Imagine, you finally get the funding from the group of VCs and investors because they believe in the business you built.  Now it’s time for your business to move out of its core market and expand internationally. It’s the start to the next chapter of your mission and there are many elements to consider. Based on our experience of creating expansion strategies with our clients, we have put together a list of questions to consider when entering your new region. What is the political situation? What is the political climate in the new region(s)? Is it stable? Traditionally, when companies expanded to Europe it has been to London due to low cultural barriers

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Imagine, you finally get the funding from the group of VCs and investors because they believe in the business you built.  Now it’s time for your business to move out of its core market and expand internationally. It’s the start to the next chapter of your mission and there are many elements to consider. Based on our experience of creating expansion strategies with our clients, we have put together a list of questions to consider when entering your new region. What is the political situation? What is the political climate in the new region(s)? Is it stable? Traditionally, when companies expanded to Europe it has been to London due to low cultural barriers

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1. You start the journey with a #dmexcotravelselfie 2. The first day begins with all the newbies having to queue because they forgot to print their passes beforehand. 3. Meet up with friends you haven’t seen since dmexco last year. 4. All conversations  start with how poor the mobile reception and wifi are at the show. 5. YoY the Agency Network stands have more security. 6. The Lead Generation guy starts following you round the conference. 7. By 7pm, one of the stands has basically turned into a nightclub. 8. The second day begins and there are unmanned booths. Someone had fun last night. 9. As you’re leaving, you finally realize the difference between the dmexco diner

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1. You start the journey with a #dmexcotravelselfie 2. The first day begins with all the newbies having to queue because they forgot to print their passes beforehand. 3. Meet up with friends you haven’t seen since dmexco last year. 4. All conversations  start with how poor the mobile reception and wifi are at the show. 5. YoY the Agency Network stands have more security. 6. The Lead Generation guy starts following you round the conference. 7. By 7pm, one of the stands has basically turned into a nightclub. 8. The second day begins and there are unmanned booths. Someone had fun last night. 9. As you’re leaving, you finally realize the difference between the dmexco diner

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You may have noticed that recently Red Executive starting using the hashtag, #jobunicorn on our Facebook and Twitter accounts. We put a lot of thought into choosing our unique and very own hashtag. So we wanted to give you a little background information on how this hashtag came to pass and why we decided to use it, besides the obvious reasons of wanting to be cool and trendy. Why we chose #Jobunicorn Recently, Red Executive hired Alyssa Jacobs to take control of the company marketing and social media. One of her first quests was to work with the team in order to create a company # (hashtag). The challenge was creating one that represented both the organization

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You may have noticed that recently Red Executive starting using the hashtag, #jobunicorn on our Facebook and Twitter accounts. We put a lot of thought into choosing our unique and very own hashtag. So we wanted to give you a little background information on how this hashtag came to pass and why we decided to use it, besides the obvious reasons of wanting to be cool and trendy. Why we chose #Jobunicorn Recently, Red Executive hired Alyssa Jacobs to take control of the company marketing and social media. One of her first quests was to work with the team in order to create a company # (hashtag). The challenge was creating one that represented both the organization

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I recently read an article by Mark Whitby, a leading recruitment trainer, most noteworthy was his discussion on an encounter he had with a Team Lead at consulting gig. He mentioned said Team Lead viewed ‘recruitment’ as a ‘service’ that was simply a ‘necessary evil,’ something his client HAD to utilize. This was not the first time I had heard of recruiting being referred to as a ‘necessary evil.’ I have worked in recruitment for 15 years. I witnessed some recruiters not understand the value they bring to their clients. This short-sightedness is a problem. It causes recruiters to adopt a ‘transactional’ approach, ultimately burning themselves and the overall attitude towards the industry. With

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I recently read an article by Mark Whitby, a leading recruitment trainer, most noteworthy was his discussion on an encounter he had with a Team Lead at consulting gig. He mentioned said Team Lead viewed ‘recruitment’ as a ‘service’ that was simply a ‘necessary evil,’ something his client HAD to utilize. This was not the first time I had heard of recruiting being referred to as a ‘necessary evil.’ I have worked in recruitment for 15 years. I witnessed some recruiters not understand the value they bring to their clients. This short-sightedness is a problem. It causes recruiters to adopt a ‘transactional’ approach, ultimately burning themselves and the overall attitude towards the industry. With

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At Red Exec, we appreciate that we are currently working in a ‘candidate driven’ market, which means demand for talent outweighs supply in the ‘digital technology’ space. The supply driven marketplace results in recruitment firms, including Red Executive, positioning themselves differently to their potential competition. So it directly impacts what we want to see from your CV. At Red Executive, we want to identify and engage with the talent that isn’t responding to job ads. This is the talent that is happy, content and challenged in their current role. Whether you are looking for a new role or not, to attract recruiters to your CV, keep it looking great. 5 things to

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At Red Exec, we appreciate that we are currently working in a ‘candidate driven’ market, which means demand for talent outweighs supply in the ‘digital technology’ space. The supply driven marketplace results in recruitment firms, including Red Executive, positioning themselves differently to their potential competition. So it directly impacts what we want to see from your CV. At Red Executive, we want to identify and engage with the talent that isn’t responding to job ads. This is the talent that is happy, content and challenged in their current role. Whether you are looking for a new role or not, to attract recruiters to your CV, keep it looking great. 5 things to

