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    “The biggest misconception about innovation is that it’s about ideas. It’s not. It’s about solving problems. So the first step to building an innovative team is to hire people interested in the problems you need to solve. If there is a true commitment to a shared mission, the ideas will come.”
    – Greg Satell on Harvard Business Review https://hbr.org/2018/02/4-ways-to-build-an-innovative-team

    4 Ways to Build an Innovative Team

    Greg Satell on Harvard Business Review

    One of the most common questions I get asked by senior managers is “How can we find more innovative people?” I know the type they have in mind — someone energetic and dynamic, full of ideas and ... Read »

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    James Cassidy explains the importance of the talent acquisition process in terms of ensuring cultural fit. James applies his own experiences working for Samsung, and the efforts he spent on employee relations and retention; in particular in a Senior HR managerial role in Recruitment and Retention of foreign employees. A thoroughly fascinating read.

    Assessing Cultural Fit at Samsung

    James Cassidy on LinkedIn

    I can still remember speaking with a Korean friend after finishing an arduous panel interview at Samsung in the Summer of 1995. I had been attending a Korean language summer program at Yonsei Universi... Read »

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    A new study from Kronos highlights how “onboarding is a critical weakness for a majority of organizations that stalls new hire momentum and threatens to disengage enthusiastic employees during their crucial first weeks on the job”. What are you doing to buoy the success of your leaders? Does your onboarding program exemplify the culture of your organisation? How does your engagement set the tone for success and the longevity of your best leaders?

    HR's Big Challenge for 2018: Fix New Hire Onboarding

    on Kronos

    According to a new study from Kronos Incorporated, onboarding is a critical weakness for a majority of organizations that stalls new hire momentum and threatens to disengage enthusiastic employees dur... Read »

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    Amy Perrone focuses on 8 tips to catch a recruiter’s attention via your email, cover letter, and resume.

    How to Catch the Attention of Executive Recruiters: Part One

    Amy Perrone on BlueSteps

    A strong relationship with executive recruiters is a key part of an executive career management strategy, although for many catching their attention seems like a daunting task. But, there are a number... Read »

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    Detailed article by McKinsey that sets out 4 things they believe businesses need to concentrate on to advance ‘HR as a hard-edged function capable of understanding the drivers of strategy and deploying talent in support of it’.

    The CEO's guide to competing through HR

    Frank Bafaro, Diana Ellsworth, Neel Gandhi on McKinsey

    Technological tools provide a new opportunity for the function to reach its potential and drive real business value. A leading US healthcare company was struggling recently to recruit more nurses and ... Read »

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    Company cultures need to constantly adapt to changing economies and industries. Getting that culture to begin to move, starts with the organisation’s leaders.

    Change Your Leaders To Change Your Culture

    Jack Zenger on Forbes

    How would you describe the culture of your organization? Some might say, "It's the smell of the place, or, “It’s how things are done around here." Research done on culture and organizational perfo... Read »

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    Pari Jhaveri, Senior Partner TRANSEARCH India, has been recently quoted in a piece by The Economic Times on how education companies are hiring aggressively to lure top talent into the education technology sector.

    With expansion plans, Ed-tech companies hire top talent at high packages

    Prachi Verma, Varuni Khosla on The Economic Times

    New-age education companies are hiring aggressively to lure top talent (CXOs) with packages touching a crore, inclusive of variables and stock options. At least 20 CXO searches are lined up in the nex... Read »

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    How can accomplished executives be sure that all they know doesn’t limit what they can imagine? Bill Taylor, co-founder of Fast Company, reflects on the habits of mind that drive leaders to create the future.

    The 4 Kinds of Leaders Who Create the Future

    Bill Taylor on Harvard Business Review

    Alan Kay, the educator and computer designer, famously declared, “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” But what does it take to invent the future in such a turbulent and uncertain ... Read »

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    Mindfulness @work

    Sandeep Chitale on TRANSEARCH International Australia

    Increasingly organisations are looking at mindfulness training to boost productivity and lower stress. Sandeep Chitale, the author of this article, has been a senior leader in the in the areas of Shar... Read »

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    Companies are realising how important talent management is to the future growth of their company. Henrik Brabrand, CEO TRANSEARCH International A/S, explains why hiring the right talent is crucial.

    Companies are failing with their in-house recruitment strategies

    Henrik Brabrand on LinkedIn

    Hiring the right talent is crucial for the success of your business, right? So, why are you not working to get the best in-house recruiters onboard? I know... You probably think I am just another grum... Read »

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