Stanton Chase Insights

Omnichannel in the Luxury Space: Skilled Talent Is Key

February 5, 2018
by Lucas Schellenberg

Imagine buying a luxury handbag on an online retail portal. You select your merchandise, hit checkout and pay from your digital shopping cart, and a few days later you receive your purchases. Convenient? Sure. But you can get the same buying experience purchasing a box of sandwich bags or a new toothbrush.

Finding Gold in Silver: The Surprising Benefits of an Older Workforce

January 24, 2018
by Gert Herold

When it comes to hiring new employees, there is an overarching perception younger is better. Millennials (aka, Gen Y) are plugged in to many of the driving factors that influence and shape businesses of today and tomorrow, including mobile connectivity and the internet of things (IoT).

Airline Employer Branding: How to measure the Unmeasurable

November 9, 2017
by Hans Nilsson

The global airline industry has changed significantly during the past decade, ushering in major mergers and expansions of existing carriers as well as introducing new players within the industry, most notably in the Middle East and Asia.

Matthews on how trust, multiculturalism, and millennials are having an impact on global leadership trends

September 1, 2017
by Mickey Matthews

Geopolitical protectionism. Heightened nationalism. Exclusionary immigration policies. Isolationist trading regulations. These terms are splashing news headlines around the world. How are these trends influencing global business?

Women in Healthcare Leadership: Inclusion Starts at the Top

July 14, 2017
by Olivier Van Dierdonck , David Harap

Only 8 of the top 100 hospitals in the U.S. have a woman CEO, according to a 2016 survey conducted by Rock Health, a venture fund dedicated to supporting “companies improving the quality, safety, and accessibility of our healthcare system”.

Top 9 Changes Resulting from the Digital Transformation: Collaboration is Key

July 5, 2017
by Tom Goorman

Companies in every industry and geographic location around the globe are well aware that technological innovation is a key strategic topic. Digital transformation disrupts traditional business models, pushing organizations to invest in new technologies, invent new business models and reorganize internal processes.

Pharma's New Hiring Challenges: Positioning Companies for Success

June 21, 2017
by Tamara Severi , David Harap

Most industries change over time, but usually those changes are occurring over a period of many years as the industry adapts to gradual changes in demographics or economics. However, in the pharmaceutical industry, the story has been a little different.

2017 Global Consumer Products and Services Survey: Gaining a Competitive Edge Through Innovation and Diversity

June 9, 2017
by Tom Christensen

Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, has recently opened a series of bricks-and-mortar stores, catching the whole industry by surprise.

2017 Stanton Chase Survey Results Reveal Ongoing Talent Shortage in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

April 5, 2017
by Gert Herold

The industrial world is struggling with an ongoing and significant talent shortage in leadership and management. Finding the right leadership talent for your company is the path to standing out and making progress in the era of Industry 4.0; these are the results from the Stanton Chase 2017 Global Industrial Executive Survey.

7 Pivotal HR Competencies for Global Business in 2017

March 17, 2017
by Karen Fogh-Andersen

“Why did we fall behind when the world around us evolved?” That’s the question that Nokia CEO Stephen Elop asked in his now famous brutally honest email to Nokia staff in 2011, before announcing major cuts the next day.

The Digitization Buzz: Focus on the Mindset, not on the Tools

February 20, 2017
by Tom Goorman

The buzzword in corporate strategies across industries and regions today is undeniably ‘digitalization’ – this word is considered by many boards and executive committees to be both a huge opportunity that comes with a variety of risks.

The Drive for Talent in the Techno Automotive World

December 5, 2016
by Rich Kolpasky , Falco A. Nicklas

Imagine stepping into your car, taking a nap, and arriving at your destination two hours later. Driverless cars. Autonomous vehicles. Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). The technology is known by a variety of different terms, but the concept is the same: digital systems, not people, are driving vehicles.

Gaining the Competitive Edge: Data Analysis in your organization

November 9, 2016
by Kevin Bradbury

The Stanton Chase Technology Practice Group is a strategic partner to clients within all major market sectors and regions. Recently, in ongoing conversations with our clients, we have heard many executives voice concerns relating to the seemingly endless opportunities and overwhelming demands presented by big data.

Why Good Boards Fail

September 30, 2016

Let’s face it: The business landscape and economy have changed dramatically in the last 12 months and many believe it will never return to its heydays.

Leadership in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

September 29, 2016
by Gert Herold

We are in the midst of a revolution. Industry 4.0, also known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, has already moved past our doorstep and is making its way comfortably into our homes and workplaces. Industry 4.0, which integrates technological advances into every facet of life, will only continue to permeate the spaces which we inhabit.

