Women remain a rarity in the top echelons of corporate Canada, a study from executive search firm Rosenzweig & Co. shows. It found just four of the chief executives at Canada's 100 biggest public companies are women and only 7.4% of the more than 500 senior executives at these companies are women.
Three years ago, Michael Fielding excepted what he regards as a challenge of a lifetime. A trio of venture capital companies that controlled a small Toronto-based maker of flexible printed circuit boards needed a man who could left the company, Strataflex Corp., from the doldrums and turn it into an aggressive, fast-growing market leader.
According to top Canadian executive recruiters, while there is a shortage of talented senior executives in the marketplace, a call from a recruiter may or may not result in a dream assignment for you. It all depends on what questions you ask.
As an executive recruiter, what I often see holding people back -- even senior executives -- is the inability to recognize and put to use their transferable skills. I am often asked: "But how do I honestly recognize what I have and harness these transferable skills into a better job.
Legendary tycoon Armand Hammer gave simple career advice: "When you work seven days a week, 14 hours a day, you get lucky.
With the firing of Carly Fiorina yesterday, Hewlett-Packard Co. can take a couple different paths to find a new president and chief executive.