May 13th, 2013 – Vienna, Austria – AIMS International To Sponsor The 8th Annual PHARMA HR Forum
In the next two days, AIMS International will join the 8th Annual Pharma HR Forum as a panel sponsor. Stephen Strittmatter, Grégoire Depeursinge and Hendrik Jan Guitink – experts for executive search in the Pharmaceutical, Health Care and Life Science segment – will organize a panel discussion focusing “Multi-Country Recruitment & Cultural Diversity”. Continue reading “8th Annual Pharma HR Forum 2013” »
May 10th, 2013 – Vienna, Austria – AIMS International has launched the second issue of the international study about the most efficient competencies of Board Members, including one focus section with the results of the analysis of women on Board.
The results of the study regarding Board competencies lead to believe that women and men do not view any differently the most important and critical competencies. This very aspect matters the most, therefore it can be concluded that no gender bias should exist between them when assessing the top five competencies for efficient Board members.
The only competency showing a significant difference is “Communication”. Women and men are the complete opposite. Men tend to express themselves boldly, keeping sensitivity to others aside while women use more tact and diplomacy and adapt their message. Therefore, the gender gap in Boards is mostly created by the inability of both genders to communicate.
Today, the current code of communication in a Board setting is male-dominated, and the difficulty for women is to adopt a masculine code of communication to be perceived as efficient or at the very least to fit in. To have more women present on Boards, men will need to learn to appreciate and understand the female code of communication and stop assessing Board members solely through their own male code of communication. Then, men will start to appreciate the real business value that women have to offer, beyond the communication style.
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May 7th, 2013 – Vienna, Austria – Richard Joly’s interview about the most efficient behavior of Board Directors has echoed in an article in Semanaeconómica’s web bulletin in Perú (April 30th, 2013).
In Semanaeconómica, one of the top weekly business magazines in Perú, Richard Joly is refered to when it comes to the question of how to become a member of a Board of Directors.
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May 3rd, 2013 – Vienna, Austria – AIMS International has launched the second issue of the international study about the most efficient competencies for Board Members.
This study was conducted by AIMS International, Leaders & Co, the College of Corporate Directors in Canada and Gauthier Murtada & Partners. The following is a summary of a study which includes remarks and comments from members of the Research Committee as well as their constituents and some professional board directors. We want to foster a discussion on the topic of desired and efficient behaviors of directors, while creating a practical guide for chairmen of boards, directors, members of Governance Committees, CEOs and any other person involved in the recruitment and the evaluation of a board director. The team was headed by Richard Joly, AIMS International and Leaders & Co. Continue reading “Study 2 Part 3: Behaviors of Board directors” »