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Grace Abella-Zata

The World after COVID-19

The psychological impact of our experience of the COVID pandemic has resulted in a more acute realisation of the need to ensure business resilience.
Raj Kumar Paramanathan

2020 Could be beginning of new decade for women

We are at the precipice of a new decade of change for women. As 2020 creates new promises across different socio-economic fronts, this decade will embrace and welcome women’s role in government, politics, business and corporate leadership in a way that normalises their presence and influence in otherwise homogeneous male environments.
Sophia Zhao

Overcoming barriers to women’s leadership and unlocking the power of diversity

Many women are successful in their professions and as leaders across levels and industries. Yet, as they grow, hone their skills, and pursue their goals, they face a range of challenges or roadblocks to leadership success. How can women advance their careers, and how can organisations be sure they’re making the most of all their talent?
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Why boardroom diversity matters

Debbie Goodman-Bhyat, IRC South Africa | Dec. 3, 2020

For any company to succeed, its board is crucial. Recruiting suitable, diverse candidates can be difficult. Whether the need is driven by investors, required by law or simply a matter of good business practise, a strategic approach to board diversity is increasingly important.

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How Digital Transformation is Empowering and Challenging Non-Profits

IRC NGO & Not For Profit Practice team | Dec. 1, 2020

On 15 October 2020, IRC Global Executive Search Partners convened back-to-back virtual roundtables with leaders of seven international non-profits to discuss the impact digital transformation is having on their own operations and the communities and individuals they serve.

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Transformation, disruption, and Covid in the Waste and Recycling sector

Peter Payne, IRC Australia (The Insight Group) | Nov. 23, 2020

The article contains insights on leadership in a period of cultural transformation, strategic challenge and disruption, Covid-19, and achieving Work-Life balance.

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CEO reset thinking

Raj Kumar Paramanathan, IRC Malaysia & Thailand (CnetG Asia) | Nov. 19, 2020

CnetG Asia and IRC Global Executive Search Partners organised a luncheon themed "CEO reset thinking: Navigating challenges and opportunities in 2020". Here are some insights from this session...

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How technology will level the field and boost productivity to feed the world

IRC Agribusiness Global Practice team | Nov. 13, 2020

With the world population projected to grow from 7.7bn billion in 2020 to nearly 10 billion by 2050, more food will need to be produced on less land amid growing water scarcity and other climate-related pressures, necessitating another green revolution to boost output. The majority of the population growth over the next 30 years will be concentrated in megacities of the developing world, putting a strain on global food supplies, especially in Africa and Asia.

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Educational leadership in a post-COVID world

Rohan Carr, IRC Australia | Nov. 2, 2020

The past six months have been challenging for all within the higher education sector. Leaders have had to respond rapidly, adapt to change and lead teams remotely. And as ANU’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Brian Schmidt recently noted, “We don’t expect to ever return to business as usual post COVID”.

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Developing talent in Life Science organisations – Challenging the concept of a traditional career

Jennifer O' Brien, IRC Ireland | Oct. 12, 2020

Recently, the concept of a traditional career is being challenged, which in turn is steering companies toward constant learning experiences that allow employees to build skills quickly, easily, and on their terms. These new learning models are challenging the traditional concept of a static career and reflect the decline of skills critical to the twenty-first-century organisation.

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Big changes – but here to stay?

IRC Healthcare & Life Science Practice Group | Aug. 17, 2020

The Covid crisis has had a major impact on global business – including of course the businesses that directly serve patients; pharmaceuticals and healthcare. So are the changes here to stay?

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Business unusual – moving on after the crisis

Advaita Naidoo, IRC South Africa | Aug. 11, 2020

The past few months have seen the world thrown into turmoil; as one popular meme puts it, we’re all awaiting a return to “precedented” times. But we all know that won’t happen.

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A chance to rethink the Luxury & Branded Goods sector for the future

IRC Consumer & Retail Practice Group | Aug. 4, 2020

When crisis strikes, surely the first sectors of the economy to suffer are non-essentials, such as luxury goods. But how badly has the luxury goods market been affected, and how quickly will it rebound?

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