5 Top Tips For Smooth Leadership Succession

Written by EO Executives on Nov 15, 2016

Successions can be a tricky affair and history throws up some intriguing leadership succession stories. Tim Cook taking the reigns at Apple was initially met with heavy scepticism, and last year Pandora Media took a leap in announcing a full technology leadership succession.

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24 Tips For Becoming An Interim Manager [Video]

Written by Andrew Nicholas on May 31, 2016

Becoming an interim manager is potentially a very exciting career move. From interim management you often get a lot more variation than you have had in your corporate career, the ability to negate a lot of the politics that you've previously been involved with and potentially some very good reward. A lot of people, when they first get into interim management though are quite surprised by the number of different factors that lead to a successful interim career. The team at EO have put together the following tips for you if you're thinking about becoming an interim manager to help you navigate all that.

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A Winning Senior Executive CV Template [Video]

Written by EO Executives on Nov 26, 2015

CVs are a difficult topic as people tend to get a lot of conflicting advice from either friends or colleagues or so-called professionals in the space around how it should be structured and the things to watch out for.

We're quite lucky. We've got in the region of 250,000 Executive CVs in our global database so we've seen everything from the very good, to the not so good. What we've managed is do is form a view, and distill this down into a template, which we think will really be beneficial to anybody about to go to market or in the middle of any sort of job search activity.

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The Delights And Pitfalls Of A Portfolio Career

Written by EO Executives on Sep 28, 2015

A few years ago I met a chap who, when I asked what he did for a living, replied that he had a “Portfolio Career”. Initially he was somewhat evasive so I pressed further and eventually found out that he had been “let go” from a sales role with a drinks Company and, unable to regain full-time employment, now had a series of part-time roles. 

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3 First Day Horror Stories You'll Struggle Not To Laugh At

Written by EO Executives on Mar 31, 2015

The first day in any new job is as overwhelming and exhausting as it is exciting. You haven’t figured out the office pecking order, you’re unclear about expectations and, most of all, you want to make a great first impression. It can be quite a stressful day!

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3 Ways To Help New Hires Build Support And Feel Included

Written by Andrew Nicholas on Mar 16, 2015

Starting at a new company is a nerve wrecking time, so giving new hires support and inclusion will help them feel like they belong and give them the platform they need to perform. Employees who feel valued and appreciated by their leaders are more likely to go above and beyond what is expected in their role and most importantly will be happier within your company. 

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4 Tricks To Make An Employee’s First 100 Days Successful

Written by Andrew Nicholas on Mar 09, 2015

Onboarding is much more than an induction pack, a day spent form filling and an office tour. Onboarding is the first moment of truth a new employee has following your successful attempts to woo them through your recruitment process. Unfortunately a lot of companies drop the ball early on. Imagine showing up on your first day to discover your office isn’t set up, or that there isn’t a clear plan for your induction. What will you tell your significant other when you get asked ‘how was your first day?’

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Do You Need Luck To Run A Successful Franchise?

Written by EO Executives on Mar 03, 2015

As you go about your day, I doubt you often stop to think about how many franchises you interact with. There only 930 franchise systems in the UK, but in total there are 39,000 franchised businesses, whether that’s a coffee bar, a fashion store, a petrol station, a fast-food restaurant, a convenience store or even a recruitment business!

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