Leadership in disaster situations

| 26 mei 2023

In disaster situations, NGOs play a crucial role in providing relief and support to affected communities. Effective leadership is essential to ensure that organizations can respond rapidly and effectively to a crisis. What makes up the right leader to deal with these situations? Members of our global team got together recently to unpack those characteristics of leadership and what sort of leadership responses are expected during a crisis, drawing on their observations of recent world events and in their respective regions.

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The Office-Hybrid headache – You can’t please all the people all the time

Debbie Goodman | 28 april 2023

Although it’s clear that most companies are far from ready to communicate a comprehensive masterplan about the future of work logistics (according to a recent McKinsey and Company survey, less than one third of companies have a plan that they have communicated to their staff), murmurings about upcoming in-office ‘policies’ are seeping through the ether, and it’s causing a bit of a ruckus!

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How old and new school leadership styles differ in the future of work

Steven B. McKinney | 20 april 2023

The world of work is rapidly evolving. This evolution has led to a paradigm shift in the approaches to leadership. There are two categories of leadership styles that exist today: old school and new school. Old school leadership styles have been prevalent for decades, including a hierarchical approach where the leader is often autocratic, controlling, and power-driven. The second category, new school leadership styles, is emerging, featuring a more collaborative, democratic, and people-focused approach. In this article, we compare the differences between the old school and new school leadership styles, exploring how they impact the future of work.

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8 Ways an Executive Search Firm Can Support Clients’ DEI Ambitions

Raj Kumar Paramanathan | 12 april 2023

DEI stands for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. It has been rightfully adopted as the banner for many corporations worldwide, making it a prioritized aspect of recruitment in recent years. Moving into 2023, reservations in support of DEI have been widely adopted by over 90% of companies across the world. Not only has DEI been vital in encouraging individuals from minority communities to integrate with organisations of their choice, but it has also been an effective response to the global skilled talent shortage.

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How new technology can help, evolve, and upgrade our future of work

Steven B. McKinney | 5 april 2023

New technology is transforming the way we work, bringing with it unprecedented levels of efficiency, productivity, and collaboration. Advancements in artificial intelligence (AI), analytics, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are changing the business landscape. Companies that quickly innovate and adapt will gain a significant competitive advantage. In this article, we'll explore how new technology is helping to evolve the future of work, revolutionizing how we work, and connect with each other.

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ESG in Executive Search

| 30 maart 2023

Modern and progressive companies can hardly afford not to address ESG. But what is the DEI component of it, and how does it contribute to business sustainability? How do we address it properly? How does it impact company culture, brand and talent attraction, retention, and development?

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New generation leadership: is leadership an age?

Iluta Gaile | 15 maart 2023

It has often been said that age is just a number, but whether or not this is the case in the working world is highly debated. Discrimination can be felt at both ends of the age spectrum and a lack of age diversity has been proven time again to be detrimental to the growth and stability of organizations. So how to combine the old and new school of leadership?

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Redefining talent in the ever-changing consumer world

| 2 maart 2023

The role of talent in the transformation of consumer products has evolved considerably with the consumer industry relying heavily on tastes and trends and of course the consumer themselves. Those involved in it need to be open, innovative and ready and able to adjust to what each market presents. Every trend, minor and mega, counts! Skillsets must be constantly fine-tuned to keep up, and companies need to partner with recruiters and networks who have their finger on the pulse. But what skills are we talking about and how do you find the right candidates and know-how? We discussed the latest recruitment trends determining clients’ needs across the consumer sector and the skills required for success.

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Keeping it in the family

| 23 februari 2023

The support of a family is unparalleled in terms of the comfort it can provide in whatever situation a person may find themselves in. A very special and meaningful place to have this support is in business if you are lucky enough to run your business with family. But of course, like any setup with family and the deep trust involved, it is not without its trials and difficulties. How do you navigate this and what is the formula for success? We spoke to some owners of family businesses from our global network to get their take on being involved in a family business and how to drive and maintain continued success despite the many hurdles that can occur.

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Sourcing talent in challenging times

| 22 februari 2023

In late 2022, Kestria conducted an internal survey to provide insight into global and regional trends impacting talent availability and dynamics at senior leadership level. We drew on the combined experience of the largest executive search alliance in the world. The survey considered geopolitical and economic factors contributing to volatility, disruption and uncertainty impacting the global job market. It was complemented by anecdotal accounts offered by Kestria partners representing the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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