As professionals in executive search, it is critical for us to stay informed of current trends and the future outlook of the U.S. job market. We are interested in how companies seek and find talent, how demographic shifts across the country are affecting employment, what qualities businesses today are looking for in candidates, and so on. We have shared some of the most relevant and recent articles here.
In today’s professional landscape, the term “thought leadership” can be interpreted any number of ways. You see the phrase included in a company’s laundry list of expertise areas, or voiced throughout the course of a strategy meeting. Some business executives embrace the concept more than others, and many bring it to life in a way that benefits the bottom line. Based on my understanding of the subject, I have come to define it this way: Thought leadership is the creation and advocation of an original idea that stimulates change for the benefit of an organization.
Business Outlook Survey: Tentative Optimism Rings in the New Year
CFOs are feeling better about the prospects for the U.S. economy in 2007. According to the Duke University/CFO Business Outlook Survey, 30 percent of finance chiefs say they are more optimistic about the direction of the U.S. economy.