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Youth in Japan – We Need You! Ask anyone: Hiring in Japan is a challenge. In the face of deflation and an aging population, the post-war Job for Life corporate culture is crumbling as corporates try to keep rising costs down by offering contract or part-time jobs to younger employees. Only a staggering 50% of […]
Australian Institute of Sport appoints SRi Executive Global executive recruitment firm leading the search for 3 key roles 24 November 2017, Sydney, Australia – The Australian Sports Commission has appointed SRi Executive to lead a landmark project designed to transform the leadership team of its high performance arm, the Australian Institute of Sport. SRi’s Sydney-based […]
How Social Commerce is Changing the Game in China With the monoliths of FANG (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google) dominating online shopping in the west, what is the east doing? Well, as it turns out, quite a lot. BAT (Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent) is fast creating a centre of innovation and social commerce that is China. […]
Former Olympian named the AFL’s Head of Women’s Football In a search headed by SRi, three-time Olympian Nicole Livingstone has been appointed the new head of women’s football, and hopes to begin the journey towards the AFLW becoming totally professional. Livingstone will join the AFL on December 4 and has the responsibility of growing and managing the […]
Legacy – What will it mean for Sports businesses in Japan? Legacy – a word that has been in the foreground since the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, when the amount of sheer waste of resources generated in the hosting country from hosting such major sporting events came to light. Venues that only months […]
进入中国市场：是童话故事中永远幸福快乐的在一起吗？ 为期两天的第一届中澳体育峰会在10月16日在上海开幕，演讲阵容包括30几位来自各国的体育、媒体、娱乐业界领导人。体育产业在中国的崛起说明了它的潜力；2015年里就带来了人民币1.7万亿，而澳大利亚也是个热爱体育的国家，两国之间合作的空间还待发展。这次峰会将探讨体育商业在两国的发展现状，并且希望借此推动两国在体育商业领域中的进一步合作。SRi的亚洲太区合伙人Helen Soulsby和中国区合伙人 张婷 在这次会议中进行了专题演讲：Coming to China: Is It a Happily Ever After? 以下为演讲摘要。 人生若只如初见。打入中国市场犹如进入一段婚姻。起初，一切都是美好的。但日子久了，摩擦开始产生时，你可能会惊觉事与愿违，想开拓这市场比想象中的还更有挑战性。 中国市场独一无二，想在这里立足的商家常堕入的陷阱包括：低估人脉关系的重要性和无法适应以及恰当的运用本地媒体来建立自己的生意。中国体育商业发展尽管蓬勃但依然嫩绿，有许多地方仍是灰色地带。 打个比方，虽然在中国现在类似马拉松的活动不在400项下但在6年前，国内只有6项。中国有13.8亿人口，纵使全国都吹着同样的 “体育风”，每个城市的消费习惯、平台都各不相同。面对这样的挑战，关键在于先了解文化的差异再建立更完善的沟通模式。 工欲善其事，必先利其器。一个生意在中国的成功与否与它的团队系紧紧相连。一个好的团队能为你创造生意高峰。在公司的核心价值不被妥协的前提下和生意领导人意识到他的中国团队和他在其他国家的团队的文化差异，放手让他们发挥。 一步一脚印，如果你能给予耐心、信任、妥协、沟通和承诺，何事秋风悲画扇 这个结局大家都能避免。 若您对本次专题演讲的简报内容有兴趣，欢迎电邮至一下邮箱像我们索取：email@example.com.
Coming to China: Is It a Happily Ever After? Presentation by Helen Soulsby and Ting Zhang at the Australia-China Sports Summit Date: 16-17 October 2017, Shanghai, China The inaugural two-day Australia-China Sports Summit kicked off this week, with a list of more than 30 prestigious speakers lined up for discussions and keynote addresses. It is […]
Search for Athletic Directors like you would a new CEO How the modern day AD is more Chief Executive Officer than coaching figurehead By Steven Moser, High Performance Consultant, SRi Executive It is no secret that college sport in the United States is a business, a big business. You must now clarify in conversations […]
Womenomics in Japan – Is it working? Header Photo credits: Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg With a population set to shrink by 30 percent and elderly ratio to increase to two-fifths by 2060, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced in 2014 a “Creating a Society in which Women Shine” – or more commonly referred to as Womenomics – […]
How esports teams can capitalise on the industry’s revenue boom An SRi Report It’s no secret that the esports industry is booming. Global revenues have more than doubled in the past 24 months and are project to do so again by 2020. Yet esports teams are falling behind publishers, sponsors and advertisers in the race […]