How can you do this?
Larger organisations will have the resources to deploy teams dedicated to finding and developing top talent which tour the traditional high-potential hunting grounds of Russell Group universities and accredited business schools. However mid-sized and smaller companies, where filling leadership and management roles with the right people is even more crucial to the organisation’s success, often don’t have the resources to compete.
But there is good news for these organisations, the Association of MBAs (AMBA) most recent salary survey saw a 3.2 percentage jump in the number of graduates who chose to work in SMEs immediately post their MBA. From our conversations with MBA graduates we believe this shift is for several reasons. It has been known for many years that the younger generation no longer expect a job for life so they’re willing to take more risks with a portfolio career. Working for an SME gives them a chance to grasp opportunities and gain experience across many functions quickly, they understand the importance of a wide variety of roles on their CV.