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Demographics, diversity and corporate destiny

Demographics, diversity and corporate destiny

n this latest Hays sponsored research report, companies across Asia are recommended to put in place measures and practices to boost the role of women in their organisations to meet demographics challenges.

Regardless of a company’s size or the industry in which it operates, there are a range of options that executives can implement, which will help diversity initiatives take root and create the intangible alchemy of “inclusion”—that other buzzword which means that all employees are equally valued, and likely to be promoted and listened to.

The paper is informed by three focus groups conducted in Beijing, Singapore and Tokyo between December 2018 and January 2019. In addition, seven interviews with ECN member companies were also conducted.

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AI, Automation and the future of jobs and skills

How exactly do business leaders believe AI will shape the wider workforce and the nature of work itself?

What skills and attributes will be required to use, rather than be used by, AI? How can CEOs start preparing their firms - and their employees - for this new world of work and proactively shape the future of their organisations?

This report, sponsored on a regional basis by Hays, examines the implications of AI on the workforce and the nature of work in Asia from the CEO's perspective.

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Automation, AI and the future of work

In this latest Hays sponsored research report, Asia’s business leaders share their thoughts on automation, AI and the challenges and opportunities they bring to companies’ future workplace strategy.

This new report from the Economist Corporate Network examines the CEO’s perception and expectations of the challenges and opportunities that automation and AI could potentially bring to the workplace, and takes a new perspective to investigate how CEOs in Asia exercise their leadership in the transition to tomorrow’s workplace.

The report, sponsored on a regional basis by Hays, is based on a survey of 500+ ECN clients (Regional/Country CEOs/Presidents) in the Asia Pacific region.

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Skills 4.0 How CEOs shape the future of work in Asia

In this latest Hays sponsored research report, Asia’s business leaders share their thoughts on megatrends and the challenges they pose to companies’ skills management strategies.

The report produced by the Economist Corporate Network (ECN) examines the CEO’s perception of the challenges and opportunities that arise from megatrends in terms of the organisation’s skills and talent management, and explores the extent to which CEOs are taking ownership of the future skills and “skilling up” agenda in Asia.

The report, sponsored on a regional basis by Hays, is based on a survey of 500+ ECN clients (Regional/Country CEOs/Presidents) in the Asia Pacific region.

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Drive or delegate? Digital workplace strategy, talent management & the role of the CEO in Asia

The second edition of the Hays sponsored research report featured a number of prominent business leaders in Asia who shared their thoughts on the digital workplace and talent management in Asia.

The report produced by the Economist Corporate Network (ECN) examines CEOs perception of the digital challenge as it pertains to the organisation’s human capital, and explores the extent to which CEOs are taking ownership of the digital agenda in Asia.

Explore the findings further by downloading the Economist Corporate Network’s paper.

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Aligned for success? Strategy, talent management & the role of the CEO in Asia

The first edition of the Hays sponsored research uncovers how high the issue of developing talent is on the crowded agenda of regional CEOs, and to what extent talent management is aligned with their business strategies.

How firms are attracting, developing and retaining future leaders and successors in the region and what role the CEO plays in this process, can help determine an organisation’s success in the fight for talent in many Asian economies.

Explore the findings further by downloading the Economist Corporate Network’s regional reports:

Download SE Asia report

Download China report

Download Japan report

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