After incurring charges of nearly $3 billion for safety recalls, General Motors had an encouraging third quarter, turning in an earnings report free of special charges for the first time in six months. By accounting for most of the recall-related costs in the first half of the year, including legal fees and costs for fixing and shipping recalled vehicles, GM appears to finally be moving past the worst safety crisis in its more than 100-year history.Read More >>
Gains in its trading and equity underwriting businesses resulted in a strong third quarter for Credit Suisse, which saw its profit more than double. Many trading operations were buoyed by market volatility in September, but bank executives are striking a note of caution, given mixed results in early October. Brady Dougan, Credit Suisse’s American Chief Executive, stated that “the pace of execution in the fourth quarter will clearly depend on market conditions.”Read More >>
Oil companies worldwide are facing some daunting challenges, with demand down and a glut in supply. US output of shale oil has risen sharply, enabling it to cut OPEC imports by nearly 50%. There are also troubles within OPEC, as Saudi Arabia cut official prices this month to shore up market share, and most members are engaged in a price war with Asia. The price of oil, based on Brent Crude, has plunged to $92 a barrel since June 2014, the lowest in over two years.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.
Innovation in Business & Technology
The consumer is changing, quickly. Successful, adaptive companies, like The Walt Disney Company, are constantly evolving the consumer experience to benefit from this new reality.
Boyden will be hosting a webinar on Tuesday, January 28th at 2:00PM EST with Disney’s Allen Fazio, Vice President Business Technology Strategic Planning - Themeparks & Resorts. He will share the technology innovation principles for the CEO, CIO, and CMO that Disney has implemented based on their relentless consumer focus.Read more
Dan Dillon, Chief Marketing Officer of ASU, talks about making the transition from the consumer packaged goods and restaurant industries to the higher education sector. Looking back on 25 years in domestic and global management roles, he also shares insights on the importance of team chemistry, and the changing role of the CMO.Read More >>
As the world rebounds from the financial crisis, the consumer and retail industry has been a point of focus. Consumer spending is on the rise in many countries, and the middle class has expanded in emerging markets. As more retailers use technology, omni-channel retailing has taken hold. Through it all, the luxury segment has thrived.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 >>