Testing Times – a few insights to share

Russam are focused on supporting people and organisations to THRIVE. We have a few observations and insights to share during this time of chaos and uncertainty: the role of the interim during the current Coronavirus crisis, remote working and tips for leaders to be more effective, and thirdly security for cyber-attacks.

Pro Bono Support – what can we do to help your business through the pandemic?

Many of our interim managers have contacted us to offer their services to Russam clients. This support could be a few of hours or in some cases, several days. Russam’s interim managers are people with vast experience across different sectors and disciplines and they recognise that their skills could be very helpful during the current crisis.

A boost for businesses needing crisis support - IR35 reforms delayed

Coronavirus is, of course, top of the agenda and in Jason's blog piece last week he shared our organisational protocols. Jason talked of our duty of care in a business like ours that is unequivocally all about people and getting individuals together. Thank goodness for Zoom, Skype, and Google Hangouts for helping us to keep the momentum going in our search and interviewing processes. We’ve seen several appointments made this week using this technology. Will this become the new norm?

COVID-19 Coronavirus - Precautionary Measures At Russam

We are all very concerned about the impact of the virus and the ways in which we live and work. Our business is all about people; physically getting our talented candidates together with our clients to see how they might work together.

Thrive Event: Leading people through huge transformational change

On the 13th February we welcomed Paul Whyte, Managing Director of Bestfood logistics (formerly Bidvest) for our second Thrive event and the first of 2020. Our relationship with Paul began when the parent company of Bidvest identified the need to hire a specialist turnaround leader to urgently diagnose and execute the turnaround of Bidvest Logistics. Russam worked closely with the Parent to conduct the specialist search for Paul.

Happiness: the key to success

As a company, how do you lead your employees to be happy? A global survey by the Boston consulting group sheds some light on the matter.

Does your organisation have employee voice?

Well-being, commitment and innovation often suffer when employees feel they are without ‘voice’ in an organisation. Employee voice is key to ensuring that ideas and knowledge from across the workforce can be harnessed to drive innovation in product design, service delivery and improvements to working practices.

The benefits of humble leadership

We know that effective leadership isn’t based on the ‘command-control’ model. Good leaders should enable people to bring their best selves to work, be considerate of the barriers people face and work to remove them.

Interim Management, Brexit and IR35

Firstly, wishing you a happy Brexit day tomorrow; I’ve actually been invited to two parties to celebrate with one issuing Boris wigs at the door! Being a co-founder of the world’s leading interim management group – with about 20 offices across Europe and (currently) some really healthy trading relationships – I have some serious concerns!

Leadership in higher places

The opportunity to meet the legend that is David Hamilton created a high level of interest. There were so many questions around what pushed him to lead 10 expeditions to Everest, what he learned by doing so and what is he like?