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 under fire for recruiting ‘stale males’ for exec roles

16 Feb 2006

Looking for candidates with the right 'cultural fit' means many firms are missing out on the best talent, according to recruiters.

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Olympic committee hunts for HR director

31 Jan 2006

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games has advertised for an HR director to report directly to the CEO

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JD Wetherspoons devises online recruitment system for pub managers

21 Nov 2005

Pub chain JD Wetherspoons has introduced an online recruitment system which alerts the HR department as soon as there is a managerial vacancy in any of its pubs

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Nortel agrees £6.8m ‘transfer fee’ for former Motorola president

4 Nov 2005

Telecoms giants agree 'transfer fee' for Motorola's former president and chief operating officer.

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Non-executive directors’ pay up 21%

18 Jul 2005

The pay packets of UK non-executive directors have risen by an average of 21% over the past 18 months

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Review your criteria for recruiting for the board

22 Apr 2005

Organisations should review their criteria for recruiting and appraising board directors, according to the head of a leading management school.

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Big chief execs see salaries catching up with US counterparts

21 Mar 2005

UK chief executives have seen their pay rise almost 80% since Labour came to power in 1997, according to new research

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Attracting suitable candidates

1 Jul 2004

In this series, we delve into the XpertHR reference manual to find essential information relating to one of our features. This month's topic...

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