Published on: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Yesterday you were a regional manager. Today you're the CEO. What would you do to make the company better? Asking "What would you do?" is more powerful than you think. Read what one CEO had to say about the experience: Improve Your Company With One Question… Asked Countless Times
Big data enables you to consider and act upon everything you know about your individual customers. It leverages the rich, transactional data that today is aggregated and then discarded. You can see what is normal for an individual and what isn't. These are the types of details about your customers that don't present themselves in an aggregated view. Changes in behavior take too long to show up in an average but often represent a critical opportunity to engage a customer. Read more in Why Big Data is Your Key to Beefing Up Customer Engagement
Stop wasting time and resources enforcing paid time off. Treat your employees like the mature adults they are, and watch the work get done and productivity actually improve because people are working when and how they need to for success. Check out what this company did in Forget Vacations and Sick Leave: A New Way to Give Employees Time Off
Published on: Monday, October 21, 2013
At the World Innovation Forum in NYC, where ExecuNet exclusively reported, Luke Williams, an expert in innovative and disruptive thinking who specializes in the development of new brands, compared the current business climate to the weather, "where it's getting exponentially harder to get an accurate view of what even the near-term future will look like."
Williams noted how businesses rise and fall faster than ever before. He cited how just five years ago, the global smartphone market was dominated by three players, none of which are today's market leaders – Samsung and Apple. "The speed of this change is unprecedented," Williams said. "It's getting harder to get an accurate view of what the future's about."
Published on: Friday, October 18, 2013
With the turning of the seasons, fall becomes a popular time to accelerate a job search: the leaves are changing; there's a slight bite in the air; kids have gone back to school. Since we were kids, fall has always been associated with new beginnings, so it's no surprise that while wandering the pumpkin patches, searching for the perfect pumpkin, thoughts turn to another much more important search. Members have been wondering, "What else is out there for me?"
Increasingly, members say they are considering career alternatives to a normal job as a part of thinking about what’s the right next step. They want more freedom, flexibility and control over their lives and time and the financial rewards that can go with it.
Published on: Thursday, October 17, 2013
As part of ExecuNet membership, I conduct a teleconference called Six-Figure Hotline where members call in to ask the questions keeping them up at night, and to gain market and trend insight from the career experts who join me in talking about issues that are important to executives today.
In one such teleconference, Erica Smith, an executive career strategist joined me. A member asked, "How do I keep my résumé from getting lost in an ocean of other qualified candidates, and is it better to call or email?"
Here's what we had to say:
Published on: Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Our monthly executive Job Creation Index ticked up slightly in September from +7 to +14 as recruiters felt that fewer companies would be delaying the filling of open positions over the next six months. You could say the good news is that recruiters are a bit more positive about company intentions to hire, despite the uncertainty coming out of Washington.