Archief door auteur: Anne Beitel

The Myth of the “True” Interim Executive

In the interim management industry there’s a common line of thinking that interim managers have a critical inflection point in their careers, before which they were regular employees, and afterwards they are interim managers forever – “true” interim managers. Observed deviations from this are described as mistakes: The executive found they were mistaken about being ...

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The Power and Limits of Negotiating at the Time of Hire or Engagement

Executives seeking a new role who have made it past the first hurdles of CV, short-list and interview(s) eventually confront the final obstacle: Negotiating an acceptable job offer.

This makes many people nervous, especially those with jobs that don’t regularly involve negotiation.

Experts advise you should be excited to negotiate. If someone is ...

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IIM Research Lights Interim Provider Path to Market

A key route to market for professional interim managers and executives is the Interim Service Provider (ISP). Executives Online has been a provider of interim management services since 2000. Earlier this summer, the Institute of Interim Management (IIM) published a guide which describes how interim managers and executives may best work with interim service providers ...

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The Global Leadership Crisis Continues … and Damages the Bottom Line

The 2014 Ketchum Leadership Communication Monitor (KLCM) explores the perceptions of over 6,500 people in 13 countries on five continents regarding effective leadership, effective communication and the intrinsic link between the two. At Executives Online we're always interested in global research that explores trends in leadership and management, and in sharing it with ...

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Top 10 European Recruitment Fails

A company’s first international expansion outside its home territory is a milestone event. In many cases, it coincides with a key hire.

Many companies make the international recruitment process harder on themselves than it needs to be, in ways that would be hilarious, if they weren’t so damaging to their prospects in the ...

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Seven messages from the 2014 World Employment Conference

Last month’s annual gathering of Ciett, the International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies, saw federations and recruiters from over 30 different countries converge on Brussels for the 2014 World Employment Conference.  This year’s event was hosted by Federgon – the Belgian federation – and included a number of key messages for European recruiters, their clients ...

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Executives confident in their own but not their companies’ digital abilities

Research Executives Online conducted this spring shows that a large majority (83 percent) of senior executives feel personally able to keep up with digital advancements in their industry, although more than two thirds (69 percent) believe their employers are not investing enough to ensure that their companies do too.

The large majority of respondents (80 ...

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Interim management: the view across Europe

Interim management: the view across Europe

Today, what does European interim management look like? How does it vary by country? What are the forces and drivers shaping interim management for the future? In this Executives Online blog post, we’ll profile a few selected countries, representing different stages of market development, with commentary and insights from the Executives Online managing partners ...

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What Really Happens When You Send a LinkedIn Invitation

A great thing about social media is its openness. It’s now easier and faster to find anyone, and find information about them, than ever before.

Like all great things taken to extremes, this openness is also one of the downsides of social media. It can be, sometimes, rather more open than we’d like ...

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Embargoes and How They Can Make Executive Search Firms Less Effective

The concept of an embargo has its roots in maritime shipping, but it has a modern relevance to the world of recruitment, particularly executive search. When engaging an executive search provider, it's important to understand whether any embargoes are in place, and their scope.

Here’s how an embargo works in executive recruitment:

In ...

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