Every month founder JeanJJJ shares his personal opinion in this editorial regarding developments in the market and much more.
Deep in our hearts, we were probably all hoping that the conflict in the Ukraine would be short-lived, and that reason and sanity would win out. Unfortunately, to this day it doesn’t look like there will be a quick end, with all the consequences. The entire global economy is being hit hard by this conflict, raw materials are becoming scarce, logistical hubs are disrupted, the market and consumers are becoming uncertain, and inflation is going up. In the background, but very much for the logistics companies, there are the Covid restrictions in China and the stock markets that are turning deep into the red.
Still, it is quite astonishing to see that companies are having difficulty retaining or attracting good executives. Especially in these times of scarcity, you would expect companies to develop a vision and plan on how to invest in employees at all levels, how to engage and commit, how to continues develop people and to clearly discuss their development with them. One in three executives are open to changing employers. For our coffee talks (koffietje) we visit many companies and speak to many executives. We see what is going on in the market and have built an ecosystem of candidates and clients that we connect.
Enjoy the reading, stay healthy and positive and if you are interested in a coffee, please do not hesitate to contact me.