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The search for executive talent remains uniquely challenging in the human resources world.

Decades of knowledge and expertise inform RDW’s innovative approach to executive search and interim management, alongside our strategic approach to leadership advisory. To keep up with the pace of change in today’s rapidly evolving market and to influence the market’s most sought after professionals, you need to understand the latest trends and developments that are impacting the industry. Through learned experience and thought leadership, we’re able to keep up with changing talent landscape, consistently helping our clients to acquire and retain the market’s most talented people. Click on the links below to read through our most recent industry whitepapers, market insights and thought leadership articles.

Q&A with Cindy Hook, Deloitte’s CEO of Asia Pacific

Cindy Hook is the CEO of Deloitte Asia Pacific. In the role she oversees 60,000 professionals and leads the firm’s ambitious ‘Tilt to Asia’ strategy, as well as Deloitte’s regional diversity, equality and inclusion agenda. In discussion with Cat Callen from RDW, Hook reflects on her leadership style and some of the most exciting things she’s working on.

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Q&A with KPMG UK executive committee member Dan Thomas

Dan Thomas is the Head of Corporates and a member of KPMG UK’s Executive Committee. In discussion with Cat Callen, Associate Partner from our London office. Thomas discusses his leadership style, areas of opportunity he sees at clients and how his team is adapting to the virtual working trend.

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Making wellness a priority in your business

How do you go about setting up Wellness as a priority in your business? Join Paul Church and two guests as we discuss and give tangible advice.

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A data-driven approach to managing, supporting & fixing unhappiness

After such a stressful period in all of our lives, how do we understand our unhappiness, manage it, support it and fix it? Not just for ourselves, but for our people as well.

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Burnout in the workplace: how to recognise, support & prevent

In this conversation, we will be dissecting what it is, how to recognise, how to support, and what businesses can do to prevent it happening to the workforce - oh, and some practical advice for individuals to avoid it as well!

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The virtuous circle of wellness at work

With the ever-increasing interest in Employee Wellness and the need for businesses to ensure their people are well cared for, we talk about the expectation on employers to provide health-improving benefits for their staff.

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Creating a winning culture, so you can attract & retain the best talent

Watch our latest webinar as we discuss how to create a winning culture in a business with Diana George, founder and president of By George HR Solutions.

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Workplace bullying: how to identify & stamp out

Watch our latest webinar as we discuss how businesses can identify workplace bullying, how to handle it, how to stamp it out and how to create a culture that protects against it.

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Racism in business: how to identify, handle & stamp out

Watch our latest webinar with Shereen Daniels, Managing Director of HR Rewired as we discuss how businesses can identify, handle and stamp out racism.

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How to manage difficult people

Our Chairman, Gary Ashworth talks about how to manage difficult people

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Now is the time to start talking about menopause at work

One in four women with menopausal symptoms are concerned about their ability to cope with life, with the vast majority, 72%, confirming that they feel unsupported in the workplace.

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How to win the war for talent in a remote working environment

Our Chairman, Gary Ashworth talks about how businesses can win the war for talent in a remote working environment

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual event when there is an opportunity for everyone to focus on achieving good mental health.

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Possible impacts of the Biden Administration on Forensic Litigation Consulting

The Democratic Administration that President Biden has put together promises to be much tougher on business. It will take trained professionals with legal litigation enforcement experience to navigate many of these issues.

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Strategy Consulting's Reputational Risks

These are the reputational risks now faced by US companies and they are very real in consulting.

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The Implications of NASDAQ’s Diversity Initiative

This proposal, if approved, would require businesses to push forward equal representation of females and URM leaders in their boards and throughout their companies.

At RDW, we understand the need for diversity and have worked to evolve alongside our clients on this front.

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Apostles or Terrorists?

Have you done enough to keep your customers loyal?

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Turnaround in 2021 – Business Empires Strike Back!

"If 2020 taught us anything, it is that predicting the future is an inherently risky business. If the government and an army of advisors can’t decide whether granny can come for Christmas in mid-December, what hope is there for the rest of us?"

