Global Talent Update – November 2021

Global Talent Update - November 2021
“What it means to be an effective leader has changed significantly over the last five years, as has the nature of the workplace, especially in the last couple of years. A few decades ago, decisions weren’t necessarily more difficult, and leaders took more time. Today, the pace of change and evolution of the market and technology demands quick decision-making and agility. Companies need to foster learning through the lens of critical thinking rather than just prescriptive. As companies adapt, they need emerging leaders and employees who can grow and continue to grow into their roles more quickly than ever before.” – Bert Miller, President & CEO, MRINetwork


Twenty-four women executives have been recognised by the WeQual Awards for their outstanding contribution to business from some of the biggest companies in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. WeQual’s mission is to tackle the slow progress in appointing women to executive positions. Since its creation, more than 35% of the winners of previous WeQual Awards in the UK, EMEA, APAC and The Americas have already been promoted to the executive committees of major global companies.

The finalists appear in eight categories: Technology, Brand, Transformation, Commercial, Finance, Business Development, Procurement & Supply Chain, and People & Culture. The winners in each category will be announced in January 2022.

The 24 WeQuals, all one level below Group ExCo or Group C-Suite leader, automatically become members of the WeQual Club. They join the 144 senior executives already enrolled.

Access the names of the finalists and the companies they represent at WeQual: Exceptional EMEA Women Executives Shortlisted in Awards | Citizen Tribune.


The countries of the Asia-Pacific region have the most to lose from unchecked climate change than any other part of the world, but they’re also the best positioned to lead the global transformation toward a low-carbon economy, according to a new analysis by Deloitte’s Access Economics team, an Australia-based research and advisory group that’s part of the Deloitte Economics Institute.

The team prepared an economic modeling in their report, “Asia Pacific’s turning point: How climate action can drive our economic future,” and found that without immediate action to blunt rising emissions, climate change will diminish the region’s GDP by more than 5.5% — US$3.4 trillion — by mid-century. However, if the region sees decarbonization as a potential growth driver — or an export unto itself — and commits its technology, talent, and capital to the effort, it has the power to change the trajectory of the global economy.

According to Deloitte’s analysis, the decade between 2025 and 2035 would involve the most challenging shifts in industrial policy, energy systems, and consumer behavior, while demonstrating the payoff to some Asia-Pacific economies as they start exporting decarbonization technologies and goods to the world.

Access the report at Asia Pacific’s Turning Point | Deloitte Asia Pacific.


Nuevo Leon Automotive Cluster (CLAUT) and Lean Six Sigma International (LSSI) have allied to train specialized talent in the automotive industry to improve its quality and optimize companies’ production costs in the region, as reported in Mexico Business News. The aim is to strengthen human talent through best practices, teamwork and experience. Among multiple objectives, the committee focuses on the development of competency certification standards. To do so, CLAUT allied with LSSI, a strategic accredited partner with the technology to offer training at a viable cost for all affiliates and external companies.

The alliance will launch the Agents of Change – Lean Six Sigma training program, which focuses on the automotive industry specialization that will allow a company’s human talent to certify in this methodology. The training will provide the industry with good practices in continuous improvement based on a global benchmarking process to position Mexico as a reference in Latin America and increase the country’s GDP. To achieve this objective, CLAUT is also opening the training program to external companies that also wish to certify their human talent.

This strategy goes in compliance with the cluster’s six-year line of work plan defined in 2019, which aims to seek greater national integration for the automotive industry in Nuevo Leon and the country and to help the Cluster continue to be an effective tool for sharing best practices among the associated companies, according to Manuel Montoya, CLAUT’s General Director.

Read the full article at Alliance Aims to Boost Automotive Industry Using Human Talent | Mexico Business News.