The Art of Recruitment: What Millennials Want?

The Art of Recruitment: What Millennials Want?

According to a recent survey of a 1,000 Millennials—conducted by EdAssist, a continuing education firm that offers programs for companies like Pepsico and Comcast—financial security is a number 1 concern for young professionals aged between 18-35, with 71% saying they would prefer a retirement savings plan over other financial perks like company equity or cell phone reimbursements. Also covered in the same survey was that strong potential for professional development was preferable to a similar job with regular pay raises – In fact 59% of Millennials picked the former. This is interesting to note as other surveys regularly find that employees of all (other) ages prioritize compensation over other job […]

Recipe for Success: Young Leaders at All Level

Recipe for Success: Young Leaders at All Level

According to the Global Human Capital Trends Survey, published in 2014 by Deloitte University Press, one of the twelve critical issues identified for the current year is the need for “leaders at all levels” in business. Not unlike the manager of a sports team calling for leaders throughout their squad, leadership remains the no. 1 talent issue facing organizations around the world. In examination of the findings 86% of respondents to the survey rated it “urgent” or “important”. With only 13% saying they do an excellent job of developing leaders at all levels, meaning that this area has the largest “readiness gap” in the survey. Finding good leaders has and […]

Senior Level Diversity: Key to Developing and Keeping Female Asian Leaders

Senior Level Diversity: Key to Developing and Keeping Female Asian Leaders

There is a challenge facing organizations across the world. They are concerned with the competitive and financial toll it may take on their businesses: the issue is a lack of women in leadership positions. Organizations, right now, are facing vast numbers of millennial talent entering and reshaping the workforce, and businesses looking to capitalize on the influx of this new potential need to address the gender leadership gap. Greater diversity at a senior level is key, but to get to that point, organizations need to understand how to engage, nurture and hold on to talented female personnel. Perhaps Asia can be seen as a microcosm for the business world at […]

Become the Ultimate Negotiator and Rise to the Top

Become the Ultimate Negotiator and Rise to the Top

When it comes to important business skills, there are few that encompass more areas than negotiation. Professionals in all industries negotiate everything, from their own salaries and job responsibilities, to vendor and partner agreements, to project parameters and million-dollar deals. Successful leaders are able to win—or at least draw—in their negotiations. As a young professional, you can give yourself an advantage by learning to negotiate well. Great negotiation skills will help you rise to the top of your career path. The following tips will help you practice and perfect the art of negotiation. The Power of the Handshake A simple handshake can have a powerful effect on negotiations. As a […]

What Type of Leader Do You Want to Be?

What Type of Leader Do You Want to Be?

In her Harvard Business Review article, leadership advisor and business psychologist, Rebecca Newton, explains her theory on leadership and the two most important central components: leadership intent and leadership impact. The former being the type of leader we hope to be and the latter the legacy we want to leave. Often, Newton says, we facilitate and encourage self-awareness among up-and-coming leaders, get them to map their journeys so far, share knowledge and ideas and help them acquire new skills and adopt new behaviors. But, she says, we don’t focus strongly enough on the most central components of successful leadership. She combines and refers to the intent and impact components as […]