Career Insights

Ezayo has one of the most comprehensive global news networks in the talent management field. Our primary news feed – ‘Insights’ – provides up-to-the-minute coverage on a sector that is highly evolving and in transition. Ezayo editorial staff monitors the latest trends in careers via articles, surveys and podcasts. Here is some of our latest thinking.

5 Tips for Heating up Your Summer Job Search

Many job seekers assume summer is a slow season for searching and may even decide to take July and August off, believing they will not receive timely responses—if any responses at all. While it’s true there’s bit of a summer slowdown, the idea that companies cut back on sourcing, networking, or interviewing during the summer months


Making Executive Searches More Diverse

Companies have begun to discover that racial and gender diversity in recruiting is imperative to business growth. Companies with more diverse executive teams often experience greater business impact than less diverse companies, in large part due to a shift in global corporate culture that seeks out and rewards diversity. Given this dynamic, it’s natural to


Why the Candidate Experience Matters and how AI Improves It

With 38% of enterprises already using AI in the workplace, and 40% using AI in HR, there’s no question that it is well on the way to becoming an integral part of most organizations. But how will AI affect or improve the employer brand in terms of the hiring process? It is a main concern in


Making HR Data-Driven Requires Commitment to the Process

Successful and innovative organizations have been using data to drive decisions for decades. We’ve seen marketing, finance, and sales functions transform themselves from being intuition-based to using data to revolutionize how they work. HR is the laggard and absolutely must do more to keep up. You’ve heard this before, right? Repeat that to a random


Women Remain Lacking in the C-Suite

Despite the advances women have made in today’s workplace, they still account for just a small share of top leadership posts. That’s true in politics and government, academia, the non-profit sector and particularly business. Women held only about 10 percent of the top executive positions (defined as chief executive officers, chief financial officers and the next three highest


An Up-Close Look at the Transformational Role of the CHRO

The HR role has transitioned tremendously over the past 20 years, as the function has gained in stature and prominence. But evolution in such a role does not necessarily come about by major changes and careful planning for the future. Even minor shifts can trigger a chain of events that have significant long-term impact on


CEO Confidence Dips Slightly But Remains Positive

The Conference Board’s latest measure of CEO confidence, which had increased in the first quarter of 2018, declined slightly in the second quarter. The measure now reads 63, down from 65 in the first quarter of 2018. A reading of more than 50 points reflects more positive than negative responses. “CEO Confidence declined slightly in the


5 Ways to Help Employees in a Mid-Career Crisis

Historically, advancement or a change in roles has meant leaving one company for another. However, in the recent nearly zero unemployment economy, organizations are looking for ways to retain high performers and keep the institutional knowledge and experience of mid-career employees inside the company. Talent mobility within organizations is becoming a highly effective way to


Why Headhunting Is Key for Business Growth

You may be familiar with the saying, “A company is only as successful as its team is.” There is truth behind the saying, as companies that place significant focus on hiring talented staff actually have twice the profit margins of companies with less robust recruiting strategies. Having qualified and enthusiastic staff is key to encouraging


How to Keep Your Best Performers from Becoming a Flight Risk

CEOs should not presume that the turbulent economy dissuades top talent from pursuing their career goals. Smart leaders are proactively developing strategies to motivate and retain their top performers no matter what the economic signals are, says Nancie Whitehouse, founder of the talent acquisition consulting firm Whitehouse Advisors. “The risk of defection is significantly lower during


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