Opinion

The Digital Tech Skills Gap

Globally, as digital transformation explodes, the requirement for digital skills has increased dramatically but resources are scarce, expensive and difficult to secure. In fact, growth in the UK over the next 5 years is anticipated to require 1,4 million digital professionals. As in South Africa, this figure is about three times the number of computer science graduates… Read more »

Is the Chief Digital Officer leaving the building?

As specialist headhunters in the field of digital transformation, we found our recent discussion with our global search partners fascinating.  While many of our clients are in the process of transforming digitally and have recruited or are looking to recruit a Chief Digital Officer, our global clients are seeing the exit of the CDO. “We barely… Read more »

The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation partners with Executive Headlines

Executive Headlines partnered with the Foundation to source five new C-suite posts over 2017 and 2018.  We found their levels of service exemplary from their taking of detailed specs, through sourcing highly competent potential candidates, to the ongoing and timeous progress reports. The directors worked with us closely and sensitively regretted those that were unsuccessful… Read more »

Fintech’s Unique Talent Demands

by Carilyn Oxley, Managing Partner We’ve done some fascinating headhunting work in the Fintech space.  By their very nature, FinTech leaders are fast paced disrupters who balance the requirements of building a business, sourcing funding and securing specialist skills at the appropriate time in the growth cycle.  The African landscape adds further unique challenges. Globally, the… Read more »

Insurers play digital catch up

By Janet Labberté The rise of the Chief Digital Officer has added another seat on the Board and as a Search Firm, has added a new area of expertise for us. Globally, the insurance industry has been notoriously slow to adapt to technology and South Africa is still lagging in this regard. Uncertain economic and political… Read more »