The Mobility Factor: Senior Executives and Recruiters Share Confident Outlook for 2014

January 28, 2014 – The 2014 Global Executive Outlook Survey released by BlueSteps and the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) reveals that 51 percent of senior executives hold a positive outlook for the global executive job market for 2014, an increase of 15 percent compared to last year. The remaining 36 percent of senior executives shared a neutral outlook for the year ahead, while only 13 percent had a negative view for this year. Almost two-thirds (64 percent) of search consultants feel positive about the industry for the first six months of 2014, compared to 29 percent this time last year and 35 percent in July 2013. “After five years of moribund compensation growth and cost cutting pressures, many executives will consider themselves to be “mobile” once again and interested in a change of environment and opportunity,” said Peter Felix, president of the AESC. “Greater economic certainty will encourage them to take career risk and this mobility factor may well usher in a new phase in a war for talent which has been less visible during the financial crisis.”

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