Bev White

My name is Bev White and I am the CEO of Harvey Nash Group, a $1bn global technology recruitment, IT solutions and leadership services group with 36 offices across the USA, Europe and Asia

A big week

This week has been a big one. After months spent developing our three year strategy and having this approved by our Board, the leaders of all of our businesses and myself shared this in two town halls to enable colleagues from around the world to participate. As a Group, we now have a clear path to guide us in our work whilst navigating the pandemic and the as yet unseen challenges that will no doubt occur in the years ahead.

Setting out our strategy and our course of direction is just the beginning of the story for us.  It requires us to develop plans that enable the strategy to be realised on a business by business, region by region basis. It also needs us to have support with the tools we need to do the job, such as the implementation of Bullhorn and opportunities to learn and develop our skills to be even more successful in the work we do.

I know from the many conversations I have had across the world that we are focused on building and refining plans. I also know that Melanie Hayes, our Chief People Officer, is working with HR colleagues from around the Harvey Nash Group, to develop and deliver skills building programmes and rolling out support for our health and wellbeing. We are on a journey and have much to do. At the same time, it is important to know that we are a strong, well developed business with many highly talented people and have already come so far. We have a strong legacy of achievement which is a fantastic place to build out from.

This week we added to our Harvey Nash Group family and welcomed the addition of Latitude 36. In bringing this great business together with our colleagues in the USA, we are now proudly a top 50 recruiter in the largest and most dynamic market in the world. A warm welcome to all of our new colleagues, we are looking forward to getting to know you.

At the same time we are saying a sad farewell to some long standing colleagues who I am certain will continue to have bright and happy futures ahead of them. Thank you for your legacy and we wish you well.

There is much to do in the weeks and months ahead of us. The pandemic continues to challenge us all in our lives and in the workplace. I know many, myself included, who long to be able to meet again in person and work together in our offices. With certainty we can be sure this will change in the future and hopefully one day, sooner rather than later, we will be able to do this again.

In the meantime, have a restful weekend and keep safe and well.

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