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SHOULD THE AXE FALL -- MORE THAN A THIRD OF EXECUTIVES HAVE RESUMES READY; SURVEY REFLECTS JOB INSECURITY IN THE 90s

 MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's slow economic recovery has not made executives very secure in their jobs. Surrounded by colleagues and friends looking for new positions, executives in a new survey estimate that more than one-third of their peers (35 percent) have resumes ready for a job search.
 The poll was developed by Robert Half International (NYSE: RHI), the world's first and largest staffing services firm specializing in the accounting, finance and information systems fields. It was conducted by an independent research firm, which polled 150 executives from the nation's 1,000 largest companies.
 Participants in the survey were asked: "What percentage of managers do you feel are prepared with a resume in the event they should suddenly lose their job?" Thirty-five percent was the mean response.
 "Executives are facing a variety of economic uncertainties, unemployment being perhaps the most anxiety-causing," says Max Messmer, chairman and chief executive officer of Robert Half International. "They are finding it prudent to be prepared for change because of the continuing and sometimes sudden downsizings, mergers and other disruptions of recent years."
 However, employers should be sensitive to job insecurity at all levels of the company and take proactive steps to counter it, advises Messmer. "If so many managers are uneasy, the repercussions among staff may be much greater than senior management suspects."
 Messmer suggests that if a manager is reasonably confident an employee is thinking about leaving, to first ask the individual in an open manner, if this is the case. If so, discuss the employee's value to the company in terms of their contributions and future opportunities, but think twice before making a counteroffer if another position has already been accepted. In most cases such a move doesn't address underlying dissatisfaction, and employees often leave within a year, he said.
 Robert Half International has more than 150 offices in the United States, Canada and Europe.
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 /CONTACT: Lynn Taylor, 415-854-9700, or Marc Silbert, 516-767-3700, both of Robert Half International/
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