IMD World Talent Ranking 2020
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The IMD World Talent Ranking captures the capacity of an economy to develop as well as attract talent to strengthen its competitiveness. Countries are scored across three factors of Investment & Development, Readiness and Appeal.

"The latest ranking suggests that most economies that perform well focus their talent development efforts in every stage of the educational process. From primary education to tertiary, to apprenticeships and continuous work training, enhancing the skills and competencies of the work force is important. The top performing economies are open to both people and ideas. Finally, in the difficult times of social distancing and working from home, keeping the employees motivated contributes to the talent competitiveness of an economy."

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Location, Location, Location - Not Anymore
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The pandemic has accelerated trends as nothing else could. We are experiencing a dramatic, systemic, and permanent change in many areas of life, particularly in our workforce. Chris Swan peers into the future to explore what we might expect:

  • The sweeping change of in-office employment
  • Impact on immigration and education
  • Leaders the future demands
  • The future is brighter than you think

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Project: Core Strength
sladegroup.com.au

"It's no longer candidates who are nervous at interview; it's now hiring managers who are anxious about identifying the character traits they'll need to survive and thrive beyond the impact of COVID-19. This is as true for Boards and CEOs as it is for recruiters and line managers."

This study uncovers the employee attributes that will enable organisations to thrive in uncertain times.

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The Now, The Next, and The New Normal
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"It's important to take lessons out of this rather quickly. So, what can you learn out of this crisis? What can you do? How can you shape your solution? How can you shape your services? How can you shape the sale of your product? This is pretty much something that every single industry or every single client has to think about." - Ullrich Ackermann, Chair of the Board at TRANSEARCH.

Ullrich shares his views on dealing with the ever-evolving status of organisational life, with the AESC.

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Which Strategic HR Challenges are Companies Facing?

Which strategic HR challenges are companies facing for the remainder of 2020?

1) 53% - Maintaining efficiency while working from home.

2) 35% - Reducing headcount in response to new business pressures.

3) 30% - Changing work schedules to accommodate different ways of working.

Insights from "The Key Challenges and Opportunities in Human Resources" by TRANSEARCH Romania.


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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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5 Tips for Communicating with Employees During a Crisis
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Communication during a crisis is critical for employees as they increasingly look to their leaders for guidance and support. Recent empirical research identifies five key leadership takeaways to improve employee satisfaction with how they are dealt with during this pandemic:

  1. Communicate frequently.
  2. Provide safe channels for giving feedback.
  3. Help employees work at home effectively.
  4. Address concerns about job security.
  5. Provide a plan for the future.

Insights from '5 Tips for Communicating with Employees During a Crisis' by Brooks Holtom, Amy C. Edmondson and David Niu, via Harvard Business Review.

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Facilitation is like skiing. Preparation, practice and picking the right line are essential

Facilitation is like skiing. Preparation, practice and picking the right line are essential. In other words, know your audience, know the outcome desired, and introduce a facilitation approach (style) that best fits the situation.

John Burdett outlines four facilitation styles. One size doesn't fit all. A masterful facilitator sees the four approaches as a rich pallet of behaviours to be mixed, matched and blended as the situation demands.

Insights from "Facilitation - the Forgotten Art" by John Burdett.


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Integrating New Leaders with Virtual Onboarding
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In the current talent environment, doing everything possible to protect your investment in a strategic hire means committing to a strong Leadership Integration process. An effective process provides the framework for defining what success means for a new leader. The specific design parameters for a virtual Leadership Integration program will vary based on the unique features of the organisation and the demands of the role.

Bedford/Teal set out core elements that should be included in a best in class virtual onboarding program, including:

  • Understand their technology needs
  • Ensure onboarding goals are clearly defined
  • Provide a copy/framework of the on-boarding plan
  • Establish a personal reach out process
  • Provide an opportunity to debrief from the recruitment/search process

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Here is what to keep in mind as you tool your reinvention

At some point in your career, transitioning into an an industry that has richer prospects than the one you have come to know may give you room to grow. Here is what to keep in mind as you tool your reinvention:

  • Flexibility is key - As you contemplate a change, having the right mindset is key. It is important to have realistic expectations.
  • Heed cultural cues - Culture matters. It can be nourishing and thrilling; it can be defeating and stressful. Culture hugely impacts your experience.
  • Network - Your network is an excellent resource. See who you know and where they are positioned. Ask questions. Build momentum. Learn what you need to about positions and industries you are targeting.
  • Tell the right story - Change gives you the chance to see your experience, skill set and goals from a different vantage point. That’s empowering. Use the momentum.

Transition, timed right, is powerful. As the shot caller of your own career, you have to be bold, brave, energised. Enact your decisions when you see what is coming, not after it is here. Enact foresight not afterthought.

Insights from "How To Transition Into A New Industry" by John Ryan.


As passionate experts in the executive search and leadership consulting industry we build leadership teams for our clients every day. Learn more about TRANSEARCH International and our wide-ranging approach to leadership acquisition and management assessment.