In response to the slow job market and heightened interested in strategic career planning, IE Business School sponsored a special lecture for AIESEC Korea (an international collegiate leadership group) and the Seoul business community titled “The Future of the Job Market: What HR Managers Want, What Job Hunters Need to Know” last Tuesday, March 20th 2012.

Held at the Center 1 Building in the City Center downtown Seoul, the event featured guest lecturer William Davila, director of Asia Pacific Region from IE Business School who spoke about the rapid changing trends in talent recruitment and retainment, the competition for global talent, and peculiarities of the Millennial generation of skilled labor.

On the expert panel were top executives from Merck Group (Global HR Division), Hyundai Motors (Head of Global HR), SK Telecom (Corporate Investment), Samsung Electronics (Head of Global Talent Recruitment), and PaulnMark Consulting (University Career Consultant). The event drew out a large crowd ranging from seasoned executives, young business professionals, and university students from the neighboring college district.

Following the lecture and presentation, many remained afterwards for individual consultations and small group discussions. Due to huge needs expressed, another career related session is being planned for this summer.