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CEO hiring strong, but be able to cite good moves in 2020

Financial metrics may have suffered, but boards will look for solid response to pandemic, racial equity, ability to lead digital strategy

CEO search

Jan. 8, 2021
By William Ehart

Last year was one where association leaders’ best-laid plans went awry.

But search committees won’t judge jobseekers on prior goals they weren’t able to achieve. They will judge candidates on how they reacted to 2020, executive search consultants told CEO Update. And the hiring market is expected to be strong, the recruiters said, as successful executives get recruited away and others lose their jobs.