ramsey-hall-banner-wide

Ramsey Hall announce new hire

Ramsey Hall announce new hire

May 21st, 2013

Global INAC member, Ramsey Hall is delighted to announce that Maddy Comrie has joined the practice from running her own recruitment company.  Maddy is an REC accredited consultant with over 7 years experience recruiting for professional level roles throughout the UK.

She started her career with one of the UK’s largest specialist recruiters and went on more recently to set up and run her own commercial recruitment consultancy.

Maddy, with specialist knowledge in Human Resources and Accountancy, is a very well respected consultant in the southern area where she has developed her candidate and client relationships at all levels.  In addition she also has a proven track record in recruiting nationally for professional level roles in the following sectors: IT, Procurement, Supply Chain, Sales, Marketing and Legal.

Maddy is a strong advocate of customer service and honesty, and will always put the needs of her clients and candidates first. Maddy offers a consultative approach to recruitment and can give guidance on the best ways to recruit, CV writing, interview techniques, on boarding, training and redundancies as well as SHL, HPI and other psychometric testing.

Matthew Davis of Ramsey Hall commented, “Ramsey Hall has always been regarded as being a high quality, focussed consultancy which delivers the best candidates who give our clients a competitive edge.  Maddy brings excellent industry knowledge and recruiting expertise with her to continue our proud traditions.”

To contact Maddy call 02380 236944

Successful Charity CEO Assignment for Headhunting Team at Ramsey Hall

April 4th, 2013

Towards the end of last year, Ramsey Hall Talent Management were retained to assist UKSA, a leading charity in the south,  with their search for a new chief executive. We are delighted to say that we found the perfect candidate – Richard Thornton joins them in June from The Prince’s Trust.

uksa

The assignment involved working with UKSA to develop the strong creative above, which ran in a national newspaper as well as online. We also used our highly skilled team of search and selection consultants to contact a known list of candidates from our own comprehensive database.

For more information about Ramsey Hall’s Headhunting services as well as the support we can give to new recruits, please call 02380 236944 or click on the menu above.

The full news release from UKSA is outlined below.

———————————————————————————————————————————————————

A new Chief Executive on board at UKSA

UKSA are delighted to announce the appointment of a new Chief Executive. Richard Thornton will join UKSA from The Prince’s Trust where his role was Deputy Director of Operations. Previously Richard worked for national youth charity, Fairbridge as Operations Director and saw the organisation through their merger into The Prince’s Trust. He will take up his new role on 10th June 2013.

Richard said: “UKSA is one of the UK’s leading charities for youth education and maritime training.  At a time when youth unemployment continues to climb and the future can appear bleak for a whole generation of young people, there is an ever greater need for organisations like UKSA. The support they provide genuinely creates exceptional opportunities for young people to move towards a brighter future. It is essential work and I am privileged to be part of it.

“It’s a great honour to join UKSA’s leadership team and have the opportunity to build on its success.”

UKSA’s Chair of Trustees, David Lister added: “We are very pleased and excited that Richard is joining us. His comprehensive experience with Fairbridge and The Prince’s Trust, coupled with his proven ability to create and drive strategy make him the ideal person to lead UKSA in its ambitious development plans.

“We intend to continue to grow our influence as a voice of young people and to reach more beneficiaries through partnerships and new delivery bases across the UK. We are looking forward to Richard joining the team with real optimism for the future.”

Ends

Is a £2 Billion Investment in Aerospace Enough?

March 18th, 2013

The government’s announcement of the £2Bn formation of The Aerospace Technology Institute is welcome news that should pay handsome dividends but only if aerospace primes and contractors do their bit by also investing in the high skills and leadership essential for the future.

Phil Boyle, Managing Director (and current President of the RAeS) commented, “We have a looming skills crisis in the UK Aerospace & Defence sector which no amount of investment will tackle unless employers embrace the need for a high skills workforce. The recession has meant that many employers have failed to develop their talent and have not replaced key retirees.”  At critical levels of both management and leadership our consultants are finding that the talent pool available is more limited than even just a few years ago.  Moreover, our consulting team is often surprised by the leadership issues it has uncovered whilst running capability development programmes.

