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We are proud of our track record in finding outstanding directors and senior staff for dozens of charities and social enterprises since we were founded.

Five thoughts on conducting virtual interviews

Five thoughts on conducting virtual interviews

Since the coronavirus lockdown we have had to conduct all interviews virtually. Although we still believe that the face-to-face interview is the best way to assess candidates, at Carnelian Search we have found that there are ways to mitigate the downsides.

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Have you got the right leaders for this crisis?

Have you got the right leaders for this crisis?

It’s two months since the UK lockdown began and we’re bracing ourselves for an economic recession. For many charities, reserves are running low and the future is uncertain. This is a make or break time for many organisations…

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60 seconds with Matthew Skirton

60 seconds with Matthew Skirton

We talk with Matthew Skirton, who took on the role of UK Chief Executive of OM in 2016, about sabbaticals and successful leadership

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Why most recruitment is all wrong…

Why most recruitment is all wrong…

This is a deliberately provocative piece on the typical recruitment errors; For many organisations, recruitment has become a dull business. Often it’s a passive, impersonal and uncreative process…

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60 seconds with Jill Garrett

60 seconds with Jill Garrett

Jill was European Managing Director of the Gallup Organisation, following an earlier career as a Headteacher. She now works as an executive coach, mentor and team developer with CEOs and senior teams across sectors. She leads courses on Strengths Based Coaching and on using the Gallup Strengths Finder as a coaching tool.

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In-house executive search

In-house executive search

Recruiting the next Chief Executive, Chairman or other senior executive can be the most important decision an organisation has to make. But in many cases, finding the best person for the job is a significant challenge, especially when the requirements are very niche. Sometimes there are only two or three people ‘out there’ who are both capable and willing to do the job. How will you access those people?

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