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Richmond Events' US Business Panel Report - Career Planning Research

The latest Richmond Events' business panel is now available. Please read on for headline findings and to download the full report.

Headline Findings
  • The panel see their main strengths as being a strategic thinker as well as team / people management. Over 60% of them also feel they have the ability to motivate and inspire others, as opposed to 3% who feel they can’t.
  • Asked if they felt their career would benefit from any training, the top 2 choices were increased numeracy/financial ability and leadership training.
  • The three qualities the panel rate highest in a good CEO are the ability to motivate and inspire others, being a strategic thinker and team and people management.  
  • The highest proportion of the panel would replace some or all of their senior management team if they were to become CEO! Just under a third would also increase all staff incentivization. 
  • Respondents have been in their current position for an average of 5.8 years.
  • The main criteria when potentially joining a new organization is for the nature of the opportunity offered and the improved financial reward.
  • Networking has influenced most of the panel’s career moves.
  • The highest proportion of the panel see their next job as a more senior position within a different organization (to the one they’re with now).
  • The majority of the panel are quite happy to undertake weekly travel in order to further their career, though are more split on whether they’d live away from their family through the week.
  • An organization downsizing is seen by the panel as the main threat to their future employment.

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