EO delivers interim management and executive recruitment services via a network of 30 offices throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australia. Founded in 2000 as an interim management provider, we deploy a unique mix of online methods and personal, professional service to deliver an efficient, cost-effective service to our clients worldwide.
Each client-facing staff member is responsible for a distinct Practice Area, defined along industry, functional or geographic boundaries. At the practice level, EO is highly specialised, with Practice Leaders drawing on their deep prior experience in their particular specialist area to best serve their clients. At the company level, across all Practice Areas, EO’s mix of work is broad and diverse.
EO Practice Leaders are a mix of experienced businesspeople turning to executive recruitment as a second career, together with professionals who have made recruitment their entire career. This ensures we identify directly with our clients’ and candidates’ requirements – because we’ve stood in their shoes – and also that we embody almost innately the most important elements of recruitment best practice.
Key to the company’s success is our award-winning Online Candidate Acquisition Engine, a sophisticated system which uses organic and paid search marketing, social media, online advertising and online search to attract talent to register within our Global Talent Bank. The Talent Bank is the “port of first call” for every recruitment project, enabling us to quickly identify people who are a strong fit to each brief, quickly and effectively. We marry this online know-how with the very best of traditional, personal recruitment practices where they add value for our clients: the development of a detailed brief, face-to-face interviewing, referencing and post-placement follow-up underpin every placement.
The primary route for EO’s growth is via the EOe franchise proposition. The Talent Bank, websites, online marketing programs, recruitment project management system, brand identity and business process are offered under license to entrepreneurs who wish to build their own interim management and executive recruitment businesses under the EO brand.
EO is a member of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) and the Interim Management Association (IMA). Additionally, we are the only interim management provider to have undergone and passed the REC’s rigorous quality assurance audit; we have held “REC Audited” designation since 2006.