Cultural intelligence - a skill critical for SME leaders

FRANCOIS (not his real name) was parachuted into Singapore some years ago. He had performed well in a Swiss-owned pharmaceutical firm in Basel and when the opportunity arose, he was posted to Singapore to undertake the role of managing the Asia-Pacific business.

SMEs and the state of the outplacement industry

"PAUL, please do not introduce your job search candidates to us, they are tainted goods". These words came through an e-mail from a Hong Kong- based headhunter that works with a top tier international search firm about 18 years ago. ...