In a recent, annual survey carried out by GRM Search, interviewing over 500 HR professionals across South Africa, there was reassuring indication shown that flexible working solutions and other perks were not only on the increase but also changing the way business is being done.
The biggest differentiators between senior executives and employees at all other job levels are not track record and education as might be expected; but rather ambition, the ability to adjust, and a consistent quest for learning.
It is no secret that South Africa, like many others, is fighting a war for talent. With global competition intensifying, local companies simply cannot afford to lose top talent to their overseas competitors.
Competitiveness and business sustainability are dependent on the quality of leadership at the helm of the enterprise. However, finding, developing and engaging the next generation of leaders demands fresh models and new tools.