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WHERE WE CAME FROM We didn’t start out to reinvent the recruitment industry but rather refine it and add value by taking a consultative approach to executive search. We started with the aim of focusing entirely on the customer, steering away from cold recruitment strategies so we could concentrate on our passion – connecting real people. Situated in a rural setting surrounded by beautiful countryside, we wanted to define a strong team culture by providing the best possible working environment for our employees. Despite the close-knit team we’ve created here, our business spans far and wide, both nationally and internationally. WHO WE ARE Our people have always been an integral part of the ever-growing Collingwood family and we surround ourselves with experienced, dynamic professionals. Our ethos is present in everything we do, from finding you the perfect candidate to investing in our own staff. We don’t just sell our values, we practice what we preach - putting all who work here at the heart of everything we do.

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What are the 4 attributes that the best leaders constantly hone?

Nice article suggesting the 4 key skills the best leaders are always trying to improve on.

What would your 4 be?

Good leaders have to be strong communicators; have a clear vision; be powerful persuaders; have solid business instincts; possess...…

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Millennials on the Move

Millennials have a different mind-set and want different experiences to other generations so business should already have factored into...

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The Ever-Changing World

Listening to customer 'wants' and delivering at a lower cost has a greater impact on business success than continuing to produce a...

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It Pays To Have Private Education

According to these figures it would suggest that private education is important for career success. However, there are other factors that...

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The Retail Revolution - Total Retail 2016

Interesting insights and research by PWC in to their thoughts on the ever changing retail market. 

The big four lessons that Retailers...

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What is Executive Search, even Wikipedia has a view!

Always interested in how others outside of Collingwood define Executive Search and even Wikipedia has a view. 

Executive search (informally headhunting) is a specialized recruitment service used to source candidates for senior, executive or other...…

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How do Executive Search firms work?

Great article and a great perspective from someone outside the Executive Search industry. If you ever wondered how Executive Search firms...

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Is Executive Search a cost or an investment?

In the main, the recruitment industry is a transactionally led environment where hiring managers remain fuzzy when considering if...

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Assessing a candidates cultural fit.

One of the key differences between Executive Search and Contingency recruitment is the investment of time due to financial constraints....

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The art of effective management

I fully agree with Jeff Possiel, 'of all the factors that influence organizational health, the effectiveness of managers takes the top...

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Effective development lessons LA

Employees who are nurtured, developed and managed well can be inspired to achieve and progress their career.  Business leaders who fail...

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BMW Drive Employee Engagement & HR

Many businesses are predominantly focussed on the commercial aspect of their business, but employee focus is equally important - to drive...

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CV Checking is critical

It is an integral part of the selection process to put in place stringent practices, to eliminate unsuitable candidates, supported with...

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What is your killer interview question?

Having worked in Executive Search for over 18 years, consulting with our clients around their interview process and guiding them on what...

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Behavioural Economics

Interesting read from Deloitte. Indeed, from my experience in writing Competency Behaviour Frameworks, the focus should not be wholly on...

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Have 65% Of Mega-Projects Failed?

Very interesting article by the Project Journal on the challenges of so called "Mega projects". Whilst I agree on numerous points,...

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The power of Culture in Retail

AO.com have shown ambitious growth, floated in February 2014 and revenues rose 24% last year. They realise the power of culture and...

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CEO of Whole Foods - Recruitment Advice

The CEO of Whole Foods says he never hires people who display this personality trait...

Job interviewing is about persuading a company you're the perfect person for the job. At the same time it's important not to seem...…

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Management of a counter offer!

On reading the blog below written by Tom Sorensen I can completely understand his pain and frustrations. 

To be fair, this is something if...

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AO.com - CEO Views on People and Culture

John Roberts discusses the importance of maintaining the culture in a business is vital, despite rapid growth

Culture is the only thing we worry about. Anyone can buy big trucks and warehouses but it’s people who make a difference. We know what...…

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Dawn Foods looking to double sales

Dawn Foods new boss, Chris Jenkins, has ambitions to double sales over the next 5 years. Ambitious or achievable?

