Good news for executives! Private sector companies have private recruit 200,000 of them, according to an estimate published this Wednesday, July 6 by the Association for the employment of executives (APEC).
This increase of 10% compared to 2015 confirms the most optimistic forecast made in February by Apec.
These figures are based on the executive recruitment intentions – in permanent or temporary for more than a year – end of 2015 collected from a representative panel of 11 000 companies, crossed with prospects preferred demographic and economic and updated by Apec.
For these forecasts, the association is based on the script of “progressive growth” following the GDP: 1.6% in 2016, 1.6% in 2017 and 1.7% in 2018.
The record 2007 soon exceeded
The resumption of recruitment “confirms very clearly” in 2016, after a restart in 2014 (169 600) and 2015 (181 800) and that “momentum could continue at least until 2018,” said Jean-Marie Marx, CEO of Apec.
At this rate, the record of 2007 (208 200) will be “well over” next year.
Apec provides for 212,600 recruitments in 2017 (+ 6% increase over a year) and 221 800 in 2018 (+ 4%). A trajectory “not surprising given the evolution of the digital sector and business services where it reached 80% of executives,” according to Jean-Marie Marx.
Beware of Brexit effect!
But “this virtuous circle is subject to various contingencies” and “the release of UK Union European could change that, “warns Apec.
The forecast for 2016 “do not take into account a Brexit effect. If there is impact, it would be visible at the end of the year or early next year,” says Jean- Marie Marx.
These estimates Apec cover the hiring volumes. Given the job cuts carried out in parallel by the companies, the net balance of jobs reached 28,800 in 2015.