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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Why Procurement & Supply Chain Leaders Need to Get Better at Hiring

Written by Craig Elvin on May 23, 2017

After giving last week’s Procurement Leaders, World Procurement Congress a week to marinate, I have come to the conclusion that you, todays procurement and supply chain leaders, need to step up your game in the talent market. I listened to countless speakers stand up and tell you that the future is going to be challenging. Automation, VUCA and a millennial workforce are just some of the challenges you and your businesses are facing.

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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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Tips for Hiring Commercial Talent - The Lone Wolf

Written by Ryan Hill on May 05, 2017

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The Lone Wolf – Your Biggest Asset and Biggest Problem:

As an Associate Director and Head of the Commercial Practice at leading search firm EO Executives, I frequently get the opportunity to meet with interesting and high profile individuals in the commercial market. Being an avid networker and regularly attending C-Suite meetings, I have noticed that there is one obvious key trend that everyone in this space is talking about.

So, let’s discuss this further…

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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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How To Write A Great Job Description [Video & Download]

Written by Andrew MacAskill on Jul 07, 2016

The job description or job spec is one of the key tools that enables you to attract top leaders to your hiring process. As a business we specialise in placing senior leaders into high growth companies in fast-moving situations, and the job description plays an important part in that process. There are however lots of common misconceptions when putting together a job brief around how to structure and how to get the best out of it in order to attract top talent.

This article and the accompanying video and download gives you the insight you need on the key things to include in a great job description to ensure that right people are attracted to your process.

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When To Use Interim Managers vs Consultants vs Internal Resources For Change Projects

Written by Andrew MacAskill on Jun 16, 2016

Change is the new business as usual. As a global Interim Management and Search Firm we know that modern resource management in the context of projects is both tricky and a huge opportunity for leadership teams.

The vast majority of business leaders we deal with are either in growth or change mode and need help fast with their major strategic programs.

Changing social demographics, disruptive new technologies and globalisation all require fresh leadership and fresh perspectives. But where should you turn to obtain this additional input and resource for these vital initiatives and projects?

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The £4 Billion Pound Business Opportunity

Written by Andrew Nicholas on Feb 19, 2015

Research by Oxford Economics reported that the overall cost to employers of replacing staff in the UK is a staggering £4.13bn a year.  The reasons for employees leaving vary but common themes crop up. A break down of trust between the individual and management; work expectations during off-hours or holidays; difficult co-workers; taking blame for others mistakes; and organisational inflexibility all contribute to higher turnover rates.

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