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Sheffield finance professionals discuss leadership

14 October 2010
Last week, over 35 of Sheffield’s leading finance professionals met to discuss effective leadership styles in a forum hosted by Hays Senior Finance, the recruiting expert. The event was held at the Leopold Hotel in Sheffield and included representatives from leading local businesses.

Speakers included Adele Pennington, Mountain Expedition Leader and the only British female to have climbed Everest twice, and Paula Duncan, Chartered Occupational Psychologist specialising in the assessment of senior and executive level individuals. Both shared their thoughts and experiences on the defining characteristics of effective leaders, particularly when under extreme pressure.

James Murray, Regional Manager at Hays Senior Finance, comments: "It is great that we could provide a forum for Sheffield’s finance professionals to discuss topical issues. Leaders in the industry were also able to network and share thoughts on a topic which is pivotal to developing and progressing the real entrepreneurs of business."

For further information please visit Hays Senior Finance.

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About Hays:

Hays Senior Finance, is part of Hays plc (the "Group") the leading global professional recruiting group. The Group is the expert at recruiting qualified, professional and skilled people worldwide, being the market leader in the UK and Australia and one of the market leaders in Continental Europe. The Group operates across the private and public sectors, dealing in permanent positions, contract roles and temporary assignments.

As at 30 June 2010, the Group employed 6,845 staff operating from 270 offices in 28 countries across 17 specialisms.

For the year ended 30 June 2010:
– the Group reported net fees of £557.7 million and operating profit of £80.5 million;
– the Group placed around 50,000 candidates into permanent jobs and around 180,000 people into temporary assignments;
– 26% of Group net fees were generated in Asia Pacific, 30% in Continental Europe & RoW and 44% in the United Kingdom & Ireland
– the temporary placement business represented 58% of net fees and the permanent placement business represented 42% of net fees;
– Hays operates in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE and the United Kingdom.

For further press information please contact:
Alexandra Tucker
Hays
T. 020 7259 8821
E. Alexandra.tucker@hays.com

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