Boyden Executive Search

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: It is a buyer’s market for talent - candidates will be dying to get this role.

Actually The prevalence of pandemic-related furlough and unemployment rates may create more competition and selection at the manager level and below, but it remains a seller’s market for talent in the executive ranks. Strong leadership is hard to find, attract and keep and, nowadays, the best talent is used to being courted. With mass retirements in progress, tech unicorns scooping up the A-players, and hiring decision-makers’ expectations always ascending, organizations will have to up their game to woo talent.

We look forward to providing guidance in a forthcoming post about what top talent has come to expect and what you can do to have an edge over the competition.

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