In this interview Mr Anthony Vardy, who has held leadership positions in two of the five largest global ‘headhunting’ firms, describes, from his own experience, the process by which businesses recruit at the senior level. From the initial brief given to the recruitment consultant to the final selection.
HST Project Interviews are specially recorded interviews with executives and entrepreneurs who have planned and executed a project at different stages of their career. The projects and challenges addressed by our interviewees are very likely to be faced by business school graduates in the years following graduation and throughout their working lives.
In the interviews we ask about the project’s objectives, constraints, challenges, solutions, achievements, future plans, and lessons learned. Where there has been failure or missed opportunities we discuss why these arose and how they could be avoided. The opinions expressed are those of the person being interviewed and consequently should be not be assumed to be objective facts.
Edited version & short extracts
The interviews are available in different versions: from the full length interview to short extracts focusing on particular topics. The default version is the short extract lasting under ten minutes, but all the alternative lengths can be selected from the accompanying menu.
Projects and discussion
Each interview can form the source material for multiple discussions and projects. To support course instructors, we suggest subjects for discussion in class as well as projects to be undertaken individually or in groups. However, there is no limit to the number of different projects course instructors may set at any level, from first year undergraduate to final year MBA.
Because the interviews are with working executives about real projects which are in the public domain, students should seek additional information from external sources.