What are the top soft skills needed for an executive or senior role?
Executive and senior roles often require the highest level of expertise, organisation and leadership skills. To be successful in these positions, it is essential to have a broad range of soft or people skills, including strong communication, problem-solving and interpersonal abilities. Executive and senior roles also need to take responsibility for their actions and decisions. Additionally, strong strategic planning skills, the ability to delegate tasks, and the capacity to develop relationships with key stakeholders are essential. Finally, strong self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and a commitment to professional growth are also important skills for senior executives.
What’s the difference between SMB and Enterprise benefit offerings for senior executives?
Enterprise and multinational companies have paved the way for generous benefits. Although, small to medium-sized businesses are rapidly adapting their offerings to draw top talent.
SMBs are focusing on creative People Value Propositions (PVP). They also offer flexible working practices, health and wellness initiatives, continuous professional development, and equity/profits rather than stock options or RSUs, which Multinational Corporations (MNCs) may offer.
What flexible working arrangements can a senior executive candidate expect?
Flexible working is very much ingrained within executive and senior appointments now, with most working within a hybrid model. In certain instances (predominately start-ups), executives may avail of a 100% remote working arrangement. We envisage a shift in this for 2023 as companies settle back into a new normal. It will very much depend on your industry as to which model works best.