SMART INDUSTRY

The French industry will not be uberized. The 4th industrial revolution has already begun. We are not facing a disruptive revolution as expected, but a gradual transition to new industrial processes and collaborative modes. 

The trend is discrete yet deep. The digitalization of manufacturing tools is under way, accompanied by experts that are particularly agile and dynamic. Those experts are key in the hiring and retention plans. The industry of the future is taking shape, but not as we predicted.

Industrial companies are constantly improving their processes. They are starting to reap the benefits from digital transformation: efficiency, work time, security… this raising awareness pushes traditional businesses to reinforce themselves by internally relying on new competencies.

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Lense & Lumen Meeting in Stuttgart

Lense & Lumen Meeting in Stuttart

On the occasion of the opening of our German Partner Dr. Maier + Partner GmbH’s new office in Stuttgart, the members of Lense & Lumen Advisory Group met to exchange about their own activities and to reinforce cohesion and collaboration between their companies.

On what “soft skills*” will Executives need to rely on in order to maintain their employability?

Interview with Jean-Pierre Scandella, Managing Partner at ARROWMAN Executive Search

Interview by Olivier Durand

Jobs of the future do not exist yet, 50% of them will be transformed within 10 years, 10 to 20% will be created and, and the same amount will probably disappear.

On what “soft skills*” will Executives need to rely on in order to maintain their employability?

“We are currently experiencing a job revolution. Even though no one can distinctly predict the future, certain strong tendencies are observed in terms of competences to acquire and know-how to adopt. Global transformation, the multiplication of information flows and the simultaneous management of a multitude of projects, are factors that oblige Managers to have a critical mindset, making them break with their traditions and putting them in a position to advance and discriminate with refined judgement in order to deal with current events and not against them. Furthermore, the economic conditions now impose the need for new growth levers (in every sector: industry, luxury, distribution…), forcing everyone to work in a transversal and collaborative way; working in multidisciplinary teams is the leitmotiv. Finally, Managers must be creative and innovative, because it is possible to do more with less, companies now ask us to find “intra preneurs”. We can now say that creativity outweighs technical competences.”

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Renaud PRODEL joined as a Partner of ARROWMAN Executive Search

Renaud PRODEL joined as a Partner of ARROWMAN Executive Search, European direct approach recruitment and leadership consultancy firm, to grow its footprint in the UK. Based in London, he is in charge of Executives and Board Members recruitment in the UK, as well as development of the Educational Practice in France and in the UK.

He graduated from the University of Paris X Nanterre with a Masters in Economics, then from Oxford University (Saïd Business School) and HEC Paris with an Executive Masters in Consulting and Change Management Coaching. He began his career as an Auditor for Industry, Real Estate and Consumer products.

He continued his career with 19 years of experience in international executive search for experts and leaders before starting his own company. He is also an expert in human dynamic factors for transformation and change.

How you put yourself into play for a seat in the Board of Directors – inclusive 3 pieces of advice before entering the board room

The road to the board room is narrow and bumpy, and only a few people find the direct way. Board work requires preparation and hard work, if you have ambitions to step in and make yourself comfortable in the absolute top management of a company. Hansen Toft also recruits board members, and below you can see, what we keep a close eye on when we go hunting for the right profiles. As an add-on I will outline 3 topics for your thorough consideration, before accepting and entering the job.

In my latest blog entry I reflected on, how the board can create value for the company. But how do you get there? What does it take to ensure that the famous arrow points in your direction, when the door opens, and there is a vacancy at the board table?

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Axel Riester new Co-Owner of DE BORD INTERNATIONAL

De Bord International

Axel Riester is joining the business of DE BORD INTERNATIONAL as a new co-owner and partner. The addition is part of an expansion of the consulting service of DE BORD INTERNATIONAL. The Swiss independent executive search company of DE BORD INTERNATIONAL is successfully operating since 1984 and recruits specialists and management personnel nationally and internationally. The Managing Partners of DE BORD INTERNATIONAL are a perfect point of contact due to their respective specialties in the business sectors of consumer goods, life science, luxury goods and financial services. With Axel Riester this consulting service is further expanded by the construction and manufacturing industry on the one hand and digitalisation on the other.

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L&L Meeting in Milan

Meeting Milan

As we usually do at least twice a year, all L&L members met on March 21 & 22 in Milan.

One of the most important topics of this meeting was to exchange ideas and solutions regarding the current economic situation in Europe: indeed, most of our economies are booming, the working market is very active and it has become much harder to find and to attract talent. In this exciting but also challenging context, we think that our role is to support our Clients by being more attractive and more reactive. In this “war of talents” we concluded that “Pay attention to people” should be one of the key factors of success.

Another important topic of this meeting was our expansion: we are proud and happy to announce that L&L Advisory Group now has two new members in Sweden and in Italy. We would like to introduce and welcome Högström & Co and Arethusa. Both are well known and well established in their own countries, they have strong experience and expertise in the Executive Search industry, and they share the L&L Advisory Group DNA: a high level of professionalism, commitment and service, and strong human values. We invite our clients and partners to start using their services.

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Transformation & development of Mid-Caps

Transformation & development of Mid-Caps

ARROWMAN Executive Search is a long-time partner of entrepreneurs and leaders of Mid-Caps and family owned companies. Our specialised and experienced consultants address specific issues such as: structuring direction comities, succession planning, digital transformation, IPO, manufacturing organisation…

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Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

We are pleased to wish you very happy holidays!

Let 2018 a year full of new opportunities and growth.

Lense & Lumen Advisory Group Partners

Germany’s best Human Resources consultant

Whom do companies trust when it comes to filling specialist and management positions?

For the second time, WirtschaftsWoche in cooperation with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Personalführung (German Association for Human Resources Management) examined the market of personnel consultants. 1,150 HR decision-makers from German companies evaluated the consultations with regard to performance and quality.

Dr. Maier + Partner was honoured as leading industry champion in the field of machine and plant construction/industry.