and project management roles.
"I found Executives Online on the Internet when I was looking for two supply chain people. I had tried a couple of other consultants but they couldn’t provide me with the people I needed. After a face-to-face meeting with Norrie Johnston, Executive Chairman of Executives Online – during which he took a very detailed brief – Executives Online quickly provided an excellent choice of candidates, so much so that we ended up employing not two but three new members of staff. I have been so impressed with the excellent portfolio and efficiency of Executives Online, that I had no hesitation but go back to them the minute I needed to appoint a Credit Manager."
HR Director, HSS
(the UK’s original tool hire company, with over 2000 staff and 400 local branches)
"Unlike some recruitment agencies which employ a scattergun approach, Executives Online's consultants were extremely targeted. They took the time to examine exactly what we needed at the meeting, and then took no time at all to come up with the right people. We were presented with four our five candidates we then narrowed down to two, who then went through to a conference call interview with our HQ in New Zealand. We selected Paul, but either of the candidates could have done the job. It was incredible to be spoilt for choice when we started off wondering if we’d find one person who'd be right."
MD, Information Edge
"A consultant might draw up a great strategic plan, but companies today want more than this, they need someone who can cope with the strategy but even more importantly deliver it too. For that mix of abilities you need interim managers. They are prepared to roll up their sleeves and get stuck in with your management team – not sit on the sidelines giving advice. You can get a senior interim manager, who perfectly matches your business, on board incredibly fast. With interims – from that first call to an interim supply agency, you can have someone through the door, and delivering in a week."
CEO, Energy Retail Association
(former Business Transformation Director, Powergen)
"John easily exceeded his brief. His contribution has been enormous and we are pleased to say that we are still in touch on a regular basis."
Central Services Director, Age Concern
"We chose the interim management route early on to help us keep pace with our expansion plans. New challenges were on the horizon and we needed additional executive management support, fast. I was pleasantly surprised when a number of highly suitable candidates were proposed [by Executives Online], all within a matter of days. The appointment immediately brought us new momentum and greater focus. We were delighted with Peter's contribution."
Managing Director, Buyenergyonline
"Our brief was unusual – great product and great-track record but small company (with 12 staff currently employed in our UK division) no market awareness, and no infrastructure. So the typical high flyer, with a background in majors and multinationals wouldn’t be right for us. We needed someone of that calibre but with totally different experience. I was instantly impressed with the professional nature of Executives Online’s site and with the fact that they place interims as well as permanent staff, since I believe anyone good enough and confident enough to be placed in short term projects must have top class skills."
MD, Information Edge
"The interim route is an ideal way of quickly tapping into specific skills and experience. We needed someone for a three month contract, over qualified and over experienced, who could start tomorrow. We needed someone to come in at very short notice to increase marketing investment, prepare a marketing plan, support a change management process and improve communications with existing customers. I wanted someone with a proven track record in this field – who had ideally made some mistakes – and would know where the problems and pitfalls were. Executives Online found me exactly such a person. They understood the urgency and screened candidates for availability. Interviews were conducted and the new interim marketing manager started the following week. The whole process took six days."
Business Development Director, Intrum Justitia
"Greg brought to The Carphone Warehouse his obvious experience and knowledge which he gladly shared with others. He hit the ground running, quickly putting all the necessary protocols and support systems in place. But more fundamental than this, he gave our team a lot of confidence. At a time when they could have felt under enormous pressure, he made them believe in themselves, and not be intimidated by the challenge. He wasn't cheap but I didn't want cheap, I wanted good – and that's certainly what I got. Companies like ours can't afford to have plans put on hold while we recruit. That's why we went to Executives Online – and once again, in days that had found me just the person I needed."
Hosting and Support Director, The Carphone Warehouse