Will the Executive Job Market Improve in the Next 6 Months?

RCI-sept-2023Our exclusive Recruiter Confidence Index tracks how confident executive recruiters are that the executive hiring market will improve over the next six months. Right now, the Index has rebounded from the depths of September and reached just over 40% for the last two months. Though an improvement, it remains a bit in a trading range below 50% – which we pinpoint as that area where recruiters are feeling it is overall a more broadly improving executive job market.

What remains disconcerting is that over 20% are “not confident” that the executive job market will improve in the next six months – which says that recruiters are not expecting growth any growth in several sectors of the executive job market, even if some sectors may be turning more positive.


Our exclusive Executive Job Creation Index confirms this lackluster confidence and continues in negative territory. This derives from many more firms putting executive hiring on hold and fewer companies saying they are adding executive positions than in prior months.

As always, we will continue monitoring recruiters’ take on the executive job market and will report our findings to you.

Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson is ExecuNet's president and chief economist. An Arjay Miller Scholar, Mark received his MBA from Stanford University and a BA in economics from Yale University. He joined ExecuNet in 1993, with extensive marketing and new product and business development experience, having served as president and founder of A&M Associates, an investment management firm. Mark's corporate leadership experience includes several senior marketing and financial positions with RCA Global Communications (a GE subsidiary) and American Can Company.

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