“Too often people have been promoted because of craft skills and not because of their leadership capability,” Phil explained.  “This means that there are simmering people issues and a looming skills crisis that must be addressed”.

New Technology Institutes such as the one proposed and the National Composites Centre, for whom we recruited the Board, are vital but only as part of a bigger skills picture if the UK is to remain truly World Class.

 

Should Workers Rights be Reduced?

October 15th, 2012

At the Conservative Party conference last week, a new form of employment contract was mooted.  The general theme is that in return for less employment rights, workers would be given shares in their employer’s organisation.  The Government think that this will lead to employers having more confidence to recruit new employees.

Would this work?  Would this lead ultimately to a greater level of organisational performance?  The evidence suggests not.  Extensive research has gone into what makes a workplace productive and the overwhelming evidence is that job security is a key ingredient of organisational performance along with selective recruitment & selection, reward (financial and non financial), learning & development (yes investment really does pay!), job rotation and more.  In all, research shows that there are 35 ‘high performance work practices’ which when put together have a positive impact on performance.

Some of you may say, “Well my business is successful and we do not take this approach”.  The evidence shows that even successful businesses are transformed by such practices as the difference between those organisations which take high performance seriously and those who do not is significant.  So even if you run a successful business, an investment in the right people practices will pay off.  In fact the difference is likely to be so marked that I would argue that it is impossible to know just how successful your company could be, unless you implement these practices.

If you would like to know more about high performance work practices, please email me at medavis@ramseyhall.com or call 02380 236944.

Third Corporate Manslaughter Conviction Should Send Warning Signals

August 31st, 2012

Lion Steel has recently been convicted of corporate manslaughter and becomes the third such organisation to be successfully prosecuted.  They were fined £480,000 plus costs in July for the offence and face the damage to reputation and the tragic human cost which inevitably goes with the conviction.  Indeed, at least one of the other two convicted organisations went out of business as a result.

Lion Steel was charged following the death of an employee who suffered fatal injuries when he fell through a fragile roof at its site in Hyde, Cheshire in May 2008. The company admitted the offence earlier this month, part way through a trial, on the basis that all charges against its directors would be dropped (three men had been charged with gross negligence manslaughter and health and safety charges).

This tragedy acts a timely reminder to organisations who have yet to evolve Safety, Health & Environmental (SHE) practices beyond mere bureaucracy and lip service into embracing behavioural SHE which encourages and involves all employees.

Our advice is to review your current SHE practices on two levels.  Firstly, decide whether SHE is a compliance issue or a cultural must, the latter we suggest is right.  Then look at the SHE practices of your organisation.  Do you have a SHE behavioural framework embedded which all employees ‘buy into’? Do you have proper SHE behavioural training in place at induction stage onwards? Do you properly measure and report on SHE issues?

Many organisations still cannot answer these questions positively and consequently are at higher risk.

To discuss the issues around SHE behavioural best practice call Matthew Davis on 02380 236944

New Appointment for Ramsey Hall team – August 2012

August 22nd, 2012

Ramsey Hall is delighted to announce that Jane Evans has been appointed as a Consultant in its Talent Management Practice.  Jane is a specialist in assessment and in learning & development and will be working as part of  a multidisciplinary consulting team on a wide range of projects.

Jane was previously an associate of the business and prior to that was HR Manager for a well known South Coast aerospace manufacturer.

Jane commented that, “As an HR Manager I dealt with literally hundreds of recruitment and HR organisations. Quite simply I always found Ramsey Hall to be by far the most knowledgable and professional. I am delighted to be joining them on a permanent basis.”

Ramsey Hall’s award winning Talent Management Practice provides Talent Management & Organisational Development Solutions for a growing client base of organisations. These solutions are focussed on achieving growth through people.  Typical projects include capability development, assessment, organisational redesign and board/leadership effectiveness.  The services compliment our Executive Search Practice which is the UK Partner of the INAC Global Recruitment Network.

