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Former top executives embarking on encore careers

Not knowing when to quit is fast becoming the defining characteristic of an entire generation of senior executives who have no intention of being put out to grass on retirement.

They are fit, healthy and have lots of living to do. They don’t fit the traditional mould of the tired, out-of-touch old-timer with nothing left to contribute.

Social media have limits as a talent search solution

Head-hunters using social media as a talent search

Social media have changed the face of recruitment and going forward have the potential to change it some more. But it is now clear social media are unlikely to supersede established methodologies. They are a supplement, not a replacement.

When social networking became a global trend, some predicted industry meltdown. It would supposedly enable DIY recruitment and talent acquisition, putting recruitment specialists out of business. Online profiles would replace CVs. Even job interviews might go.In fact, social media have confirmed the importance of established talent acquisition practice.

Even so, change has been dramatic.