Pangloss International has been awarded the 2013 HR Excellence award for “HR Challenger”. Managing Director Muriel Steegan was delighted after the receiving the award. “This is a great recognition for our company. I’m so pleased for everybody who has worked so hard. And it’s especially pleasing that we won this award for helping so many people who are over 45 to find their next role.”
Much has been said and written about the dearth of women board members here in Singapore last year. However, I believe it is important to look at the bigger picture, and take a holistic view of the way the boards of local corporations function.The fact that an independent board of directors is a necessity for good governance is clear. I would like to focus on the manner by which potential candidates are admitted to the board, and what constitutes a good and effective board.