Ramsey Hall’s clients range from fast growing SME’s right up to major FTSE 100 organisations such as BAE Systems.

Ramsey Hall Limited Post Excellent Results for 2011-12

July 5th, 2012

The end of June is the conclusion of Ramsey Hall’s financial year.  Although the accounts are yet to be finalised, initial results show that we have had a fine year, despite continued economic gloom.

Executive search has seen increased business volumes as clients once again look to beat the downturn through selective hiring. Our thorough process ensures the right candidate is employed, with the right qualifications and experience, to create profit and growth.

Other clients are increasingly focussing on organisational capability and effectiveness.  These are areas where businesses can gain a real competitive advantage as globalisation and the recession demand ever greater efficiency and continuous improvement.  To achieve this companies are recognising the need to improve their leadership, strategic vision and staff engagement.

We would like to wish all our clients a tremendous ‘thank you’ for their continued support.

Phil Boyle Takes Up Prestigious Global Aerospace Position as President of the Royal Aeronautical Society

May 22nd, 2012

Southampton, UK – 22 May 2012 – Phil Boyle, the Managing Director of Southampton based HR Consultancy, The Ramsey Hall Group, has been appointed as President of the Royal Aeronautical Society, the world’s oldest and most prestigious aerospace organisation. Established in 1866 and with over 17,000 members worldwide, the RAeS is head quartered in London but has nearly 100 branches across the world.  A completely multi-disciplinary Society, the RAeS has members from each and every part of the aerospace sector.

Commenting on his appointment, Boyle said, “I am deeply honoured to become the President of the RAeS, one of the most prestigious roles in the world of aerospace and aviation. Having been a member of the Society for over 40 years, I look forward to guiding the Society over the next year as we first undertake the biggest changes to our governance in over 50 years and then roll out an innovative “New Media” based membership offering that will completely globalise the Society with every member no matter where they are in the world enjoying essentially the same benefits.

“This has been an exciting time for Ramsey Hall too, as we saw our business grow by 80% in 2011.

“As a pilot, chartered engineer and HR professional I hope that my skills and experience will benefit the RAeS as it continues to encourage young talent to consider aviation and engineering as their career path.  Having chaired the local Solent branch which covers the whole of the Portsmouth and Southampton conurbation, I know how important our members are at a local level and will continue to strive to encourage them all to promote this amazing industry.”

Boyle will become part of a proud history of Society RAeS leaders, whose past presidents include HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and military aviation pioneer Sidney Camm – the designer of the Hawker Hurricane.  Phil is the longest serving Trustee of the Royal Aeronautical Society and also the current Chair of the Solent branch – recognised across the society as being an exemplar branch and especially highly regarded for the support it provides to young people wishing to study for a career in aviation.

 

 

SHL Awards Ramsey Hall and The Occupational Psychology Group (OPG) Prestigious ‘Enterprise Partner’ Status

February 28th, 2012

Southampton, 28 February 2012 – SHL, the global leader in talent management, has appointed Talent Management Consultancy and current SHL Partner of the Year, ‘Ramsey Hall and The OPG’ as an inaugural SHL Enterprise Partner.

Enterprise Partnership is the highest level in SHL’s new, three tier Partner System. SHL states that Enterprise Partnership is reserved exclusively for their most trusted and valued business partners.  Furthermore, this news comes just  a few weeks after Ramsey Hall was invited to join ‘INAC’, the leading global network of executive search consultancies.

Commenting on these twin accolades Managing Director, Phil Boyle, said, “These awards are yet a further illustration of how Ramsey Hall has evolved into a major talent and organisational development management consultancy. Today we have experts who provide outstanding service across the full employment life cycle. From board level executive search to large scale development centres (over 300 managers for one client in 2011 alone); from individual one-on-one psychometric assessments as part of either a client’s own recruitment efforts or development programmes, through to truly bespoke outplacement services we continue to demonstrate the really positive difference that Ramsey Hall brings.”

