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Carlos Acosta

North America’s Industrial Talent Map – Where to from here?

Vast portions of North America’s talent map are under threat of disruption. Between NAFTA’s pending renegotiation and greater use of automation in manufacturing, talent as we know it is about to change in the world’s largest trading bloc.
Raj Kumar Paramanathan

Future Requires a Different Leadership Approach

The increasing pace of digitisation and technological innovation affect businesses around the globe. Disruption is always around the corner. In such a rapidly changing business environment, leadership transformation is essential. During the recent IRC EMEA Regional Meeting in Amsterdam all participants agreed that leadership needs to adapt to the changing circumstances.
Grace Abella-Zata

What Leadership Transformation Means in APAC

IRC’s Asia Pacific (APAC) member firms and guests gathered in Singapore for its March 2018 C-suite roundtable themed “Leadership Transformation: Strategies in a Disruptive, Uncertain and Digital World.” IRC explored how different variables impact leadership in APAC, a dynamic region characterized by one of the higher growth rates in the world.
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North America’s Industrial Talent Map – Where to from here?

Carlos Acosta, IRC USA and Mexico - The QualiFind Group | June 11, 2018

Vast portions of North America’s talent map are under threat of disruption. Between NAFTA’s pending renegotiation and greater use of automation in manufacturing, talent as we know it is about to change in the world’s largest trading bloc.

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Leadership Transformation in a Digital Age

Rohan A. Carr, IRC Australia | April 17, 2018

At a recent IRC leadership event in Singapore Mr Vivek Bhatia, the Asia Pacific Regional CEO of engineering giant Thyssen Krupp, spoke on leadership transformation.

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10 Reasons Why Retained Search Is The Most Effective

Steven B. McKinney, IRC South Korea | April 6, 2018

The most important decision a company or organization ever makes is arguably its investment in human capital. Well-placed leaders challenge the status quo, inspire their people to maximize their potential and shoot for the stars with upward growth strategies.

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IRC Responds to Growing Demand for Trusted Board Advisors in Emerging Markets

Patrick Westerburger, IRC Netherlands | Nov. 14, 2017

Outgoing IRC President Patrick Westerburger of IRC Netherlands reflects on the growth of the executive search network under his leadership and analyses the latest industry trends during an interview at the recent IRC Global Conference in Shanghai. Rohan Carr of IRC Australia has been appointed as his successor.

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China’s education revolution: more questions than answers

Rohan A. Carr, IRC Australia | Oct. 27, 2017

During a recent visit to Shanghai to attend our global IRC conference, it was interesting to observe the rapidly changing Chinese economic, social and political environment and the impact on the education sector.

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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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