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Every Business Leader and Hiring Manager of scaling businesses in the ‘Digital Technology’ space want to identify and engage with the finest talent available for a position. In order to best achieve this goal, the dynamic of the recruitment process must be considered. Why is dynamic important? Hiring for a scaling business is a process that needs thorough consideration, as your current team will have a bigger impact on the delivery of that project than the new hires in the short term. Plus, there are financial and psychological implications on a team that does not have the necessary skills to deliver on said project. We can assume by NOT making that

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Every Business Leader and Hiring Manager of scaling businesses in the ‘Digital Technology’ space want to identify and engage with the finest talent available for a position. In order to best achieve this goal, the dynamic of the recruitment process must be considered. Why is dynamic important? Hiring for a scaling business is a process that needs thorough consideration, as your current team will have a bigger impact on the delivery of that project than the new hires in the short term. Plus, there are financial and psychological implications on a team that does not have the necessary skills to deliver on said project. We can assume by NOT making that

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I previously wrote a post on how to prepare for a job interview. The focus was the candidate perspective. I was kindly asked for my thoughts from the employer perspective on the same subject. As a consequence, I want to help ‘hiring managers’ understand how they should think and prepare for an interview. Understanding allows for a positive impression, full understanding of the client and ultimately hire the top 20% of talent available on the market for their job. The first thing you have to do is understand what you want. You would be amazed the volume of clients we have at Red Executive who want to utilize the recruitment process to identify

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I previously wrote a post on how to prepare for a job interview. The focus was the candidate perspective. I was kindly asked for my thoughts from the employer perspective on the same subject. As a consequence, I want to help ‘hiring managers’ understand how they should think and prepare for an interview. Understanding allows for a positive impression, full understanding of the client and ultimately hire the top 20% of talent available on the market for their job. The first thing you have to do is understand what you want. You would be amazed the volume of clients we have at Red Executive who want to utilize the recruitment process to identify

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Over the years, we must have literally interviewed tens of thousands of people at Red Executive. The roles have varied and the key components of a matching candidate have changed depending on the client and the specific role. When we have been recruiting on behalf of a client, we 100% endorse a quick meeting to go over the company and the role relatively quickly. This allows both parties to understand if the opportunity is right for the candidate. Ultimately, we are matching the candidate in a pretty basic manner. When this has been clarified, we provide more detailed information to the candidate and schedule a second, more in-depth meeting. The purpose

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Over the years, we must have literally interviewed tens of thousands of people at Red Executive. The roles have varied and the key components of a matching candidate have changed depending on the client and the specific role. When we have been recruiting on behalf of a client, we 100% endorse a quick meeting to go over the company and the role relatively quickly. This allows both parties to understand if the opportunity is right for the candidate. Ultimately, we are matching the candidate in a pretty basic manner. When this has been clarified, we provide more detailed information to the candidate and schedule a second, more in-depth meeting. The purpose

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Whilst browsing Linkedin the other day I saw a post from a long term connection and regular contributor to my feed. The post was complaining about how organizations found it necessary to test candidates, regardless of role, prior to even meeting them. He, and many of his audience, agreed it was ridiculous how an organization should ask the individual to take time out to prove themselves as worthy to that business, without the organization themselves having to take any steps to build a positive impression. Indeed, it was suggested that this was entirely unethical and would deter many of them from even continuing with the process. This got me asking the

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Whilst browsing Linkedin the other day I saw a post from a long term connection and regular contributor to my feed. The post was complaining about how organizations found it necessary to test candidates, regardless of role, prior to even meeting them. He, and many of his audience, agreed it was ridiculous how an organization should ask the individual to take time out to prove themselves as worthy to that business, without the organization themselves having to take any steps to build a positive impression. Indeed, it was suggested that this was entirely unethical and would deter many of them from even continuing with the process. This got me asking the

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There has been a lot of conjecture regarding the impact Brexit would have on the ability of the UK to perform on an international stage. Indeed, there have been arguments, from both sides of the debate, suggesting efficiencies could be increased/decreased depending on your point of view. However, what does the data tell us about the current situation and how it would be affected by Brexit? In 2014 $1.4b (US) was invested in digital tech focused businesses in London alone. In 2014 $234b (US) was the estimated turnover of digital tech businesses in the UK. According to research by Oxford Economics $17.5b (US) will be invested in London alone from 2015

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There has been a lot of conjecture regarding the impact Brexit would have on the ability of the UK to perform on an international stage. Indeed, there have been arguments, from both sides of the debate, suggesting efficiencies could be increased/decreased depending on your point of view. However, what does the data tell us about the current situation and how it would be affected by Brexit? In 2014 $1.4b (US) was invested in digital tech focused businesses in London alone. In 2014 $234b (US) was the estimated turnover of digital tech businesses in the UK. According to research by Oxford Economics $17.5b (US) will be invested in London alone from 2015

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