The latest ExecuNet Recruiter Confidence Index says recruiters are forecasting a double-digit increase in executive search assignments in 2010.
According to Novemberâ€™s survey of 161 executive recruiters, 50% are confident or very confident the executive employment market will improve during the next six months â€“ down from 56% last month and up significantly from all-time lows reached in November 2008 (26%). In 2010, executive search consultants are forecasting a 15% increase in assignments.
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The recruiters surveyed expect the greatest growth in healthcare; clean/green tech; energy/utilities; life science; and high tech. The top five functions expected to be in greatest demand in 2010 are Business Development; Sales; Operations Management; Finance; and Engineering.