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

It's the end of the year and battle for talent begins again

December and January are usually the two busiest months of the year for headhunters to pitch for talent.

It's the end of the year again, and a time when some human resources managers may get nervous about one thing - how to keep their staff.

30 Dec 2013 - 1:39am

Connections trump everything in world of private equity in China

Connections trump everything in world of private equity

Private equity doesn't have a long history in China, but it has grabbed attention over the past few years, partly because of the individuals standing behind the businesses. In other words, people are key in China. I mean, well, those special people.

29 Jul 2013 - 7:45am 1 comment

Hope after months of gloom

With so much doom and gloom around last year, everyone needs a bit of upbeat news to raise their spirits. Last week, Baat Gwaa bumped into a headhunter who offered a glimmer of hope.

19 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Know yourself

Assessment tests can reveal the true you, helping you to focus on weaknesses and boost your strengths

Headhunter Ivo Hahn has taken the Master Person Analysis assessment test three times.

19 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Mnemonic device

I refer to the letter from Pauline Bunce headlined, ' 'Headhunter' adverts looking for trouble' (South China Morning Post, February 16).

The use of headhunter images in the recent advertising campaign for Classified Post is meant to highlight the message 'Even headhunters use Classified Post for their executive-search assignments'.

26 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

'Headhunter' adverts looking for trouble

The South China Morning Post's use of 'headhunter' photographs in its recent advertising campaign is in rather poor taste, playing as it does to a local propensity to make fun of unfamiliar cultures.

I trust that the colourful faces portrayed on Hong Kong's buses, walls and newspaper pages are those of paid models.

16 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Hokum pokum

Today's bad news is that tonight's films are rubbish; the good news is the choice improves a little as the week progresses.

We can look forward to Jeff Goldblum's The Fly (again), My Father The Hero with Gerard Depardieu and Sommersby, with Richard Gere and Jodie Foster.

3 Jun 1996 - 12:00am