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Build or buy? The talent question for supply chain specialists

Build or buy? The talent question for supply chain specialists
Should organisations spend time and effort to build their own talent pipelines – or just buy in talent when they need it?

Hudson recently launched a Supply Chain and Procurement Roundtable series with a lunch event at the Grand Shanghai Restaurant in Singapore. Attended by senior regional leaders in procurement and supply chain, conversation quickly turned to talent – specifically, the problem of whether to build or buy it.

 
 
 

A new breed of leader

A new breed of leader
Changes in the business landscape over the last 15 years have redefined notions of what it takes to lead effectively and, more importantly, adaptively, when navigating unexpected developments.

But what are the traits of this new type of leader? This slideshow, Leadership In Uncertain Times, by Dr Crissa Sumner, Hudson Talent Management – Asia Pacific, explores the leadership qualities required to steer an organisation in an uncertain environment.

 
 
 

7 steps to hiring success in 2015

7 steps to hiring success in 2015
To hire right in 2015 managers must look beyond active job seekers and standard advertising practices towards far smarter sourcing strategies.

In a perfect world, hiring well would be a static skill, where techniques that found you the perfect hire last year would work just as well today. But that’s not the case in 2015; hiring is changing.

 
 
 

How to make your New Years resolutions stick in 2015

How to make your New Years resolutions stick in 2015
Like many people, you may have made a set of new year’s resolutions at the beginning of the year or with Chinese New Year. But the important question is: will you still remember them in a few months’ time?

In reality, few of us actually stick to the resolutions and goals we so enthusiastically set at the start of every new year.

 
 
 

Girl power on the rise: Generation Y women at work

Girl power on the rise: Generation Y women at work
Want to know what the next generation of female leaders looks like – and if you’ll be one of them?

Global research from Hudson, based on surveys canvassing 28,000 people across 22 languages, details the psychological traits of young women that make them well placed to succeed in the workplaces of today and the future.

 
 
 

Move over extraverts: why introverts are more powerful than you think

Move over extraverts: why introverts are more powerful than you think
This year sees some landmark anniversaries. Bill Gates, frequently cited as the wealthiest person alive, turns 60, J.K. Rowling, whose fortune is valued at £560 million, turns 50, and we recognise the 150th anniversary of the death of Abraham Lincoln.

While there can be little doubt as to the inordinate successes of these individuals, each also shares a characteristic which we don’t commonly associate with prominence and power – introversion.

 
 
 

Why having a strong employer brand is vital today

Why having a strong employer brand is vital today
What you actually do matters much more than what you say you’re going to do.

That’s the secret to a great employer brand, one of the most important concepts in recruitment and retention today.

 
 
 

The one question you should never ask at an interview

The one question you should never ask at an interview
Interview skills 101: there’s one topic guaranteed to put an interviewer offside, especially if it’s the first time you’re fronting up to the interview. It’s this: “What’s the salary?”

Unfortunately, this is also the one question many candidates want to know as soon as possible, especially if the job ad’s only references to remuneration are terms like ‘competitive salary’ or ‘attractive rates for the right person’.

 
 
 

Succession planning equals smarter business

Succession planning equals smarter business
It is hard to believe that only half of organisations around the world have a plan in place to replace their chief executive, should the executive suddenly pull up stumps. Surely that’s succession planning 101?

According to a survey by global executive search organisation InterSearch Worldwide, only 53 per cent of companies in Asia have a CEO succession plan.

 
 
 

How to write a resume? Avoid these 5 mistakes

How to write a resume? Avoid these 5 mistakes
It’s your calling card to the professional world, your ticket to the dance.

So approach your resume as an all-important part of the process of finding a job – and avoid these five mistakes.

 
 
 
 
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