Why common courtesy should be more common: four truths about saying thank you

Posted on August 8, 2019 by Di Gillett
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In the dynamic, fast-paced world of business, sometimes common courtesy is not so common. As veracious readers of daily news, be it about business, the economy or the geopolitical tensions between the US and China, on occasion it can be refreshing to read a piece that is pause for reflection. In Thank You, Kindly, a…

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Leading the charge for Diversity and Inclusion

Posted on July 25, 2019 by Frank Galati
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The pressure to increase diversity in the workplace is rising across sectors. Earlier this year, Google made headlines when its shareholders and employees publicly called on the tech giant to fix its “diversity crisis”, asking the board for reforms to racial and gender diversity, and proposing these metrics be tied to executive bonuses. Other large…

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Building a strong employer brand

Posted on July 11, 2019 by BlueSteps Career Services
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An employer’s brand has become a critical component of attracting and retaining top talent. Employers are updating their benefits to include perks like social gatherings to revamping severance pay packages in order to remain competitive and be viewed as an employer of choice. But what organizational components are necessary to build a strong employer brand?…

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Tomorrow’s leadership will be different

Posted on July 4, 2019 by John O. Burdett
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The Irish elk thrived for over 7,000 years. Its range extended from China to, as the name suggests, Ireland. Standing more than a meter and a half (6.9 feet) at the shoulder and weighing up to 700 kilograms (1,543 pounds), it was, by far, the largest elk around – before or since. What made it…

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How legacy businesses can take on the best of startup culture

Posted on June 27, 2019 by BlueSteps Career Services
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To thrive, organizations need to be nimble, innovative, and disruptive— not words often associated with large, established corporations. How do such legacy companies adapt, and what features of startup culture can (and should) large, established organizations appropriate, in order to adapt and stay competitive? AESC asked several experts how organizations need to adapt to survive,…

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From guns, guards and gates to digital defences: Key challenges for today’s corporate physical and cyber security leaders

Posted on June 21, 2019 by Grant White

Back in 2014 I was engaged by an ASX Top 30 company on a Chief Security Officer assignment. Now that seems like a world away… Over the last five years I have seen a heightened awareness of security in organisations, from the historically physical guns, guards and gates approach, to a more strategic, risk-based approach…

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Future-oriented leadership competencies: Today’s talent management lynchpin

Posted on June 14, 2019 by John O. Burdett
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The second wave of digitalisation – AI; increased globalisation; new entrants to the marketplace; the emerging influence of a millennial workforce; gig employment; political uncertainty; the difficulty of uncovering, let alone attracting, top talent; and the existential threat posed by our lack of action on the environment – all add levels of unprecedented speed and…

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AI and Recruiting – threat or opportunity?

Posted on June 6, 2019 by Addy Lee
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Artificial Intelligence is a hot topic today in research. With applications mushrooming, scientists and entrepreneurs are beginning to make sense of finding a place for AI in recruitment now… Artificial Intelligence could be generally categorized into three levels: weak, medium or strong. Weak AI represents bots like AlphaGo, which simply obeys the rules set by…

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What organizations need today and 2025

Posted on May 27, 2019 by BlueSteps Career Services
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AESC, the parent organization of BlueSteps recently released it’s latest report Executive Talent 2025. It includes insights from 2,000+ business leaders, candidates, and executive talent advisors on key business challenges for today and the next five years. Learn about the most critical issues revealed by business leaders to strengthen your talent strategy and gain competitive…

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7 “Must Do’s” before you commence your new Executive role

Posted on May 20, 2019 by Bill Sakellaris
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You’ve been waiting anxiously and the promised job offer has finally arrived. The position is a significant step up – the organisation, a leader in its field. The new role is a stretch but everything about the hiring process confirmed that you are ready. Failure is not an option. To fall short with such a…

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