequent flyers, Michael Schrage – a research fellow at MIT and author had the opportunity to listen to the airline’s top management discuss its ambitions to improve operations and enhance customer experience. Schrage wrote about the interchange in a recent article in Harvard Business Review and on a whim, he asked one of the most senior executives what JetBlue’s customers could do to improve the airline.

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