FinTech Turkey: A New Vision

September 21, 2016
by Çağrı Alkaya

The global economy is swiftly adapting to the technological advancements that we come across every day. The fast pace of technology provides the financial industry with new tools and complex instruments, both in favor of the customers and the companies that have been operating in the finance field. This progression has led the world into a new era, the era of FinTech.

The evolving leader today, “the times they are a changin' ”

August 10, 2016
by Steve B. Watson

For those of us who were around in the 1960s, there is perhaps no greater or appropriate ballad than Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are A Changin’ ”. While the focus of that song was on social unrest, today it could very well reflect the changing dynamics of leadership in Corporate America. There is certainly a “revolution” happening and if leaders of today hope to impact organizations tomorrow they must adapt strategies, recognize and accept change, and boldly move forward with a new leadership style.

Cultivating leadership with sincerity and character

August 9, 2016
by Steve B. Watson

As executive search consultants, our goal is to unearth the corporate leaders who will guide companies into the future. With more than 21 years in the business, there is one thing I’ve learned: leaders can appear timid and unassuming and others are more verbose and “in your face”.

Executive Newswire 13 - Technology 2016

June 24, 2016
by Milos Tucakovic

We are pleased to present you with a special edition of our e-magazine Newswire dedicated to Technology. We asked Mr. Milo Tomašević, PhD, Vice Dean for Corporate Cooperation from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Belgrade, to comment on the current Technology market, as well as potential challenges the faculty and companies might encounter on a daily basis. Also, we are presenting the thoughts and opinions of senior leaders from successful Technology companies on the current trends and challenges in Serbia, in the region, and the potential to attract new companies.

Great Companies Deserve Great Boards

May 31, 2016
by Wassim Karkabi

Great Companies deserve great boards and the board of directors should be an important asset to the shareholders it reports to, the chief executive it oversees and the company it governs.

Stanton Chase Istanbul Launches CFO Index Results

April 18, 2016
by Çağrı Alkaya

Stanton Chase Istanbul is pleased to launch its CFO Index results, containing insights of 250+ major local and international companies’ CFOs based in Turkey from a wide span of industries- excluding financial services.

Why Companies Lose Top Talent

April 8, 2016
by Mickey Matthews

Money, money money. This is what springs to mind when people hypothesize about the most common reason people leave their jobs. In fact, while cash may be king for companies, our research highlights that most people accept new jobs for content, career, and culture and they leave their supervisors, not their jobs.

2016 Global Industrial Survey – Sustaining Growth Through Diverse Leadership

February 17, 2016
by Gert Herold

Diversity matters. The Stanton Chase 2016 Global Industrial Survey results reflect the reality that instituting and managing diversity initiatives are undeniable strengths in overcoming the industry-wide challenges of global competition. From beginning to end – recruitment, employment, and ongoing human resources practices – hundreds of companies from around the globe have identified that fostering diversity in the workplace is an essential component of today’s corporate structure. This year’s survey results offer more detailed insight into perceptions of whose role it is to foster diversity initiatives in different regions of the world. The survey also provides qualitative data which offers suggestions for company implementation and awareness of diversity initiatives.

As Boomers Retire, GENXers Are Bringing a Unique Perspective to The Workforce

December 17, 2015
by Paul K. Herrerias

Paul Herrerias, Managing Director of Stanton Chase San Francisco is exploring how GENXers Are Bringing a Unique Perspective to The Workforce, as baby boomers retire. While Baby Boomers were defined by their careers, GenXers are not. They value “work/life balance”, preferring freedom and autonomy. They work to live, rather than live to work. This means radical changes for employers, how they can attract and motivate talent and how they can make their business successful.

Stanton Chase on the Impact of Technology on Executive Recruitment

December 3, 2015
by Tom Goorman

From Experience to competencies and skills. In this exclusive interview Tom Goorman, Vice Chairman at Stanton Chase, talks about how technology is changing the world of Executive Search. Leadership around the globe is challenged by new technology and opportunities that come along with it. Stanton Chase partners with companies worldwide in attracting and developing talent in this new environment. Learn more on how Stanton Chase is at forefront of using technology to the benefit of its clients and how the focus shifts from experience to competencies and skills.

Top 10 Red Flags in Post-Investment Management Audit

October 12, 2015
by Lucas Schellenberg

Once a PE firm invests in a company the investment has to be managed. Traditionally a PE professional takes a place in the board, being responsible for financial and performance controlling, monitoring the strategy and reporting accordingly. Additionally they are in duty for frequent top management audits.

