Advice for Job Seekers

You’ve Got (Scam) InMail

A few weeks ago, I received an InMail message on LinkedIn from an HR professional working for a $287bn aum Sovereign Wealth Fund, with an offer of introduction to the Head of HR, to develop a relationship with Godliman. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a scam – and the tip of a scamming iceberg on LinkedIn.


How to Hire More Women

Hiring more women, particularly in asset management, could be a determining factor in your company’s ability to remain relevant and competitive in the war for talent. Are you ready?

Market Information

Gender Diversity in EMEA Buy Side Sales

Godliman’s study of over 8,500 distribution professionals within the Asset Management sector across the EMEA region shows that, despite the focus on diversity hiring in recent years, women still only comprise 27% of the workforce.

Godliman News

Happy Birthday to Godliman!

On this day in 2003, Sarah Rogerson and Rupert Reed set up Godliman Partners as a values-driven Executive Search firm focusing on the Asset Management market, so Godliman is 20 years old today!


Language and Unconcious Gender Bias

I am a female headhunter, but I think I might be unconsciously gender-biased toward men!

Have I  been inadvertently using language that discourages people from recommending female candidates, or even deters female candidates from considering themselves for the role?


Job Sharing and Diversity

Are there any examples of successful Job Sharers in the Asset Management sector?  If so, I would like to hear of them.

Based on my own experience of the sector, it is very rare – particularly at a senior level:  I do not think that I have met even one person in a formal job share position.    Which is odd, when job sharing presents such a good potential option to increase diversity at senior levels.

Advice for Hiring Companies

Trigger’s Broom and the problem with Track Record

In the one of the classic scene’s from the BBC comedy series ‘Only Fools and Horses’, Trigger, a gormless and dim-witted but close friend of Del-Boy Trotter, claims that he’s had his road sweeper’s broom for 20 years.  But then he adds that the broom has had 17 new heads and 14 new handles.  “So how can it be the same bloody broom then?” asks his friend Sid.

Sometimes the same logic can apply to headhunters’ track record…


Godliman and the NFL

Anyone who knows me well knows that I lack the sporting gene.  That’s not to say that I don’t sometimes enjoy playing sports; but I almost never watch sports on TV and only follow sports people or events that make it to the front of the newspaper.

So how did Godliman come to model our “Godliman Rule” for diversity hiring on the US National Football League (NFL)?

Advice for Hiring Companies

Stephen Spielberg’s Address Book

Imagine you are out for an evening stroll in Pacific Palisades and, lying under some shrubs near the sidewalk, you see a leather-bound filofax, almost hidden from view.  You pick it up and, with rising astonishment and excitement, realise that it belongs to Stephen Spielberg.   It contains his calendar, to do lists and his address book, listing hundreds of his contacts in Hollywood.   Could this be your ticket to fame and fortune?

Press Digest

The Godliman Press Digest summarises key stories from the Asset Management press, detailing job moves, internal appointments and people related company news. It is published each week in .pdf and .html format and distributed by email to over 5000 subscribers within the asset management sector.

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The Godliman Press Digest is a weekly e-mail summarising in one place all the week’s stories from the Asset Management press, detailing job moves, internal appointments and people related company news.

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