May 9, 2022

Who makes a better leader – CEO’s or Founder’s?

  I’ll admit that, until now, I’ve never given this much thought, even though I’ve been lucky enough to hold both positions. Intuitively, you would probably […]
February 1, 2022

What’s your superpower?

  What’s your superpower? You are in an interview. It’s going well. Then it comes, the curveball “What’s your superpower”? What do people actually want to […]
November 8, 2021

How good are your listening skills?

Have you ever wondered how good a listener you are? I must admit that I always thought I was rather good at it, fuelled by many […]
June 25, 2021

How do we know you are brilliant?

The simple answer is you need to tell us …. Many of you are experts in building brands yet having viewed thousands of profiles on LinkedIn it […]
June 8, 2021

Hiring flexibly is the smart way to grow

During lockdown, we’ve seen companies oscillate from “quick, we need to lose some of our people” to “quick, we need to hire more people” within months. […]
May 12, 2021

There is no such thing as an informal chat!

Having teenagers in my house highlights just how quickly the English language is evolving. There are loads of wonderful new words which I learn with alacrity […]
April 22, 2021

How life has changed in my line of duty

Over a year ago someone said to me, “this is not working from home, this is living with work”. There is no novelty to the blended […]
April 14, 2021

One great hire won’t fix your diversity problem

When Liz and I set out to create an executive search and talent business with a difference, part of that difference was about promoting diversity, in […]
November 11, 2020

Rachel Bristow and Charlie Parkin join Conker

Rachel Bristow, former Sky Media partnerships director, has joined Conker, the recruitment business set up by Daren Rubins and Liz Jones in 2018. Bristow, who left […]