Filling boardroom seats

Wanted: Global experience in resumes, women on boards
By Uyen Vu
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/22/2005

It’s a good time for Canadian managers working abroad to come home, as they are among the most sought after when organizations look to fill executive roles, according to several executive search firms.

Even if the positions being filled have nothing to do with global markets, employers are still keen on luring back Canadians. In their eyes, people with managing experience abroad are those with just the right mix of flexibility and openness needed in today’s market, said Jeff Hauswirth, managing director of Spencer Stuart’s Toronto office.

“How decisions are made vary from country to country, so if you can be successful in a different cultural setting, it speaks to versatility, adaptability, ability to read different situations,” said Hauswirth.