As we enter the last month of the first quarter of 2012, I would like to say:”if you are thinking about looking for a new opportunity or seeking to hire right leaders the time is just right”. We have seen quite a few hiring and firing cycles over the past 15 years and as the economy continues to swing in the right direction the time for organizations to hire and individuals to seek career development/advancement through a job change could not be better right now. I think that this periond will last for a while—maybe two years or so, before organizations start to get into a hiring frenzy which will signal the end of the rush. Yes, it is going to get a lot better for individuals seeking to improve their careers during the next 12-24 months, for organizations endeavoring to achieve competitive advantage —-and of course, the overall economy as well.
Organizations seeking to gain market share by aggressively seeking out and recruting top talent during this current period will find themselves ahead of their key competitors in the race for topline revenue and bottom line results–particularly in areas that demand top engineering, science and technology leadership. Likewise, for academic institutions seeking to improve research funding, faculty quality and overall ranking.
The decision makers must be savvy enough to sense that the time is ripe to seek out and hire top talent and then act….or they may miss the currently open window of opportunity.
All the best, Keith