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.

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


CEO Confidence Dips but Remains at Record High

Following a record high CEO outlook in the first quarter, the results of the newly released Business Roundtable ‘CEO Economic Outlook Survey’ reveal strong CEO plans for the coming months, but a modest decline in the overall economic outlook amid increased uncertainty surrounding government policies, particularly the direction of U.S. trade policy. The Outlook Index, a composite


Tried and Tested . . . But Tired: How an Over-Reliance on LinkedIn Hurts Recruitment

It’s dangerous to overly-rely on any technology. GPS won’t work in many mountainous regions, and has been known to steer people over cliffs! Spell check on your Smartphone can make you seem like a dummy if you’re not careful. And, if the internet is down, never mind streaming that new flick you’ve eagerly awaited. Likewise,


For Most Women CEOs, Simple Encouragement Showed the Way to the Top

Two-thirds (65 percent) of the 57 leading women CEOs interviewed and assessed for a new Korn Ferry Institute study had no idea they could become the head of their company until a boss or mentor encouraged them. Before that, they gave less attention to moving their career forward and more to meeting business targets and seeking new


What Motivates People to Switch Jobs

For recruiters and companies looking to hire and retain employees in a climate of low unemployment and an acute skills shortage, knowing why employees may entertain other job offers is critical. What appeals most to workers today? Better benefits (50 percent) and a flexible work environment (42 percent) were the top reasons, excluding money, that


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