June 29, 2014


Talent galore

The talent shortage we read so much about didn’t impact the response to NZIM’s call for young directors to join its new Young Managers Advisory Board (YMAB), according to NZIM’s general manager Tait Grindley. “We’ve had some outstanding young managers stepping up to the challenge.”

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When time’s up

Getting rid of a CEO can be as expensive as keeping one. One of my preferred management writers, Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries, penned an interesting and insightful blog for Harvard Business Review recently in which he considers how long CEOs should stay in the job.

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Me too CEOs

And while on topic of generosity, CEOs are getting even bigger pay cheques according to a new report by the US-based Economic Policy Institute. But ah, there’s another trend accompanying this totally unsurprising revelation: CEO pay is rising even relative to compensation for the top 0.1 percent of America’s earners.

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Wages rising?

Recruitment consultancy Robert Walters says half of 650 hiring managers they surveyed across the country plan to increase wages in the next six months. Of the other 50 percent, 49 are picking no change and one percent plan to decrease wages. The range of industries surveyed included fast-moving consumer goods, IT, media and professional services.

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Tim Downes

Intuitively creative

ASEAN country business leaders are more creative and intuitive than their Kiwi counterparts, also according to Thornton’s IBR International survey.

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cyber attack

CEO cyber generals

Chief executives should lead their organisational cybersecurity programmes. CEOs and senior managers must step up to the front line in the battle against cyber-attacks, according to a new report from global consultancy, McKinsey and Company.

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Political jitters

Election jitters in New Zealand boardrooms and a hard-hitting Australian budget have closed the business confidence gap between the two countries over the last three months, according to consultancy Grant Thornton’s International Business Report (IBR).

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