It would be impossible to have missed the apocalyptic headlines predicting the breakup of the Eurozone or the division of Europe between rising and falling economies. But what is often not discussed is how the imbalance of European economies is likely to lead to greater mobility amongst executives. So how will this affect Europe?

From Greece to Germany
Labor Minister Carlos Lupi recently reported that Brazil’s economy had created an additional 1.5 million jobs in the first half of 2010 – on target for a total of 2.5 million new formal jobs in 2010. This is a very positive statistic for the rising Latin American nation and a sign that executives should consider recalibrating their job search to include emerging markets.

BlueSteps recently asked AESC member, Mario Ceretti, Regional Director of Southern Europe, TRANSEARCH International, to answer a few questions about the past, present and future of the executive job market in Italy.

BlueSteps: What happened to the executive search market in Italy during the global crisis of 2008 - 2009?

The Brazilian Association of Human Resources (ABRH) Interviews Peter Felix, President of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), to discover the realities and challenges of the Human Resources function and executive recruiting in 2010.

ABRH - Many companies have frozen hiring because of the economic crisis. What was the real impact of the crisis in executive search business around the world? What are the expectations for 2010?

Profit and Loss (P & L) responsibility is one of the most important responsibilities of any executive position. Having P & L responsibility involves monitoring the net income after expenses for a department or entire organization, with direct influence on how company resources are allocated. Those with P & L responsibility often give final approval for new projects and are required to find ways to cut budget expenditure and ensure every program is generating a positive ROI.


Rediscovering Your Career Passionby Ford R. Myers, Career Potential, LLC

Do you ever feel like you’ve lost touch with the enthusiasm and passion you once felt about your career?

Remember when you were just starting-out at your first job, or you were a recent graduate? You probably thought that any job would be available to you; that every employer would want to hire you. You were excited about your prospects and believed that you had something wonderful to share.

2010 BlueSteps Mid-Year Executive Outlook Report

60% of Senior Executives Ready to Make Career Moves

BlueSteps.com executive outlook survey shows a majority of senior executives now more willing to consider new opportunities

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