Kestria Insights

Global mobility for talented agribusiness professionals

| Jan. 27, 2023

As the struggle for sustainable food production continues, agribusiness and effective recruitment within it have become ever more important. What kind of talent helps drive success for companies in the industry and what is most important to today’s talent? We summoned our global experts to discuss the importance of international talent in this sphere as well as the current trends in mobility from both the client and candidate perspectives, from the various global regions they operate in.

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Want to make leadership impact? Appoint women (at least two) to the C-suite!

Debbie Goodman | Jan. 17, 2023

An abundance of research now exists to show, beyond a shadow of doubt, that appointing women to the C-suite is not only the right thing to do from an ethical and moral perspective but also the savvy business strategy. In fact, all high-quality, commercially-oriented business strategies should nowadays ensure that top management structures include at least two women. Here’s why…

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The global talent shortage, what are the solutions and how have we adapted our recruiting strategies to address them

| Jan. 12, 2023

The healthcare industry is a very specialized and complex area of recruitment to navigate. The challenges presented by the talent shortage are felt in particular in this area. We have spent some time with global experts from our network to get their take on the current situation and executive search strategies being applied to address them.

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The key to successful executive onboarding? It takes a village.

| Jan. 11, 2023

The Great Shuffle has more and more workers transitioning into new roles and new companies, but so many are failing at their new jobs. Is their skillset to blame? Imposter Syndrome perhaps? Read this week’s blog post to learn why so many executives are falling short, and what the onboarding process can do about it.

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Showing up: Tips for managing a successful hybrid career in 2023

| Jan. 4, 2023

This year will be the true test of companies’ work-from-home (WFH) and hybrid workforce strategies, as the novelty of having some staff in office, some out of office, and some dipping in and out wears off and new routines become entrenched. But WFH and hybrid workers are now being warned not to get too comfortable with being out of sight and just getting on with things, as being out of sight may readily start translating into being out of the minds of company leadership, inhibiting or even completely halting career progress, a leadership expert says.

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What is the evolving face of the NGO leader of the future

| Dec. 21, 2022

The business landscape for an NGO is a tough one with the current economic climate, not to mention the constraints of everyday operational conditions. So why go into the sector as a business leader or in general? How do digital business, diverse culture and the experience of the leaders involved effect the landscape? We’ve brought this topic to a handful of our global experts who shared their insights into why people take this career path and where these types of organizations are headed going forward.

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The art & science of constructive, bi-directional feedback as a leadership tool

Ron Magen | Dec. 15, 2022

In the working world, there’s no such thing as end-to-end perfection. Even when initial results are exemplary, there’s always room for improvement; faster development, fewer mistakes, more sales, larger profit margins, and more returning customers. That said, creating an environment that fosters constant learning and improvement is easier said than done.

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Disruption in the workplace: gaining employee buy-in for in-office time

Debbie Goodman | Dec. 14, 2022

Bringing coherence and a new kind of clarity to the workplace will be the key to ensuring successful teams in a post-pandemic future, and should be one of the major considerations for company leadership in coming months as 2023 comes into focus – particularly because of continued uncertainty on the part of employees.

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Top tips for deepening your talent pool

Wende Ascher | Dec. 6, 2022

Today’s turbulent and rapidly shifting jobs market can raise some unprecedented challenges for CEOs and hiring managers. As talent management expert Josh Bersin recently noted, “We have entered one of the most confusing job markets in decades. While the unemployment rate continues to drop, companies are also worried about the slowdown. So they’re ‘hiring’ and ‘laying off’ simultaneously. What a confusing time.”

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What employers can do to address “quiet quitting”

Wende Ascher | Nov. 29, 2022

The world of work is undergoing a historic transformation, and with it comes new phrases that attempt to define the moment. Think: the Great Resignation, the “Why I Quit” Era, and the like. A new term has emerged this year and recently took social media — as well as mainstream media — by storm: quiet quitting.

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