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Specialise, or leave the profession

This week, InterQuest Group Chairman, Gary Ashworth shares his views on the importance of specialisation within the recruitment industry, the impact of content and thought leadership and establishing oneself as ‘the irresistible first choice’.

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Making sure your company values align with your workforce

Our values have changed in 2020, which means your workforce wants different things from life and the business they attach so much of their lives to.

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Where’s YOUR private jet?

I’ve learned over the years that there’s no such thing as an unachievable goal (within reason) just an unachievable time frame (it just might take a little longer).

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The gift of the jab

It’s easy to be successful in business and make a fortune, you just have to predict the future and be right!

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Driving for Diversity with Sharon Thorne, Global Chair of Deloitte

This week, Cat Callen, Associate Partner from our London office is speaking with Sharon Thorne the Chair of Deloitte’s Global Board of Directors – the first women in the company’s 175-year history to hold the role.

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Culture & Tech: How tech can accelerate culture change in a hybrid workplace

At Microsoft, they have been on a culture journey over the past five years, and technology has been a key enabler in that journey, Helen will share what they have learned during this time.

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The future of talent acquisition

Martin Warner and Jason Waterman join us as we discuss the changing role of Talent Acquisition.

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Forging A Path To Wellness In A Digital World

Ruth Penfold, People Practice Lead, BP Launchpad, joins us to discuss how to look after your own wellness and how to support those in your business to look after their own.

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Driving for Diversity with Jillian Moore, Global Advisory Practice Lead of Avanade

This week, Cat Callen, Associate Partner from our London office is pleased to be speaking with Jillian Moore, Global Advisory Practice Lead of Avanade.

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The Future of HR

In 2020 the role and voice of HR have never been so important and good HR talent have never been so sought after.

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Enabling Your Workforce To Do Their "Best Work"

Join us as we discuss Enabling Your Workforce To Do Their "Best Work".

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Driving for Diversity with Benoit Laclau, EY UK&I Managing Partner, Consulting

This week, Cat Callen, Associate Partner from our London office is speaking with Benoit Laclau, EY UK&I Managing Partner, Consulting. Amidst the global pandemic, Laclau’s blazing career has shown no sign of slowing down; being named as the new UK & Ireland Managing Partner for Consulting.

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How To Improve Your Employee Value Proposition In 2020

Join us as we how to improve your employee value proposition in 2020.

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Fixing Gender Bias in the Workplace

Join us as we discuss gender bias in the workplace and how we fix it.

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Driving for Diversity with Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM International

In this interview, Cat Callen, Associate Partner from our London office is speaking with the inspirational Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM International. When appointed to the role in 2006, Jean became the first female to lead a top 10 global accounting firm.

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How do you Enhance the Mental Wellbeing of your Workforce?

Join us as we discuss how to enhance the mental well-being of your workforce.

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Tech Leaders of Today

In this webinar we discussed what it actually takes to be a CTO, the path to get there, how we can empower others to get there and addressed the issues around diversity.

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Remote Performance Management

In this week's Webinar, we talk about Remote Performance Management with our guest speaker: Kehinde Oluwo, Global Performance Management Lead, FIS

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Empathy Mapping: How To Understand & Support Your Workforce

Join us as we discuss Empathy Mapping and how to understand and support your workforce.

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Looking After Mental Health In The Workplace

Join us as we discuss looking after your mental health in the workplace.

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Returning To Work: What Parents Wish You Knew

Join us as we discuss the challenges for parents returning to work and how companies can offer further support.

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Flexible Working: Re-modelling The Workplace

We discuss the new world of flexible working, how to look after your people and what the new workplace, virtual and otherwise, will look like!

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Diversity & Inclusion: Embedding Best Practice Into Your Business

In our latest webinar, we discuss how to embed Diversity and Inclusion in your business. We are joined by two guests; Joanne Ralfe, Head of Operations, Tribal DDB and Ben Major, Recruitment Director (Talent Strategy, Partnerships and D&I), Mother.

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Placement of Sony Rusteberg at Deloitte

Sony Rusteberg joins Deloitte as Managing Director

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Remote Working Competencies with Dani Saadu

Dani will be talking about the new demands of the working world, how businesses must now accept that remote working will be a necessity moving forwards, how they must adapt and what skills workers & managers need to succeed in this new age.

