Talent is Mobile (Part 1): Demand outstrips Supply

A critical differentiator for organisations is the ability to attract, and retain the best people. The “best” people in the right environment can have an exponential impact on an organisation’s or team’s performance. When thinking about a talent pipeline this should fundamentally shape an organisations HR strategy, as bringing in top people into key positions

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Transforming vs. Changing

Transforming vs. Changing: People are your best predictor of future business performance Transformation is an often misused and misunderstood principle when related to evolving businesses and driving long term sustainable performance. Change can refer to superficial adjustments or shifts in the way organisations package their products and services or adapt the way they operate to

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Chief executive remuneration should be a strategic decision, one not driven by pay brackets

Shareholders and non-executive directors should be more actively involved in challenging remuneration structures for their executives, says Gary Gilbert, Managing Director of Executive Choice a contingency recruitment company that is part of the Mindcor Group. Gilbert says executive remuneration must correlate with expected value-add from the leadership, particularly the chief executive officer. Responding to the

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Values-based leadership in banks drives value to customers

The current group chief executive of Britain’s Barclays Bank, Antony Jenkins, has being quoted as saying that staff must “adopt the new values or leave”. Which signals a shift in the focus and orientation of many new CEO’s as they shift their corporations after the post 2008 impact on the banking sector and questions around

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Considering Brand in executive hires

I have work with several organisations over the last few years to assist with hiring top talent who will “stay the course”. What I have found surprising is how few organisations seem to be aware of the impact behaviour and communication to candidates during the hiring process, have on the brand of their organisation. This

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Talent search process can make or bury your brand

Few companies are aware of the potential perils that behaviour and communications can inflict on their brands during the process of selecting and placing top talent. So says Berelize de Sousa, Managing Director at  Mindcor Executive Search. “During Mindcor’s long history of executive search and placement, we have been surprised by how so few organisations

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Banks take notice of perils of a lax risk management and anti-money laundering framework

The financial services industry, particularly banks, has stepped up efforts in gearing up its intellectual capital base to manage risk and money-laundering activities, says Alison Thom, principal consultant for the Mindcor Group. Thom, with more than 15 years’ experience in the financial services industry, spanning two continents, says while South Africa is a leader in

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