NEW CAREERS CHAIR
Published on 03/16/2015
The low rate of unemployment among executives is deceptive: the rate of unemployment among executives is rising as fast as that for other staff; and still more surprisingly, there is as much long-term unemployment among executives as the rest of the workforce.
In a rapidly changing world, the security provided by qualifications is thus relative. What features provide real protection against unemployment? Are they really those developed by job centres or executive employment agencies?
A recent study by the NEOMA Business School New Careers Chair, directed by Jean Pralong, shows that the difference between those who quickly find employment and the rest lies in very precise “orientation skills.” These skills are a combination of eight abilities and four beliefs.
>> Read the study in the fourth issue of HR Insights: HR Insights # 04: Orientation skills: why do some people get back on their feet quicker than others?