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Pacific Talent Globally Attractive: Elika

To work in an organisation, good grades are no longer the only requirement. The workforce today is on the look-out for people who are involved with society and engaged in
25 Jun 2017 15:40
Pacific Talent Globally Attractive: Elika
acific Cooperation Foundation interim CEO Ralph Elika at the Topex Conference 2017 at the Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort and Spa on Yanuca Island. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

To work in an organisation, good grades are no longer the only requirement. The workforce today is on the look-out for people who are involved with society and engaged in community activities.

Ralph Elika, Interim chief executive officer  Pacific Cooperation Foundation told participants at the TOPEX conference that these were also some of the attributes found in Pacific islanders.

Mr Elika spoke on the topic: ‘Building Pacific talent Recruitment and retention.’

“Pacific islanders excel in multiple worlds and in multiple setting.

“We have cultural awareness and because of that, there is natural ability and that’s what makes us unique,” he said.

Mr Elika highlighted that Pacific islanders could easily adapt to a different world and different environment.

A characteristic others do not possess.

The challenge for business leaders and executives was to understand the characteristics of each generation and  to engage differently but effectively.

“Pacific talent is globally attractive yet locally accessible, if we don’t invest in them someone else will.”

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