Are You Still in the Dark How to Lead Your Organization in a Digital World?

Boyden surveys conclude that whilst many leaders feel equipped to deal with the challenges presented by this new dawn, many are still in the dark.

Leaders know they should be doing something, but they are not always aware of what it is they should be doing. Is that you?

Ongoing challenges

It leads us to the ongoing challenge, of companies not only being able to attract the best talent but also retaining that talent.

When an old-fashioned industrial manufacturing company wants to attract digital talent, quite often there is a significant cultural shift required on behalf of the business in order to retain this in demand and often high maintenance talent.

Companies with greater diversity are reported to be more innovative and more profitable. Simply hiring more diverse people is only a small step in solving the issue, inclusion is key. An inclusive culture is critical in retaining talent and creating an environment where there is the freedom to think differently.

An inclusive culture involves the full and successful integration of diverse people into a workplace or industry. An inclusive workplace is a working environment that values the individual and group differences within its workforce. An inclusive culture and workplace make diverse employees feel valued, welcome, and integrated.

There is no doubt that Executives in today’s world are under an immense amount of pressure. The pace of change through technology, the increased threat of cyber attacks, the need to run businesses in a sustainable manner as well as the ongoing war for talent presents more and more challenges for Executive Leaders.

The Future of Jobs

In The World Economic Forum’s 2018 report, Future of Jobs, there are still reports of huge barriers adopting new technologies.

  • Automotive, aerospace and supply chain are local labour market constraints and skills gaps (59%)
  • Lack of understanding around the opportunities (59%)
  • Lack of skills and leadership (41%)

In the consumer sector, barriers to adoption of new technologies were:

  • 77% don’t understand the opportunities
  • 57% of local labour and skills issues
  • 57% lacking leadership skills

The report also states the two job types perceived by respondents as critically important in 2020 were data analysts and specialised sales representatives.

Boyden’s Research

Boyden has conducted its own research and Senior Executive Surveys, such as AI and the Consumer & Retail Revolution and Growth Mindset: Automotive Leadership in Disruptive times.

Boyden has a strong track record of working with many organisations across all sectors in assessing current leadership capability and providing Executive Search for management positions.

If you would like to speak with the Thailand team, please get in touch with me: Tom Sorensen, Partner, tsorensen@boyden.com

Recruitment fraud is a serious problem for anyone hiring staff

Have you ever been cheated, exploited, manipulated and jerked around by a candidate or applicant who wanted a job in your organization? You may have, but perhaps you don’t know?

I have two times – well, at least that’s those I know of. Once with a candidate I had shortlisted for my client. And once when I hired for my own team.

Read in this article how I got cheated by a conman, who I unfortunately hired before I later realized what had happened. And then there was the shortlisted candidate for my client who pretended to be the reference person for herself. You would love this – and learn. Continue reading “Recruitment fraud is a serious problem for anyone hiring staff”

Find the right key words for your Resume and LinkedIn profile

If you are still using clichés or buzzwords like energetic, focused, passionate, motivated, and team player in your Resume and LinkedIn profile, you will forever remain in the big black hole of the Applicant Tracking System (ATS). Never to be seen again. And yes, together with the other hundreds of thousands who didn’t listen, who think they know better, or just didn’t bother study best practice in how to present themselves on the job market.

Ever wondered why you never get invited to a job interview?

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6 reasons why you should hire job hoppers. Seriously!

You can of course ignore or hide from the obvious signs that the world out there is changing, that the staff you hire have other values than we have ever seen before. You can continue to hide your head in the sand (which we jokingly call The Ostrich Syndrome).

Let me ask you this Mr Hiring Manager: are you prepared to commit and guarantee that your company will employ a person up to his or her age of 67? Thought so! Why should this individual then commit to staying with you their whole career? Continue reading “6 reasons why you should hire job hoppers. Seriously!”

7 tips for your resume that Headhunters just love

Why do you think that having a great resume is the single most important part of your job search?

The right answer: because if your resume does not excite and impress anyone, you will not be invited for an interview.

And obviously, if you can’t even get an interview you will never get the dream job. Simple as that and it can be said with these few words:

Resume purpose: To get you an interview ?

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9 reasons why I declined the job offer

The candidate told me the story, why he decided to decline the attractive job offer from one of the big guns in the business. The story started when he one day got a call from a talent acquisition officer of the company.

Here you are, this is for you: Recruiters, HR professionals and hiring managers. You will get lots of learning points in this unbelievable real-life story, why a candidate declined a job offer from a famous brand name in the industry.

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