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”.

Major investor takes stand on gender diversity on FTSE 350 boards

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

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.

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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 under-represented in manufacturing

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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Business secretary Vince Cable. REX/Richard Gardner

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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Women-only shortlists

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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