September 23, 2020 – Executives have reported a significant reluctance to consider new career opportunities, with over 60 percent stating they would not consider a career move during the current global pandemic crisis, according to a new report by Salveson Stetson Group. Over 95 percent of the executives surveyed were employed.
While the results were not surprising, they have significant implications for employers, according to the search firm’s co-founder Sally Stetson. “In a normal business environment, these numbers would be reversed,” she said. “The pandemic has significantly raised the perceived risk of making a career move.”
Salveson Stetson, based in Radnor, PA, surveyed 545 director, S/VP and C-suite executives from May 31 to June 12 at a high point during the pandemic and