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Can you really hire to roles in the Social Sector in such difficult times?

The last few weeks have seen more dramatic change and upheaval than many of us have experienced in our lifetimes, with limitless different personal and organisational reactions to the covid-19 situation as it has continued to unfold. Despite everything, organisations still need leaders who can help strengthen their response to the crisis, and transition out […]

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Embracing transparency

Last week we held a client round table event under Chatham House Rule to discuss the topic: ‘If transparency builds trust, what’s stopping us from embracing it?’ 15 charity CEOs and Industry leaders joined us. Thanks to 11 London and Trust Impact for partnering on this event  and Kate Lee, CEO of Clic Sargent for […]

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Interview with our CEO

  So, what’s it like starting up a new search business? It goes without saying that it’s hard work, but more than that I believe it’s about having the humility to learn from your mistakes and move beyond your own comfort zone. Nobody will ever get it right first time and what has worked in more […]

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New CEO Announced for Belu

The Board of Belu Water have today announced that Natalie Campbell will take over as Chief Executive on March 1st2020. Belu is one of the UK’s best-known Social Enterprises serving the UK hotel, restaurant, and catering sectors to fulfil their water requirements with the lowest carbon footprint possible. The business prides itself on living its […]

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IR35 SUMMARY

From April 2020 the administration of IR35 will change. IR35 known as intermediaries legislation was introduced in 2000 by HMRC to stop ‘disguised employees’ from avoiding tax by operating as contractors, whilst working in a similar way to employees. The liability has mostly fallen on contractors, until April 2020, when hirers will be responsible for […]

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So you messed up. So what?

In the age of bluster, having the courage to own your mistakes can be a positive strength, say Matt Hunt, Juliet Taylor and Matt Stevenson-Dodd. We got cocky, we thought anything we did would work’. Last month on Channel 4, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver was filmed breaking down in tears about how his restaurant business […]

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Trust and Transparency

In 2019, society faces vast problems: poverty, environmental destruction, people feeling disenfranchised. Such complex issues cannot be solved by one sector acting alone, or by using the simplistic ‘cause and effect’ paradigms of old. At the same time, in our digital age, organisations and leaders have greater professional and personal exposure. The days of automatic […]

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What does an era of scrutiny and ready criticism mean for leadership?

This is an unprecedented moment in time, where the old rules no longer apply. We live in an age characterised by an urgent need to solve the complex economic, social and environmental issues that face our society. With an apparently increased breakdown of trust in senior public figures, the media is full of stories suggestive […]

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Five ways to attract, retain, motivate and develop Millennial Leaders

Starfish Search welcomes contributions from partners and other organisations. Millennials are the leaders and workers of today and by 2020 they will make up the majority of the global workforce. In this article the author Simon Barrington outlines for Starfish Search the attributes of this generation of leaders and what that means for future leadership […]

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Starfish Search launches Interim Talent Practice

Starfish Search is delighted to welcome Catherine Kift as Director and Head of Interim Talent to the team. She brings 14 years’ experience in the field of leadership recruitment with particular expertise in engaging talented senior interim appointees. Catherine has worked across a very broad range of sectors and disciplines at board level and brings […]

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Practice-based learning for leaders

We really like the New Chief Executive’s Programme, held by the Centre for Charity Effectiveness. It offers a high-quality learning experience that empowers new chief executives to lead with confidence. This highly participative programme has been designed to provide in-depth professional development opportunities at a pace to suit busy chief executives. The programme is divided […]

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