In the May 2020 edition of Leadership Digest, as a number of the region’s markets were beginning to consider relaxing social distancing and lock-down restrictions, we shared some predictions to support businesses as they began to contemplate the post-lock-down environment.
A year later in this edition of Leadership Digest, we revisit those predictions.
While we didn’t predict that social distancing and lock-down restrictions would remain in force in many of the region’s markets twelve months later, we did accurately predict that both hiring managers and candidates would become increasingly comfortable with ‘virtual’ hiring processes.
We also predicted that leadership hiring activity would be heavily centered around the pivot towards digital and technology business models. From August 2020 we witnessed a steady increase in technology, innovation, transformation, and digital leadership searches being commissioned. This activity continued through the end of 2020 and into the first half of 2021 with a noticeable uptick in the pace of deployment and execution against innovation and transformation agendas from January 2021 onwards.
Leadership hiring has not been limited to Chief Technology, Transformation, Data, Digital, Marketing or Product Officers. As digital and corporate strategy merge, so demand for more commercially orientated enablement and infrastructure leadership has grown. Particularly from organisations that are considering external partnerships and ecosystems as part of their evolving business strategy and models.
Our Chief Operating, Finance, Legal & Compliance, Communications and Government Affairs leadership practices have been notably busy over the last six months…
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