Opinion

Big Data to Manage Human Capital

big data

Johannesburg based, Managing Partner of Executive Search firm, Executive Headlines agrees, “Managing vital human capital is a process that many companies neglect in favour of other operations. The hiring process is often performed on a “needs” basis and does not take into consideration the kind of big data needed to make optimal appointments. And optimal… Read more »

Preparing our Millennial Leadership.

Millennial Leadership

The role of Millennials in the workplace has been a hotly debated topic for many years. The meeting of two vastly different generations in the workplace has caused some major shifts to take place. The boomers are soon to retire en mass causing a leadership exodus, resulting in Millennials soon moving into key leadership positions…. Read more »

Diversity in the Board Room

Diversity in the Boardroom

Globalization, hand in hand with political changes, has caused shifts in the socio-economic landscape. Have these shifts affected executive diversity in the boardroom? And if so, have shifting social power hierarchies affected the profitability of large firms and corporations? Higher numbers of historically excluded groups (HEG’s) are entering the workplace due to access to higher… Read more »

Building a Board for the Long Term

Building a board

The importance of building a Board with the long term in mind cannot be overestimated. So often short-term thinking dominates corporate decision making, especially in the listed sector where quarterly earning pressures dominate. These expectations distract from long term strategic goals. In order to get the Board to stay on track with both short-term and… Read more »

EQ for Executives

EQ for Executives

The last century’s economic rollercoaster has made the no-nonsense hardball CEO a popular choice. The decisive, eat-the-weak-for breakfast types give us a sense of security and appeases concerns about economic insecurity to external parties. However these types are no fun to work for and those that work with them are often diminished to yes-men whose… Read more »