"Building a Championship Team" Attitude over Aptitude: The Raven’s Way

October 6, 2015
by Mickey Matthews

What does an NFL franchise and a multinational corporation have in common? For one thing, they both want to achieve the highest level of success possible while confronting ever increasing levels of competition. To do so, they both require a unique, unifying culture and an innovative approach to hiring talented people who can develop and coalesce into winning teams and achieve this breakthrough performance goal.

Logistics & Transportation Executives Facing Today's Challenges, Seek Solutions Well into the Future

September 1, 2015
by Juan D. Morales

A volcanic cloud descends on Europe, disrupting flight plans. A tsunami in Thailand ripples across the Pacific and affects port activity in California. Forest fires in Los Angeles close highways for days. Threats of a terrorist attack in Brussels halt all transportation. A “computer glitch” shuts down United Airlines system-wide for several hours on the same day that the NYSE shuts down.

What CEOs want in top HR executives

September 1, 2015
by Ward Garven

When a chief executive officer watches four top Vice Presidents of Human Resources leave the organization within two years, something must be up. Perhaps not surprising to many top executives, it’s also not an uncommon story.

Executive Search in Japan: To find the hidden executive and professional talents

August 16, 2015

Stanton Chase Tokyo has just released a publication on Kindle (Amazon) titled “Executive Search in Japan”. It will help our clients located outside of Japan understand that hiring capable English speaking executives is a lot more difficult endeavor in Japan than it is in the Western world, and that engaging a credible executive search firm like us on retained base is the most effective way to overcome the difficulty.

How to (and How not to) Get Hired Online

August 4, 2015
by Panos Manolopoulos

It’s difficult to remember what job-hunting was like before the web, given the rapid rise of recruitment sites, online screening and video interviewing. But with more internet tools than ever available for both job seekers and employers, it’s imperative to make the web work for you when looking for your next gig. Panos Manolopoulos, Managing Partner at executive-search firm Stanton Chase in the Middle East, spoke to Benchmark on the do’s and don’ts of job-hunting online.

Top Five Tips for Online Job Seekers

August 4, 2015
by Panos Manolopoulos

Panos Manolopoulos, Managing Partner at Stanton Chase in the Middle East, gives Benchmark Middle East his five tips for how to best present yourself online when looking for a job.

New Trends for the Senior Financial Function Shared at CFO Forum 2015 in Sofia

July 28, 2015
by Darina Peneva

This June Ernst&Young and Forbes Magazine organized the annual CFO FORUM in Sofia, Bulgaria. Darina Peneva, the Managing Director of Stanton Chase Bulgaria, was invited to talk about the senior financial function. CFO FORUM 2015 seeks to support and develop the financial leaders’ community; to provide insight and guidance on aspects of interest to CFOs and future finance leaders as they seek to develop themselves, their teams and learn from others within their community.

Stanton Chase Bulgaria Introduces New Service - Executive Coaching

July 28, 2015
by Dobromir Minkov

On the verge of celebrating our anniversary - 25th globally and 10th locally – Stanton Chase Bulgaria is proud to introduce the newly launched service of Executive Coaching in its portfolio.

Sports Talent Management

July 8, 2015
by Heidrun Freitag

Stanton Chase International, an Executive Search and Leadership Consultancy, is entrusted with the search for world class leadership talent across most major industries. The Sports Talent Management sector is no exception: the aim is to find great talent and high-potential candidates, both eager and qualified, to be developed into management positions and to continuously increase the bench strength of the team.

Stanton Chase Czech Republic CEO Survey 2015

June 25, 2015
by Jozef Papp

This, our fourth annual CEO survey, provides interesting comparisons with the three previous surveys of 2012 – 2014. We received 105 responses (13% return) this year, divided 95% men and 5% women. All indices covered in the survey give cause for optimism, with 91% of respondents expecting positive economic development during 2015, and 90% reporting a positive evaluation of their company’s internal corporate sentiment.

Cybersecurity Leadership: The New Frontier

June 4, 2015
by Steve B. Watson , Christopher Arnold

There was a time in the not-too-distant past that corporate information technology roles were the domain of data center associates whose role was to implement technology, and design tools and applications which most executives did not understand.

Aerospace & Defense Quarterly Market News and Views - Spring 2015

May 18, 2015
by D. Mathew Griswold

The Stanton Chase International Aerospace & Defense Global Sector Team is pleased to provide you with Quarterly Market News and Views of our industry. We hope you will find these articles both informative and timely. Our Spring 2015 view is below and focuses on how the commercial and defense sectors of the industry continue to shift as global politics as well as markets evolve and economies reshape.

