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6 Ways to Maximise Your Executive Job Search in 2020/21

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Succession Planning: The elephant in the room?

Succession Planning For SMEs - Strategies for success. All successful businesses do some form of planning for the future. They will almost certainly have budgets drawn up for future use, plans for future development and strategies to help them thrive in an ever-more challenging marketplace. This sort of planning is vital if businesses are able to be flexible and dynamic…

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Securing a Managing Director job in the Southwest: 7 Success Strategies

Planning and finding your next MD career move can be a challenging and lengthy process.   Whether you are thinking of moving within the Southwest or you are thinking of relocating to this beautiful region - The execution is all in adopting the right strategies to maximise your success. The Southwest has a vibrant and entrepreneurial business landscape and this…

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4 things to ask a headhunter before engaging them

  Unlike professions such as the law where there are legal restrictions on who can call themselves a solicitor or barrister, unfortunately this is not the case in recruitment. Anyone, regardless of their skills, experience or qualifications can call themselves a headhunter and begin trading. Websites are simple and cheap to set-up as is a registered business address making it…

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4 reasons to hire a COO in a modern organisation

Does your organisation have a Chief Operating Officer (COO)? You may either be preparing to hire one or considering the rationale behind ROI for hiring a COO. Most organisations with a COO argue that it is one of the most beneficial roles in any business. What is a chief operating officer? A chief operating officer, also known as a chief…

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What makes an outstanding Finance Director?

So what really makes an outstanding Finance Director in today's climate? Today’s outstanding FD has emerged as a much more rounded, commercial business leader than his or her counterpart of ten or twenty years ago. A great communicator, the modern FD can win the trust of colleagues across the business and he/she is a partner to the CEO. Very often…

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Debunking the myths around Managing Director or CEO?

King Recruit is exploring the key challenges within the pivotal position lead position. We've been interviewing some key Managing Directors/COO's from around the SouthWest region to understand what it takes to be consistently successful in the role As a Managing Director/CEO or even the COO, you have to be all things to all people. Often the role is either misconstrued or…

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How to network your way to success!

Test Test Remember the old saying “It’s all about who you know”. Clichés normally have an element of truth in them and it’s been reported that 85% of all jobs are filled through connections, whether they be past employers, friends of employees or someone they met through networking or other such events. Strong professional relationships are therefore key when looking…

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Happy New Year? Why September is the new January!

Although we only have one-quarter of 2019 left September can feel like a fresh start for a multitude of reasons. We move away from our summer holiday period and back into our routines, our children return to school, autumn is just around the corner. In the world of work, everyone is focussed on Q4, there's a surge to find new hires…

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How can we better empower women in the workplace?

How can we better empower women in the workplace? (yes it’s still a hot topic!)   ‘Work Like a Woman’ Mary Portas (we salute you)   Women are entering and continuing to stay in the workforce now more than ever. Today, more than two-thirds (71.8%) of women aged 16–64 are employed, the highest percentage since the Office of National Statistics…

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