"Archived" Research Reports

Executives Online has published a number of research reports exploring topics of interest to our clients and candidates. All of our reports can be downloaded free of charge.  In addition to our current reports, the following reports have been published.

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    Business Exposure

    The aim of this report is to identify the level of exposure created in companies by these unexpected gaps or slow permanent recruitment. Drawing on 102 surveys among HR managers and line managers responsible for hiring executive roles, Executives Online has published Business Exposure.

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    Challenge of Change

    In Executive Online's Challenge of Change report we explore how UK companies view and manage change. This groundbreaking report draws on new research involving over 1,200 senior executives in roles where they’re responsible for business transformation programmes.

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    Supply Chain Europe article

    This exclusive feature written by Norrie Johnston, then Managing Director of Executives Online, for Supply Chain Europe, explores the recruitment challenges facing supply chain dependent businesses.  This is an invaluable read for anyone whose recruitment strategy isn’t keeping pace with their supply chain needs.

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    Now Management

    Executives Online has produced the Now Management Report using research carried out with senior managers and directors of 100 UK businesses. It explores the emergence of a new style of management over the past few years, one that is quick, responsive, flexible and ultimately geared to delivering short-term goals – and which we have dubbed "Now management".

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    Contact!

    Written by highly skilled contact centre managers from within the Executives Online global talent bank, the articles in this report explore the growing role that contact centres are playing in helping companies deliver service and grow profits. In this groundbreaking report, 10 talented contact centre managers share their perspectives on staff management, market segmentation, multi-contact centres, and alignment with corporate strategy.

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    The Pharma Report

    The pharmaceutical sector is one of the world’s most complex and compelling industries, known as highly profitable but also highly competitive and subject to big external forces in the form of international intellectual property law and governmental regulation. The articles cover key topics impacting on the pharmaceutical industry, including a comprehensive survey of flexible working practices and policies in the industry, production forecasting and supply chain management.

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    On the Up: Interim Managers

    This article from Edge magazine explains how interims are used for traditional gap-filling, to strengthen a project team, or to manage change.

    It also features several case studies from organisations that have successfully used interims and gives prospective clients a clear picture of the benefits and process of bringing in an interim manager.

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    Recruitment Forum

    Is recruitment a support function or a business driver? Where does recruitment go wrong? Is it measured enough? What are the effect and importance of labour mobility, cultural fit, and the HR department in ensuring competitive advantage through people? Nine business leaders from organisations as diverse as Ipsos MORI, British Energy Direct and The Post Office gathered at an Executives Online hosted roundtable to debate these issues.

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