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A study of industry trends, companies and candidates behavior during 2012 for the Executive Search profession by the SommerGroup.

Looking at local Executive Searches, there is a trend of border movement amongst executives when carrying out position search for Peru, as well as hiring foreign candidates for positions in Chile. We also observe high availability of Argentinean and Spanish candidates interested in working in our country. This matches the demands of our multinational or national customers that have recently been into a strong internationalization process and request positions knowing about expatriate matters in order to address the mobility of executives to and from Chile.

LISBON, December 27, 2012 – Boyden, a global leader in executive search, today released its latest issue of the Boyden Leadership Series featuring an in-depth interview with António Mexia, CEO of EDP- Energias de Portugal, SA. EDP is one of the largest energy operators of the Iberian Peninsula, the largest Portuguese industrial group, and the third largest global producer of wind energy.

Mr Mexia discusses energy demand and opportunities in developing markets, partnerships in China and Brazil, lower cost of renewables, energising teams and why great talent overrides a bad crisis.

"One of the critical issues that we have to confront is illegal immigration, because this is a multi-headed Hydra that affects our economy, our health care, our education systems, our national security, and also our local criminality." Allen West, American Politician
 
The Australian Economy is currently thriving in comparison to the rest of the world. Unsurprisingly then, there has been a surge in immigration in past months, regardless of a dip in Australia’s job market.

A research of Fesa, retained executive search consultant company, mapped the profile of the CEOs recently placed in pharmaceutical companies.
 
A recent survey made by Fesa, a retained executive search firm, mapped the profile of recently placed CEOs in the pharmaceutical industry. Approximately 22% of these executives have bachelors degrees in Pharmacy, coming in shortly after those with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (25%). Combining the executives with Pharmacy, Medicine and Biomedicine, bachelor’s degrees that number reaches 50% of CEOs positioned by consulting.
 

'India should walk on her own shadow - we must have our own development model' Abdul Kalam, Ex-President of India
 

In today’s modern society, career matters. In fact, even before globalization, career has been at the forefront of most people’s minds. Today, most employees and executives suggest that some of the main pressures in their lives are work-related. Concerns over long hours and striking a work-life balance are issues which have long burdened individuals with growing responsibilities at work.

Russia is poised for an economic renaissance that will reshape its role in global commerce. This report explores how this will come about through the growing capabilities and influence of Russia’s executive population.

Our understanding of Russia is too often flawed by the corporate scandals and failures of the past, reinforced by a Russian tendency to churn over negative experiences. Strident media headlines have obscured the reality of a country that has changed enormously over the last few years.

What brought this about?

Has a position overseas held some mystical attraction to you? Always wondered what working in a foreign country would be like? Let’s examine a few factors that may help you decide if working outside your home country is a good move for you.

Country Culture

We talk a lot about company culture when looking for new job opportunities. However, when thinking about taking a position internationally, it is important to understand the country culture. Company standards, work ethic, and leadership are handled very differently from culture to culture. Be sure to carefully investigate this thoroughly before accepting a position.

Speaking the Language
Global survey of top executives shows 38% drop in positivity from this time last year

Releasing the results of their 2012 Mid-Year Executive Outlook Survey, BlueSteps, the executive career management service of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), announced today that only 26% of global executives hold a positive attitude about the job market after the first six months of 2012, a 10% drop from January of this year, and a sobering 38% drop compared to July 2011.

Andrew Chastain, vice board chair and senior vice president of Witt/Kieffer, a leading executive search firm specializing in healthcare, issued the following statement about the impact of the Supreme Court’s healthcare decision on the healthcare marketplace: