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”.


Hampton-Alexander review: Final report shows female directors up by 50%

The number of female directors in FTSE 100 companies has increased by 50% in the last five years, according to the Hampton-Alexander review.

All-male boards disappear from FTSE 350

19 Feb 2021

There are now no all-male boards in FTSE 350 companies, according to campaign group the 30% Club.

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None of ‘top three’ roles in any FTSE 100 company held by black people

3 Feb 2021

There are now no black chairs, chief executives or chief financial officers in FTSE 100 companies, research by recruiting specialists...

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Church investment arm to ’protest’ against firms that miss diversity targets

18 Jan 2021

Church Commissioners promises action against companies in its portfolio that fail to increase ethnic diversity.

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Boardroom succession issues signalled by FTSE100 firms

30 Nov 2020

Coronavirus puts onus on boards to sort out their succession planning.

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Zurich sees female applications leap after altering senior job advert wording

17 Nov 2020

The number of women applying for senior roles at Zurich in the UK leapt by a fifth last year after...

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Recruitment agencies sign up to ethnic equality commitment

2 Nov 2020

Recruitment agencies providing candidates for law firms are being encouraged to sign up on a new diversity and inclusion pledge.

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Quarter of employers do nothing to improve top-level diversity

20 Oct 2020

A quarter of employers (24%) make no effort to attract and recruit more diverse candidates for top-level jobs.
That is...

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FTSE 350 meets female board representation target

22 Sep 2020

More than a third of board members across the UK’s 350 biggest organisations are women, but 18 ‘one-and-done’ boards still...

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Why service agreements matter in the Covid-19 era

21 Aug 2020

Too often service agreements only attract attention when employers are contemplating dismissal or selling the business. They deserve more attention, writes Dean Fuller.

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Why we are not identifying the right leaders

21 Aug 2020

Talent risks being wasted through poor decision-making that is based on uninformed, inconsistent and biased information, writes Roger Philby.

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Shares perform best in companies with gender diverse boards during virus

4 Aug 2020

Shares in companies with more women have performed better than their competitors during the coronavirus, according to an analysis of...

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Colour of Power 2020: Diversity at leadership level has stalled

28 Jul 2020

Progress on increasing diversity at leadership levels has stalled over the past three years, finds Sky News study.

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Lack of women in top roles sees leading firms miss out on profits

27 Jul 2020

FTSE 350 companies are missing out on sizeable profits through a failure to appoint more women to key executive roles.

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What does coronavirus mean for executive search?

2 Jul 2020

Finding the right leaders to navigate organisations through the pandemic and beyond has never been more important, but executive search...

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