Forget the resume and the interview — does she sound like she’s right for the job? Using algorithms to dissect and analyze the candidate’s voice is the latest contribution from technology to the job recruitment business. A computer is going to let you know whether this lady you are interviewing can soothe angry cable customers […]
Archives for March 2015
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Part Two of a series examining the changing environment of high-value recruiting. In the last post, we looked at how technology is threatening the talent pipelines assiduously put together by recruiters. Here’s the flip side: if the value of advance preparation is diminishing, the need to respond and engage faster must be increasing. The candidate […]
Executive search has become a new world. As career loyalty crumbles before a more mobile workforce, everyone is now a passive candidate: LinkedIn has 300 million users, most continually testing the water, saying “Talk to me. I could be available”.
Human attitudes towards risk are terrifyingly irrational, says Clive Steeper, an executive with Cornerstone International Group, in a recently released book.
A side-effect of China’s unprecedented growth has been to illuminate a seldom discussed cost of leadership — CEO loneliness. In this final part of a 3-part series, James Ng suggests ways this is being handled. Part Three: The Way Out Takes Planning In the previous post, we looked at reasons why CEO’s in China carry […]
A side-effect of China’s unprecedented growth has been to illuminate a seldom discussed cost of leadership — CEO loneliness. Part 2 in a 3-part series from James Ng in Shanghai. Part Two: How About CEOs Based in China? In yesterday’s post, we looked at how loneliness can be a common – and harmful – problem […]
A side-effect of China’s unprecedented growth has been to illuminate a seldom discussed cost of leadership — CEO loneliness. A three-part series from James Ng in Shanghai. Part One: It’s Time to Acknowledge CEO Loneliness. Peter Drucker once mentioned that to be an effective leader, one need to be neutral and objective. Not surprisingly, being […]
Great leadership is not “painting by numbers” Everyone has a different idea of what makes a great leader, but in my experience most views are somewhat one-dimensional. There are two common and apparently irreconcilable camps – the “strong leader” or the “selfless, empowering leader”. Actually, great leaders are all of the above and more, because […]
The economy in Austria has stagnated due to political decisions or lack of – resulting in increased taxes penalizing new businesses, international corporations, and in particular banks (bank taxes are very high). This meant that several EMEA centers of multinationals withdrew, changed locations (ie Google) or stopped further investment, with a negative impact on executive search […]