The demand for top-level talent, with proven business-building competencies and the ability to lead powerfully, is high and growing steadily. While spring is typically the time of year for growth of all kinds, we expect this growth in executive hiring trend to continue until the end of 2012.
Do you have the executive talent to succeed in today’s marketplace?
In our 2011 executive search activities, we are seeing companies shifting from defense to offense and placing a premium on proven executives who can help grow and exploit market opportunities. This focus on revenue growth has translated into increase demand for sales, marketing, product development, and general management talent across several industry sectors including healthcare, technology, financial services, media, energy/utilities, consulting, and consumer products.
According to ExecuNet’s 2011 Executive Job Market Intelligence Report, the most sought-after competencies by employers include:
- Leadership skills
- Strategy and execution abilities
- Ability to build and lead high-performing teams
- Change agent skills
- Industry-specific experience
One of our best practices in the candidate assessment stage is to get an early read on each candidate’s leadership skills and potential limitations, not to mention the culture fit. Our blended solutions provide executive transitions with coaching around these competencies, which guarantee success.
OUR BOTTOM LINE: Will you be ready when opportunities come to you? If not, what key competencies are you missing or need support in taking to the next level? Strong personal brands are always asking for feedback and enhancing their professional development.
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