2016 BlueSteps Executive Job Outlook
As Job Market Optimism Decreases, Executives Turn to Career Coaches and Digital Training to Stay Relevant
The 2016 BlueSteps Job Outlook Report, just released by Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants, shows that global executive optimism has decreased 10.9 percentage points since 2014. Forty-one percent of respondents expect the number of senior management-level positions to remain sluggish as the number of professionals seeking a new opportunity continues to increase, reaching its highest point since 2010 - 90.2 percent.
About the Survey
This data for the report was generated by AESC’s BlueSteps survey of 837 management professionals, director-level through C-suite. BlueSteps is an executive-level career management service that is accessible by 350+ of the AESC’s top executive search firms. BlueSteps membership grew 9.5% in 2015, with new executives continuing to join from across the world.
BlueSteps is an online career management service designed exclusively for management-level professionals worldwide, from Director through C-suite. As a service of the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants, BlueSteps enables senior executives to make their career profile accessible to over 8,000 executive search professionals in more than 75 countries, who are members of the AESC and use the database as a resource in their candidate identification process. BlueSteps members can stay informed of executive-level job market trends and news, get a complimentary career review with expert advisors and use a variety of tools and resources to facilitate the successful management of their executive career path. To learn more, visit www.bluesteps.com.
About Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants
Since 1959, AESC has set the standard for quality and ethics in executive search and leadership consulting worldwide. Because AESC membersmust commit and adhere to the AESC's industry and government recognized Code of Professional Practice and Standards of Excellence, clients can be assured that AESC members are able to serve as trusted advisors for their most important engagements. As the voice for executive search and leadership consulting worldwide, today the AESC is comprised of more than 350 member firms, representing 8,000 executive search professionals in more than 70 countries. To learn more about AESC and its membership, visit www.aesc.org. For information about AESC's career service for executive-level professionals, visit www.bluesteps.com.
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