Recruiting to Get Best Value From Your PE/VC Investment

Following a number of years of increasing growth, last year saw a little more restraint in both the PE and VC markets.  Despite PE contributing to a record-breaking tech acquisition and VC deals topping a total value of $100bn for the second year running, the overall volume of deals fell year-on-year.  As a result, it…
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Q&A with Ian Henderson, Interim IT Director

Ian Henderson has been an interim IT Director for over 17 years, working with companies as wide ranging as Amtrak Express Parcels, RMBI and CenSus Partnership through to Thurrock Thames Gateway Development Corporation and Wilson Connolly In this Q& A Ian tells us more about his career and why he believes interims have a particularly…
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How to Ensure your Interim Manager Delivers

Interim managers are a growing force in the management industry. They bring considerable experience and knowledge that can be very effective in resolving an organisation’s specific problem. At NJR, we specialise in placing candidates in interim roles. They are handpicked to match the company’s needs based on a proven track record in the area, whether…
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Senior Executives Believe Large Organisations Have a Better Work-Life Balance

New research by specialist executive search and interim management company, Norrie Johnston Recruitment (NJR), has revealed that 68% of senior executives think large companies offer a better work-life balance than SMEs. The research, which forms part of NJR’s guide: The SME Recruitment Challenge, also found that nearly all respondents (95%) felt a good work life…
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Just One in Six Senior Execs Want to Work for a Small Business

SMEs make up the vast majority of businesses in this country and they contribute billions of pounds to our economy. According to the latest statistics from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills,* there were a record 5.4 million private sector SMEs at the beginning of last year, accounting for 99% of all private sector…
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Cyber Security – The insider threat

Cyber security is a hot topic at the moment. The vast majority of companies are more exposed to cyber attacks than they need to be and surprisingly, their employees are at the root of this. Many employees have a number of bad habits and a lack of awareness about security which can leave their employers…
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The effect of terrorism on expatriate assignments

Given the current climate around the threat of terrorism and the steady increase of expatriate assignments in high risk areas, it comes as no surprise that more thought is going into the recruitment process for expatriates than ever before. That said, we are finding that terrorist incidents, like the most recent in Paris and Brussels,…
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Sabbaticals

Candidates are motivated by more than money. They are motivated by the quality of work, work life balance and development opportunities, to name but a few. Similarly, the Millennial generation has shaped the working environment urging companies to think beyond the standard 9-5. Candidates now expect greater flexibility from their employers. As a result, companies…
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10 Top Tips for a Skype Interview

Video calls over a PC or mobile device have never been so easy and we are seeing an increasingly large number of our clients using Skype as a tool for interview, particularly, and understandably, among international assignments. Here, we share our top tips to help with your Skype interview: Dress the part Although you might…
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