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Azura Search grows team in Netherlands

Azura Search is pleased to announce the appointment of two strategic hires to strengthen the Netherlands team.

In 2019, Azura Search expanded by opening its first overseas office in Amsterdam to partner with clients to deliver senior executive searches within Europe. Since the launch, the team has gone from strength to strength resulting in the expansion of the team to meet demand. 

The time is now to approach leadership in a more human way

The global pandemic has challenged businesses across all industries. It forced an abrupt disruption to how employees work, how customers and clients behave, how businesses perform, and it has ultimately challenged the way CEOs and senior executives lead.

This article explores why a more human approach to leadership has been adopted.

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We need to stop hiring for culture fit

On the surface hiring for culture fit may appear a good strategy, however, hiring an executive that has the same set of values, expectations, and the same mindset as most of your leadership team could be problematic in the long run.

Here Melanie Clark, Managing Director of Azura Search explains why we should be hiring for culture add.

A Guide to Restructuring 

As the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact businesses many will need to adapt to survive. Melanie Clark, Managing Director of Azura Search recently spoke to Declan Guerin to gain his insight into how to go about restructuring during a crisis.

Declan has a proven track record as an executive level business leader. In this guide Declan outlines his four stages of the restructuring process.

The Altumate Experience: A year on

This time last year 20 Altum Group team members had just crossed the finish line of the Sierra Leone Marathon. This was an inspiring experience and one we will never forget.

We take a look back at this amazing accomplishment and reflect on what impact our fundraising had.

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Market Update: 10 weeks into lockdown!

Azura Search marked its first anniversary this month. It has been a fantastic first year, we have been overwhelmed by the support we have received from new and existing clients. The Azura team have made placements in 26 countries, completed 164 searches and have doubled in size. Here we provide an industry insight since lockdown.

Businesses are facing new challenges – do interim professionals provide a solution?

The escalating impact of Covid-19 and the increasing government restrictions to tackle the crisis have resulted in one of the greatest challenges to our economy in the last century, could interim support provide a solution?

Azura supports charity partner to deliver programme remotely

Through our charitable foundation, Altum Foundation, our team at Azura Search has been supporting our charity partner Resurgo to continue to deliver their SPEAR programme remotely.

Case Study: Delivering VP of Finance for Global Tech Platform

Due to the international nature of the clients Azura Search partners with, many searches are completed virtually. Learn about our approach to a recent search we completed via virtual means.

Operating effectively in the wake of COVID-19

Businesses are having to become more flexible and creative in order to continue operating effectively as the Government response to COVID-19 escalates. Azura Search has taken steps to ensure efficent support for our clients.

In an evolving digital era, how are boardrooms hiring and succession planning?

Earlier this month Azura Search hosted a roundtable in Amsterdam for board level executives based in The Netherlands.

Azura Search marks International Women's Day!

Hear from Altum Group's Founder and C-CEO, David McDowell on what we are doing to ensure equality in the workplace and how we marked International Women's Day.

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Azura Search strengthens its executive search team

Azura Search is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Shaw to the role of Consultant for the technology and telecommunications sector.

The Role of the Researcher

Azura Search has a centralised research team which plays a key role in delivering our partner-led approach and real value for our clients. Jessica Iddon tells us what it means to be a researcher with Azura Search.

The Modern Leader

Melanie Clark, Managing Director of Azura Search shares the insights she has acquired from managing the executive searches for some of the world’s leading brands.

Paul Thompson

An Update From Amsterdam

Paul Thompson is a Principal at Azura Search in our Amsterdam office, leading our international executive search business from our European hub. We learn what the Azura Search Amsterdam office has been working on this year, what lies ahead for 2020, and what trends Paul has observed in the international search space.

Advancing my career at Azura Search

Melanie Clark is Managing Director of Azura Search. In our interview with Melanie, we learn about the path that brought her here, what she’s achieved so far and what it’s really like to progress your career at Azura Search.

The rise of the boutique executive search firms

Learn why boutique executive search firms like Azura Search are becoming increasingly popular in the hunt for leadership talent.