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How to make sense of talent analytics

October 20, 2015 |

By scrutinising employee data, in a similar way to assessing sales and marketing data, management can significantly improve business performance while reducing recruitment and hiring costs. It’s a challenge for organisations to leverage this data.

Savvy management is starting to … Read More

Gender pay gap is number one issue

October 20, 2015 |

There is nothing like a beautiful young actress speaking out to attract attention to an issue.

Jennifer Lawrence – Hunger Games, Amercian Hustle – is still making headlines after speaking out about how male actors are still paid more than … Read More

Mental athletes in the boardroom – Is multitasking good or bad

October 20, 2015 |

In part six of this series Susanne Rix discusses the pros and cons of multitasking. It seems everyone is doing it:  Sending emails during meetings, texting while walking, talking on the phone while reading emails.

Multitasking is good right? Wrong. … Read More

Are millennials ready to take a seat at the boardroom table

October 20, 2015 | 1

As part of International Women’s Day this year a female CEO of global media spoke to the women at my company to share her top five tips for excelling in the media industry, especially as a female.

She told us, … Read More

The four global forces breaking all the trends

October 20, 2015 |

The world economy’s operating system is being rewritten and leaders have to adjust to this new reality. So say McKinsey Global Institute directors Richard Dobbs, James Manyika, and Jonathan Woetzel in a new book “No Ordinary Disruption.”

These trends have … Read More

The spatial economy – mapping our future prosperity

October 4, 2015 |

Spatial economics examines how space and geographic location impacts economic activity. The advent of the knowledge economy, built on global communication networks, has reshaped the geo-economic boundaries between service providers, producers and buyers. The knowledge economy is the use of … Read More

Stay at the top of the game – coaching a career

October 4, 2015 |

Sports people and teams at the top of their game have a permanent coach to make sure they stay at the top. Why is it then, some people think receiving career coaching means they must have failed?

Coaches were once … Read More

How to benefit from a mental health first aid course

October 3, 2015 |

When I was a young reporter in Hong Kong in the 1980s I interviewed the head of an American bank about the bank’s support for the territory’s first “executive stress clinic.”

The man behind the clinic, British psychiatrist Dr Bill … Read More

Mental athletes in the boardroom: Preventing burnout

October 2, 2015 |

In part five of this series Susanne Rix looks at how the mental athlete is preventing burnout in and out of the boardroom. There can be few HR directors in this country that have not felt the growing weight of … Read More

How employers can harness the power of Gen Y

October 2, 2015 |

I happily sit here at my computer and argue that we Gen Y fight for our beliefs like no other generation. That includes our political beliefs, our opinions on popular culture – yes, of course the Kardashians are a money … Read More