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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The 5 Critical Mistakes Executives Make Which Demotivate New Hires

Written by Andrew Nicholas on Oct 29, 2018

After going to all the time and effort to find your perfect new hire you want to make sure they hit the ground running.

Research from Deloitte’s has shown that motivated and engaged employees have a positive impact on business performance faster, and that the right support during onboarding is critical to maximising their potential as quickly as possible.

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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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What Is HR Interim and Why Should It Matter to Your Business?

Written by EO Executives on Oct 18, 2018

What is HR interim and why should it matter to your business?

Simply put, Interim HR (Human Resources) Management is the use of HR experts on a temporary/ short-term basis. HR Interim Managers are experts in their field and are typically hired by organisations to solve critical business challenges through their own limited companies.

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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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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.  

Why?  

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