Executive Search

Changing environment needs new breed of business leaders

Chief executive Rajeev Vasudeva, at Egon Zehnder’s office in Central, expects the executive recruitment giant’s Asia operation to double over the next 10 years. Photo: May Tse

Tougher regulatory requirements, fast changing technology and volatile investment markets worldwide demand new types of leadership in companies, which pose challenges and opportunities for global headhunters.

Saturday, 15 March, 2014, 5:07am

Headhunters drafted into top-tier mainland searches

Mainland companies are increasingly using executive search services to recruit senior employees, breaking from their previous reliance on word-of-mouth or internal referrals, according to industry experts.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:47pm

career tracker

Andrew Daniels, head of practice, information technology and telecoms, Talent2

7 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Western bosses look east for jobs

An increasing number of Western chief executives are eyeing top posts in Asia as companies back home cut staff numbers.

Asian companies, by contrast, are in expansion mode, providing a safe harbour for executives escaping the chilly economic environment in their own countries..

28 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Headhunters in for kill

It pays for executive search firms to base their operations at serviced offices in Central. Clients, who are likely to work nearby, can drop by for a job interview without having to account for their absence when they return to their office.

19 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

How to fire talent without the drama

The headlines tell the story: 'Merck to cut up to 13,000 jobs ... HSBC to trim 30,000 jobs in cost-cutting move ...RIM to cut 2,000 jobs in bid to slash costs.' Makers of everything from pharmaceuticals to loans to BlackBerries are shedding employees.

13 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Result-oriented sales leader wanted for regional role

A market leader in developing integrated circuits for data, voice and image transmissions for wired and wireless environments is looking for a regional sales manager. If you are result-oriented and an achiever, send in your resume now.

19 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Highly competitive job market beckons

The ability to listen, prior work experience, a host of extra-curricular activities and good grades can open doors in banking and finance

4 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Taking on global challenges

THE SIGNS OF China's seemingly unstoppable economic growth can be found everywhere. Exports remain strong, energy consumption is on the rise and the mainland alone is attracting foreign direct investment of about US$60 billion a year. Much of that money is going into hi-tech industries and many multinationals are finding good reasons to shift their regional headquarters to Greater China.

1 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Search firm needs executive headhunters

Recruitment specialists with a financial background are required by an executive search firm specialising in banking, securities and asset management.

20 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Serving up the cream

The first thing that catches your eye in headhunter Robin Sears' office in the Landmark Building is a fat folder marked 'Tsunami'.

14 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Mainland boost for headhunters

THE Chinese executive search industry has over the last year become one of the most important growth areas for international headhunting firms.

For years regarded as an underperformer in the revenues of the major search firms, China is now starting to bring home the bacon, according to the head of one of the world's largest headhunting firms, Egon Zehnder.

27 Oct 1996 - 12:00am