I reiterated my belief on a recent episode of 'Leadership Insights' that 'fortune favours the brave'. Right now businesses and the economy need brave leaders. Not gung-ho, but brave. Have you thought about the talent you need in your business, or more importantly, the talent you'll need post COVID-19? Is now a great opportunity to get some A-players into your business? At Hyperion we are constantly engaged with an array of cleantech talent, most open to new opportunities, the right ones. Maybe you have or can create just such an opportunity to attract and attain someone that can transform your business? We're here to help you navigate the opportunity. In your fantasy leadership team, who would you want to add if you could?
While the Covid-19 pandemic hits and reshapes companies, industries, national economies, and our society in previously unthinkable ways, business leaders need to think beyond survival to the opportunities this crisis might create, not only for their own organizations but the greater good. Chief among these is a chance to hire talented people at a time when they might have trouble finding or keeping jobs elsewhere. According to The Economist, four-fifths of CEOs worry about skill shortages — up from half in 2012 — while outside hiring at the top reached record highs, causing business for large global search firms to increase by 9% to 15% last year.