Facebook posted significant growth in revenue and profits for the second quarter of this year. The growth surge, celebrated by investors, is attributed mainly to mobile advertising, which appears in the news feeds of users accessing the social network via their mobile phones. The company reports having around 1.32 billion monthly users worldwide in June, with more than a billion people using the service at least partly on mobile devices.Read More >>
Finnish telecom company Nokia had a second-quarter boost in profits, reporting €2.5 billion in income compared with a €226 million loss in the same period last year. Unable to compete with the likes of Apple and Samsung, the company completed the sale of its handset unit to Microsoft in April. When adjusted for the handset sale and other divestments, Nokia had a net loss of €26 million, compared with a loss of €113 million in last year’s second quarter.Read More >>
Japan’s once-mighty electronics firms have suffered precipitous losses in global market share in the past decade, due largely to an inability to compete in key categories of consumer electronics, most notably smartphones. Outpaced by foreign as well as local rivals, former titans such as Sony, Hitachi, Panasonic and Sharp are starting to reckon with the fact that in order to survive in an industry which has rapidly evolved, they will need to adapt.Read More >>
In order to meet the demands of Canada’s robust market for talent, Boyden has launched a major expansion here. With 90 partners and staff in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario, Boyden Canada is now one of the country’s leading and largest executive search firms.
Having expanded offices in Toronto and Calgary as well as new offices in Ottawa and Vancouver, the new Boyden Canada consists of a dynamic team of experienced search professionals. Collectively, we cover all of Canada’s key industrial sectors and understand the unique challenges these industries face as well as the local standards that define them.
Internationally, Boyden gives clients access to a sophisticated network of more than 70 offices in 40 countries, including 13 major US cities. The offices are linked by leading-edge technology, and the entire firm is built around a focus on practice specialties and global collaboration.
Boyden’s success as an integrated, multicultural executive search firm is born out of our unique decentralised structure. We are distinct in our industry, in that no single national culture dominates our firm. Our clients engage directly with the local search experts who can serve them most effectively, while benefitting from the strengths of our entire global organisation.
Find out more about Boyden’s expanded Canadian presence.
As Group Executive for Asia-Pacific at Visa, Chris Clark provides operational leadership for Visa’s businesses across the region. In this interview Clark discusses effectively leading in the multicultural Asia-Pacific region, digital commerce trends, his “Australian” style of managing people, and the importance of personal engagement in leadership.Read More >>
The energy, mining, industrials and manufacturing sectors currently stand at a crossroads. Impacted greatly by resource supply and demand and aging workforces, companies must transform their practices, innovating to succeed. Going forward, there is a critical need for agile leadership that possesses both overall operational expertise and sector-specific skills. Companies have already started to bring in new management as they face the challenges of a changing industry, a trend expected to continue in the near to long term.Read More >>
Boyden significantly expands its strategic presence in Canada with the addition of Odgers Berndtson offices in Vancouver and Ottawa and expanded operations in Toronto.Read More >>