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Non-Executive Director Recruitment

NED recruitment

NED recruitment

Experienced Non-Executive Director Recruitment

Considering engaging a Non-Executive Director?

Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) and Non-Executive Chairmen (NECs) play an important role in companies of all sizes. NED’s are utilised for their unbiased, critical thinking which can prove invaluable when helping to guide the company’s biggest decisions. Non-Executive Directors bring independent judgement and can help you with strategy, performance and guidance to achieve your business forwards.

EO Executives have extensive experience identifying, sourcing and placing NEDs across a wide range of industries, and with our deep talent networks can locate and secure the right NED for your current business situation. Contact us for an initial confidential discussion

Why Recruit A Non-Executive Director?

Non-Executive Directors can help with growing businesses where they can enhance your growth and ability to scale through their unique background and experience. NEDs can help with:

  • Access to key individuals through an NEDs network
  • Governance
  • Developing businesses commercially
  • Forming and developing strategy
  • Nurturing entrepreneurial spirit

The advantage to smaller high growth businesses is the ability to recruit Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) that ordinarily, as an executive, may have been impossible for you to attain (either in terms of attraction to the business or affordability) and this can therefore have a major impact on your company direction and future success.

Our Approach To Non-Executive Director Recruitment

Non-Executive Director (NED) and Non-Executive Chairman (NEC) recruitment requires a unique blend of proven talent attraction methods and personal, proficient service to deliver targeted and cost-effective recruitment for your board role. Having a robust approach is important, there is always a risk you choose a non-exec because you've met them or they've been recommended, but you haven't looked far enough.

The process we use includes:

  • Developing a detailed brief of your requirements,
  • Creating an ideal candidate profile,
  • Understanding the role of the NED within your business including tasks, stakeholder accountabilities, company culture and Boardroom dynamics so that a good fit can be achieved.
  • Behavioural fit matching
  • Leveraging personal networks
  • Headhunting agreed targets to secure the right individual

This is a key position for any business, our processes ensure we identify the right people, we screen and assess all candidates, conducting extensive and comprehensive interviews in person or occasionally via Skype (for overseas assignments). We then meet with you again to present a short list of the most appropriate candidates, together with detailed interview notes per candidate.

The return on investment realised by businesses who engage Non-Executives in this way, whether as SMEs or large listed corporates, will generally far outweigh the costs of hiring by many multiples. In most cases these costs will be less than that of recruiting and employing a personal assistant.

How We Can Help You

Finding the right NED or Chairman can be challenging. Most companies, having reached the decision to engage a NED look for a strong and lengthy track record in their market sector, or in one which presents good opportunity for synergy and knowledge transfer into the company. 

We can help you locate and secure the right NED for your current business situation. Contact us today to find out how.

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