Three months into his new role, he is responsible for overseeing the launch of a plethora of new products in 2016, including a doughnut...…

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Retail Trends for 2016

A great article from Deloitte outlining the Retail Trends for 2016

Retail trends 2016 Here is what we think will be significant this year: 1) The subscription economy 2) The power of the crowd 3)...…

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Spring Fair 2016 - Trends and Inspirations

I recently attended the Spring Fair at the NEC. It was great to gain an insight in to the trends and inspirations that lie ahead in 2016

This week I attended the Spring Fair at the NEC in Birmingham. Along with catching up with contacts old and new, it also gave me a great...…

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Christmas 2015 Update from Deloitte

Great insight by Deloitte on their views of Christmas 2015 sales and trends. Ecommerce continues to grow with an increase of 8% YonY. 

Christmas 2015 proved to be a difficult one for UK retail. A perfect storm of events lead to high levels of pre-Christmas discounting as...…

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19th Annual Global CEO Survey

Interesting new survey from PWC. Great that CEO's still see people at the centre of their plans, with 66% looking to increase their...

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Multitasking is the enemy of progress

Busy lives are now the norm. We are all juggling conflicting priorities both in work and out of it. Research into how the brain works has...

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Hold on, This doesn't seem to add up!

Correct me if I'm wrong, but surely the whole idea of the Northern power house initiative is to bring employment and investment to the...

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No decoder for leadership skills

There are so many factors, internal and external, that impact on the effectiveness of leadership. Leadership capabilities in healthcare...

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Could the government privatise Network Rail?

Would this plan actually offer any benefits to the taxpayer? Who would really benefit? 

Yes there may be multi billion pound savings to...

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Are you a leader or a fake leader?

There has been much written about 'authentic' leadership, 'transformational leadership', 'quiet leadership'... the list goes on.

This...

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The hard data on being a nice boss

Who is the best boss you have ever worked for and achieved your best performance for? I have personally had my best performances under...

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10 morning rituals of great leaders

Hat do you do each day to ensure it doesn't become "groundhog" day? Starting everyday in the same way increased your chances of always...

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8 ways to increase employee morale

Some good advice on how to increase employee morale in your work place

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Changing Face Of Board Leaders

With accelerating changes in technology, global economics, managing the demands of a greater diverse workforce and customer expectations,...

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Managing long-term sickness

It does seem morally wrong that a person can be dismissed by their employer because of ill health and I hear it time and time again from...

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Neuroscience Learning Model

A more effective model of learning is the AGES neuroscience model.  

The stronger the emotions each learner feels during training, the higher their retention of the material will be. These emotions can be...…

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Changing Leadership

With the workforce diversifying and expectations changing, the rate of advancement in technology accelerating and economical pressures,...

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An advert for starting in construction

Wow, what a fascinating read.  At last years inaugural Construction Week I heard a number of debates about the place of apprenticeships...

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What does she look like...?

It appears that despite the extensive legislative provisions to promote equality, women are still judged more on their appearance than...

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Encouraging a diverse workforce

I have long been an advocate of behaviours, values and ethics over a specific qualification. Once you have a strong foundation, you can...

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Longing for better Leaders

There has been so much focus on Employee Engagagement - the impact on organisational performance with a disengaged workforce. Yet...

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Impact of technology on businesses

Technology and automation is increasing pace and the way in which it will impact on organisations - from recruitment to roles, to...

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Must Read Business Book in 2016

We love a good book here at Collingwood, there's even talk of us having a librarian!  Here is a top 16 list for 2016. I am sure some will...

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Don't leave successful appointments to chance

Newly appointed leaders can often struggling to add value or make an impact as swiftly as their new employer would like.

Through a...

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Recruitment facts - the good, the bad, the ugly!

Here is our latest blog.  It contains some pretty alarming stats, particularly startling is the link between a candidates experience and...

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