The 5 Secrets Of Every Successful HR Manager

Written by EO Executives on Feb 09, 2015

Business Legend Jack Welch is a big fan of HR. He has repeatedly stated that HR managers have the most important job in businesses, and that CEOs should value their HR Managers as much as their CFOs.


It often feels like most of HR is no closer to this type of recognition, so what do the most successful HR Managers do to ensure their contribution is valued?

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Foresight! – The Must Have Competency for Business Leaders in 2015.

Written by EO Executives on Jan 12, 2015

Foresight is ‘to have the ability to predict what will happen or be needed in the future.’

Pace of change has accelerated so quickly in modern times that by the time you read this, an event will have no doubt occurred somewhere in your business. Prime examples of these are; a lucrative contract signed, a sale, a meeting with marketing, a change in budget or a change in personnel.  The future is always upon you and this is inevitable therefore, I ask the question.  Are you in control of every event that has happened in your organisation and did you expect them to occur?

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The Power and Limits of Negotiating at the Time of Hire or Engagement

Written by EO Executives on Oct 29, 2014

Executives seeking a new role who have made it past the first hurdles of CV, short-list and interview(s) eventually confront the final obstacle: Negotiating an acceptable job offer.

This makes many people nervous, especially those with jobs that don’t regularly involve negotiation.

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Do you run your searches based on exclusivity or with multiple agencies?

Written by EO Executives on Jul 14, 2014

In my numerous contacts with my clients there is sometimes a debate on do you engage one agency for your recruitment needs or do you involve multiple agencies at the same time?

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Take your candidates seriously!

Written by EO Executives on Jun 06, 2014

So, you apply for a role which you’re absolutely perfect for – of course.  You await the call from the recruitment company and after a couple of weeks begin to wonder why you haven’t heard from them. So you call them.  You’re curious to understand the status of your application.  When you finally manage to speak with a human you hear words that are generic and could be applied to any candidate!  You’ve been rejected from a role that you’re a perfect match for and don’t know why you haven’t move to the next stage.  Or, worse than that, you don’t receive any feedback and are left feeling confused and angry about the time you’ve taken to submit your application and missing out on the perfect job for you.

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Maintaining a relevant sphere of REFERENCE (or: How to protect your referees from nefarious sales calls)

Written by EO Executives on May 27, 2014

There comes a time in every executive recruitment process when the prospective employer, client or recruiter asks for your references. It’s tempting – and probably correct – to interpret this as a “buying signal”; why would someone bother to follow up with references if he or she didn’t intend to hire you?

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Impact of Wrong Hiring Decisions

Written by EO Executives on Apr 23, 2014

Having spent almost 25 years in global senior executive Human Resources roles, I was always looking at getting our cost of hire down……..but were we measuring the wrong thing?

Now working on the “other side” as a Managing Partner at Executives Online I have begun to understand that the costs of the wrong hire are highly damaging and that partnering with a high quality search partner is one of the most important investments you will make.

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