As corporate growth
fueled a soaring economy in 1999,
recruited executives to keep their
course. A survey of hiring for more than
executive and senior management positions revealed
overall demand grew by 26%, outstripping 1998’s gain
Virtually every industry took part in the
with consulting posting the solitary
|Executive Hiring Rates—by Salary Level
Money was no obstacle as companies
clamored for high-priced help.
|Executive Hiring Rates—by Region
Hiring activity was greatest on the West
Coast, where head count increased at a rate many
times that further east.
|Executive Hiring Rates—by Industry
New media and technology racked up
impressive gains compared with other industries,
leaving manufacturers and natural resource
producers far behind.
|Executive Hiring Rates—by Position
Demand for general managers led all
position categories, with consultants the only
group suffering a decline in hiring.
Source: Executive Talent Demand Index, Exec-U-Net ( www.execunet.com ),
Norwalk, Connecticut, 2000.