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Remote Interviewing with Kayleigh McHale: Best Processes For Success

Watch our recent webinar as we hear from Kayleigh McHale. Kayleigh is Director at Lovelace Digital, a digital and creative agency for businesses doing things that matter.

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The Show Must Go On - RDW Restructuring Conference

Watch the highlights of our inaugural Global Restructuring Conference.

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2020 Consulting Executive Market Outlook

Placement of Roman Trachtenberg at Lab49

Roman Trachtenberg joins Lab49 as Group Head, Chief Operating Officer

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Female Leadership Q&A with Wendy Schmidt

In a new series of blogs, Cat Callen is interviewing female leaders to find out what drives them in their career. Our first Q&A was with Wendy Schmidt.

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Placement of Terry Jost at Protiviti

Terry Jost Joins Protiviti as Managing Director, Global Managed Security Services

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Placement of Sean Viergutz at PwC

Sean Viergutz joins PwC as Partner

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Placement of Emre Carr at FTI Consulting

FTI Consulting Appoints Emre Carr as a Senior Managing Director.

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Embedding Diversity and inclusion in Organisations

“Inclusive decision-making activates diversity to improve innovation, engagement, and performance across the enterprise. It gives outstanding companies the opportunity to make quantum leaps ahead of their competition”.

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Digital transformation: how The New York Times is winning

“We believe that more and more people are prepared to pay for high-quality in-depth journalism that helps them make sense of the world.”

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Placement of Ron Lefferts at Protiviti

Technology Transformation Expert Ron Lefferts Joins Protiviti as Global Leader of Technology Consulting.

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Placement of Greg Reid at BDO Consulting

Greg Reid joins BDO Consulting as Managing Director – US Data Privacy Practice Leader

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3 Essential Growth Areas for Consultancy in 2018

"60% of all work activities could be automated by 2055".

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Placement of Mark Ray at Nardello & Co.

Mark Ray Joins Nardello & Co. as a Managing Director and Head of Digital Investigations.

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Placement of Ken Yormark at K2 Intelligence

Ken Yormark Joins K2 Intelligence Investigations and Disputes Practice.

Yormark to Lead U.S. Forensic Accounting Team.

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Placement of Ben Isaacson at Cross River

Cross River Appoints SVP and General Manager of Payments Division.

Ben Isaacson, Formerly of JPMorgan Chase, Brings 20 Years of Payments Experience to FinTech Leader.

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Placement of Shelley Metz-Galloway at Protiviti

Financial Services Expert Shelley Metz-Galloway Joins Protiviti as Managing Director in Risk and Compliance Practice.

Metz-Galloway brings expertise in financial regulations and the mortgage business to global consulting firm.

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Universal Basic Income - An Inevitable Future?

What if we didn’t actually need to work? Let's talk about Universal Basic Income.

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Top Highlights From 2017 SIA Executive Forum

“2017 is likely to be a year of change and transition for the industry”.

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Unless We Act Now, A Cyber Security Disaster Could Be On The Horizon

"Nine out of 10 businesses don't even have an incident management plan in the event of a cyber breach."

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New York Times: digital transformation

The New York Times recognises that in order to secure their future in the industry, a transformation has to be moulded throughout the business.

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The workforce challenges of an evolving banking sector

"25% to 31% of business services jobs are at risk of automation in the next 20 years."

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Identifying The Major Growth Opportunities For Consulting Firms In 2017

As market environments become increasingly dynamic, consulting firms must ensure they adopt a culture of change in order to remain relevant in the rapidly evolving digital economy.

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Placement of Ramesh Gudalur at IBM

Ramesh Gudalur joins IBM as General Manager, IBM Global Business Services in North America.

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Consulting Insights: 6 Ways To Boost Your LinkedIn Presence

The key questions are how do you begin and what should be the things you focus on to get better results? Here are 6 things you can action today to strengthen your LinkedIn presence.

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The 6 factors shaping Brexit’s impact on the Consulting Industry

As the dust settles after that momentous day, is the overall perception that this is a good or a bad thing for the consulting industry?

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