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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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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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A commitment to ESG requires prioritizing diversity & inclusion

Raj Kumar Paramanathan, IRC Malaysia & Thailand (CnetG Asia) | June 1, 2021

On 7 April 2021, IRC Global Executive Search Partners convened a virtual roundtable featuring HR and D&I leaders representing top organizations across APAC and EMEA and moderated by Niamh O'Driscoll of IRC Ireland. The discussion centered on the leadership response to the SARS-CoV-2 threat that emerged in 2020, building a diverse and inclusive talent pipeline and the importance of D&I within a progressive and proactive environment, social and governance (ESG) framework.

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Faster, smarter, technology-driven decisions drive business growth in 2020 and beyond

IRC Technology Practice Group | May 20, 2021

On 28th April 2021, IRC Global Executive Search Partners convened a virtual roundtable featuring executive leaders from across APAC, the Americas, and Europe to discuss pandemic-driven accelerated growth in the tech sector, and what it means for tech companies and their investment in growth and human capital in the short and mid-term.

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The hybrid work model gains traction in the global healthcare industry

IRC Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice Group | April 30, 2021

On 23 March 2021, IRC Global Executive Search Partners convened a virtual roundtable featuring business leaders from across the EU and APAC regions to discuss how technology and the response to new threats was shaping the future of work in the global healthcare industry.

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Technology powers efficiency gains as consumer behaviours shift

IRC Consumer & Retail Practice Group | April 22, 2021

In March 2021, IRC Global Executive Search Partners convened a panel of leading consumer products executives from across the world to discuss how their organizations were responding to shifting consumer behaviour in the wake of a tumultuous 2020.

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Digitalization in the social media capital of the world

Grace Abella-Zata, IRC Philippines | April 6, 2021

The Philippines has, for six straight years now, topped the global rankings for both social media and internet usage. Last year, the Philippines also had one of the strictest and longest lockdowns in the world, impacting many businesses and accelerating digitalization. Find out how companies have leveraged consumers' digital savviness to survive, the kinds of digital solutions they have employed and what the projections are for digital commerce in the future.

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Ben Verwaayen - keeping the horticulture industry on its toes

Patrick Westerburger, Agribusiness & Agriscience Global Practice Leader, IRC Netherlands | Jan. 13, 2021

The Netherlands and the agricultural sector have always been closely connected. Some 24% of the world’s trade in horticultural products is in Dutch hands, while 50% of global trade in floricultural products are controlled by Dutch companies. The Netherlands is the world’s number one in greenhouse horticulture, the number one producer of onions, and the number one exporter (in value) of fresh vegetables.

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