Published on: Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Executive recruiters enter the new year more confident in the growth potential for the executive employment market than they've been since mid-2011.
In December, ExecuNet's benchmark Recruiter Confidence Index revealed that 55 percent of 126 executive search firm respondents are "confident" or "very confident" the executive employment market will improve over the next six months, up 13 points from November.
Published on: Thursday, December 22, 2011
Job seekers mistakenly slow down their searches toward year-end, but there is still hiring activity for companies that have talent needs. Further, networking and career planning are not seasonal events, and holiday parties are good opportunities to learn who's doing what where. (Keep the résumé at home when socializing!)
Published on: Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Recently, I visited a naturopathic doctor with a friend who received an acupuncture treatment. Despite a phobia to needles, I was curious to try it and challenged myself to overcome the fear. Before I could brace myself for the imagined pain, the doctor stuck one of the needles in the top of my head.
It didn't hurt, just felt a little tingly. When I asked why she chose the top of my head, she said that's a place for happiness.
Published on: Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Executive search firms continue to take a cautious position when it comes to doing their own hiring, reflecting broad uncertainty about the future course of the economy and how it will impact corporate executive hiring plans.
In November, ExecuNet's benchmark Search Firm Hiring Index revealed that only 19 percent of 180 responding executive recruiters indicated they would be adding new professional research and consulting staff over the next three months, the same number as registered in October.
Published on: Monday, December 19, 2011
Author and Harvard lecturer, Tal Ben-Shahar defines happiness as the convergence of meaning and pleasure, and it's a destination business executives and the organizations can reach if they're willing to consider what makes their existence unhappy.
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