Kansas City – January 26, 2017 – A recent Gallup poll shows 50% of Americans think this is the best time of all to find a quality job – only days after the inauguration that ended one of the most bitter presidential elections. It is the most optimistic result in 15 years of polling.
“It sounds bizarre after the bitter atmosphere of the election,” says Dan Heiman of Cornerstone International Group – Kansas City, “but the fundamentals are there. Most businesses have been laser-focused on bottom line improvements for several years. With a new, pro-business administration, they will be quick to add resources and there are key groups with lower-than-average employment rates.”
Heiman is Managing Partner of Kansas City’s Cornerstone International Group and Chair of the North American Region of the global executive search organization. He has just published his 2017 Outlook for US and Canada and their growing Executive Search needs on Cornerstone International Group’s global site.
Pent-up demand for strong leaders will continue, he writes, as the vacuum created by retiring baby boomers continues. Technology, big data, information and cyber security are key business trends that will preoccupy business in the new year.
In Canada, modest growth expectations for executive retained search needs for companies in 2017 will likely be overshadowed by celebrations, as the nation marks its 150th anniversary and Montreal’s 375th. Montreal is the largest French-speaking city in North America. Read more on Canada’s Outlook for 2017 and their overall executive search predictions.
Cornerstone International Group is a world leader in executive search and leadership development with 61 offices in 35 countries. Headquarters are in Shanghai, China, and Atlanta, USA.
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Cornerstone International Group is a world leading organization of retained executive search and recruiting specialists. Members are equity owners of their firms who share business and best practices, giving clients reliable and personal access to highly qualified service both locally and in many other parts of the world. The network currently comprises over 70 locations and we maintain a corporate resource structure unique in our industry with head offices in Shanghai, China and in Atlanta, USA. Information is available through the global website at www.cornerstone-group.com.