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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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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Foresight! – The Must Have Competency for Business Leaders in 2015.

Written by Luke Webber on Jan 12, 2015

Foresight is ‘to have the ability to predict what will happen or be needed in the future.’

Pace of change has accelerated so quickly in modern times that by the time you read this, an event will have no doubt occurred somewhere in your business. Prime examples of these are; a lucrative contract signed, a sale, a meeting with marketing, a change in budget or a change in personnel.  The future is always upon you and this is inevitable therefore, I ask the question.  Are you in control of every event that has happened in your organisation and did you expect them to occur?

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Executives Online opens new office in Toronto

Written by Anne Beitel on Nov 13, 2014

Executives Online has expanded our executive search and interim management business across the Atlantic, opening a new office in Toronto, Canada, to further strengthen our international presence to 30 offices in Europe, Africa and North America.

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Why proposed law banning “overseas-only” job advertising chases a phantom

Written by Anne Beitel on Aug 11, 2014

Executives Online is puzzled – and somewhat alarmed – by the government’s announcement of plans to change current employment agency legislation to prevent recruiters from advertising jobs exclusively overseas.

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Top 10 European Recruitment Fails

Written by Anne Beitel on Jul 05, 2014

A company’s first international expansion outside its home territory is a milestone event. In many cases, it coincides with a key hire.

Many companies make the international recruitment process harder on themselves than it needs to be, in ways that would be hilarious, if they weren’t so damaging to their prospects in the new territory.

Here are some we’ve seen:

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The Myth of Exporting Interim Management

Written by Anne Beitel on Jun 28, 2014

International ambitions feature high among interim managers and the UK providers that supply them. A recent survey by the UK Interim Management Association (IMA) found that almost nine out of ten (89%) of the UK’s interim management provider community believe that the number of international assignments will increase this year.

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