Published on: Thursday, April 25, 2013
The JETS got it right. As a JETS fan, I really don't get to say that very often. But when they traded all-world defensive back Darrelle Revis to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week, the JETS did indeed get it right.
Revis, the unquestioned best player on the team, is coming off a serious knee injury and JETS nation wondered if he'd be the same player when he returned. Additionally, he was entering the last year of his contract, so if the JETS didn't deal him now they could have ended up seeing him depart via free agency and only receive a compensatory draft pick for him. With his history of absurdly high contract demands, re-signing him seemed unlikely — and the money would be better spent on a quarterback.
Published on: Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Recent news headlines have raised the question of whether working from home or working from a corporate office is the best way to get workers to reach their full potential and productivity.
Those who argue that working from home is best overlook the fact that critical workplace intelligence is routinely shared by colleagues who work in the same physical environment.
Those who believe working from a corporate office is the best course likewise fail to recognize all the drains on productivity (and energy) when one is forced to commute to and from the office and provide 'face time' when so often it goes unnoticed and isn't necessary every day.
Published on: Thursday, April 18, 2013
Can you go a year without a salary or in a job where you're not happy? That's about the length of time to find a new executive-level job. Actually, 11.9 months is the combined total of how long respondents to our executive job market intelligence survey said they have already been searching and how much longer they expect it will be before landing a new role.
Before the depth of the recession in 2007 and 2008, expected time in job search was under 10 months. It began to elongate through 2012 and now executives are hopeful that it will drop further under the one-year mark again.
Published on: Wednesday, April 17, 2013
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job creation index
ExecuNet's Executive Job Creation Index strengthen a bit in March. One in five companies continue to indicate that they will be adding executive jobs in the next six months. The good news is that companies previously suggesting that they were putting jobs on hold declined to just over 3 percent. If there is good news, retained recruiters are more bullish than their contingency counterparts. This suggests companies are having trouble finding the right talent and turning to retained recruiters as a result.
Published on: Monday, April 15, 2013
With over 1,000 registrants, our recent webinar, Stories that Move Mountains: Storytelling and Visual Design for Persuasive Presentations
, demonstrated how to move beyond PowerPoint presentations to a more engaging visual approach.
Martin Sykes, whose recent book was the basis for the webinar, said, "It's not just telling a story that makes for active communication. It's also the combination of that narrative with a visual that can help to [elicit] an emotional response and clarify the message."