Wanted: leaders who can out-think Brexit

By Adrian Marples, Client Partner, Alternatives Elect  Everyone knows Brexit will be bad, but few know what to do about it. Attending a recent London Brexit think tank, a quick show of hands showed that the majority of the participants (a) knew that Brexit would hit them hard, and they would need to take steps […]

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Alternatives Elect appoint Ruth Guy as Client Partner

We are delighted to announce another senior appointment to the Alternatives Elect team – Ruth Guy, award-winning Marketer of the Year 2008, has joined us as Client Partner. Alternatives Elect is tasked by local and international clients to identify and recruit the new crop of transformational leadership talent that will drive Irish business in the […]

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Mind the Gap

  by Sandra Lawler, Founder Director of The Alternatives Group. The results of the 2016 Marketing and Digital Salary and Sentiments Survey are now out. And interesting reading they make. One element picked up by the press is the higher differential in salaries paid to men in marketing than women, the higher up the scale […]

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What I wish I’d known before I started By Bernie Keogh, managing partner, Alternatives Elect

After twenty years in business and now running a leading international executive search business based in Dublin, I’ve learned that opportunities arise, doors open and a path always emerges but the journey is more fulfilling and enjoyable if you are doing what you love. This is why I admire artists of all kind & entrepreneurs so […]

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EY Report Highlights Financial Benefits of Gender Diversity in Business

EY Report Highlights Financial Benefits of Gender Diversity in Business on International Women’s Day Organisations with 30% female leaders could add up to 6 percentage points to their net margin Ireland ranks 28th out the top 56 countries surveyed for number of women on boards Building “Pipeline” of female talent necessary to get more women […]

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Leadership and evolving talent for scaling FDI Start-Ups

Emma Jane Finnegan, Head of Client Services and FDI for Alternatives Elect writes about talent solutions for the FDI sector. For over 50 years, Ireland has an impeccable track record for attracting Foreign Direct Investment. The IDA (Irish Development Authority) announced in January 2015 that over 1,195 multinational companies have already chosen Ireland as their […]

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Learning to be a Leader

Charley Stoney, group managing director at Alternatives speaks to Tamara Whitney, sales director of Nestlé about her career progression, which includes commercial roles in some of the UK and Ireland’s leading food and drinks businesses such as Coca Cola and Premier Foods. She shares her views on a variety of subjects from the advantages of […]

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Leadership Tips from Maggie Timoney, CEO, Heineken Ireland.

8 powerful leadership tips from Maggie Timoney, CEO, Heineken Ireland. Maggie spoke at the MII conference recently. She was not only a great presenter, but above all, an authentic presenter.   Here were some of her top tips for leaders and aspiring leaders: Know who your “first team” is. Think about the level up and the […]

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My thoughts following the “Promoting gender balanced leadership conference” at Dublin Castle

Gender Balanced Leadership I attended the recent conference on “Promoting gender balanced leadership” at Dublin Castle. It was a great day, with about 20 top class speakers. I was interested in the diversity and gender balance issue at the leadership level for business in particular and thought I would share some of the learnings from […]

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