22nd September 2023

Fostering resilience: a multifaceted approach to board diversity

UK companies have made gains on gender and ethnic diversity, but through our work with clients we’re consistently finding that companies are struggling to gather diversity at board level in the broadest sense. The solutions are often hidden in plain sight.The fog of uncertainty that has clouded the UK economic outlook is clearing. UK inflation is now falling meaningfully and...

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18th July 2023

Utilising talent to offset the private equity deal drought: four key themes

Global private equity dealmaking volumes dropped 51% in the first six months of 2023 compared to the same period a year earlier. Successful PE firms are utilising talent to navigate the scarcity of deals and gain a competitive edge.The world is in the grip of a deal-making drought.Global M&A tumbled 38% to $1.3tn in the first six months of 2023, the lowest deal volume...

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1st June 2023

McLean welcomes Maisie Soundy as the new Team Assistant

McLean Partnership are delighted to welcome Maisie to the team as our new Team Assistant. Maisie joins us from Baker Botts LLP, and will be supporting the McLean team with administration, diary management, office management and general support. We look forward to working with you...

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26th May 2023

Neuro-inclusivity throughout employee lifecycle webinar

Around 20% of the global adult population is neurodivergent, meaning they have a neurodiversity such as ADHD, Autism, or dyslexia. Approximately 1 in 7 people in the workforce may be neurodivergent – more than 15% of the UK population, but only 1 in 10 organisations say they consider neurodiversity in their people management practices.To be truly neuro-inclusive in the...

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22nd May 2023

The secrets to a transformative interim hire – expert view

Nick Hart joined the McLean Partnership in April to head up our Interim & Consulting business. He’s got more than fifteen years’ experience appointing critical executive interim leadership roles to organisations undergoing turnaround, transformation, and growth. Here, we ask him to explain how the service works, why successful organisations rely on interim hires, and what makes the McLean offer so different.

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22nd February 2023

Times are tough, but cutting DEI staff will come at a greater cost in the long run

Evidence is building that companies are rowing back on DEI pledges amid a squeeze on revenue. That will have far-reaching implications when economic conditions brighten.Companies have made big promises on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) since the murder of George Floyd almost three years ago.US companies pledged nearly $340 billion to help address “broader systemic...

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10th January 2023

We need fresh leaders if the UK is to become a “science superpower”

Fresh funding will renew the hunt for talented individuals, but assessing which leaders are right for innovative organisations isn’t always as simple as it seems.

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13th July 2022


OverviewThis engaging webinar will be revealing insights on who is making progress on EDI at leadership level across different sectors. The key initiatives and programmes organisations are implementing to becoming a more diverse leadership team. Understanding how other organisations are performing when it comes to EDI will give you the opportunity to benchmark where you are at...

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22nd June 2022

Meeting new regulations for diversity and inclusion : a five-point guide

New rules requiring disclosures from listed companies on gender and ethnic diversity at board and executive management level require a new approach.Many City firms are still digesting new FCA rules requiring more granular disclosures on gender and ethnic diversity in senior positions. Complying will in many cases require more rigour in both external recruiting and internal...

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16th June 2022

Rising cyber security threats are creating a perfect storm of demand for talent

We exist in a connected world, one faced with the daily challenge of protecting itself and its information from attack. The need for greater InfoSec and Cyber Security in businesses has created a very active market, where attracting and appointing talent is ever-more difficult.In this digital age, a world facilitated and run by technology, applications, and the information...

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