Insight

Feeling jittery ahead of a big event is not unusual at all. Social events, presentations and interviews are just a few examples where the nerves can kick in and throw you off your game. Gin Bhandal, a Principal in our Education Practice explains how you can combat the nerves ahead of a job interview.

Categories: Education Recruitment

Amy Parkinson, Principal Consultant and financial leadership specialist at Berwick Partners collaborated with Odgers Berndtson to support aspiring CFOs and finance leaders in navigating the next step in their career. Together, we sought the opinions of sixty established Chief Financial Officers, asking their advice for aspiring CFOs.

Categories: Finance Recruitment

Businesses have long recognised the importance of independent board advisers; as individuals, we could learn from this model and achieve greater career success by hiring our own team of advisers. Kathryn Gallan, a Consultant in our IT & Digital Leadership Practice highlights the benefits that creating your own board of advisers can bring to your career.

The Coffee Cup Test

The Coffee Cup Test

Author: Elizabeth James Author: Elizabeth James Date: 06 Jun 2019 Type: Insight

Recruiting the best talent for your business is a difficult and arduous task; ensuring candidates fit in with the culture of your business, even more so. Elizabeth James, Head of Berwick Partners’ Education Practice explains the interesting ‘coffee cup test’ being used to assess possible candidates.

Categories: Education Recruitment

Customer Service: Changing the face of Housing Associations

Customer Service: Changing the face of Housing Associations

Author: Tom Neely Author: Tom Neely Date: 05 Jun 2019 Type: Insight

In a sector where customers can’t always choose their provider, housing associations have often come under fire for their customer service levels. Berwick Partners’ Social Housing Consultant, Tom Neely, discussed Orbit Group’s changing approach to customer experience with their Group Customer Services Director, Paul Richards.

Categories: Housing Recruitment, Real Estate Recruitment

With the Higher Education sector facing continued challenges while the competition for world-leading talent increases, Berwick Partners' Gin Bhandal and Alex Albone attended the annual Universities HR Conference to explain the importance of Employer Branding when universities are looking to recruit.

Categories: Education Recruitment, Human Resources Recruitment

Real Estate, Wellness and Work

Real Estate, Wellness and Work

Author: Polly Ingestre Date: 24 May 2019 Type: Insight

Polly Ingestre, a consultant in our Real Estate Practice, explains the impact of the ‘constantly contactable’ working environment and how it is causing a shift in the way employers recruit and retain talent, both in the real estate sector and beyond.

Categories: Real Estate Recruitment

What goes through your mind when putting yourself forward for a new role? Some of the initial thoughts are typically: ‘Which of the essential and desirable criteria do I meet?’, ‘Is it worth my time and energy to apply?’, or ‘What chance do I have of making the shortlist?’

Categories: IT & Digital Leadership Recruitment

Trends in HR Technology

Trends in HR Technology

Author: Amelia Black Date: 01 May 2019 Type: Insight

Recent years have been highly disruptive in the HR technology space, with the next few looking to be even more transformative. Technology within HR has been adopted by many different types of organisation, from large management consulting firms at the forefront, to smaller tech start-ups looking at this area as a priority. We have seen businesses continue to move their HR systems to the cloud and employ more AI-driven technologies to automate communications.

Categories: Human Resources Recruitment

The role of chief data officer (CDO) has been growing in prominence over the last few years, and with it has come a lot of interest – new conferences tailored specifically for CDOs, questions surrounding what makes the perfect CDO, and of course, how the CDO’s role works in tandem with exciting new technologies like AI and machine learning.

Categories: IT & Digital Leadership Recruitment

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