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Gardening Leave – A thorny issue?

Gardening Leave – A thorny issue?

Gardening leave has for many years been used by companies as a protectionist measure within senior executive employment contracts, ensuring any departure of key individuals has minimal impact on the reputation and ongoing success of the organisation in question. It does not come without costs and risks however, and below Clarendon Executive’s Emma Kieran examines the pros and cons any HR professional might want to weigh up before granting garden leave to an exiting executive.

Garden leave, or gardening leave, came to prominence after it was used during an episode of Yes, Prime Minister in 1986 and describes the practice where an employee leaving a job – having resigned or otherwise had their employment terminated – is instructed not to attend the workplace or...

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How to Use Psychometric Testing in Hiring

How to Use Psychometric Testing in Hiring

Psychometric testing continues to rise in popularity. In fact, over 75% of the Times top 100 companies now use some form of psychometric testing, usually during a recruitment and selection process. The technological advances in online testing enable candidates to do a test in their own time and location, meaning more efficient and cost-effective recruitment processes and potentially a much wider candidate pool. Below, Clarendon Executive’s Anne Daley explains the value of psychometrics in senior level recruitment and, with the increasing number and sophistication of online tests available how to choose what’s most suitable for your hiring needs.

Psychometric testing continues to rise in popularity. In fact, over 75% of the Times top 100 companies now use some form of psychometric testing, usually during a recruitment and selection process. The technological advances in online testing enable candidates to do a test in their own time and...

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Welcome on Board: The Real Potential of Non-Executive Directors

Welcome on Board: The Real Potential of Non-Executive Directors

The ability to stand back from the day-to-day running of the business and focus on strategic, objective decision-making processes can prove tricky for many company owners but it is a common feature of truly successful businesses, no matter their size. Clarendon Executive’s Ciaran Sheehan examines the considerable impact a good non-exec can make and why many of Northern Ireland’s start-ups and SMEs aren’t realising their potential quickly enough.

It used to be that you’d only find non-executive directors walking the corridors of the larger or public organisations big enough to have a governance agenda.  More recently, however, the important role non-execs can play in companies of all sizes is increasingly recognised, and whilst it...

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