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Motivation 'becoming the key element in executive recruitment'
The ability to motivate staff is becoming the critical deciding factor for companies that are seeking to recruit new executives or managers.
Carol Wilson, managing director of consultancy firm Performancecoachtraining.com, said motivational qualities, emotional intelligence and an aptitude for leading teams are becoming more prized that qualifications or industry knowledge.
She explained that this is because companies are realising that job satisfaction and reduced stress are becoming just as valuable in terms of recruiting top talent as financial rewards.
As such, businesses are seeking leaders who will relate to staff, understand their needs and help them reach their potential, while also being able to think strategically and learn from errors.
"They are looking for inspirational people who are interested in both their own development as well as the development of others," Ms Wilson explained.
This comes after a recent report from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) suggested that three quarters of employers are reporting a lack of leadership and management skills in their organisations at present.
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