Published on: Monday, April 16, 2012
Every manager — from the CEO down — has to focus on continually reducing complexity, and this senior technology executive asked his peers in ExecuNet's General Management Roundtable how their companies were managing complexity in today's fast-changing environment.
Published on: Thursday, April 12, 2012
Some who were unemployed during the last few years chose to use that time to pursue additional education, hoping the degree would accelerate their job search or enable a career change.
Published on: Wednesday, April 11, 2012
A monthly ExecuNet survey of executive recruiters finds that more than one quarter of them expect employers will leverage the current economic climate by adding new executive management roles over the next six months.
In March, ExecuNet's monthly Executive Job Creation Index (EJCI) reached +19, its second-highest level since June 2011. Further, the 27 percent of companies expected to add new executive management jobs was also the second highest rate registered since June 2011.
Published on: Tuesday, April 10, 2012
A few months after losing my beloved dog, Moca, of 12 years, I began looking for another companion. A friend who worked with a shelter in Puerto Rico sent me some pictures, and I was immediately drawn to Hope, a year-old mix recovering from an injury it was believed she incurred during her time spent abandoned on the streets.
When I met her, she took a few steps toward me and fell, and then never seemed to fully regain her footing. We thought it was due to her long trip, nervousness and new surroundings, but she didn't improve when we got her home.
Published on: Monday, April 09, 2012
Executive and corporate recruiters have said that skills and experience are the 50 percent that gets you in the door for an interview. Cultural fit, attitude and personality are the other half of the equation and will get you the offer.
Both are equally important, and the members of ExecuNet's Operations Roundtable grappled with the dilemma of how to manage a high-performing employee with a pessimistic attitude, leading a vice president of a food and beverage company to remark that proper handling of this type of person is one of the true tests of an individual's management skills.
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