Tags: CEO

Big data integral to CEO succession planning, says study

Big data should be utilised in the planning of CEO succession, says executive search and selection firm Veredus. The comment comes from the results of the [email protected] study from the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of Carolina, which revealed that current practices are insufficient in determining the best candidate for a CEO…

CEO’s ‘untouchable’ as it is revealed they sit fewer interviews and tests than most graduates

Senior leaders in the UK’s largest organisations often become untouchable as businesses are failing to check their career and qualification claims, according to new research from HireRight, Ltd, a leading global due diligence company. Despite the risks posed to company reputation and performance, two-thirds (66 per cent) of businesses do not consistently verify the background…

Damian Navas: How to build the perfect modern day CEO

In order to develop a successful and prosperous business, having a talented leader in place is key. These individuals are the figurehead of the organisation and the person that inspires and shapes its future development. It’s crucial to get these appointments correct and not doing so could potentially lead to disastrous consequences. Different companies, different…

Background in finance or accounting is a sure route to the top

A background in finance and accounting makes you much more likely to secure a position on the executive board and even bag the top company spot of CEO, finds new international research from specialist recruiter Robert Half UK. The majority (87%) of senior finance professionals surveyed across 16 different countries said that a background in finance and accounting…

‘Oxbridge’ graduates claiming more CEO positions again

Despite calls for greater diversity at the top of Britain’s biggest companies, the typical profile of a FTSE 100 CEO remains unchanged as male, 50-plus and likely to have a background in finance, as well as post-graduate qualifications including MBAs and PhDs, according to new research from Robert Half UK, the UK’s leading recruitment specialist. The…

A new approach to the exit strategy – give the company away

Management and business research have been extensively discussing options to the exit strategy. Has Simon Cohen, 34-year old founder and managing director of Global Tolerance, come up with a new approach? After having put the company – a successful PR agency whose clients include the Dalai Lama, TED, and Gallup – on a year-long sabbatical,…

Senior execs say it could take their company up to a year to replace them, if they left

Eighty percent of senior executives said that their company would not be able to replace them quickly if they left, according to a survey of 1,270 business leaders from around the world by IIC Partners. Despite the fact that almost six in 10 respondents said their company had a succession plan in place, only one in…

The main people who currently inspire British workers are either dead or approaching retirement, from foreign shores and almost exclusively male according to a new study into role models launched today. The research, conducted with 1,700 workers by CMI (Chartered Management Institute) has prompted calls for a new generation of younger, home-grown and female role…

Sustainability is key to business success, say top Indian CEO’s

Two thirds of CEOs of Indian companies say that sustainability is very important to the future success of their business, but less than half (44 percent) think business is making sufficient efforts to address global sustainability challenges, according to a new report published today by Global Compact Network India (GCNI) and Accenture (NYSE: ACN). The…

James Brook: Five top tips for leaders under pressure

An ever increasing number of stories in the media reveal the unprecedented pressures leaders face today. British newspapers recently covered a story about Paul Flowers, the former Co-op Bank Chairman who was filmed allegedly buying cocaine. In a similar story, the Mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford admitted to having smoked crack cocaine, apparently as a…