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    Global talent competitiveness: a plea for diversity

    Christopher Bruton, Published on 31/07/2018

    » The Global Talent Competitiveness Index is produced each year by the Switzerland-based management school INSEAD, with support from the leading human resource group ADECCO, joined this year by TATA Communications.

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    Women in Business: is the gender gap narrowing?

    Christopher Bruton, Published on 19/03/2018

    » Although authoritarianism seems to be gaining popular precedence over democracy in many parts of the world, there are encouraging signs that other aspects of egalitarian philosophy are achieving more widespread approval. In particular, the importance of the role of women in society is gaining increasing recognition. Some developments are quite dramatic: who would have thought it possible that women might soon be allowed to drive cars in Saudi Arabia? How could it be, that Iran might be seriously considering allowing women to watch football matches?

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    Manpower solutions for workforce challenges

    Christopher Bruton, Published on 05/02/2018

    » Sourcing competent, reliable and skilled workforce in a full employment situation is a major challenge for every employer, large-scale or small-scale. Offering ready-made and tested solutions is a role that has been provided for 70 years world-wide and 20 years in Thailand by the Manpower Group. Manpower operates worldwide through 3,500 offices in 80 countries, serving over 400,000 clients.

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    Thailand's got Talent -- but doesn't develop it

    Christopher Bruton, Published on 10/07/2017

    » "Thailand's got talent" is a good title for a TV talent-spotting show. But talent-spotting and developing in order to attain world ranking does not appear to be one of Thailand's strengths.

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    Women's leadership: mentoring Asia's rising stars

    Christopher Bruton, Published on 06/12/2016

    » Women represent at least half of national populations around the world, yet they are poorly represented in leadership and management positions in most countries. With increasing emphasis on gender equality, ageing and now diminishing populations, it is increasingly important to take advantage of the talents of women for enhancement of the workforce. In particular, it is essential to take the best advantage of highly talented young women, who can attain top leadership positions in the public and private sectors in the future.

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    Career transition: keeping skills within the workforce

    Christopher Bruton, Published on 14/11/2016

    » Even highly successful companies often downsize or change the structure of their workforces. This can happen because of new technologies, change of nature of operations, mergers and acquisitions or other reasons. When such staff structural modifications take place, best practice companies will turn to career transformation specialists for what are often called out-placement or off-boarding services.

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    Secrets of successful selection

    Christopher Bruton, Published on 29/08/2016

    » There are now about 300 third-party recruiters in Thailand who are licenced to help recruit Thais for jobs in Thailand. Not many know this, but the recruitment industry in Thailand is extremely regulated and is governed by the Job Seekers Protection Act enacted in 1985 (31 years ago). Recruitment companies must submit a monthly report to the Ministry of Labour showing the names and details of the candidates they have helped place with their clients.

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