Building personal relationships in a digital world

Posted on June 29, 2017 by BlueSteps Career Services
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Use digital technology to enhance your relationships, not replace them with faceless and voiceless social media. Use video conferencing and teleconferences to engage with remote staff when one-on-one meetings are not possible, rather than risking disenfranchising staff via email.

In today’s digital world, communication practices are greatly impacted by technology. A report released by Radicati estimates that 269 billion e-mails will be sent and received each day in 2017. Everything about the search process is going digital, too. But while technology innovations have opened up new horizons for search firms and leadership consultants, giving them powerful new tools and a broader reach, it’s vital that they continue to make the personal connections that are so important to successful placement. A handful of strategies can help search professionals maintain high-touch relationships in a high-tech environment.

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The BlueSteps Career Management Blog is written with a C-level audience in mind on career management topics ranging from executive compensation, executive resumes, and interview tips to networking, executive job search, and gaining visibility as a professional in one’s industry. The BlueSteps Executive Search Blog links senior executive candidates to actual retained search recruitment insights from AESC member executive recruiters, BlueSteps career advisors and other guest writers.

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