Saw an article recently about General Electric's CEO, Jeffrey Immelt, in the Washington Post. An excerpt:
If globalization were put to a popular vote in the United States in the current political climate, it would lose, General Electric Co.. (GE.N) Chairman and Chief Executive Jeffrey Immelt warned on Friday.
"If you put globalization up for a popular vote in the United States, I think it would lose 60/40," he told the India Institute of Technology Alumni 2007 Global Conference, a Silicon Valley event attended by thousands of India's top academic and business elite.
Immelt's remarks came at the end of what was largely a corporate recruiting speech to attract top-flight engineers and managers to join GE.
What's striking about this is that Immelt has taken time out of his schedule to help GE recruit top flight engineers and managers overseas to join GE. And it appears that he was successful, as the event was attended by thousands of top academic and business elite.
When's the last time YOUR CEO hit the recruiting trail? The war for talent is on, and as Immelt proves, your CEO might be your best recruiter.