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ExecuNet's exclusive Recruiter Confidence Index was flat from June to July and still below 40 percent. What this means to you is recruiters are not seeing a broad based improvement in the overall executive employment market for the near-term. Since 40 percent are confident or very confident — it seems there are pockets for opportunity, but not across the board. When the index climbs over 50 percent is an indicator or a more broad-based improvement in the executive hiring market.


Nearly half (49%) of the executive recruiters surveyed by ExecuNet revealed that executives with proven innovation skills were hard to find, compared to other skills, and 31 percent said companies were willing to pay a premium for innovative talent — even in today's job market.

With product lifecycles declining rapidly, increased global competition and pressure from changing customer needs, executives who have demonstrated they can challenge business assumptions and find the areas of opportunities in current business models are in demand. We counsel executives every day that they have to do more than claim they were "innovative" on their résumés. They need to show a quantifiable history of innovating and its impact on their previous organizations.


Published on: Monday, August 20, 2012

Follow the Leader: Clay Shirky (2 of 3)

At the 2012 World Innovation Forum, social networking expert Clay Shirky explored the business impacts he sees from the emergence of collective intelligence and social collaboration in an exclusive video interview for ExecuNet. Shirky provided some examples from the business world about what companies are learning from their customers and other influencers. Shirky also outlined the right set of expectations for the business impact of mass collaboration and the power of organizing.


Published on: Friday, August 17, 2012

Follow the Leader: Andrew Winston

At the 2012 World Innovation Forum, global green business and sustainability thought leader Andrew Winston shared his perspectives in a video interview for ExecuNet on how the rise of the consumer, increased global demand for natural resources and demands for more corporate transparency are changing the performance metrics organizations measure themselves against.


ExecuNet's exclusive Job Creation Index ticked up slightly in July to +10 from +8 in June, showing slightly higher expected growth in executive job creation for the next six months.

Executive recruiters continued to report that there are pockets of opportunity in the current marketplace with 20 percent companies looking to add executive jobs in the next six months and another 25 percent of companies who are likely to freezing hiring for the next six months.


What World Renowned Business Leaders Have to Say

Many of the world's top business leaders, from a variety of industries, gathered in New York City to share their views on business and the challenges today's leaders will face in the coming years. Attendees learned how visionaries from a wide range of management disciplines define the process and commitments required to realize the potential for raising organizational performance in a time of lingering economic uncertainty and a changing global economy. These are can't miss insights for any business executive!

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