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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Why You Need a Supply Chain Non-Executive Director

Written by Craig Elvin on Mar 28, 2017

As an Associate Director of global executive search firm EO Executives, I also head up the Procurement and Supply Chain Practice. My role means I get the opportunity to meet with the top industry leaders on a frequent basis, whilst continuously keeping up to date with new industry trends and what’s going on in the market.

One reoccurring (and well known) fact that keeps arising in my discussions with industry leaders is that is that MD’s, CEO’s and boards of SME’s are facing huge challenges growing their businesses; in a volatile market that often has more disruptive and aggressive competition than ever before.

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5 Reasons To Hire A Non-Executive Director

Written by EO Executives on Feb 01, 2017

As a leading Executive Search Firm, EO have provided Executives and NED’s to organisations of all sizes. From start-ups to well established fast growing organisations, they partner with us to bring on high calibre Executives and more increasingly,Non-Executive Directors

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My ‘brush’ with Gerry Nocker – Ex CEO at Colgate Palmolive Co.

Written by EO Executives on Jul 24, 2014

Meeting and learning from the leaders of major businesses is a great privilege that I enjoy hugely.

As I continue my head-hunting journey spanning the globe and speaking with great leaders, I recently found myself at one of my more familiar settings, a top secret location away from the hustle and bustle in London meeting a captivating individual - Gerry Nocker.

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Advice for Portfolio Careerists

Written by EO Executives on Jan 27, 2014

The job for life no longer exists. The average (median) tenure for people’s current jobs in the UK is now significantly less than 4 years, yet only 25 years ago it was almost 10 years. The average number of different jobs held in a lifetime is now 11.8 for men and 10.6 for women.

For young professionals, the stats are even more surprising. Professionally qualified individuals under the age of 35 move jobs, on average, every 2 years 2 months. Once that age profile moves to 35-45 it improves, but only to 3 years 1 month.

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Opportunities for Non-Executives on the Rise

Written by EO Executives on Jan 06, 2014

The role of the non-executive has come into its own in recent years, with opportunities for Non-Executive Directors (NED) and Non-Executive Chairmen (NEC) to play a crucial role in the growth of businesses, both large and small, now greater than ever before.

In many respects there’s never been a better time to take up a non-executive position. Although competition is strong, heightened awareness of the value non-executives can bring to an organisation continues apace. Proven high flyers with the right mix of experience and attributes are particularly well placed and increasingly in demand as businesses gain understanding of the positive impact they can have. 

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