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Insurance Outlook: Trends for 2023

We have once again entered a year with macroeconomic and geopolitical volatility, which is impacting all industries in the UK markets. Insurance is no exception and is feeling the squeeze of inflationary pressure, regulatory...

Relieving the pressure: important issues for Housing in 2023

From financial challenges to the difficulties of employee retention in the midst of a cost of living crisis, providers are under enormous pressure and need to ensure their people aren’t overwhelmed, says Suresh Lal, Partner,...

Music back catalogues: why are investors excited?

In recent years, many music superstars have sold the rights to their hits for princely sums. Bambos Eracleous, Partner, Sports, Media and Gaming charts the rise of back catalogues as an asset class.

Here’s a fun fact. De La...

ESG grounded in reality: greater scrutiny calls for robust risk assessment

Paul Wenman, owner of InvestAssure and an expert in sustainability, talks to Adam Gates, Partner and Head of our Insurance Practice, about the growing risks around making ESG claims that fail to match operational realities.

There...

Market insight: interim management trends for 2023

Demand for interim talent remains strong and the market is evolving to meet changing client needs, says Jes Ladva, Managing Partner, Government, Financial Services and Technology.

Crystal ball, tea leaves, runes? Not really my...

Sadly, it won’t be dull: 2023 predictions in Retail Banking and Consumer Finance

At a recent lunch we hosted with several bank leaders the general feeling was that after the rollercoaster ride of recent times, a year of “dull” economy-related news would be welcome. However, that is not what leaders in the...

Hopes of ending the emergency: a critical time for the NHS

Amid record A&E waiting times, hard-working frontline NHS staff feel disillusioned and overwhelmed. Health Secretary Steve Barclays faces a crunch point, says Partner & Head of our Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice SJ...

Trouble in paradise: has the tech bubble burst?

Mass layoffs at big tech companies have made headlines. Yet the pain isn’t universal, given numerous companies in the sector are still hiring. Andy Wright and Siobhan Farlow, Consultants in our Technology Practice, explore what’s...

Top Tips: CV writing

CV writing is an important skill for every professional. CVs should be a living and continually updated document, showcasing your skills and experience, which have the potential to influence both first impressions and recruitment...

Inclusive leadership in action: walking the talk

Sue Johnson, Managing Partner of Odgers’ Inclusion & Diversity Consulting Practice, offers some insight into what leaders can do to ensure their organisation is inclusive for all.

Diversity is uniqueness, what makes us different....

Consumer protection at the forefront of regulatory change

In a fast-evolving regulatory environment, financial institutions need to combine strong leadership with agility and operational resilience to thrive in turbulent times, says Odgers Interim Principal, Financial Services, Richard...

What is Active Listening and why is it important in the workplace?

Active listening requires full concentration on what is being spoken about, as opposed to passively “hearing” the conversation. It is a skill that can be developed with practice and requires the listener to actively engage in...

Diversity stats highlight the need to improve

We’re proud of our unwavering commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (E,D&I) within our own workforce and when identifying interim talent for clients, but data shows we can and should do better.  

E,D&I is important to all...

A reset moment: the confluence of ESG, Culture and Workplace Design

To attract, retain and get the best out of talent, organisations must reshape the workplace so that it is fit for purpose in an era defined by the intersection of some major trends. By Adam Gates, Partner and Head of the Insurance...

Why tech debt can be a drag in financial services

What is tech debt, why does it hinder growth and how can financial services companies resolve the problem? Odgers Interim Principal, Financial Services, Richard Plaistowe provides the answers.

Given the rapid pace of change in...

Becoming a NED: how to land a non-executive role

A recent webinar, hosted by Jes Ladva, Partner and Annaliese Rogers, Principal, Odgers Interim supported by Susanne Thorning-Lund, Board Practice Partner, offered insights into the role of the non-executive director (NED) and how...

Returning to work after cancer

This year on the 2nd of February I was diagnosed with a rare form of lung cancer. On 9th October 2022 I completed the Manchester Half Marathon surrounded by my closest friends, family, and colleagues. I think it’s fair to say a...

The human angle: when supply chain issues hurt those in need

Zoe Wakeham and Daniel Wood, Consultants in the Consumer and Retail Practice, argue that retailers can and should do more, and collaborate better, to help those struggling during the cost of living crisis.

Today's cost of living...

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