My world: June 2021…
This is part of a series of articles where our contributors describe how they think things will look a year from now.
With business needs changing, companies may re-evaluate the fit of their managers and non-executive directors
Last week, the chief financial officer of a FTSE 250 business told me they had completed the hiring process for a new director within four days. The candidate was referred to them, and rather than wait for the pandemic to pass, they struck while the iron was hot. A series of Zoom meetings, an offer accepted, and contracts signed without a wet signature. The candidate hadn’t met anyone in person or visited the company’s offices. No corners were cut in the process – the business adapted. Smart recruitment, I’d say: good use of technology, and an individual with valuable skills is off the market. The competition didn’t get a look in.
Conversations I’ve had with a range of real estate clients over the past few weeks have been interesting and varied, though they have probably raised more questions than answers. Here are some of the common themes: