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Transforming the way your industry works

Bilingual talent is in high demand as the sporting world’s eyes turn toward Japan

Posted by in Asia, Career Advice, Japan, Yusuke Isoda

With the 2019 Rugby World Cup and 2020 Olympics on the horizon, the world’s biggest sports businesses are on the hunt for Japanese candidates and those who boast language skills and experience in related industries, says Consultant for Japan Yusuke Isoda in an interview with SRi. To read a Japanese language version of this article, please click here. SRi: You recently joined SRi after a number of years for a Tokyo-based recruitment specialist, what are your ambitions for SRi in Japan? Yusuke Isoda: “As a passionate sports fan, I’m thrilled…read more

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SRi merges with The Cheyenne Group, a U.S. media and entertainment executive search firm

Posted by in Uncategorised

SRi, a leading executive search and consulting firm today announced a merger with The Cheyenne Group creating a unique global, boutique with unrivalled access to an established and robust global network of talent in related industry sectors. The combination of SRi and The Cheyenne Group brings together two leading brands with a rich heritage and reputation for delivering innovative talent solutions in transforming the way their clients’ industries work. Founded in 1999, The Cheyenne Group is an industry leader providing world class search and consulting services by assisting management teams…read more

Are you on board?

Posted by in Asia, Frances Farnworth, HR, Leadership, Management

Starting a new job can be daunting enough at any level, without turning up to find you were forgotten about, left to figure it all out on your own, thrown in and told to get going. Does that get you ‘onboard’ with the company? Many would say no. An effective onboarding process of new staff has been shown to be key in the retention of staff, which seems obvious, YET the ineffective onboarding of new staff is all too common. Get it wrong and your new superstar whiz kid (or…read more

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Opportunities aplenty in Japan’s growing sports industry

Posted by in Asia, Japan, Management, Yusuke Isoda

The Japanese sports business industry is set to grow exponentially and those who boast critical skills are in high demand, says SRi’s Yusuke Isoda The sporting world’s focus will shift to Japan for a packed calendar of major events and although there are challenges ahead, a land of opportunity awaits those who have the critical skills required. To read a Japanese language version of this article, please click here. With the Rugby World Cup and 2020 Olympic Games on the horizon, the Japanese sports business industry is enjoying an unprecedented period…read more

The Invictus Games come to Sydney: Q&A with CEO Patrick Kidd

Posted by in Australia and New Zealand, Events, Jonathan Harris

Patrick Kidd has worked tirelessly to bring the Invictus Games to Australia and SRi’s Managing Partner in Australia, Jonathan Harris, had the chance to speak with him shortly after Sydney was announced as the 2018 hosts. With less than two years until 500 competitors from 17 countries arrive in Sydney to compete in 11 sports, Kidd revealed a bit more about how the Games were won, and how he plans to get the Australian public behind the Games. Q. Hi Patrick, the Invictus Games are coming to Sydney in 2018, can…read more

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How sponsors and rights holders are harnessing the power of content

Posted by in Commercial, Digital, Entertainment, Media, Paul Childley, Sponsorship

Content is king for both rights holders and sponsors – ensure you have the right team in place to capitalise on the boom, says SRi’s Paul Chidley. Sponsorship activation in 2017 is certain to place a greater focus on content than ever before. With rights holders and sponsors looking for partnerships that can amplify their brands, achieve objectives, and deliver a measurable return on investment, it’s never been more critical to ensure that internal teams are fit for purpose. That the insatiable appetite of consumers for more and more content…read more

How LaLiga is bringing El Clasico to China

Posted by in Asia, Career Advice

Bill Yang is currently the Project Coordinator in LaLiga’s China office, having secured the role through SRi in July 2016. Boasting a degree from one of the best universities in China, Bill had accumulated significant research and business analysis experience working for management consulting companies, which was very attractive to LaLiga. Bill is just one example of our dedicated SRi team in China’s ability to secure top talent from other industries for leading sports roles. Our Head of China, Ting Zhang, recently sat down with Bill to talk about his…read more

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SRi reflects on a successful 15 years and looks toward the future

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The global sports industry has changed dramatically since SRi’s foundation in 2001. From the way people communicate and consume content, to the gradual blurring of lines between fashion, entertainment and sport, the world in which we all now live is remarkably different to the one that SRi was born into at the turn of the century. We reflected upon the evolution of the industry, and of SRi itself, when we celebrated our 15th birthday last week with colleagues and friends at a drinks reception in London, hosted by our Chairman…read more

Team building and company culture in 2017 – what leaders need to know

Posted by in Helen Soulsby, HR, Leadership, Management, Women in sport

SRi’s managing partner in Asia, Helen Soulsby, moderated a panel at All That Matters in Singapore which comprised standout businesswomen in leadership positions including Emma Banks of CAA, Sunita Kaur of Spotify, Stephanie McMahon of WWE, Susana Tsui of PHD Asia Pacific, as well as YouTube superstar and budding entrepreneur Bethany Mota. Helen summarises the panel discussion that poured over the challenges of modern team building, leadership styles that are fit for purpose today and how to get the best out of enthusiastic yet impatient Millennials. Team dynamics and company…read more

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The content explosion – how rights holders and clubs are becoming more sophisticated than ever

Posted by in Commercial, Digital, Entertainment, Media, Paul Childley, Sponsorship

With more content than ever available to sports fans, production teams at rights holders, clubs and sponsors are growing in a bid to tap into the opportunity that new platforms, technologies and interactions can provide. SRi partner Paul Chidley investigates the changes that are happening in content across rights holders and clubs. The ability to create content has never been easier. From the professionally produced, such as Samsung’s recent School of Rio series, to rough-and-ready video on social media, the costs involved have tumbled, while the opportunity for sporting bodies…read more