Culture is a vital tool for success in any organisation. It is what identifies a business, its values and its people. A culture is not just defined by a value proposition printed on the wall or a great office, it is defined by its people. The successful organisations have it nailed because you can feel the culture as soon as you walk into the door. It is a buzz that everyone thrives off, a sense of collegiate attitude and a defined psychological environment.Continue reading
Corporate Culture - it seems to be the thing that everyone is talking about these days. But what is it, and why should we care?
Corporate culture is both essential for the functionality/ performance of teams within an organisation and the satisfaction of individual employees.
At EO Executives, we pride ourselves on the successful placement of candidates into organisations based not only on skill-set but also their cultural and behavioural fit. Therefore, as a business we understand the need for an organisation to establish a culture and values to which every employee within their organisation will (hopefully) be aligned to.
So, to unravel the importance of how to establish a strong culture, we partnered with John Bell, a Change Expert specialising in business and people strategy development.
With experience working with brands such as Tesco Bank, Three and Sopra Steria to define their cultural engagement, John was an obvious choice to speak with on the matter.Continue reading
2016 has been an exciting year for the talent industry with companies big and small competing for game changing leaders across a global talent marketplace.Continue reading
Since joining the world of commerce over 12 years ago, I cannot recall a time in the industry where agility has been as fundamental as it is today. Agility is at the forefront of many successful business agendas and plays a key role in business performance.
Looking closely at the agile businesses I work with on a regular basis, it is clear to see they all have a few things in common that have led them to become highly adaptable, flexible and influential.
Most importantly all of these businesses have overcome obstacles that have now set them up to encounter the new challenges that face the business world in 2017 and beyond.Continue reading
Anyone looking to grow a business with a team of over 10 in size should be spending at least 10% of their week on the attraction of top talent. Why? Because the people with the best people will generally win.
To attract top talent you are going to need a couple of well-connected and trusted head hunters (my contact details are in the footer below) and a compelling employee value proposition (EVP). Developing an EVP as the board in an SME can be an intimidating task. You may not have the resources to offer gym facilities, free food and drink, extensive branded welcome packs or an office bar, so what can you do to gain competitive advantage?Continue reading