How to Hire and Hold onto Your New Employees

Written by Lucy Bielby on Jun 25, 2018

Our top tips for hiring and holding onto your new hires...

Congratulations- you may have made a great new hire but the work hasn’t stopped. Knowing that you have invested both time and money into getting it right, you will want to ensure they start with a positive momentum.

It is no secret that energised and motivated employees will perform to a higher standard. With employees who are engaged and feel supported, being highly committed to their goals. But fail support your employees from the start and you will lose their motivation rapidly.

So, how do ensure your employees are in it for the long run?

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Interim Managers Vs Management Consultants Vs Internal Resources

Written by Lucy Bielby 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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Would You Hire Based on Skill or Salary?

Written by Lucy Bielby on Oct 26, 2017

I have recently been made aware of a controversial legislation impacting the employment market that is being passed across the US and I’m wondering if (or should I say when) it will make its way to the U.K.

Across numerous States, employers and their recruiting partners will no longer be able to ask a candidate’s current salary and benefits during an interview process.

If they do, it could result in penalties for such violations.

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The Companies with the Best People Win. Fact.

Written by Craig Elvin on Oct 05, 2017

The companies with the best people win. Fact.

Whilst you are looking for the perfect candidate, the perfect candidate wants to know that you offer enough career enhancement to make the move. As an SME, you may not have the brand or reputation that high performing individuals will automatically want to associate themselves with. So, get smart.

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Why Your New Hire Has Already Checked Out...

Written by Andrew MacAskill on Sep 05, 2017

The other day I heard it again......as I do all the time when meeting unhappy senior leaders:

So I have been at my current employer for 18 months but to be honest I knew within the first couple of weeks that it wasn't going to be for the long term.

The executive has hung in there to ensure their CV doesn't look bad.

The result?

The company will now have to replace the executive at a significant cost, credibility will have been lost internally and the reality is that you have had a senior executive working in your business for 18 months, whose heart has not been in it.

What a complete shambles.....and to make things worse it was completely avoidable. So, how can you prevent this from happening in the future?

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Are You Neglecting Your Most Important Supply Chain?

Written by Craig Elvin on Jul 06, 2017

 

The more time I spend with businesses, of all sizes, less surprises me. However, what does surprise me is how many neglect their talent supply chains. Many them have honed and defined their supply chains into highly efficient, state of the art operations that produce better results and at a lower cost than ever before. Experienced, skilled procurement professionals add huge amounts of value to their business through supplier innovation and sophisticated sourcing models. 

When I ask these businesses how their talent supply chain is shaping up, I often get the same blank expression staring back at me. Think about it. Who is going to deliver that award-winning supply chain in the future?

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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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Why Procurement & Supply Chain Leaders Need to Get Better at Hiring

Written by Craig Elvin on May 23, 2017

After giving last week’s Procurement Leaders, World Procurement Congress a week to marinate, I have come to the conclusion that you, todays procurement and supply chain leaders, need to step up your game in the talent market. I listened to countless speakers stand up and tell you that the future is going to be challenging. Automation, VUCA and a millennial workforce are just some of the challenges you and your businesses are facing.

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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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Tips for Hiring Commercial Talent - The Lone Wolf

Written by Ryan Hill on May 05, 2017

The Lone Wolf – Your Biggest Asset and Biggest Problem:

As an Associate Director and Head of the Commercial Practice at leading search firm EO Executives, I frequently get the opportunity to meet with interesting and high profile individuals in the commercial market. Being an avid networker and regularly attending C-Suite meetings, I have noticed that there is one obvious key trend that everyone in this space is talking about.

So, let’s discuss this further…

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