Jul 29 2013
AESC President, Peter Felix, commented: "The AESC’s mid-year outlook is encouraging for the executive search profession and for senior executives who are considering career change. Optimism among our member firms is at its highest level for almost two years and is indicating an upward trend, even though still far short of the mood in 2010 when the industry bounced back after the shock of 2009. It is clear that the American economy is on the move again and with more encouraging indicators from parts of Europe and the developing world it is likely that organizations will ramp up their senior recruiting efforts. The talent shortage has not gone away during the downturn and retained search firms are responding to new requirements from their clients, especially in areas such as digital transformation."
The top three sectors expected to experience the greatest demand for senior executive talent in the second half of the year include Healthcare/Life Sciences, Energy/Natural Resources, followed by Manufacturing. Executive search consultants expect China, Africa and Brazil to see the greatest shortage of executive talent in the second half of 2013.
A full copy of the AESC’s 2013 Executive Search Industry Global Outlook Report is available upon request to AESC members and the press.
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The 2017 BlueSteps Career Outlook Report connects insights from more than 1,200 management-level professionals around the world, all BlueSteps members. Findings from the report include data on what industries, sectors, and geographic regions executives expect to see the most growth, with supporting data from AESC member executive search consultants. The data for this report was generated by BlueSteps and the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants. Download a complimentary summary of the report below.