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Corporate Social Responsibility: The Commercial Advantages of Being Ethical
Being socially responsible is not only the right thing to do but helps the company to stand out in a globalised talent market. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) concerns the thought process that a company’s leadership engages in when they think about their responsibility to the people they... Read more
Diversity & Inclusion Checklist Generator
Ensuring diversity and inclusion (D&I) is part of your organisation is no longer optional. Not only does it guarantee a varied and equal workforce, diversity has also been proven to improve creativity, innovation and business performance.   But whilst this all sounds good in theory, how many... Read more
Effective Shared Services: Why Cost Cannot Be the Only Driver
In making the transition towards a business model that includes a shared services center, executives focused on quality have a better track record than those focused primarily on costs. Shared services centers (SSCs) have undergone considerable evolution over the past years and have become a... Read more
Do you have what it takes to work for a fashion entrepreneur?
Do you have what it takes to work for a fashion entrepreneur and is it a good career move for an aspiring Chief Executive? Nicola Wensley, Director Fashion at Page Executive looks at the challenges of working for a founder-owner.    This article was published on Drapers online on 5 April 2016 –... Read more
Are children’s job aspirations defined by gender?
4 out of 5 children think banking is a man’s job and nursing is a woman’s    Children’s drawings of the working world reveal significant gender stereotyping, according to a study we conducted following International Women’s Day.     Our study revealed that young children in the UK hold gender-... Read more
Executive Women in Business Event – March 2016
Page Executive held their annual Executive Women in Business event in the Midlands on Thursday 17th March 2016 at Marco Pierre White’s Champagne Bar in Birmingham. The 50 attendees spanned a range of sectors from automotive to higher education and included senior female executives from Deloitte,... Read more
International Hiring Strategies
2016 is likely to be an interesting year for the BRIC economies, all of whom are currently in recession, with the exception of India. As global executive search specialists, this creates some interesting evidence about the flow of business leaders and global talent in and out of these markets.  ... Read more
Challenges in Hiring Ecommerce Executives
It is well documented that online retail has seen a meteoric rise over the last 10 years as consumers shopping habits have changed. As a result, ecommerce directorships have become an integral part of most organisations, with an ever-changing expectation and view of what a good hire looks like... Read more
Effective Shared Services: Why Cost Cannot Be the Only Driver
In making the transition towards a business model that includes a shared services centre, executives focused on quality have a better track record than those focused primarily on costs. Shared services centres (SSCs) have undergone considerable evolution over the past years and have become a... Read more
The Rise of Global Talent Search
What are the main advantages and disadvantages of making the search for talent a worldwide one? Logically, performing a global search multiplies the available talent and candidates who meet the job requirements. But the main advantage of undertaking a global selection process is having access to a... Read more
Going Global: The Rising Internationalisation of SMEs
Internationalisation gives rise to multiple challenges, of which attracting and retaining talent are among the toughest. For small- and mid-size organisations, deciding to go international is a big step. Helped by the digital transformation, which dramatically lowers the barriers to entry into new... Read more
Leading Across Cultures: Learn To Adapt Your Style
To succeed in international business, leaders need the flexibility to adapt their management style to the cultural context. The degree of respect we show to authority is deeply rooted in the culture in which we are raised. As Erin Meyer, Affiliate Professor at INSEAD business school and expert in... Read more
The Chief Financial Officer: From Guardian of Strategy to Catalyst for Change
The role of the CFO has evolved in recent years into a function fully involved in the definition and implementation of company strategy. Current trends and developments such as global changing markets make chief financial officers and other financial leaders central to a company’s ability to... Read more
The Chief Digital Officer: Enabling Online Business Transformation
The critical importance of digital strategy has secured enviable positions for Chief Digital Officers and Digital Strategy Directors within senior leadership teams. While there are diverse definitions for the role of CDO(Chief Digital Officer), all converge on promoting the digital transformation... Read more
Private equity hiring strategies
The past few years have seen some interesting changes in the hiring strategies of private equity firms looking to boost their returns.   In the heyday of private equity, firms looked for a rapid return on investment driven by financial re engineering and the availability of cheap debt. The rampant... Read more

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