The C-Suite Roles and Transformations

Starting a New Career After 50

Are you starting a new career after 50? You're not alone and companies are rethinking the 50+ talent pool. Recent Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC) conference keynote Michael Clinton and recruiters at AESC member executive search firms share with Esquire insights on new career paths for those 50+.

The fact is COVID has opened up new possibilities for people, who are now able to create their own unique career paths. Some may choose not to work in the mainstream job market and instead put together multiple portfolios with various activities they can fall back on when needed - this includes everything from serving on boards or consulting organizations all while doing some time working nonprofit near you.

They revealed best practices that someone can adopt when getting ready for a change, whether in your company or industry. They also discussed the reality of ageism and acknowledged that ageism is still alive in the marketplace, but things are beginning to change. Read more here.

How the C-Suite Is Championing the Employee Experience

The pandemic has led to a new focus on the employee experience and has forced many companies to reevaluate their approach. More C-suite leaders are starting to understand the challenge of providing a flexible work environment in this current landscape, and as such, they're cluing into how important it really is for their employees' mental health.

This is a pivotal point in the history of many companies and has caused employee expectations to rise, and as such, there's been an increased focus on purpose because employees are not satisfied by these short-term solutions anymore.

70% of executives say their employees are happy, while just 44% of employees agree. Now is the time for the C-suite to respond to the growing focus on employee experience. AESC member search firm Slayton Search Partners shares the business case for investing in the employee experience. Read more here.

The CEO’s Role is Changing

The role of the CEO has evolved throughout time. Previously, they were only told to grow the company fast and as big as possible. They would set a vision and make the shareholders their priority. As the world shifts so do companies. Creating a more sustainable company that will last means bringing in more suitable CEO’s with more complex experience.

As the world has changed, so have the demands of the CEO job — and the skills needed to succeed in it. Between the pandemic and polarization, climate change, and cancel culture, the role has evolved in ways that few would have imagined a few years ago. AESC member search firm Borderless offers advice on what it takes to step into the CEO role today. Read more here.


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