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Changing the mindset on Brazil

by Howgate Sable - InterSearch member firm in the UK. As the home of the world’s eighth largest economy, Brazil continues to be a globally important territory for many businesses. Identified as a rapidly advancing ‘tiger’ country by economist Jim McNeill, Brazil joined Russia, India and China as the ‘ones to watch’ when he coined the term ‘BRIC’ in 2001.

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Should you look outside your sector for talent?

by Howgate Sable - InterSearch UK. When it comes to hiring a new member of the board, there’s long been the question of whether to focus more on a candidate’s knowledge of and experience within the sector, or their unique talent, skills and abilities. It seems natural to favour a combination of the two, but the fact is that this doesn’t always exist.

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Q&A with partner Neil Humphreys - InterSearch UK

What’s your background and how did you come to work at Howgate Sable?
Having toyed with the thought of joining the RAF at 18, I decided to go to university to study Organisation and Management. After working on a lean project during my industrial placement, I received an offer to work for a tier-one automotive manufacturer as part of a team setting up new facilities. By the age of 22, I was managing the supply chain over two sites supporting big OEMs like Land Rover and Rover, amongst others. I moved into aerospace in 2000, joining TRW ASG, where I worked as a supply chain manger before joining the central HQ team working in programme management, customer support and six sigma. That was the experience that set me up for executive search, though I didn’t know it at the time.

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