Same role, big difference: how real is the gender pay gap?

  Thanks to the ongoing  gender pay gap debate, it’s no secret that many women are paid less than their male counterparts, but, while looking at the CVs of the candidates registered with us, we noticed another worrying trend:  women’s salary expectations are significantly lower than men’s. We analysed over 6,000 CVs and found a…
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Succession Planning – A 12 Step Guide

Most companies acknowledge that succession planning is important, but few get beyond simply putting some speculative names against senior roles. Indeed, according to our research only 14% of companies have a comprehensive succession plan which they rate in place. So, to help companies kick-start their succession planning process we’ve developed a 12-step guide. 1. Be…
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UK Businesses Look Outside the EU for Export Growth

As economic growth in the UK slows, businesses are increasingly looking to international markets for expansion.  To find out more about how Brexit, and the climate of uncertainty it has created, is impacting on UK businesses’ international plans, we surveyed more than 120 senior executives about their export strategies for 2018 and reported on the…
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When was the last time you changed your password?

Research released this week by the Government’s Cyber Aware campaign has shown that levels of cyber security awareness are still shockingly low in the UK, particularly among younger people. Two years ago, we carried out a similar piece of research and it’s worrying to see that attitudes towards cyber safety don’t seem to have progressed…
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A Year for Interim Managers

Over-qualified, rapidly deployable and results-focused – all the signs are that interim managers will play a big part in recruitment strategies in 2018. For instance, according to Global Accounting Network, the demand for fully qualified accountants to work on a short-term or contract basis in the UK increased by 44 per cent in the year…
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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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