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”.


Diverse workers

Tech firms lag behind FTSE 100 on executive diversity

The UK’s technology sector is far behind the FTSE 100 when it comes to diversity among board members a new...

Half of FTSE 350 board appointments need to be women to meet targets

13 Nov 2018

A quarter of FTSE 350 companies have only one woman on their board, and there remain five all-male boards, according...

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Succession planning: driving success in gender diversity

24 Sep 2018

Poor succession planning for leadership positions could be contributing to the limited progress in achieving gender balance. Brett Moffatt explains...

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Businesses gunning for cyber skills should consider ex-forces personnel

21 Sep 2018

Recent research highlights how much companies could gain in fields such as cyber security from recruiting ex-armed services staff, writes...

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How on-demand data officers can help fill the knowledge gap

31 Aug 2018

Data is an invaluable resource for driving commercial decision-making yet a dearth of people with the requisite skills in the...

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Gender diversity in FTSE 350 boardrooms is stalling

18 Jul 2018

The number of women in executive positions at FTSE 350 companies has flatlined, suggesting that organisations face a significant challenge...

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Hampton-Alexander: Boards need to speed up to meet gender target

27 Jun 2018

A quarter of FTSE 350 board positions are now held by women, according to the latest figures compiled as part...

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Major investor takes stand on gender diversity on FTSE 350 boards

17 Apr 2018

Legal & General Investment Management – one of the UK’s biggest investors in the stock market – has promised to...

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Building executive search in-house? Six mistakes to avoid

15 Mar 2018

More organisations are looking to source talent for senior roles in-house so they can build their employer brand and save...

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RAD Awards 2018: Prison Service and Havas win Work of the Year

25 Jan 2018

An integrated campaign that challenged the public’s perception of running a prison has won top prize at this evening’s RAD...

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Bring executive search in-house but don’t scrimp on quality

15 Jan 2018

As employers seek hard-to-find talent and want greater control of their brand, many are looking to build executive search capability...

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Extend gender boardroom targets to FTSE 350: Hampton-Alexander review

9 Nov 2017

Gender boardroom targets should be extended beyond the FTSE 100 to the FTSE 350, Sir Philip Hampton has urged.

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Percentage of women on executive committees stagnates

10 Jul 2017

Companies with more women in senior roles have higher profit margins, an analysis of the FTSE 350 has found.
The...

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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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