As organizations understand and leverage digital change, adapt to a hybrid working model, embrace eCommerce platforms and the changing ways customers buy services and products from them, our survey suggests they are increasingly ‘renting’ executive talent to plug skill gaps. For further insights, read the full story here

Odgers Berndtson is pleased to announce that Ryna Young has joined the firm as Partner and Head of Diversity. Ryna brings 25 years of experience in executive and interim executive search, leadership development, and succession management. To learn more about the newest addition to the Odgers Berndtson team, read the full article here

According to a new report from Heidrick & Struggles, building and maintaining a strong corporate culture during the pandemic proved a priority for the vast majority of CEOs at large companies globally. However, most leaders are not effectively aligning culture with financial performance. Read the full story here

Every organization wants to ensure a strong executive team to steward complex business strategies, but succession plans can all too often present a risk of upheaval and a threat to business continuity. However, in family-owned business scenarios, there are even more factors to face, including family dynamics, core values, company history and workforce expectations. Read the full article here

Activists have made progress making alternative directors more palatable to big investors, said Rusty O’Kelley, an executive recruiter at Russell Reynolds. Five years ago, the typical slate would have included members of the fund or their close associates, he said. Now the groups work with executive recruiters to establish networks of board-ready candidates.​ Read the full story here



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