M'sians in high demand overseas

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    The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Mosti) today denied allegations of abusing grants amounting to RM1.152 billion that was allocated for research and development (R&D). Its deputy minister Datuk Dr Abu Bakar Mohamad Diah said the allocation for the R&D was given to researchers or applicants using a tight procedure. He said... …

  • Singaporean tourist killed, 39 injured in bus accident, the third in 8 days – Bernama

    A Singaporean tourist was killed while 39 others were injured, including two drivers, when the double-decker tour bus they were travelling in plunged into a ravine at KM70 of the Kuantan-Segamat highway near Pekan, Pahang, this afternoon.  The bus, driven by a local driver, transporting 38 Singaporean tourists from Redang Island, Terengganu to... …

  • Shahidan proposes 3 deputy director-general posts in Esscom – Bernama
    Shahidan proposes 3 deputy director-general posts in Esscom – Bernama

    Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim (pic) has proposed to create three deputy director-general posts in the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) to enable it to function more effectively. Shahidan said the posts could be created representing the three leading enforcement agencies, Malaysian Armed Forces,... …

  • Raja Bomoh spouting mumbo-jumbo again
    Raja Bomoh spouting mumbo-jumbo again

    Bomoh (shaman) Ibrahim Mat Zin (pic, third left) is in the headlines for the wrong reasons again, this time for conducting a cleansing ritual along KM306.1 of the North-South Expressway. The area has been in the spotlight since last Thursday after Bukit Gelugor MP Karpal Singh died when his Toyota Alphard was involved in a collision with a... …

  • Government may install temporary pipe to channel water directly to Sg Langat – Bernama

    The Government is considering installing a 1.5-kilometre temporary pipe from the tunnel that will supply raw water from Pahang to the Langat 2 Water Treatment Plant, to Sungai Langat in Selangor to feed water to existing water treatment plants as a means to solve the water crisis in the Klang Valley. Deputy Minister of Energy, Green Technology... …

  • Syabas hopeful first, third, fourth stage of water rationing to end April 30 – Bernama
    Syabas hopeful first, third, fourth stage of water rationing to end April 30 – Bernama

    Water supply rationing for the first, third and fourth stage of the plan is expected to end on April 30, according to one of the parties responsible for the supply of the natural resource in the Klang Valley. Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas) corporate communications and public affairs assistant general manager, Priscilla Alfred said this... …

Kuala Lumpur (The Star/ANN) - Malaysians are an in-demand lot overseas, according to Korn/Ferry International country head and managing director Reza Ghazali.

Speaking yesterday at the company's soft launch at its new Kuala Lumpur office in the city centre, Malaysians, he noted, are known to be outstanding due to the nation's multi-faceted environment, which compels its people to be robust, flexible and ready workers in turn.

Korn/Ferry International recently entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Minneapolis-based PDI Ninth House, a leadership solutions provider that has been in business for nearly five decades.

"We can now bring our solution lines together. From our position as a search company, we are now partnering with companies to manage their business by tailoring leadership solutions that integrate assessment, skills development and coaching,"

Korn/Ferry Asia Pacific president Charles Tseng added: "In essence, we want to groom, and not just recruit. We are ready to offer international exposure to local talents, but the question is: Are these talents ready to leave? The ultimate objective is for them to grow and lead the local business when they return."

Several in-house surveys have indicated talent management as a key challenge that most companies face today, hinting at the longstanding issue of unstructured succession planning.

"CEO succession is one of the most significant business challenges for boards in Asia at the moment," Tseng said. "We see shifts that impact succession planning, such as those of family-run businesses moving to professional management, founders' handovers to successors, as well as government-linked companies benchmarking themselves against world-class companies."

The talent management firm's solutions are to align future CEO criteria with short- to long-term business strategy using research-based assessment tools to identify high potentials to deepen its pool of executive talent.

To help companies manage efficiency and effectiveness levels, internal and external talents are benchmarked against the same validated competency profiles.

These are some of the key exercises that Korn/Ferry prescribes.

"Our knowledge of local companies, their boards and CEOs, as well as our understanding of the Malaysian business context, help our clients nagivate this transition effectively. We are uniquely positioned to build on our global experience in this area and align our services to key trends impacting organisations in Malaysia," Reza said.

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  • Langkawi MP unrepentant, continues insults on late Karpal, says Facebook user The Malaysian Insider
    Langkawi MP unrepentant, continues insults on late Karpal, says Facebook user

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  • Remains of Karpal’s aide to be flown back to India The Malaysian Insider
    Remains of Karpal’s aide to be flown back to India

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