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How to make working remotely work for you
“Don’t expect technology to solve everything. It’s about the people.” Although 20 percent of the global workforce already works remotely, some businesses still doubt if remote employees can deliver the same results as people working from the office.  What are the pitfalls and how do we avoid them... Read more
Unconscious Bias event
The unconscious bias event was held on Wednesday, 8th June 2016, in the boardroom of Michael Page’s Victoria House office. The event ran from 8.30am -10.30am and was well attended by a wide sector split of HRDs, Global HRDs, heads of talent and heads of recruitment, as well as Sarah Kirk,... Read more
Candidate Sentiment Survey Insights
As organisations strive to capitalise on the strengthening financial recovery predicted by the IMF, having the right people in place to execute growth strategies becomes an increasing priority for CEOs.    Page Executive surveyed over 1,700* senior UK-based candidates to better understand their... Read more
Can flexible working attract top talent?
‘Remote and flexible working’ have become common buzzwords floating around the industry and an increasing number of companies are providing people with home based contracts. I do a lot of work within FMCG and this is certainly a common situation. A recent report by the REC revealed that one in... Read more
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

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