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Mobility on the Rise as CEOs Eye Strategic Expansion to Retain Top Talent

The 2014 CEO Career Report just released by the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) and BlueSteps shows that the top career management concern for 81% of CEOs worldwide was finding new opportunities. Concurrently, the majority of CEOs are focused on finding and retaining top talent to grow their current organization, with the majority (53.3%) stating that this is their top business-related concern.

The AESC BlueSteps survey was conducted from February 2014 to April 2014 and included responses from CEOs in manufacturing/industrial, technology/telecoms, healthcare/life sciences, professional services and other sectors worldwide. Additional findings of the report include:

  • Most-needed skills for today’s CEO candidates were strategic thinking (72%), decision making (38%) and motivation of people (29%).
  • 61% of CEOs spend one to eight hours per week on social media for professional networking purposes.
  • CEOs feel positive about their communication and working relationship with their board of directors and key company stakeholder groups.

Peter Felix, AESC & BlueSteps President, commented: “This report reminds us that while CEOs are focused on the key issues of attracting and retaining talent to their organizations, they are themselves concerned about their own career progression and the next opportunity.”

A full copy of the 2014 BlueSteps CEO Career Report is available for download at https://www.bluesteps.com/Products/2014-BlueSteps-CEO-Career-Report.aspx

About BlueSteps.com

BlueSteps.com is an online career management service for senior executives. As an exclusive service of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), BlueSteps enables senior executives to be visible to more than 8,000 AESC member executive search professionals who use BlueSteps to locate candidates. BlueSteps also offers a full suite of career management tools and resources specifically for senior-level executives. For more information, please visit www.bluesteps.com.

About the Association of Executive Search Consultants

The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) is the worldwide professional association for the retained executive search and leadership consulting industry. The AESC promotes the highest professional standards in retained executive search and leadership consulting. For information, please visit www.aesc.org. For the AESC’s free service for talent acquisition professionals, visit www.ExecutiveSearchConnect.com.

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