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  • The background and experience of the successful Chief Human Resource Officer

    The background and experience of the successful Chief Human Resource Officer

    Chief Human Resource Officers (CHRO) are serving in critical roles and can be instrumental in helping to shape the current and future growth of their companies.   As part of a global initiative with our colleagues in the IIC Partners Human Resources Practice Group we recently engaged a number of human … Read More

  • Best Non-Executive Search Consultancy – UK awarded by CV Magazine.

    Best Non-Executive Search Consultancy – UK awarded by CV Magazine.

    Established in 2003, The Orcid Partnership is a boutique board-level search firm. CV Magazine profiled the company and spoke to Judy Atchison and Sue Tyrer to try and find out why the firm is so successful. Differentiated by its partner-led, passionately client focused and committed approach, The Orcid Partnership adds value through bringing insight and delivering fresh, diverse candidate choices … Read More

  • “It’s a small world…”

    “It’s a small world…”

    It might be an ‘age and stage’ thing but I am finding it increasingly difficult in these interesting times not to introduce a political angle to most business and commercial issues … I won’t mention the “B” word directly but that, alongside some of the 140-character missives from POTUS have … Read More

  • The human face of executive search

    The human face of executive search

    The first thing to say is that, although I am not particularly “tech savvy” I am far from being a Luddite. I absolutely understand that technology is changing who we are and how we live our lives – AI, robotics and self-drive cars promise to make our lives easier and … Read More

  • Creating ‘cut-through’ in an ocean of information

    Creating ‘cut-through’ in an ocean of information

    Over the last 15+ years, the search industry, like most other sectors, has seen accelerating rates of technological change which have had a huge impact on transparency, direct communication and openness of information.  The ‘smoke and mirrors’ and black-book exclusivity are long gone – which is a good thing for all … Read More

  • NEDs – Do we all need to transform ?

    NEDs – Do we all need to transform ?

    There’s a seismic shift going on in companies large and small across the globe. Bricks and mortar are being replaced by pixelated inventory, paper trails become email audits and assets sit in a data centre rather than a warehouse. A ‘digital first ‘ strategy is increasingly centre stage in most … Read More

  • ‘Cultural Fit’ not ‘Unconscious Bias’

    ‘Cultural Fit’ not ‘Unconscious Bias’

    Cultural Fit continues to consistently top the list of criteria both for organisations as they recruit or promote senior executives, and for individuals as they identify their next career move. There are a raft of increasingly sophisticated tools and approaches to evaluate both ‘culture’ and ‘fit’ which have emerged ….. … Read More

  • Pod save us!

    Pod save us!

    Before I begin, apologies for the terrible title (and acknowledgements to the team at Crooked Media who run the “Pod Save America” podcast, but more of that later!).  Anyway, it’s coming up to the summer season , the election will soon be over and Brexit negotiations can begin in … Read More

  • 10 Steps to Failure – Stepping out of the comfort zone

    10 Steps to Failure – Stepping out of the comfort zone

    As we go through life it is easy to get comfortable, in fact for many of us, this is the end game. We learn to rely on the tried and tested and scoff at the new, dismissing innovation and progress as a passing phase that will soon pass. And while … Read More

  • Our recommended reads for 2017

    Our recommended reads for 2017

    As we enter a new year I am sure that most, if not all of us will have set a number of new year’s resolutions- the majority of which we will abandon within the first few weeks/months of the year. Having ignored the usual-“I must give up chocolate/dairy/meat etc” and … Read More