Companies that aren’t structurally and culturally inclusive can be harmful to the mental wellbeing of employees who have been hired as part of a diversity program. It often happens that these organizations end up in a zero-sum situation: as they increase their number of diverse employees, many in the original cohort leave. The problem can […]
The slow but steady progress to achieve gender equality in business has come under serious threat from the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest annual survey of Women in the Workplace from McKinsey finds as many as two million women are considering leaving the workforce due to pressures in remote working arising from the pandemic. The issue […]
Many people may not be familiar with the term Intercultural Intelligence, but in a world of global business where crossing boundaries is routine, it has become a vitally important aptitude and skill. Cultural intelligence allows a person of one background, or culture (say, a Swede) to interpret the unfamiliar mannerisms of someone from another culture […]
A retained search consultancy doesn’t promise to find a suitable candidate for senior level position, it . It undertakes to find the “best” candidate.
Just as new positions such as the CTO have become strategic essentials, so will the recruiting partnership become a must-have in developing the next generation of business leaders.
Companies are throwing away money by not actively supporting and promoting women to their executive ranks and supervisory boards. That’s a major finding of a new report on women in leadership just released by Cornerstone International Group. Expertly assembled by FTM-International, our member office in Berlin, “Women in Leadership” examines the sluggish gender parity drive […]
For five years, a report on women leaders has studied 590 companies employing 22 milllion people, finding a failure that lasts a lifetime.
Businesses with inclusive, diverse cultures achieve three competitive advantages more easily: Better decision making – Innovation – Broader appeal.
Author Anne Glenn takes a deeper-than-usual dive into why doing the right thing is also doing the smart thing. Workplace diversity is not a new business conversation. 20 years ago, industrial research predicted that “employees in the 21st century will include more women, minorities, ethnic backgrounds, intergenerational workers and different lifestyles.” As early as […]
Unlike the rest of the world, the businesses in Israel are not dominated by an equally young and energetic workforce. Tech businesses here are recruiting older employees.
Women are under-represented in the senior executive ranks of most businesses worldwide. According to a McKinsey report this year, only three of the G20 countries had 30% or more women on corporate boards or executive committees. The reasons why vary by jurisdiction. At one end of the scale, notably in Europe, representation is significantly supported […]
Does it matter if the new CEO is a man or a woman? Not to the people who put her there. And in most high-level searches that would include the recruiting firm. Executive search companies, particularly those known as retained search firms, earn their fees by finding the best candidate available. Not the best man, […]
ATLANTA, Ga., June 15, 2016 — A global effort to increase the number of women leaders in business may be faltering from a lack of executive commitment, according to a new survey. The 2016 Global Business Survey by Cornerstone International Group reveals that 45% of those surveyed believe gender diversity is incidental to business performance. Over […]