Why Oakleaf?

Here at Oakleaf we have been riding the COVID-19 rollercoaster over recent months and I am pleased to say that we are now starting to see more and more businesses press the hiring button again. Our new mandate numbers are increasing weekly, offers are being made and virtual inductions are happening without a hitch. I certainly feel more confident about …

What is an effective solution to hiring during an economic crisis?

I got started down this track working through my network trying to drum up business and find opportunity.   I was talking with a client hiring for a Global Head of Compensation and asking if I could support them in their search.  The reply was that in a candidate rich market like this and in a bid to reduce costs they …

From one recession to another, my recruitment journey and riding the storm together…

– Jamie Newton 2007 – Someone in the office starts talking about a “Credit Crunch” – Naively I conjure images of a discounted chocolate bar or something similar.. March 2008 – Bear Stearns collapses – I understood them to be quite niche, 15,000 or so employees, big in securities. I understood that this was the first major Wall Street institution …

What does International Women’s Day mean for HR?

Emma Castillo, Senior Manager – Oakleaf Executive I have enjoyed scrolling through LinkedIn and seeing all the photos and posts championing International Women’s Day which is this Sunday, March 8th. But what does this mean for HR? International Women’s Day (IWD) was initiated by a gathering in 1911 and has been celebrated annually on the 8th of March. This global …

Our executive HR interim offering

Jenny Scrivener has joined Oakleaf Executive to enhance our interim offering to the HR Executive marketplace at an exciting time of change and challenge. She has worked in HR recruitment for over 20 years and most of this time has been focused on interim and temporary recruitment. Oakleaf Partnership has always managed interim recruitment, what is the difference with Executive Interim? …

Diversity – Executive recruiters to be more proactive

The Parker 2020 Review on ethnic diversity urges Executive Recruiters to be more proactive. On 5th February 2020 an updated report by Sir John Parker and the Parker Review Steering Committee was published. The report provides an update on progress made since the initial recommendations that FTSE 100 Boards should have at least one director of colour by 2021, extended …

My OPinion – New York market report – Compensation and Benefits

Jamie Newton – Partner | Reward What’s going on?  What’s really happening?  What’s on the radar for Compensation professionals in New York at the moment?  What’s keeping Benefit professionals awake at night?  What big moves have happened in the last 6 months? All the above are perfectly valid questions, that I will, of course, attempt to answer.  However, the overriding …

Talent Acquisition in Tech

Emma Castillo – Senior Manager Companies in the tech sector think and act differently to traditional organisations. Tech companies have enjoyed explosive growth over the last couple of years, outperforming other more traditional sectors. Oakleaf Executive has seen high demand for Heads of Talent and Talent Acquisition within the broader technology sector and particularly with smaller, high growth organisations. This …

Diversity & Inclusion with Yulia O’Mahony

Katrina Stewart – Partner, Oakleaf Executive. Businesses have made enormous progress in the last few years by stepping up their commitment to diversity.  A more diverse workforce dramatically improves both the productivity and culture of an organisation. Innovative ideas have led the way in some sectors such as tech, where there is a need to diversify their workforce to represent …

Reward in the US – the sparks of change

US political debates have become a bit of a favoured pastime of mine in recent months.  In particular, the Democratic Party candidate debates, which have provided me and my colleagues with plenty to talk about.  I have never taken a big interest in the US political landscape but that changed when Trump took office.   I hosted a Reward round table …