Chairman and CEO, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) SA
The idea that banks need only conventional people no longer holds true. If we really want to compete in the future, we need to update the qualifications of our people and that’s where talent comes in.
Chairman, President and CEO, DIRECTV
Let’s face it. There are 80 million Baby Boomers who are going to retire over the next five to seven years, and they’re going to be replaced by 40 million Gen Xers. That’s two to one, so you’d better be developing your next generation now if you’re going to be ready for that transition.
F William McNabb III
Chairman, President and CEO, The Vanguard Group Inc
We’ve spent time thinking about flexibility and mobility. Historically we’re a company that only has a few locations, and people generally come to those locations, and we spend a time in face-to-face meetings. We’ve begun to ask ourselves, are there other ways to manage the business that provide some of our people more flexibility, in terms of where the work gets done and how the works get done?
President and CEO, Eczacıbaşı Group A S
Although Turkey has a relatively high unemployment rate – around 10% – when we try to recruit qualified blue-collar workers, we don‘t have many of them around.
Chairman, Bayer AG
But what is interesting and what is changing is that among Western companies, the ability to hire, develop and retain talent in the developing economies has become a major point of competitive differentiation.
Ajay G. Piramal
CEO, Piramal Group LTD
The global pharmaceutical discovery model is going through some restructuring and companies are cutting down on talent in the area of innovation. So high quality talent is available to us.
CEO, Stora Enso Oyj
It isn’t about young versus old, or the developing world versus the developed world. The most critical selection criteria that we used in putting together our team of junior managers together was to maximise diversity of thought.
CEO, VTB Bank OAO
In some countries we have constant shortages of risk managers or retail experts, for example, or local finance experts with relevant expertise. Sometimes the solution is to relocate people from other offices.