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Spotlight on Talent Management Trends in 2015

HR business partners should now compete with companies that are located not only within their region but also the ones all around the world.

What Makes a ‘Good Board’?

What makes a good and effective board? Having recently conducted a Board Review for an Australian publicly listed company, I was reflecting on what, if any, consistent themes are evident in those boards that appear to operate more effectively than others.

Leadership Lessons – from a 7-year-old!

One of the key descriptors of a ‘Leader’ is one who can create a vision, inspire others towards its achievement. He is expected to reach the goal in the quickest, most efficient, least expensive way, which has merit in many cases, but certainly has drawbacks, as I was shown this weekend by my 7-year-old daughter.

“The right people can make the difference, drive change, boost business performance and strengthen the organisational culture. When it comes to identifying the right people, raising their interest for our organisation and supporting the selection process, it is Hagoort&Partners with their IRC network who we trust and partner with. Over the last decade Forbo Flooring Systems and Cees Hagoort and Patrick Westerburger of Hagoort&Partners have established a true partnership in the executive search for Forbo. They thoroughly understand our organisational needs and know how to translate that into a candidate profile. The key to success is their professionalism and highquality processes, combined with intuitive flair and the added value of the IRC network. From Sao Paulo to Amsterdam or Moscow, from Copenhagen to Hong Kong, when it was essential to acquire the right candidate, we have always partnered with Hagoort and IRC and they have always exceeded our expectations.”

Joost Dirkx, Director Human Resources, Forbo Flooring Systems