Being a Non-Executive Director in and after Covid-19

Unquestionably the Covid-19 pandemic has brought exceptional challenges for businesses, Public Sector and Not-for-Profits alike and inevitably these challenges have been reflected in the boardroom. Many businesses, for example, have needed to ‘pivot’ in order to simply survive – with board strategy changing to reflect circumstance and the question of culture being arguably more important…
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A Covid silver lining on the HR jobs front?

It may be difficult to look for any silver linings from a Coronavirus pandemic that has already been responsible for more than 300,000 deaths worldwide and will leave in its wake a global recession and widespread unemployment. But as is the case in all such situations: crisis and change also creates opportunity. We have already…
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The role of CFOs amidst a coronavirus pandemic

As COVID-19 re-shapes our daily life, this global phenomenon and its fallout has left business leaders facing unprecedented challenges, many of them changing by the day. FDs and CFOs have a central role to play during the financial crisis since they are the leaders who most directly contribute to a company’s financial health and organisational…
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Covid-19 – Responding to Staffing Issues through the Crisis

The Coronavirus (Covid-19) has taken the world by storm and in the space of a couple of months has turned normal living on its head: politically, socially and economically. Even a few weeks ago the idea that people wouldn’t be able to travel, go to work or leave their home and that shops, pubs, restaurants,…
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How to overcome the challenges of hiring a Sales Director

Senior sales and sales director roles are by far the toughest to fill, according to our recent research among HR and recruitment heads. Almost a third (29%) of the 127 directors involved in our study identified sales director as the most difficult senior position to fill. This was followed by director-level marketing and digital roles…
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The challenge presented by the counter offer

The ongoing War for Talent is exacerbated by an increasing number of high performers watching what happens next with both the global economy and local uncertainties (for example, Brexit in the UK) before making a move. The good news is there remain some who are open to a targeted approach from the right headhunters and…
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Increasing Demand for Blockchain Talent

One of the big areas of business growth and therefore talent demand is blockchain. Upwork’s year-on-year report for the first quarter of 2018 showed a 6,000% increase in demand for blockchain expertise.  Similarly, Glassdoor reported a 300% increase in job openings relating to blockchain technology. We’ve experienced this demand first-hand over the past two years….
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Are big tech companies losing their allure for talented staff?

Big Tech may be losing its allure for talented staff After decades as the world’s coolest place to work, Silicon Valley has an image problem. Pizza stations, gyms, lavish headquarters conceptualised by starchitects, and the promise of a lucrative career that also has the potential to solve world problems. For a long time, working in…
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Managing a Multigenerational Workforce

With many workers staying in employment well past traditional retirement age, and millions of young people opting to move into apprenticeships immediately after school, businesses are increasingly faced with managing diverse teams, made up of people from many generations, each with their own culture and work ethic. To add to this challenge, generations can no…
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Cyber Security: How Can Businesses Protect Themselves?

As technology continues to develop rapidly, so do the opportunities open to cyber-attackers, meaning it is more important than ever for businesses to protect themselves against the threat of a breach. With high-profile cases, such as ongoing security concerns over tech giant Huawei’s international expansion plans, as well as the recent WhatsApp attack which saw…
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