Published on: Tuesday, March 06, 2012
My takeaways from two recent interviews with ExecuNet members intersected by pure serendipity, but they would lead many business leaders quite purposefully to this conclusion:
If your sales teams are simply chasing the next dollar and failing to meaningfully engage your customers, they may not be your customers for much longer.
Published on: Monday, March 05, 2012
Confidence among executive recruiters dipped slightly in February but remained in positive territory as more of them expressed concern about the pace of corporate management hiring in the short-term.
In February, ExecuNet's benchmark Recruiter Confidence Index revealed that 51 percent of 130 responding executive recruiters indicated they were "confident" or "very confident" the executive employment market would improve in the next six months. That was down six points from January but above the important 50 percent level that historically indicates optimism for a broader expansion of the jobs market.
Published on: Thursday, March 01, 2012
The economy is already a destabilizing external force, but many employees have added uncertainty when their own companies merge or acquire other businesses, or get sold. What used to be so familiar becomes unknown, and even worse, job security can disappear. When two companies become one, redundant headcount is often reduced; reorganizations occur; leadership can change; and cultures shift.
An ExecuNet member shared the difficulties his organization encountered in assimilating employees after purchasing several smaller businesses, and called upon his peer General Mangers for suggestions about how they coped in similar situations.
Published on: Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Just as connoisseurs around the world annually celebrate the arrival of le Beaujolais nouveau, so do I rejoice when the first batch of executive job market intelligence survey data arrives from ExecuNet's analysis team. Thank you to everyone who participated and shared opinions!
While the data is still too fresh for in-depth reporting, I can share some stats to help you benchmark against executive best practices, and guide your next moves:
Published on: Monday, February 27, 2012
Do you ever feel like you've lost touch with the enthusiasm and passion you once felt about your career?
Remember when you were just starting out at your first job, or you were a recent graduate? You probably thought that any job would be available to you, that every employer would want to hire you. You were excited about your prospects and believed that you had something wonderful to share.
But now that you've been in the work world for quite a while and have had a series of jobs with several different companies, have you become cynical or resigned in your work attitude? Are you unsure as to which direction to turn next? As a professional career coach, I have found that this loss of career passion and enthusiasm is very common, and it's one of my most troubling observations. To address this problem, I developed an amazingly simple exercise.