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.

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

7 Ways to Motivate Your Employees to Work Harder

What most leaders assume is that salary is the only motivating factor required to aid the productivity of their employees. This is where they fall into the wrong pit. Why? Because money is not what employees crave for; that is simply something they can get at other places, too. So, just think about why are

Here’s How the Best Leaders Manage Talent Gaps

Successful companies are transforming the way that they assess and acquire their leaders and ensure a stronger talent base and deliver better business results. This can be achieved through a disciplined process that will bring about demonstrable business results and enable long-term organizational advances. First and foremost, they are looking at the talent acquisition process as

How to Find Executive Leaders in a Candidate-Driven Market

Across the board, in every industry, today’s candidate-driven market is fueled by growing demand for top talent against a landscape of short supply. What led to this tight marketplace is explained in a new report by executive search firm Slayton Search Partners, which also offers suggestions to help companies attract the best talent. “It’s almost as if

TALENT WINS: The New Playbook for Putting People First

Written for CEOs and all leaders across organizations, the newly released ‘TALENT WINS: The New Playbook for Putting People First’ provides a much-needed framework for transforming how companies acquire, manage, and deploy talent for today’s agile, digital, analytical, technologically driven environment. The book is co-authored by Dennis Carey, a Korn Ferry (NYSE: KFY) vice chairman and co-leader

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