To Search or Not to Search that is the question …

Interview with Patricia Pedrosa, formerly VP HR with Bacardi When talking about big companies like Bacardi, it’s common to have a significant in-house recruiting department with many tools at their disposal in order to find candidates. And yet, these organisations are reaching out to executive…

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Executive search: retained vs contingent. How to choose?

  Everyone wants to know that they are getting the best possible product / service at a fair and competitive price and the same goes for companies when selecting their recruitment partner. When looking at the various options available, it is important to consider that…

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Millennials and Executive Search – why should we care?

In recent years, a great number of studies have been conducted around intergenerational differences, with an emphasis on millennials or generation Y who are now playing key roles in today’s economy. Trying to find out who millennials are and what drives them, has become a priority for companies from multiple points of view not least because they represent a large mass of consumers and form 51% of today’s workforce.

From an executive search perspective, these young professionals do need our attention as they are tomorrow’s leaders.

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Executive Search firms – trusted advisors, not CV providers

Last week we were present at the 2016 World Executive Search Congress in London. Both executive search firms and in-house recruitment/search teams from around the world reunited for 2 intensive days, exchanging insights on the trends and future of retained executive search.

Today we want to share with you a few key takeaways on the main topics covered during the congress.

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Career change – when it makes sense!

In our business we talk with a lot of people, all day, all over the world. One of the recurring things that we hear from those open to change is their need to “take on a new challenge” or “move on” once they’ve been successful for a few years within the same role. Typically, this is the time to look at the next level with your current employer, but what if there are no ladders to climb? Undoubtedly, the option you begin to consider is changing companies, trying to find another role that will keep you motivated and engaged. But, how do you make that choice and is it really the right step to take?

Sometimes we all feel the need for change, to find something new, different etc. – however change can come in many shapes.

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Post Rio – A New Talent Acquisition Cycle Begins

The Rio Olympics are over and many of the governing bodies and organisations involved will be breathing a collective sigh of relief. The initial sentiment appears to be that despite numerous challenges and setbacks, the Games were a success. Nevertheless, the stresses and strains, some…

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Networking our way to the best candidates

For the past 6 years, we have successfully been recruiting senior leadership positions across a blend of functional areas. As an executive search firm our approach lies heavily on mapping the market, dissecting the inner workings of organizations’ structures to identify and approach the relevant…

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Effective Job Analysis – So, how does it work?

  Hopefully in our recent article Effective Job Analysis – Why bother?! we convinced you on the merit of such an exercise and how the results will drive better search and selection outcomes when recruiting for leadership positions. I’ll grant you that an effective job…

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Effective Job Analysis – why bother?

As a retained executive search firm, when we are approached by our clients with a mandate, our first priority is always to qualify the search, to make sure that it’s “real”. This means reviewing with the organization the why, what and how of the position,…

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