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Networking For Success: How to Attract Talent




Many charities cannot afford to invest in their desired recruitment strategies due to a lack of funds and resources. We spoke with Michael Considine at Actuate Global to discuss how he utilises his organic network to support organisations needing to attract talent.


Supporting charities and trusts


Michael has an impressive history of working with charities and trusts to help them attract the right talent. Without taking any recruitment fees, Michael will take the time to understand the needs of the organisation and use the Actuate network to reach a wide scope of individuals that are suited to the role. From collecting and reviewing CVs to attending interviews, Michael supports organisations throughout every stage of the process. “Michael supports organisations throughout every stage of the process.” As an example, Michael recently worked with an academy trust to help them source Non-Executive Directors. Keen to attract talented NEDs in the education sector, the academy utilised Michael’s unique skillset, knowledge and extensive network. Within just one week, the trust had successfully interviewed and offered all five talented and skilled candidates a position on their board.


“Michael supports organisations throughout every stage of the process.”

As an example, Michael recently worked with an academy trust to help them source Non-Executive Directors. Keen to attract talented NEDs in the education sector, the academy utilised Michael’s unique skillset, knowledge and extensive network. Within just one week, the trust had successfully interviewed and offered all five talented and skilled candidates a position on their board.


Advice for people looking to attract board members


When asked for advice, Michael touched on the hidden job market – the positions that are available within companies that are not advertised, often filled through networking. In essence, the best way to attract talented board members is to take up exclusive networking opportunities. If you’d like to speak to Michael about how he can help transform your board using the exclusive Actuate network, simply book a call into his diary here. Michael summarised: “My knowledge is free of charge!”



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Michael Considine

Corporate Account Director | Career Transition Expert | Learning and Development Programmes | Non-Exec Director | Charity Trustee | Executive Headhunter | Private Equity Introducer

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