-Ends-

Words: 202

Images: Available upon request

About Ramsey Hall

Ramsey Hall provides a range of Business Consultancy services where people are placed at the heart of the organisation. We focus on helping clients recruit, develop and harness leadership capability and provide the framework, as well as expertise, to manage talent through all aspects of the employment life cycle from attraction to exit. Our work includes: executive search; boardroom consulting; leadership development & succession planning; career transition; interim management and a range of business psychology and organisational development solutions.

Ramsey Hall works internationally across the private and public sectors for clients ranging from global FTSE100 organisations to ambitious SMEs who are seeking growth through maximising their people potential and performance.

The award winning, multi-disciplined team of Chartered HR Consultants, expert Talent Attraction and Executive Search/Selection Specialists, Occupational Psychologists and Leadership Consultants combine to provide the most comprehensive people consultancy, change management and strategic advisory services available today.

About SHL

SHL is  the global leader in talent measurement. SHL’s unrivalled assessment science and People Intelligence give customers the actionable insight they need to make the intelligent talent acquisition and mobility decisions that drive measurable business results and sustainable competitive advantage.

Building on a foundation of 50 years of market leadership, innovation and expertise, SHL delivers more than 25 million scientifically proven selection and development assessments per year in 30+ languages. Offering the broadest global footprint in the industry, SHL deploys solutions in more than 150 countries and maintains a local presence in more than 50 countries.

Our Clients

We support more than 10,000 clients, including over 50 percent of the Global Fortune 500, over 40 percent of the Fortune 500, over 80 percent of the Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE) and over 50 percent of the Australian Stock Exchange. Our clients are maximising their return on investment, as evidenced in the bottom-line results – increased revenue, productivity, engagement, retention and quality of hire.

 

 

Ramsey Hall Joins INAC, the Leading International Executive Search Network

January 5th, 2012

Southampton, UK – 5 January 2012 – Ramsey Hall, one of the south’s leading talent management practices is delighted to announce that it has become a member of INAC – Executive Search Worldwide, one of the world’s most innovative Executive Search Partnerships. 

INAC has a formal network of independent, retained search companies in over 40 countries which will strengthen the business’ position globally.  The Ramsey Hall business is founded on Executive Search and Selection, with additional HR related services added over the last five years including Occupational Psychology, Change Management and HR Strategy Development.

Phil Boyle, Managing Director of Ramsey Hall, commented, “As one of the UK’s leading Executive Search Consultancies we can now handle the most challenging of global mandates. Cross border assignments are increasingly in demand and we now have partners globally to assist us. Many of our clients prefer our bespoke approach to recruitment, an approach which the global companies simply cannot match.”

For further information about both organisations please visit www.ramseyhall.com and www.inac-global.com 

-Ends-

About Ramsey Hall

Ramsey Hall provides a range of Business Consultancy services where people are placed at the heart of the organisation. We focus on helping clients recruit, develop and harness leadership capability and provide the framework, as well as expertise, to manage talent through all aspects of the employment life cycle from attraction to exit. Our work includes: executive search; boardroom consulting; leadership development & succession planning; career transition; interim management and a range of business psychology and organisational development solutions.

Ramsey Hall works internationally across the private and public sectors for clients ranging from global FTSE100 organisations to ambitious SMEs who are seeking growth through maximising their people potential and performance.

The Business’ award winning, multi-disciplined team of Chartered HR Consultants, expert Talent Attraction and Executive Search/Selection Specialists, Occupational Psychologists and Leadership Consultants combine to provide the most comprehensive people consultancy, change management and strategic advisory services available today.

 

About INAC

INAC – Executive Search Worldwide is one of the World’s first and most innovative Associations of proven, independent search practices. Our global network of retained search firms is committed to providing immediate and excellent recruitment services wherever in the world it is needed.

Founded in Europe in 1992, INAC – Executive Search Worldwide (INAC) was incorporated as an association in 2001. Since then, INAC has been providing senior international executive search services and advice to clients throughout the world. From a small group of visionary firms, our network has become one of the leading independent search networks in the world, with 71 offices in 40 countries.