EO Executives Launch Interim Report 2018

Written by EO Executives on Jun 15, 2018

78% of Interim Managers we surveyed do not feel enough is being done to support the interim community.

We have worked with our interim management network to obtain their insight and thoughts on the interim market. After hearing from both our candidates and clients about the changes they are seeing in the market, we wanted to extend our reach to the wider community. 

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What Results Can You Achieve by Leading an E-Commerce Transformation?

Written by EO Executives on Jun 11, 2018

 

EO were recently engaged by one of the UK's leading e-commerce businesses to source a high calibre, highly pragmatic and highly experienced Transformation/Programme Director. The successful candidate was required to lead a major company-wide digital transformation for one of the clients external partners.  

In the first part of this case study, we uncovered the initial challenges facing our client, along with the solution used to overcome this. Read more here.

In part two, we dig dipper into the Transformation Programme and look at the specific skills and resources the next stage of the assignment required.  

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IIM- Institute of Interim Management Survey 2018

Written by EO Executives on May 01, 2018

The announcement we have eagerly been anticipating has finally arrived- the Institute of Interim Management has launched its annual survey. This is something EO look out for every year, as it is key to obtaining detailed market insight into how we can support the interim community.

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How Do You Determine Resources for Vital Business Projects?

Written by EO Executives on Apr 30, 2018

As an Interim leader, do you have experience in hiring for change / transformation programmes? If so, what would your advice be to organisations?

EO Executives was originally founded on Interim Management but evolved to meet market demands and has operated as both an Interim Management and Executive Search Consultancy for many years now.

Given EO’s value proposition, our team of experts therefore understand that resourcing top talent across the board in today's business climate is extremely challenging.

Most organisations that we work with are either in growth or change mode, and Practice Leads are typically engaged by these clients to source an immediate interim solution to support delivery of such major strategic programs.

Nonetheless, is an Interim Manager always the most suitable resource to provide input and expertise for vital projects?

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How to Successfully Lead a Digital Transformation

Written by EO Executives on Apr 17, 2018

Leading a Digital Transformation- Case Study: Part 1

In the current war for talent it can be challenging to entice the best business leaders into your organisation.  

This is when many of our clients turn to external partners like ourselves (executive search or interim consultancies) to gain competitive advantage in sourcing top talent. These leaders will be specialist experts with a proven track record in supporting businesses to overcome their challenges.  

When investing both time and money into sourcing top talent, it is crucial you get it right. Or you run the risk of both falling behind on crucial/ time sensitive projects and wasting costly resources.  

How do you overcome this challenge?

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Interim Managers Vs Management Consultants Vs Internal Resources

Written by EO Executives on Mar 28, 2018

The Pros and Cons -  Interim Managers Vs Management Consultants Vs Internal Resources

As an Interim Management and Executive Search Consultancy, we understand that modern resource management, in the context of projects, is both challenging and a significant opportunity for leadership teams to change the capabilities within the business.

With change now ‘business as usual’, most of our clients are either in growth or change mode and need immediate help with their workforce on major strategic programs.

Changing social demographics, disruptive technologies and globalisation all require fresh leadership and fresh perspectives on a long-term basis. But where should you turn to obtain the input and expertise for vital projects?

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The Interim CV That Will Make A Critical First Impression

Written by EO Executives on Mar 27, 2018

If you want to land a new assignment or ensure you show up in a ‘search', recruiters and clients will need to see evidence of your previous success and credentials. So, no matter what level you operate at, a CV is critical for making that key first impression.

But what makes a good CV?

I am sure every recruiter you speak to will give you a completely different idea on how to form a strong CV. The very subject creates a challenging debate, due to the vast amount of conflicting advice in the market. Whether it be from friends, colleagues or so-called ‘professionals’… someone will always have something different to say.

So, what makes our CV advice the ‘right’ advice?

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Why Hire a Transformation Director? Everything You Need to Know.

Written by EO Executives on Mar 21, 2018

Why Hire a Transformation Director? Everything You Need to Know.

Exclusive Q&A with Suraj Bithal - Change and Transformation Director

With numerous businesses going through major change and transformations to ensure they stay sustainable, relevant and profitable, it is paramount they ensure the best resources are in place. Organisational changes are crucial times and are both challenging and resource heavy. The idea of a change or transformation is to resolve a significant issue affecting the business, and thus, how that is resolved will determine the future of that organisation. 

Of course, change and transformation projects can be carried out across one area of the business- to solve a particular functional issue. But, the result will have a domino like effect on the rest of the organisation. Therefore, there is no time for mistakes.  

This is when many organisations engage highly experienced interim experts, to join there organisation for an interim and support them in achieving their goals. 

Founded on Interim ManagementEO Executives work with organisations to source the best Interim Managers for their specialist assignments. So, to give you a better insight we collaborated with Suraj Bithal, an expert in his field. With over 15 years' experience in IT Change and Transformation, Suraj has holistic transformation expertise aligned with IT Infrastructure and business acumen, and has also worked with high profile clients, including:  Lehman Brothers (whilst in Administration) PWC, Vocalink, and Monitise. 

What makes Suraj the ideal person to talk to is that he has worked on both the client and vendor side. Understanding both what a client looks for in an Interim Manager and why they would engage them; what knowledge and skillsets are needed to succeed.  

If you're interested in reading the expert opinion on everything you need to consider before, during and after a transformation, continue reading... 

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Would You Make a Good Interim Manager?

Written by EO Executives on Mar 20, 2018

So, do you think that you could you make a good Interim Manager?

Making a career change is a big decision for anybody and one that takes much thought, reflection and often debate with loved ones. Therefore, following on from the blog - Are you are thinking of becoming an Interim? I wanted to reflect on what is a life changing decision and propose some key areas to consider when debating whether the move into Interim Management is the right one for you.

Whilst Interim Management can be incredibly rewarding giving the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects whist earning what can be a lucrative day rate, it is also within a challenging environment.

So, before pursuing your first interim project, ask yourself these questions:

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What Is the Value in Lean Thinking? And How Can It Fail?

Written by EO Executives on Mar 15, 2018

As Head of the Interim Practice at EO Executives, I work with specialist interim experts, who are hired into organisations to lead major change and transformation programmes. A key reason our clients engage with us to source experts for such projects, is that they have a specific goal in mind.

Lean Thinking is one of those goals. Many organisations carry out Lean Transformation projects to minimise waste throughout their manufacturing process, but the objective is always to ensure productivity remains the same. Or event better, increases.

But do they really work and how can you ensure success?

To delve into this further, I spoke with leading and highly experienced Operations Manager, Paul Dakin. With over 25 years’ experience in managing large complex PLC/SME industrial sites, Paul has a deep understanding around what Lean really entails.

There is a continual stream of LinkedIn posts around the top reasons for why ‘Lean Transformation Programmes’ fail. They usually focus on the failure of some aspect of the process itself, or the inability of the organisation and its people to drive through the usual and inevitable problems that they will encounter.

Paul shares his thoughts:

I am not a consultant but an Operations Manager with 25 years' of practical experience of applying Lean Transformation across a range of manufacturing sites. Over that time, the three key points I have learnt are that...

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