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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 talent management needs to change – now

Dimitri Davreux, IRC Luxembourg, Managing Partner at adVeci Advisors | Jan. 26, 2022

Since March 2020, the businesses around the world have changed the way they manage their talent significantly. The workforce has experienced changes, especially in remote work and relationships between employers and employees.

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How to win the war for talent by skills based hiring

Steve McKinney, IRC South Korea, President & CEO of McKinney Consulting | Jan. 19, 2022

If you want to win the war for talent, skills-based hiring must be a part of your strategy. Judging talent by degrees alone is not enough.

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How Will a Hybrid Workforce Impact Your Corporate Culture?

Steve McKinney, IRC South Korea, President & CEO of McKinney Consulting | Dec. 14, 2021

The impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the world is mind blowing. It is hard to fathom. Industry has changed, and the way we do business is different.

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The Top 5 Ways to Attract Talent and Improve Employee Retention in Today’s Job Market

Rebecca Wilson, IRC USA, Managing Director, 20/20 Foresight Executive Search | Dec. 3, 2021

It’s been headline news for several months now, and the Great Resignation of 2021 continues to redefine workplaces across the world.

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Critical levers for production companies in 2021

Anders Jorgensen, IRC Denmark, Founder & Managing Partner at People Executive | Nov. 18, 2021

As search consultants working within manufacturing sector we are experiencing significant change. Manufacturing companies are not only affected by the current pandemic but to a large extent also by a number of megatrends.

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The Soft Skills Required in a Hybrid Work Force

Steve McKinney, IRC South Korea, President & CEO of McKinney Consulting | Oct. 27, 2021

Even before the world was traumatized by the pandemic outbreak of COVID-19, soft skills were recognized as essential elements of organizations. Now, soft skills are more critical than ever before.

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Nic Lim: The evolving role of HR

Grace Abella-Zata, IRC Philippines (Corporate Executive Search Inc) | Sept. 13, 2021

When you say HR Guru in the Philippines, one name immediately comes to mind: Nic Lim.

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Digital transformation goes mainstream

Grace Abella-Zata, IRC Philippines (Corporate Executive Search Inc) | Aug. 31, 2021

Earlier in 2021, IRC Global Executive Search Partners hosted two virtual roundtable discussions with preeminent members of the global business community representing healthcare, logistics, consulting and education sectors to explore the driving forces behind digital transformation, its applications and the challenges to sustaining the momentum of digitalization. The virtual roundtable discussions yielded rich anecdotal accounts that provided perspective to a survey IRC had commissioned 18 months

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Digital transformation drives productivity gains alongside industrial automation

IRC Industrial/Production Practice Group | June 28, 2021

On 27 and 28 April, IRC Global Executive Search Partners hosted virtual roundtables with human resource, marketing, product and technology leaders of industrial automation and supply-chain logistics powerhouses based in North America, Asia Pacific and Europe, to discuss how the accelerated adoption of technology and restrictions on travel over the past year have altered the workplace environment.

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NGOs forge new partnerships for sustainability as public funding dwindles

IRC NGO & Not For Profit Practice Group | June 11, 2021

On 20 and 22 April 2021, IRC Global Executive Search Partners hosted virtual roundtables with leaders of non-governmental organizations from the Americas, APAC, Africa and Europe to discuss how the changing political and economic landscape is requiring a new approach to fundraising and commercial partnerships as part of its Future Leaders for a Sustainable World series.

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