Determining fact from fiction is harder than ever in a socially connected and digital world. Add to that a common global experience - like a pandemic - and we certainly have a lot to talk about!
Here in the executive recruitment and leadership business, we have heard plenty of fiction about how this year has impacted executive recruiting and organizational design. That’s why Boyden Executive Search is kicking off a new myth-busting series.
Over the coming weeks, we will be calling out the assumptions we are hearing and leverage our data, insights and experiences to validate or refute the facts. Each week, we will dive a little deeper into the topics below. Along the way, we welcome your questions, comments and any new topics you would like us to explore. Let’s begin:
Myth: People are focused on job security right now and are unlikely to make a major career move.
Truth… While this may be true in some cases, from our vantage point, the pandemic has done little to impact the appetite people have for new and exciting roles and opportunities. In fact, in certain industries, we have seen more interest in our search services and there has been little change in the demand for executive talent compared to last year at this time. Not only is there a healthy appetite for the best talent but people are spending some of this rare time in history contemplating their future and considering a career leap.
Watch this space for more on this topic and our advice on how to capitalize on a curious and open pool of talent.