Changing the picture on executive gender perceptions

By Dr Marianne Broadbent* Multiple factors influence the disparity between the prevalence of women and men in executive roles. There are three in particular that I come across regularly, in both executive search and working with organisations on leadership capability and talent management. The first relates to how women often approach opportunities; the second is […]

Pragmatic steps to assess employee capabilities

By Dr Marianne Broadbent* Many leading public and commercial sector organisations are rethinking how they assess capabilities for future executives and managers in an environment of considerable ambiguity. The specific needs in particular roles might go in quite a different direction due to factors such as a change of government policy, market pressures or maybe […]

How to get noticed by recruitment agencies and search firms

By Dr Marianne Broadbent* One of the most frequently asked questions of search firms and recruitment agencies is ‘how do I get on your radar’ or ‘how do I get noticed?’.  My semi-facetious response is usually ‘make sure you have some real achievements and a track record that is worthy of being noticed’. So what […]

Effective executive search firms will improve your talent pool

By Dr Marianne Broadbent* Executive Search firms are an integral part of how smart organisations find the executive and senior management talent that they need. They enable candidates to be drawn from the whole potential candidate pool, rather than those just looking for a job at a point in time, and search also involves a […]


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