Selecting the right leader for any organisation is critical. As the dust settles on the UK general election, it seems an opportune time to reflect on the way that the role of corporate leaders has changed and look at what makes them successful. Is it their policies and vision, or their expertise and experience? Or perhaps their personal qualities and ability to win hearts and minds? Jean Martin, executive director at CEB, explores.
The ubiquity of social media cannot be ignored; 2014 figures from Facebook showed that 2.95 billion people worldwide are active social media users and more than half the planet now owns a mobile phone. However, best practice on how social media should be used in a recruitment context is still a work in progress across many industries and companies. How can companies ensure it is a genuinely useful tool, rather than a distraction? Jean Martin, executive director at CEB, shares her insights on the world of social recruiting.