A global survey of more than 600 executive recruiters and leadership advisors from executive search firms, by the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC) has revealed that HR departments are significantly behind other functional departments when it comes to digital transformation.
Legal departments were ranked on par with HR, while marketing and technology departments were ranked the most digitally-advanced within organisations, in the survey published in AESC's Leading Transformation: Shaping the C-Suite for Business 4.0 Innovation report.
The global trend followed course in Asia as well, where the least digitally-advanced function was legal, followed closely by HR at a score of 2.1 and 2.5 respectively (where 1 represents least advanced). Just over 13% of the respondents were from Asia.
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