‘HEAD-HUNTING’, aka ‘executive search’, is the process of identifying, enticing and securing senior executives into key positions. And ‘retained executive search’ is where an external search firm is paid an up-front fee to fill a business critical appointment. [Read More...]
PEDRO Beitra is a man full of surprises.
Chatting to this distinguished and quietly spoken businessman on a chilly December afternoon, the only indication of his somewhat exotic background was the Cuban accent he has never lost.
AS we enter a new year you may well be thinking about how you can raise your performance. [Read More...]
AS a leader or manager you’ll sometimes need to assess potential in an existing employee or a prospective new hire. Assessing potential often means determining someone’s raw talents or abilities rather than their mastery of certain skills. [Read More...]
By Jim Close, Senior Vice President, Software AG
ARGUABLY, chance plays a larger part in our careers than any of us would ever publicly acknowledge. How many CVs have you seen that even mention a lucky break? What candidate would ever admit in interview that chance played a significant part in a major achievement in their careers? The answer is none. Yet we all know that being in the right place at the right time, or an event occurring over which we had no control, can have a major impact on our career direction. [Read More...]
WARGAMING might sound like a pastime for adolescent boys but in one interpretation it’s a deadly serious strategic planning tool used by a growing number of the world’s largest organisations.
Such is the importance of this new discipline that failure to follow it can lead to major market losses – as some really big names, including Sony, are reputed to have discovered. [Read More...]