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What is the Cost of a Bad Executive Hire?

Written by EO Executives on Oct 05, 2018

What is the most important quality your business looks for in a new hire, and how much time and additional resources are you willing to dedicate to getting it right? 

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Why Your 2019 Hiring Process Needs to Start Now

Written by EO Executives on Oct 01, 2018

Why Your 2019 Hiring Process Needs to Start Now

You may have been thinking about hiring a potential CEO, Managing Director or HR Director, with plans to have them on board and ready to start next financial year, but have you considered how this process will play out from a practical perspective?

Heading up the HR practice at EO Executives, I am privileged enough to work with some of the most influential business leaders in the UK supporting them on their hiring needs.

These are forward thinking, innovative business leaders who are contributing to the ever-evolving business world but when it comes to hiring, can often forget about the sourcing process and time involved in hiring high potential business leaders.

Whether I am partnering with start-ups/ SME’s or FTSE organisations, I need to ensure that they are all hiring the most impressive and suitable leaders for their individual businesses.

What hiring challenge do they all have in common?

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How to Ensure Your New Hire is a Success

Written by EO Executives on Sep 26, 2018


Most business leaders reading this will probably understand the feeling of accomplishment after securing a great candidate for a role. The hiring process can be lengthy, tedious and exhausting, especially when sourcing top talent is challenging. So, when you finally find the best person, there is a sense of relief because you think the work is done. 

It is surprising that so many businesses fail down at this point and believe sourcing and filling roles is all there is to it. If you want your new employee to last and create a positive impact, you will need to make the effort to on-board them. Organisations that fail to on-board their candidates are less likely to see a return on investment, but are still left surprised when the employee fails to make a positive impact.  

Where does your hiring process end?  

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Understanding the Importance of Psychometric Profiling

Written by EO Executives on Sep 06, 2018

Have you ever had a successful interview, even met the extended team and felt like you would be a great fit for the company? At this point where you convinced you would get the job? 

Just when you are waiting for them to offer you the role, you get the call to say they would like you to do a psychometric profile test...which can sound daunting. However, psychometric profiling should be a crucial element for both the yourself (the candidate) and the business conducting the interview.  


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Why Chemistry Will Be Crucial for Your Next Executive Hire

Written by EO Executives on Sep 04, 2018

Having the ‘most skilled’ candidates in place will not always guarantee success. You could find the ideal candidate with an impressive CV and tons of experience, and will no doubt spend an extensive amount of time and money on implementing a vigorous recruitment process. However, there is one key factor you need to consider if you want to avoid doing it all over again.  

I’ll explain this further… 

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Why Are We Experiencing Gender Gaps at a Senior Level?

Written by EO Executives on Aug 30, 2018

Working closely with the internal hiring team at EO Executives to attract new talent, has pushed me to reflect on the lack of gender diversity within the recruitment industry at senior level.  

Whilst recruitment providers are not facing this challenge in isolation, it has really got me thinking about why this is the case and what can be done about it. Following several conversations with HR leaders within my network on the topic, there was one reference to this challenge that really stood out to me. The recruitment industry is facing a “Missing Middle.”

So where does it all start?   

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Is the Traditional Expat Model Declining? 3 Ways Organisations Are Replacing It

Written by EO Executives on Aug 20, 2018

The term expat can mean a range of things, but the most common and widely known are those lengthy (2-5 year) international assignments at a mid to senior level.

Not so long ago these were the key ‘go to’ people moves for organisations.

It felt as if there was a whole range of problems that sending off your mid/senior leaders (and their families…) could fix - whether it be launching new products and services, running an ‘overseas’ market or simply rounding off the development of your ‘best and brightest’ with some time away from the corporate HQ.

The world is becoming more global and interconnected and having the right talent, in the right place, at the right time remains as important as ever.

With data suggesting more people than ever are living and working away from their home market - yet the expat model seems to be showing a decline. So what is going on?

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Are You Considering the Benefits That a Neurodiverse Workforce Could Bring to Your Business?

Written by EO Executives on Aug 08, 2018

Are you considering the benefits that a Neurodiverse workforce could bring to your business?

In a world where organisations are looking to get the best from their people to obtain competitive advantage, we are seeing more businesses focusing on diversity and diversity management (training and awareness).

It has been proven that organisations that serve a diverse population or audience can more adequately serve their markets when employees can relate to their customers.

So, why is it then still so rare that we hear of Neurodiversity being openly spoken of in the workplace?

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Why More Businesses are Hiring Non- Executive Directors

Written by EO Executives on Aug 07, 2018

Every single one of my clients will at some point encounter critical organisational challenges. Each scenario is different but they all have bottlenecks which are delaying them in moving their business forward. As a result, whether it be an SME or Blue-chip organisation the increased demand for a solution is paramount.

So what is the solution? 

Over recent years I have seen more businesses turning to external individuals for guidance on how to overcome challenges and accelerate business growth. By far, the most popular resource for my clients has been to engage a Non- Executive Director.

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How a Finance Director Can Ensure Your Business Implements a Winning International Expansion Strategy

Written by EO Executives on Aug 02, 2018

How the right Finance Director can develop an award winning International expansion strategy for your business- and the common pitfalls to avoid

Since the Brexit vote, there is still uncertainty on how Britain’s exit will impact UK businesses and the wider economy, but it has without question prompted many to look at how to build out their business overseas. Whether you are a company currently in a period of expansion through organic growth or via acquisitions/mergers or developing a strategy for the future, there are key considerations that will impact the success of the expansion.

To explore this further we spoke to finance expert Tushar Patel, who has managed and coordinated the strategic expansion and integration of varied businesses across global jurisdictions, to share his experience and lessons learned.  Tushar has managed large scale infrastructure financing projects and holds an extensive level of experience in financial management, corporate transactions, corporate governance and compliance, negotiation and integration,with extensive treasury and risk management experience. 

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