Should HR Have a Seat at the Boardroom Table?

Written by Lucy Bielby on Jul 19, 2018

Should HR Have a Seat at the Boardroom Table?

It is no secret that the world around us is changing at a significant rate.

As a result, boards of experienced business leaders who focus on the strategic direction and protection of business interests are now finding that there is an ever-evolving focus on organisational change.

However, with employees providing organisations with competitive advantage, why in many organisations are HR (Human Resources) still having to ‘fight’ their cause as to why they should have a seat at the top table? This is a question I am continuously hearing amongst many industry leaders, and one that I wanted to get some greater understanding on.

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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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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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