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Green Shoots of Arab Spring

Skilful business leaders mitigate the negative impacts of economic instability by taking proactive measures that encourage growth. The debilitating mind-set of “staying afloat” in crisis is replaced by a mantra of efficiency, innovation and renewal.
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How Fingrid Nurtures a Dynamic Expert Organisation

Fingrid has found a formula to attract top talent and elicit optimal performance from its workforce. Professional development opportunities are intrinsic to the job. Consistent efforts to establish and reaffirm core values of fairness, efficiency, transparency and responsibility have made it one of Finland’s leading places to work. IRC Finland’s Sanna Leppäluoto takes stock of the company’s tireless pursuit of an open, regenerating and target-oriented working community culture.
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Aston Martin – Driving A Cultural Change

Aston Martin is one of the most iconic brands in the automotive world and it is now on a journey unlike any it has ever made – from being solely a producer of glamorous and very high-end motor cars to becoming a luxury company with a lifestyle product range. In this interview, Aston Martin’s boss describes the strategic and cultural shifts he is engineering in what he calls ‘the never-ending pursuit of excellence.’
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A Career Path to the Top: Starting with HR!

Amanda Bassin, IRC Canada | Oct. 3, 2017

Stephen Liptrap, the newly appointed CEO of Morneau Shepell Ltd. took time out of his jam-packed day of running a global enterprise to address a question that many HR professionals wonder about: “How can a career in HR lead to earning a seat at the Executive table, and moreover, to becoming the CEO?”

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Is it compulsory to have ‘experience’ to become a manager?

Gaye Ozcan, IRC Turkey | Sept. 11, 2017

I believe that we have a lot to learn from each other. I mentor many young people and some of them mentor me. I enjoy spending time with them and finding the opportunity to discuss corporate life. There are some “hotspots” so to say, issues which the young lament about the current culture of work. One is the unproportionate value bestowed upon ‘experience’. The other is the role of ‘age’ in their positioning in the workplace.

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Brexit, Trump and Visas

Rohan A. Carr, IRC Australia | Aug. 21, 2017

Brexit, the Trump ascendency and the more restrictive Australian visa regime are illustrative of the significant changes in the global political landscape. They also have the potential to impact the movement of academic talent internationally. So what trends are emerging?

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Malaysia - A Magnet for Foreign Investments

Raj Kumar Paramanathan, IRC Malaysia & Thailand | Aug. 6, 2017

InvestKL Corporation was established under the initiative of Malaysia's Economic Transformation Program (ETP) in 2011 and aims to attract, facilitate and service large Multinational investments into Greater Kuala Lumpur. Understanding that the pioneer leadership team is crucial to the success of any new investments, IRC Malaysia partnered with InvestKL in supporting their aims, by providing insights in the area of recruitment and retention of talents in these sectors.

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The Evolution of Aged Care in Australia

Malcom Duncan, IRC Australia | June 23, 2017

A journey to a sustainable, consumer driven and market based aged care system in Australia.

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Building Digital Culture in Industrial and Manufacturing Sector

Michael Kantel, IRC Germany | April 25, 2017

Behind the scenes of the world’s leading industrial and manufacturing companies, a profound digital transformation is now underway.

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Maximising Human Potential: an Organisation’s Dilemma.

Rohan Carr, IRC Australia | Jan. 30, 2017

At the last IRC Global Conference, Mr Jan Muehlfeit, former Chairman Europe of Microsoft Corporation, discussed the challenges faced by organisations in maximising human potential. These challenges stand in the way of unlocking true people capability. Such capability is vital as organisations are increasingly seeking to be innovative and smarter in the way they do things.

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From Olympic Gold - to Setting the Gold Standard in Children’s Programs!

Sylvia MacArthur, IRC Canada | Dec. 29, 2016

How a record breaking athlete applied his skills to building a global NGO.

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What’s holding you back from the C-suite?

Debbie Goodman-Bhyat, IRC South Africa | Nov. 23, 2016

Despite the fact that there is a huge demand for top leaders in South Africa who boast the ‘full package’, the pool of suitably qualified and experienced C-suite executives is relatively small, not least because the leadership skills-set of the future is more expansive than ever, a leadership expert says.

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Leadership and the changing world of work

Rohan Carr, IRC Australia | Sept. 30, 2016

“Up to 40% of current Australian jobs could disappear within the next 15 to 20 years as robots and computers continue their unstoppable advance.” This headline (ABC, 4 July 2016) does not herald anything new, but rather serves to highlight the changing nature of work. Some change is obvious, some is more subtle and technology is not the only driver of this change.

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