Insights

Business unusual – moving on after the crisis

Advaita Naidoo, IRC South Africa | 11.08.2020

The past few months have seen the world thrown into turmoil; as one popular meme puts it, we’re all awaiting a return to “precedented” times. But we all know that won’t happen.

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Executives are a bit more optimistic about the future

Noa Even Tsur, Executive Search Expert and Consultant | 04.08.2020

In a recent survey conducted by the global leadership community YPO, there is an increase in the number of executives who are more optimistic regarding the future. 23% reported they are slightly more positive than they were in March 2020, when COVID19 emerged. Moreover, after feeling the initial shock and standing in the immediate response phase, 49% reported they have moved forward to the business continuity phase, and 39% stated they are even further, in the business revival phase.

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From crisis, opportunity: Industrial sector sees new trends

IRC Industrial/Production Practice Group | 04.08.2020

The Covid crisis has touched almost everyone on the planet, and the Industrial sector is no exception. It has led to both depression at lockdowns and falling numbers and anticipation at the potential for transformation and new opportunities.

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A chance to rethink the Luxury & Branded Goods sector for the future

IRC Consumer & Retail Practice Group | 04.08.2020

When crisis strikes, surely the first sectors of the economy to suffer are non-essentials, such as luxury goods. But how badly has the luxury goods market been affected, and how quickly will it rebound?

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The World after COVID-19

Grace Abella-Zata | 23.07.2020

The psychological impact of our experience of the COVID pandemic has resulted in a more acute realisation of the need to ensure business resilience.

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A leader is required

Noa Even Tsur, Executive Search Expert and Consultant | 16.07.2020

According to the 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer, 76% of employees trust their CEO to lead on change rather than waiting for the government to impose it, and 71% of employees agree it’s critically important for their CEO to respond to challenging times. according to the survey, in terms of trusting institutions for doing what's right, most people trust more their employer to do the right thing for them rather than the government or the media.

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What does your personal brand say about you?

Javier Iglesias, Managing Director, IRC USA, Mexico & Brazil | 09.07.2020

Ever wonder what the impact of your reputation is? Think about the people whom you most admire. What do you find appealing about their combination of personal attributes, values, drivers, strengths and passions? It is this combination of things that define their reputation. So how about yourself? What word best describes you? Would it be the same word others use to describe you? If so, that word is most likely your reputation and your reputation is your personal brand.

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The way NGOs must operate in the future

Malcolm Duncan, IRC Global NGO & Not For Profit Practice Leader | 02.06.2020

The current criticism of the World Health Organisation for their handling of the COVID-19 pandemic highlights a major issue for the way NGOs must operate in the future.

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Facing an Era of the Life Science Industry

Noa Even Tsur, Executive Search Expert and Consultant | 21.05.2020

Early 2020, pre-COVID-19 pandemic, reports summarizing the recent decade showed rapid progression of the life science industry. As our population continues to age, the demand for health care will increase rapidly. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics of Israel, the population aged 65 and over will increase from 978,000 in 2017 to 1.6 million in 2035, representing change form 11% to 15% of the total population.

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2020 Could be beginning of new decade for women

Raj Kumar Paramanathan | 20.05.2020

We are at the precipice of a new decade of change for women. As 2020 creates new promises across different socio-economic fronts, this decade will embrace and welcome women’s role in government, politics, business and corporate leadership in a way that normalises their presence and influence in otherwise homogeneous male environments.

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