Global Talent Trends 2018

| August 23, 2018

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As organizations rethink their business models redesigning work to harness the power of technology and adjust to a fast-changing world it’s clear they can’t succeed without making people a priority. That is, people are at the heart of every organization and even at the heart of technology. With artificial intelligence infused into our work, we need highly skilled people to maximize the benefits of digitization.

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Axcet HR Solutions provides small and mid-sized businesses with a unique and powerful solution to the many human resources challenges they face daily. Challenges like trying to afford and provide quality health insurance plans and benefits to recruit and retain quality employees. Challenges like struggling to keep up and comply with mounting governmental regulations, in addition to avoiding exposure to costly litigation. And above all, the other employee-related challenges that take up time - time that could be spent on growing the business.

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How an Agile Executive Search Strategy Plays Out

Article | February 12, 2020

The Australian Financial Review on Feb 5 2020 carried a piece by Edmund Tadros in which the CEO of Rio Tinto, Jean Sebastien Jacques explains how he uses an internal management consulting team to do work previously done by external advisors. In responding to “The Australian Financial Review’s Annual Chanticleer CEO survey” Jacques admitted that Rio Tinto do use external consultants to provide specific niche expertise to support the Rio Tinto team but that he wants his core team to develop strategy and projects. If large organisations are going to do this successfully, the vision needs to start with their Executive Search strategy. Essentially what this entails is the sourcing of senior executives to lead specific functions who have cross functional experience and capability. It may not be necessary for a C-Suite executive to be a real generalist but increasingly we are seeing examples such as Chief Marketing Officers who have been Sales Directors, Chief Operating Officers who have been Financial Controllers or Chief Information Officers who may have led a high-tech manufacturing operation. The clear benefits that this executive search strategy produces are in the provision of at least a duality of skills to a specific role and also the potential to contribute effectively to an internal advisory team. Obviously, at this level, there is a reasonable assumption that the executive is operating at a high enough level to have his or her team operating independently and effectively. They must have the capacity as well as the capability to support broader strategic initiatives when working with with other executive colleagues as internal consultants. This will often represent a significant change in behaviours and culture and the smart organisations are more likely to shy away from traditional advisory services in favour of executive learning that helps senior people and their direct reports create additional capacity, while developing broader capability via an internal problem-solving “language” of tools and processes that they are all familiar with. Consequently, we start to see organisations who espouse the nurturing of their own teams, turning to the kind of leadership development support that is focused on transferring skills, enabling executives to be more effective in their roles and to make a broader contribution to their organisation. In turn, this is more likely to produce organisations that are closely aligned behaviourally and through their business activities with the longer term mission, vision and values of the corporate entity. #executive search #leadership development #advisory #riotinto #Jean-Sebastien Jacques

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Why Leadership Is Your Key Asset For Budgeting

Article | February 12, 2020

For education leaders today, inequity and lack of access are in the spotlight and budgets are under the microscope. You’re working under financial strain while adding new line items for reopening in a pandemic. There’s pressure to deliver the most balanced budget possible, and one your community supports. The asset you most need to draw on right now isn’t financial–-it’s your leadership, and how you build trust in the community, ensure a fair process in decision-making, and give people ownership over the district’s decisions.

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Struggling to Unify Your Work Teams? Here's How Technology Helps

Article | February 12, 2020

The success of any business is contingent on its ability to unite its people toward a singular vision. For businesses with a burgeoning workforce or customer base, especially, your ability to stay connected in your work—across departments, throughout leadership hierarchies and with fellow colleagues—is the best way to ensure continued success as you grow. Human Resources departments, in particular, play a crucial role in unifying their work teams. As the bridge connecting every auxiliary department within the organization, HR professionals are often the only people who actively communicate with others outside of their own department.

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WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW – AND EVEN MORE DURING THE PANDEMIC: CHUNKERS

Article | February 12, 2020

Over the past two years, when I’ve asked business, digital and IT executives what critical skill or talent they most sorely lack, I’ve gotten an unexpected response: It’s what several called “chunkers.” Not only has the pandemic increased the need for chunkers; it also requires a different set of perspectives and skills from these individuals, according to several executives.

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Axcet HR Solutions

Axcet HR Solutions provides small and mid-sized businesses with a unique and powerful solution to the many human resources challenges they face daily. Challenges like trying to afford and provide quality health insurance plans and benefits to recruit and retain quality employees. Challenges like struggling to keep up and comply with mounting governmental regulations, in addition to avoiding exposure to costly litigation. And above all, the other employee-related challenges that take up time - time that could be spent on growing the business.

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