Procurement same-old same-old?

“Alexa, what will be the main procurement trends in 2020 …” Well this would certainly be one way of getting insight into a commonly sought question at the start of every year!  But although Alexa is useful in many ways, it is not The Oracle. So we have to make some...

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The Value of the Middle Manager

Norman Broadbent is probably best known for executive and Board-level search. This is hardly surprising having successfully advised clients for over 40 years in this space.  Over recent years however an increasing number of clients are asking for our help elsewhere in their organisation. It could be to provide useful...

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“All change”

As we move into a new decade, the rail sector is bracing itself for its biggest shake up in years. With a new Government, Brexit, the Williams Review, the Oakervee Review and the continuation of regional devolution, 2020 is going to be a year of major change for the rail...

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An Unexpected Brexit Dividend?

  McKinsey recently released a report exploring the impact of Brexit on UK talent supply and demand. Interestingly, their findings demonstrated how companies had, so far, failed to revise their long-term talent strategies as part of their Brexit preparations. Data shows that Brexit has affected the UK talent pool - EU migration...

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Environmental Risk is REAL

This month The World Economic Forum published its Global Risks Report for 2020 which has presented us with some fascinating yet potentially surprising insights – as some critical risks are no doubt manifesting at a rapid rate, it’s the first time in the Global Risk Report’s history that all the...

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