The results of a recent CXO study released earlier this month by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium – (ISC)2 – offered insight into the challenges CSOs face with regard to cybersecurity, many of which are paradoxical in nature.
When companies’ fortunes are looking up, business is booming and positivity is in the air, leaders have a lot less pressure on them than they do when things aren’t going as swimmingly.
In a recent piece for Forbes, Ekaterina Walter took a critical look at several buzz phrases often heard within the corporate world with the goal of determining how true they really are.
As the job market continues to improve, more employees are considering leaving their current firms for greener pastures. According to MarketWatch, staff members who may have remained loyal throughout the recession now have the opportunity to look for better pay with a different company. However, an executive who has been contacted by a search firm that offers a better position may need to consider whether or not he or she signed a non-compete agreement before taking a new role.
At many companies, the all-work-and-no-play mentality is on its way out. In lieu of this more traditional approach, some executives are leveraging a technique called gamification to boost workers’ engagement and motivate them to reach new levels of productivity and achievement. (more…)
For many startups with millennials at the helm, it’s not uncommon to see C-level executives beginning their workdays at 11 a.m. – as in the case of 27-year-old Box CEO Aaron Levie, according to an Inc. feature piece published last year – or wandering around the office in hoodies (think Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, now 29).
On September 23, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Omnibus Rule went into effect, with the goal of establishing additional privacy and security safeguards within the healthcare industry.
It’s hard to step into a retail establishment of any kind at this time of year without noticing the telltale signs of fall amid the retailer’s merchandise. From pumpkin spice lattes and scented candles to Halloween cards and black-and-orange color schemes, the hallmarks of the season have the potential to infuse virtually every type of consumer product. (more…)
Executives searching for jobs in the digital age may find themselves wondering if a resume is still important – after all, sites like LinkedIn can now show potential employers a detailed summary of previous work experience in a convenient, online platform. However, candidates who are seeking management roles still need to be sure that their resumes are pristine, well-organized and clearly show previous leadership experience while helping the applicants stand out from hundreds of others. Here are several ways that high-level executives can ensure their resumes impress executive recruiting firms.
The Great Recession had a marked effect on unemployment, with job opportunities plummeting across virtually all sectors and scores of workers getting laid off, and people in C-level positions were no exception.
In recent years, companies in virtually all industries have become aware of the freight train of big data bearing down upon them. Although there are still some holdouts, many organizations have jumped aboard, intrigued by the potential benefits it can offer.
Financial buy-side hiring is set to experience an uptick over the coming years as an increasing number of baby boomers reach retirement age.
Those in executive recruiting are generally on the lookout for several core differentiators, including relevant skill sets, copious industry knowledge, a wealth of previous experience and a good cultural fit. Executives who have solicited outside coaching and leadership advice in the past may appear to be particularly strong candidates, as the desire to better oneself and the business processes for which one is responsible can be a powerful positive attribute of those in successful upper management positions.
The information technology (IT) industry is fast-moving and rapidly evolving, so IT security executives need to be able to keep pace while also driving growth and promoting innovation. Recently, a crucial new facet was added to the duties of the Chief Security Officer (CSO): protecting companies from hacking.
In part one, we looked at some of the ways managers can help introverts “sit at the table,” both figuratively and literally. Encouraging reserved employees to come out of their shells benefits companies by enriching the flow of ideas in the workplace, fostering a culture of healthy debate and strengthening team dynamics within departments, but it can also have more personal advantages for employees, helping them to feel more empowered and confident within themselves.
It’s commonly said that the squeaky wheel gets the grease, and this is often the case when it comes to employees, whether the grease in question takes the form of a promotion, another advancement opportunity or simple recognition for a job well done. However, workers who are more reserved may get passed over simply because they aren’t as aggressive about putting themselves out there, even if their performance is on par with – or even above – that of their more gregarious colleagues.
Retail has become a major facet of the consumer healthcare industry, with pharmaceutical companies influencing decisions, providers charging annual membership fees to patients looking to be part of their practices and care being administered in true retail settings such as Walgreens and Wal-Mart. With the sector embracing so many aspects of retail, it makes sense for chief marketing officers (CMOs) eager to bolster patient engagement levels to take some cues from their consumer-focused counterparts.
In recent years, the use of big data has proliferated across sectors, with industry leaders leveraging next-generation analytics to streamline processes within their fields, as well as gain insight into previously unrecognized trends. In the United States' healthcare sector, which is currently in a state of flux as a result of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and other regulatory changes, big data is helping a wide cross section of industry players forecast, monitor and plan ahead for a variety of different outcomes impacting consumers, physicians, hospitals, medical device manufacturers, pharma companies and employers.
Private equity activity in the United States is finally picking up after a flat 2012, the sluggishness from which seeped into Q1 of this year, according to recent reports.
With the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaching, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently released a risk alert recommending that financial advisors shore up their disaster recovery and business continuity plans (BCPs) to minimize the destruction wreaked by future natural disasters.
With more than 225 million members, LinkedIn is one of the most effective resources for both job-seekers who are hoping to land new positions and employers who have roles that they need filled. However, many firms and candidates aren't taking advantage of all the benefits that this free service has to offer. According to Executive Resume Branding, some C-suite executives who are baby boomers or belong to Generation X are hesitant or nervous about using LinkedIn, but this is largely due to several commonly-held misconceptions about the platform.
Digital marketing is becoming an increasingly large part of marketing leaders' budgets, according to a study recently released by Gartner. The U.S. Digital Marketing Spending Survey, 2013, revealed that an average of 2.5 percent of company revenue across industries was dedicated to digital marketing in fiscal 2012.
Those in C-Level management and executive search and recruitment alike might be surprised to learn that improvisation classes are being offered at Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, but according to a recent report from CBS MoneyWatch, studying improv has numerous benefits for those in the corporate sphere.
A recent piece for Forbes noted that although employee engagement drivers vary according to metrics such as individual personality, geographic region, industry, company size and corporate values, the firms that made Glassdoor's Best Places to Work 2013 list had some things in common. Companies with open leadership positions would do well to keep these factors in mind when identifying candidates likely to spearhead successful corporate engagement efforts.