What Turmoil In European Football Taught Us About Stakeholder Capital

Posted on April 30, 2021 by John O. Burdett
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Occasionally, something enters the public discourse that represents a unique teaching moment. The turbulent events in April 2021, focusing on the English Premier League, provided such an opportunity. What we witnessed was an unforgettable series of actions that opened a window on a poorly understood concept – “stakeholder capital.” It all kicked off when the…

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Making Sense of Business Strategy Beyond COVID-19

Posted on April 22, 2021 by TRANSEARCH International
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Few global events have had bigger impacts on the business world order than the COVID-19 pandemic and the ways it has forced new ways of thinking, acting and planning for the future sustainability of multinational corporations. The disruptions to business plans have been significant and worldwide in scope. The fallout in terms of unemployment and…

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The Responsibility to Lead

Posted on April 14, 2021 by AESC and BlueSteps Career Insider
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Diversity in Executive Search and Leadership Consulting Diversity has long been a cornerstone of the profession, but something changed in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd on May 25, 2020. “It was almost like a sledgehammer to the head, a wake-up call to the opportunity we had as a profession to truly be…

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How will a 2021 Job Search Differ from Previous Years?

Posted on April 6, 2021 by AESC and BlueSteps Career Insider
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An oft-repeated query from many of my mentees was on the nature of search this year. It got me thinking, and below is a compendium of the advice that I shared with them. The process itself is different – with travel restricted to the bare minimum, the accent is squarely on remote hiring. The candidate and the firm…

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Managing Mental Health Challenges of the Virtual Workforce

Posted on March 31, 2021 by John Ryan
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It’s been a little over a year since workers transitioned en masse to making a living remotely and a staggering 40% of American adults are now grappling with at least one adverse mental health condition, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Research has directly linked the pandemic to: Worsening symptoms of anxiety…

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The Case for the Global Compliance Function

Posted on March 24, 2021 by TRANSEARCH International
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There comes a time in the history of every global company when its executive leaders wish they had seen something coming. It might have been a warning about potential trouble ahead. It could have taken the form of a complaint from a customer, employee or business partner. And it may have sounded like something trivial…

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Mental Health, Virtual Integration & Remote Compensation are key topics at HR Roundtable

Posted on March 18, 2021 by Chris Swan
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After enjoying the comfort and cost savings of working from home, would you rule out a potential job if remote wasn’t an option? Ever struggle logging into a video meeting and then face “technology bias”? How about your employees’ mental health – are you seeing resilience or deepening depression? These compelling questions and issues, impacting…

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Honoring Women’s History Month: A flexible culture is an inclusive one

Posted on March 11, 2021 by Nicole Brown
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A flexible professional approach is a humane way to work. It enables us to balance our personal and professional lives. It allows us to be comfortable when we sit down to work, positioning us to submit a better product. I believe that extending opportunities to work remotely gives women, especially mothers, a true place of…

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Job Choices Matter

Posted on February 4, 2021 by John Ryan
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As a longtime professional in the executive search industry, I’ve always been bothered by the expression TGIF (Thank God It’s Friday). It seems sad that people would wish away chunks of their lives because they dislike their jobs. A big part of what makes my job satisfying is to see people assume roles that truly…

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Making Sense of the Road Ahead

Posted on January 28, 2021 by TRANSEARCH International
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It would be an understatement to observe that the COVID-19 global pandemic forced multinational organisations and their leaders to adjust sails and navigate around a series of unprecedented business challenges. We can only hope that the disruptive forces that forced difficult, long-lasting decisions about our business models, customer interactions and human resources over much of…

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