Athens Executive Newswire 15: Technology - A major enabler for reformation and economic recovery

May 5, 2015
by Nicholas Vasilikiotis

During the last decades, Technology has become a synonym for innovation, progress and development. It has turned to be a powerful engine for economic growth and competitiveness, a facilitator for connecting businesses and industries, an enabler of innovation and career opportunities.

Transparency critical as Office Depot/Staples management prepares workforce for job losses

April 23, 2015
by Juan D. Morales

It’s been almost 30 years since IBM rattled the South Florida economy with the announcement that it was closing its Boca Raton facility and consolidating operations in Austin and North Carolina. With that announcement came an end to thousands of careers for those who opted not to re-locate.

Upside in the Energy Downturn

March 31, 2015
by Christine Fisher

One thing is certain in North America’s energy industry today: not a second goes by that anything is certain. Anybody who is even remotely associated with the energy industry already knows it can be a roller coaster ride. The recent downturn in oil prices at the end of last year into 2015 has made that clear again – and continues to do so. Look a little closer, however, and there appears to be more opportunity than some may think in various surprising places from low energy prices.

Rise and Fall of the Chief Digital Officer

March 23, 2015
by Jan-Bart Smits

In this digital age commercial success of businesses, whether they are services or product oriented or a combination of the both, is determined by how well information is used. This is not only true for use within the company but also for how well it is used and shared across the complete “supply chain”, being suppliers, employees across all functions, sales channels and clients. We believe the Chief Digital Officer (CDO), a relative new role within companies, is crucial in this.

Stanton Chase Bulgaria CEO Survey 2014

February 16, 2015
by Darina Peneva

Stanton Chase Bulgaria conducted the survey among top managers in December 2014. It aimed to identify current trends in the business environment in the country, as well as the most important drivers that motivate managers in Bulgaria for change. The positive news is that more than half of the respondents are optimistic for the economic situation in Bulgaria for 2015. The majority of the respondents admit they face difficulties finding candidates for the key positions within their organizations. These and other interesting outcomes you can find in Stanton Chase Bulgaria CEO Survey 2014.

Belgrade CEO Survey 2014: "Improving yourself as a leader"

February 11, 2015
by Darina Peneva

As every year, in December 2014 Stanton Chase Belgrade has conducted a Survey, named Improving yourself as a leader, among CEOs of the biggest domestic and international companies in Serbia. Our latest CEO Survey is divided into three sections: development, private entrepreneurship and public company management. We asked the questions which we found significant for those topics, and thanks to great response we got a complete picture of the current state.

Düsseldorf’s latest news from Sports Management

February 10, 2015
by Heidrun Freitag

Years ago talking about “The Magic Triangle” in Germany, everybody knew that one was talking about the very famous players from VfB Stuttgart, Fredi Bobic, Krassimir Balakov and Giovanne Elber. Today things have changed because Merchandising of sports and interest in Sports have become very closely, combined with Commercialization. Today the magic square is between sponsors, highly paid sports professionals and as third party the television provider with the highest interest in the TV ratings.

Executive search, a fundamental & confidential process that essentially remains the same

January 17, 2015
by H. Edward (Ted) Muendel

The advent of public media access is having its impact on executive recruitment globally. Read the article to find out more about this transformation.

Ted Muendel: "The Speed of search"

January 8, 2015
by H. Edward (Ted) Muendel

The global economy has made it essential for companies to find and attract talent with experience in foreign markets. In addition, technology has increased the speed of business, giving a real sense of urgency to the hiring process. To navigate the increasingly complex process, Ted Muendel, managing director of Stanton Chase, discusses the changing role of executive search firms with SmartCEO magazine.

Evolution of Chinese Economy Requires Evolution of Talent Management

July 10, 2014
by Mickey Matthews

Multinational corporations (MNCs) face a multitude of challenges in their effort to achieve and maintain a leadership position in overseas markets. In the case of China, an evolving, “next stage” market where overall economic growth remains strong (about 7.5%) but is leveling off, adopting a successful leadership retention strategy has become the top priority…

Asia leads expansion of already exploding commercial transport demand

April 24, 2014
by D. Mathew Griswold

The Stanton Chase International Aerospace & Defense Global Sector Team is pleased to provide you with Quarterly Market News and Views of our industry. We hope you will find these articles both informative and timely. Our Spring 2014 view is below and focuses on how the commercial and defense sectors of the industry continue to shift as global politics evolve and economies reshape.