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Conversation: Professor Pookong Kee, BHP Chair of Australian Studies at Peking University

19/10/2018, #

Professor Pookong Kee, currently Director of the University of Melbourne's Asia Institute has recently been appointed as the next BHP Chair of Australian Studies at Peking University. Professor Kee brings a unique perspective with his extensive experience at senior levels both in Australia and ...

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Conversation: Professor Pookong Kee, BHP Chair of Australian Studies at Peking University

19/10/2018, #

Professor Pookong Kee, currently Director of the University of Melbourne's Asia Institute has recently been appointed as the next BHP Chair of Australian Studies at Peking University. Professor Kee brings a unique perspective with his extensive experience at senior levels both in Australia and ...

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Higher Education in Africa – A Changing Landscape

31/8/2018, #

One of the benefits of membership of our global executive search alliance is a deeper understanding of the dynamics of education sectors around the world. We recently spoke with Tracy Dawson, a Partner with our sister firm in South Africa, about some of the trends she is witnessing within higher ...

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School Boards: Understanding the role is key to avoiding mistakes

2/7/2018, #Education

During a recent speech, the Victorian education minister, James Merlino, nominated leadership together with teacher education as the two most important issues currently facing schools. School Boards play an essential role in school leadership. They can be the backbone of a successful school but ...

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Leadership Transformation in a Digital Age

16/4/2018, #Leadership

At a recent IRC leadership event in Singapore Mr Vivek Bhatia, the Asia Pacific Regional CEO of engineering giant Thyssen Krupp, spoke on leadership transformation. Specifically, he explored the key requirements of successful leadership within the 4th industrial revolution; the digital age. As ...

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Conversation: Professor Zeger Degraeve, former Dean, Melbourne Business School

8/3/2018, #Education

Professor Zeger Degraeve recently retired as Dean of Melbourne Business School following a highly successfully six year term. His achievements include maintaining and enhancing the international standing of the School, modernising the degree programs, expanding executive education and developing a ...

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Disruption in Education

7/12/2017, #Education

Within the education sector 2017 has undoubtably been a year of continued disruption, both domestically and internationally. In the video below, filmed at our recent global conference, Rohan Carr reflects on the implications of this disruption, particularly from a talent perspective. Rohan A. Carr ...

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China’s education revolution: more questions than answers

25/9/2017, #Education

During a recent visit to Shanghai to attend our global IRC conference, it was interesting to observe the rapidly changing Chinese economic, social and political environment and the impact on the education sector. China’s higher education system is expanding at an astonishing rate. With 8 million ...

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Brexit, Trump and Visas

2/8/2017, #GlobalPolitics

Brexit, the Trump ascendency and the more restrictive Australian visa regime are illustrative of the significant changes in the global political landscape. They also have the potential to impact the movement of academic talent internationally. So what trends are emerging? There is little doubt ...

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Put yourself in their shoes: ‘Why would I join?’

11/5/2017, #Recruitment

The recruitment process requires significant time and resource investment by the hiring organisation, whether or not a recruitment firm is used. Organisations focus on preparing a position description, analysing the candidate attributes sought and the ideal candidate experience required. They may ...

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Talent Retention in Education: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

10/5/2017, #Education

Over the holiday break I came across a reprint of the first edition of the publication Campus Review, which was published some 25 years ago (August 1991), and then called Australian Campus Review Weekly. Although the publication had a different name and somewhat less stylish layout, the most ...

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Global Trends in Higher Education

9/12/2016, #Education

As consultants to the higher education sector we gain remarkable insights into the challenges facing leaders at both a local and international level. In the video below, filmed at our recent global conference, Rohan Carr reflects on 3 key issues impacting higher education. Rohan A. Carr December ...

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Maximising Human Potential: an Organisation’s Dilemma.

19/10/2016, #ExecutiveSearch

At our recent IRC Global Executive Search Partners conference, Mr Jan Muehlfeit, former Chairman Europe of Microsoft Corporation, discussed the challenges faced by organisations in maximising human potential. These challenges stand in the way of unlocking true people capability. Such capability is ...

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Leadership and the changing world of work

1/8/2016, #Leadership

“Up to 40% of current Australian jobs could disappear within the next 15 to 20 years as robots and computers continue their unstoppable advance.” This headline (ABC, 4 July 2016) does not herald anything new, but rather serves to highlight the changing nature of work. Some change is obvious, some ...

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University talent: it’s not just academic!

10/5/2016, #Education

One of the consequences of the focus on global rankings in the Higher Education sector has been the importance that Australian universities place on the attraction of research intensive academics, often from offshore institutions. Notwithstanding this, as we reflect on the past 15 plus years ...

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Global Education Practice Group

15/3/2016, #ExecutiveSearch

For the past seven years The Insight Group has been the proud Australian member firm of IRC Global Executive Search Partners. A key part of IRC’s success has been the development of eleven Global Practice Groups. One of these groups is focused exclusively on the education sector. Global Education ...

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