News & Insights


We offer the latest news and most meaningful insights from our practice directors on the events, trends, and questions businesses face today.

Nurturing Talent in the Digital Age

When companies create their roadmaps for their digital transformation journey, what remains as the critical piece of the plan is ironically not some form of technology. Human capital is a cornerstone and is still very much the central resource of any company. After all, the success of a company’s digital transformation sits on the shoulders of people: those that will carry out the transformation and those that will be impacted by it.

The Business Case for Digital Transformation

Digital transformation has become a business imperative that cuts across all industries. What looked to be confined to known early adopters such as telcos, tech, retail, and FSI companies has expanded to all other sectors that now share the same pressure to transform. This pressure to transform is heavily driven by customer needs that have not only changed but are continuously evolving along with customer behavior.

Jesus Zulueta receives posthumous Ateneo Alumni Association Homecoming Award

ZMG Ward Howell founder Jesus “Gigi” Zulueta Jr. now joins Ateneo de Manila’s top jubilarian graduates with a posthumous honor given during the Ateneo Alumni Association (AAA) Homecoming Awards, held on November 25, 2017. Ms. Jeannette Zulueta was present during the ceremony, and received the AAA Homecoming Award on behalf of her late husband.

Origin and Identity: Remembering Gigi Zulueta

What makes companies great? What makes the prominent companies of our time rise above the others? Often, the answer is in the origin. A bright idea conceived in the mind of the founder. Armed with courage to take risks and tenacity amid failure, founders set out to build organizations that become so renowned and far greater than the sum of its parts.

People Readiness is Business Readiness

The year-end homestretch is upon us, and adding to the holiday rush are annual business planning activities coupled with that final push to reach performance targets and client commitments. By this time, many leadership teams have already taken stock of what to prepare for in 2018. The usual givens are a mainstay in any planning template: what changes will be anticipated, how will the business respond, and what can be expected from the competition.

Shifting Practices

Professional recruitment has changed considerably in the past decade or so, and, not surprisingly, the rise of digital technologies has played a major role. These technologies have made it so convenient to get the word out about a vacancy that needs to be filled.

Becoming Relevant in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The fourth industrial revolution is here and now. But while technology is on the rise, nothing still compares to the human insight in evaluating and hiring talent.