Psychedelic Medicine: The First Five Executive Roles To Hire For
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Whether you're starting a venture from the ground up or pivoting to something new, the quality of the people driving that momentum will define its success. In an area as new and nuanced as Psychedelic Medicine, getting to the right leadership team needs to be a priority.

The right talent in the exciting and competitive space of Psychedelic Medicine will mark the difference between those ventures that struggle to survive and those that thrive.

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Sustainable Leadership: 5 Key Recommendations
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5 key recommendations from 53 Senior Executives for a successful journey towards sustainability asks:

  • What motivates small and large companies to strive for sustainable business models?
  • How do companies succeed in their sustainability journey?
  • How do leaders and Human Resources integrate sustainability in their strategy?

To explore these questions, a cross-sectional sample of 53 Senior Executives were interviewed from global companies, NGOs, and consulting firms. Drawn from the interviews are 5 key recommendations:

  • Deeply connect sustainability with your company's purpose
  • Embed sustainability in every strategic goal and boost its impact
  • Do not underestimate the whole transformation journey
  • Place collective intelligence and innovative collaboration models at the core of the transformation
  • Find the right engine to boost the transformation

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People Are Critical To Success

The best business minds of our times have understood that people are critical to success.

A great HR leader is arguably still the most valuable person in an organisation. What has changed is the function of the CHRO role in today's age of disruption. On top of navigating the complex challenges of the labour market, the modern CHRO has to tackle critical issues such as changing demographics, the speed of change and the corresponding role of technology while also managing workplace culture and employee engagement.

Some of the more specific challenges facing today’s CHRO are:

  • Dealing with alternative workforce arrangements.
  • Creating effective teams when there are multiple generational cohorts.
  • The increasingly high-tech world of HR.

The good news is that boards of directors have and will increasingly view the CHRO as critical to long-term business sustainable success. However, as their role continues to rapidly evolve, CHROs will require new and broader skill sets that allow them to tackle the changes and challenges of today's disruptive times.

Insights from "The New Role of the CHRO in the Age of Disruption" by Darren Raycroft #hrexecutive #humancapital #hr #chro #humanresources

Reinventing Risky Acquisitions
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Could a new Chief Financial Officer help a global corporation re-invent several risky acquisitions and engage their regional teams in a new business strategy? The challenge was to find a CFO capable of partnering to turn-around the failing elements of the new portfolio and create a dynamic new corporate strategy all could buy into.

To find the right candidate our highly specialised consultants leveraged our proprietary TRANSEARCH Orxestra® Method, undertook extensive search effort, conducted a battery of behavioural interviews, and took each candidate on a deep dive regarding corporate culture and their ideas for stringing together multiple teams in a vision with shared values and commonly aligned business priorities.

This resulted in the appointment of a candidate we recruited from a larger, globally respected corporation who had offered a compelling capacity to turn things around in the region and a commitment to unify the cultures binding employees across many different countries.

Read the full case study to discover the impact of the hire and the client's perspective.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 4.0
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"Successful organisations are powered by the diverse opinions, skill sets and life experiences of their employees. To tap into the full potential of human diversity, organisations need to hire diverse talent and create an inclusive working culture underpinned by a fundamental sense of belonging, fairness and equity, enabling people to bring their 'full self' to work."

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Shift Your Organization from Panic to Purpose
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"At such times of crisis and adversity, employees, clients, and customers are looking to leaders for reassurance, inspiration, and courage to guide them through the storm… So while this is far from the best of times, it is worth asking what this time is actually best for… The challenge for leaders now is to steer colleagues and associates from business panic to brand purpose."

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The AI Revolution: Fast Rising To The Top Of The C-Suite Agenda
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Artificial Intelligence has reached a tipping point. Hailed as "the next big thing" for the past few years, AI is poised to fundamentally change businesses and people's lives - a shift described as the "fourth industrial revolution".

It is always a challenge to successfully adopt new technology, but AI is a strategic market that cannot be ignored. The challenge is no longer realising the importance of AI, but in applying and sustaining it.

Getting started with AI can seem daunting, and there are many facets to assessing readiness, including governance and strategy practices, process and data practices, technology enablement practices and talent management practices. On the talent-readiness side, CEOs and CHROs can look within the organisation, asking questions such as: Do we have communication and training programs to develop AI skills for all employees? Do we have a skills re-training framework in anticipation of the impacts of AI? Do we have reward and recognition incentives for those who innovate with AI?

Of course, a key piece of the puzzle is recruiting top AI talent from outside the organisation. With a global shortage of AI expertise, the time is now to take advantage of the world-class talent emerging from our universities and research centres.

While the change won't happen overnight, businesses can become AI ready and remain competitive by recruiting the leaders of tomorrow. Their future may depend on it.

Darren Raycroft discusses the preparedness of Canada to meet the needs of the AI revolution.

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