Executive recruitment

“Executive recruitment” is the process of employers using an external firm to locate potential candidates to fill senior or key vacancies. It is commonly known as “headhunting”.


Companies with female CEOs, such as EasyJet's Dame Carolyn McCall, were more likely to promote women to executive director positionsIsopix/REX/Shutterstock

Percentage of women on executive committees stagnates

Companies with more women in senior roles have higher profit margins, an analysis of the FTSE 350 has found.
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Senior Managers Regime: New rules on references from 7 March

1 Mar 2017

New rules regarding references in the financial services industry come into force on 7 March as part of the Senior...

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Finance firms commit to 50/50 gender split in senior roles by 2021

11 Oct 2016

Thirteen finance companies, including Legal & General and Virgin Money, are aiming to have complete gender parity in senior roles...

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Proportion of women on FTSE 100 executive committees remains static

20 Jul 2016

The number of women working at executive committee level has not increased for more than two years in FTSE 100...

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Women on Boards 2015: focus on manufacturing

25 Mar 2015

Large manufacturing companies are keeping pace with their fellow FTSE100 companies in reaching Lord Davies’ target of 25% female representation...

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Women on Boards: Top 10 most improved FTSE100 boards. Source: BIS

Number of women on boards approaches 25%

25 Mar 2015

The proportion of female board member in FTSE 100 companies now stands at 23.5%, marginally short of this year’s 25%...

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Jo Swinson joins a CIPD event today to discuss gender diversity in the boardroom. Photo: Steve Back/REX

CIPD urges employers to increase female board representation

25 Feb 2015

While many companies have sought to improve the level of female board representation, more still needs to be done to...

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New code of conduct to boost women on boards

1 Jul 2014

Business secretary Vince Cable today launched an enhanced code of conduct for executive search companies in a push to get...

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Should the UK introduce women-only shortlists for board positions?

15 Apr 2014

The lack of women occupying top spots in UK business is in the spotlight again, as business secretary Vince Cable...

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One-fifth of FTSE 100 board positions now filled by women

26 Mar 2014

FTSE 100 companies need fewer than 50 new female appointments to reach the 25% target set by Lord Davies in...

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Board-level appointments rise

8 Jul 2011

The number of board-level appointments with packages in excess of £200,000 made by employers using retained headhunters rose by 4.5%...

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Two-fifths of employers have never used succession planning

21 Mar 2011

Two employers in five have never operated a succession planning process, according to research published by XpertHR.The 2011 XpertHR survey on...

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Board level change needed to create more innovative companies

7 Dec 2010

One board member in five should be replaced in order to create a more innovative company culture, according to a survey of HR...

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Company boards should vote in directors annually and focus on gender and diversity

28 May 2010

Company directors will have to be voted in annually by shareholders as part of an overhaul of the code of...

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Public sector pay list will not curb excessive senior wages

16 Apr 2010

Forcing public sector executives to publish their salaries online will not help to curb excessive pay packages, but could instead...

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