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How to Prepare for an Executive Job Search

Written by EO Executives on Nov 22, 2018

How to Prepare for an Executive Job Search

With more businesses competing for top talent to solve their biggest organisational challenges, and with unemployment at an all-time low of 4% (Office for National Statistics), there has never been a better time for C-Suite Executives to search for a new role.

However, though the demand for Executives is strong, businesses are being more selective with the individuals they choose to on-board. With new movements such has Artificial Intelligence, GDPR and the challenges of Brexit, boardroom agendas are focused on finding experts who can help drive businesses forward by provide specialist skill sets at both a commercial and analytical level. 

Additionally, with new business challenges emerging daily, experts need to be both risk-adverse and forward thinking to drive innovation and success.

So, if you are a Senior Executive looking for a new challenge, what can you do to prepare yourself for your new job search?

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How a Non-Executive Director Can Add Value

Written by EO Executives on Nov 16, 2018

At EO Executives, over the years we have seen an increased demand from businesses to source for Non-Executive Director positions. With more businesses facing challenges across the board, such as; hiring, employee retention, new technology integration (think artificial intelligence) and changing industry trends, hiring an Executive who can offer an impartial and expert solution to these common challenges is key to ensuring success.

Competition for Non-Executive Directors is vast from both a hiring (client) and candidate perspective. More Executives are wanting to take on a career as a NED and equally more businesses are looking to source the best NED talent on the market.

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Why Culture is Crucial for Building a Challenger Bank

Written by EO Executives on Oct 25, 2018

For the last seven years, EO Executives has worked with many Challenger Banks of all sizes to provide Executive hires.

Since the opening of Metro Bank in 2010 (The first high-street bank to be granted a licence for over 150 years) there have been several new in entrants in the challenger banking space, as well as many others who are currently going through business planning, licencing and funding. This has been partly due to government initiatives (such as open API legislation and PSD2) and the explosion of Fintech, due to the emergence of new technologies such as block-chain and data analytics tools. 

EO is a leading provider of high-level managers and executives for senior roles within Challenger Banking and Fintech. Historically we have worked with a number of established retail banks to source the talent they need, but more recently we have been working with an increasing number of Challenger Banks and SME's that are looking for experienced individuals who can adapt to the fast- paced and agile world, whilst offering a high level of knowledge. 

What makes a ‘Challenger Bank’ different to any other bank?

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Challenging Times- Challengers on the High-Street

Written by EO Executives on Oct 23, 2018

At EO Executives there is nothing we love more than challenging the status quo, learning from market shifts and witnessing disruption. Especially throughout 2018, we have seen changes to the economic climate and executive hiring trends, as more and more businesses start to prepare for the uncertainty of Brexit.  As a result, particularly at this time, our expert consultants are working with some of the most innovative and forward thinking businesses – both in the UK and Globally; who are cutting costs, restructuring their teams and forecasting to future-proof their business.

Over the years we have also witnessed these businesses and organisations alike scale at pace and rocket to success. However, we have also seen many go through challenging journeys to get to where they are. Our team have been passionate about supporting businesses through these challenges by placing high calibre executive leaders, who have the knowledge and skills to execute on key deliverables and take these businesses forward.

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Why Workplace Well-being Should Be a Priority for All Businesses

Written by EO Executives on Oct 10, 2018

Today is World Mental Health Day, and at EO Executives we wanted to share why employee wellness should be a key priority for all organisations.

If you want to establish a positive workplace culture, with high productivity, it should be a top priority to ensure your employees welfare is put first.

With healthy employees proving to happier and more productive, workplace wellness initiatives are becoming more popular in both SME and Large / Corporate organisations across the UK.

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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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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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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 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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5 Steps for Making the Right Impression With Your New Employees

Written by EO Executives on Aug 01, 2018


How to Make the Right Impression With New Employees

Competing with other players in your industry to attract the best talent can be tough. So, when you finally secure your perfect candidate after following a long hiring process, you will want to ensure they are set up for success.  In a recent blog we took a detailed look at the importance of on-boarding candidates and how this contributes to their overall work ethic and performance in a business - read more here.

In this blog we follow on from that topic and take a deeper look at how your business can successfully retain its employees. You may think it is an easy task but one of our previous studies found that 46% of new hires give up within the first 18 months of their placement. An alarming statistic for businesses making crucial hires.

The good news is there are some key steps any business can follow to prevent this...

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