Tags: Executives

Britain’s top director earns a year’s worth of the living wage in less than an hour

Forty nine minutes after returning to work after the 2013 New Year break Britain’s highest paid director, Simon Peckham, Chief Executive of Melrose, earned as much as a worker on the living wage earns in a year, according to new TUC research looking at directors’ pay in Britain’s top 350 companies published on Friday. Simon…

A FTSE 100 Chief Executive now earns 120 times more than a full-time employee

Directors of FTSE 100 companies have seen their total earnings rise by 21% at the median over the last year, according to annual research on the pay of top listed company directors from Incomes Data Services (IDS), the leading UK information and research service on employment issues. IDS explains that overall earnings growth for FTSE…

The ideal international exec is a single female with good networking skills

The “Anatomy of an International Business 2013-14” research by specialist international health insurer Expacare, found that business leaders believe international work is most suited to those in their late twenties to early thirties (53%). The ideal international executive is single, female, has a foreign language and good networking skills. As well as gender and relationship status being…

Personal networking still more valued than online networking

Face-to-face contact remains the preferred way for professionals to network, despite the increasing availability of online networking tools, according to new research commissioned by EY into the future of networking. The research, comprising a white paper by Julia Hobsbawm, visiting Professor of Networking at London’s Cass Business School, and a survey by Populus of 750…

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…

Why should HR Professionals champion Executive Learning?

“The growing realisation that better leadership and innovation are keys to driving business growth has put corporate learning high on the boardroom agenda. Effective corporate learning, leadership development, and innovation demand access to authoritative new ideas and thought-leadership. “Business school research centres are hotbeds of game-changing new thinking which until now has largely remained buried…

One third of companies would replace their C-suite execs

Almost one third of companies would replace their C-suite execs if given the opportunity, according to the latest report among 23,000 senior leaders from member-based advisory firm CEB. Boards currently do not have confidence that incumbent leaders are competent to deal with new working practices. On top of the traditional skills of organising and directing employees and…

Will shareholder votes on Directors’ pay lead to legal claims backlash?

As of today (tuesday), shareholders will have the power to approve directors’ pay together with a binding vote on pay policy and exit payments, under the new Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013. What does the new law mean? The new rules mean that once a pay policy has been agreed, it will then stand for…

New strategic alliance brings benefits for Warren Partners clients

Leading independent executive search consultancy Warren Partners has established a new strategic link to offer leadership coaching, transition coaching and Board development to clients. The consultancy is joining forces with Judith Nicol. Judith, who set up Athene Leadership Coaching, and her colleagues offer clients a bespoke service enabling leaders to identify and work on key…

Companies to reduce executive bonuses in 2013, but large drops in pay unlikely over the long-term says PwC research

Many FTSE100 executives will see no increase to their annual bonuses this year and some bonuses could even be cut by up to quarter, according to a PwC survey of large UK companies. This will result in the second successive year of bonus reductions in the FTSE100. Fewer than 10% of those companies are expecting…

only a minority of C-suite execs believe their HR teams are ‘doing a good job’ HR seen as relying on ‘instinct’ instead of ‘hard evidence’ questions asked about the value provided by HR teams to their business Business leaders across the globe say that their HR functions are ineffective and consistently fail to demonstrate any…