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How can you run a truly Confidential Search? Where are the pitfalls and how can you mitigate against these?

“Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.” ― Benjamin Franklin We all understand that the confidentiality of a candidate’s job search is at the heart of any Executive Search or hiring process. However, the most sensitive of Searches are when the position being recruited for must be kept a secret. Benjamin […]

How does Environmental & Social Change impact Executive Pay and Incentive Pay Design? By Simon Patterson, MD at Remuneration Associates (formerly Pearl Meyer UK)

Am I alone in being thoroughly depressed that they have just discovered vast reserves of oil below the Okavango Delta? I don’t think so.  While it will be great for shareholders for the company which made this discovery and holds the licenses to exploit the carbon, the human race shudders at the impact on the […]

How do you Take the Risk out of Senior Management Appointments? by Sarah FitzMorris – CEO & Co-Founder

Now, more than any time, Companies need to make sure they are getting Senior Management appointments ‘Right First Time’ and often within a set time period in order to achieve strategic goals. Companies are moving forward in a new world, often with new hybrid ways of working and a tighter focus on getting ROI on […]

Leading Better in 2021 – by Mary Laniyan Enterprise Agile Coach, Consultant & Trainer

Creating an enabling environment where teams can thrive was an ongoing conversation pre-Covid. However, while some organisations forged ahead giving it all the effort it deserves to yield the desired outcomes, inertia got the best of others. Understandably, some organisations have been very successful with their traditional cultures and structures in an environment of relative […]

How to Win in the Banking Space in 2021 by Nicki Halle, Executive Search Consultant.

“Banking is necessary; banks are not.” Bill Gates Research by McKinsey found that banks in Africa that had reset their strategy in the advent of COVID19, now face enormous opportunities in the new commercial landscape we find ourselves in. The consulting firm projected that the number of banked Africans will hit 450 million by 2022, up […]

Leaders of Impact – Seni Sulyman – Part II: Building a High-Performance Culture

Nearly five years after Executives in Africa placed Seni Sulyman as Director of Operations in Andela, Nigeria, it is clear he has had a huge impact on that business and the people he worked with there as he rose to become VP of Global Operations.  He is a unique and talented leader, and I am […]

Leaders of Impact – Seni Sulyman – Part I: What Sets you Apart as a Leader?

Seni Sulyman stood out as something special from the moment I first spoke to him back in February 2016.  We were running a Search for a Director of Operations for a high growth tech business in Nigeria and ‘something special’ was exactly what Andela had asked us to find for them to scale the business […]

Executives in Africa and Lightbulb Performance Management Webinar – A huge success!

Last week, Executives in Africa hosted its first live Webinar event, attended by over 300 delegates, entitled ‘Managing Performance for Overnight Results’.  We teamed up with Paul Marsh, from Lightbulb, as part of an ongoing and innovative series of events we are planning as we head into 2021. As COVID has spread across the world, […]

8 tips for video call success on Microsoft Teams and Zoom

COVID19 has shaped our lives in an unprecedented fashion in 2020. With restrictions on office attendance and travel across the world, video interviewing has become the new norm for businesses to operate, talk to clients and recruit candidates for roles. Given this situation, it is vitally important to make sure you are prepared and comfortable […]

Identifying the Right Leaders during Crisis Management – Can you hire someone you haven’t met?

This global coronavirus pandemic has placed us all in unchartered territory where business plans have been thrown out the window overnight and we are all adjusting to globally ever-changing circumstances. Consensus is that we won’t return to ‘normal’ and as such we have to deal with this new reality. We find ourselves having to act […]