For women who have put their careers on hold to have a baby, spend more time with their children or care for ageing parents, returning to the workforce presents serious challenges. (more…)
Anna Protopapas is a rarity in the corporate world. Not only is she one of a small number of top-ranking women in the biopharmaceutical industry, but as executive vice-president of global business development at Takeda Pharmaceuticals, she is also one of only a few women at the top of a Japanese company. (more…)
Korn/Ferry International, the recruitment firm, has just published a book for job seekers billed as an “exclusive opportunity to get behind-the-scenes insight from top consultants” on how to manage your career. (more…)
As we approach the centenary of International Women’s Day, it seems especially appropriate to focus on some best-in-class examples of corporate diversity programmes that actually work. (more…)
Boris Groysberg, associate professor in the organisational behaviour unit at Harvard Business School, asks some interesting questions in his new book Chasing Stars: The Myth of Talent and the Portability of Performance.
How many times, he argues, do corporations looking to hire a senior employee go outside the organisation to find a “star”, pay a premium, disrupt the status quo and leave good people disaffected, only to find the outsider fails to live up to expectations, is removed and the whole process starts again? (more…)