Record hires accelerate shortage of profiles for companies

After the, another good news has just been published this Friday, February 14 by the Association for the employment of executives (Apec) on the employment front. According to its forecasts, about 297,000 hirings of executives are scheduled by companies in 2020, an increase of 5% compared to 2019, in a market already in near full employment (with an unemployment rate of only 3.8 % for this asset class). “After continuous growth for six years, we anticipate a stabilization of the volume of recruitments around 300,000 by 2021-2022”, specifies Gaël Bouron, deputy head of the Studies division of Apec.

This dynamic is mainly explained by the strong growth in business investment which, and the various social movements, has represented the essential driver of executive recruitment in recent years. The greater mobility of these workers, the dynamism of metropolitan areas and the increase in the rate of management in companies, also played a positive role.

150,000 net job creations in two years

If these figures are not surprising – Apec had already published – one indicator is particularly attention: that of net job creation for this population. Over the past two years, 150,000 executive positions have been created, including nearly 75,000 last year. “An unprecedented level since 2006-2007”, points Gaël Bouron. As a result of this structural trend, “in 20 years, 1 million executive jobs have been created”, insists Bertrand Hébert, Director General of Apec.

All sectors are affected by this increase – and particularly IT, engineering-R & D and legal, accounting and consulting activities. Only those in general distribution and communication and media recorded a decline. Unsurprisingly, it is always in Ile-de-France that the recruitment offer is the largest (50% of hiring forecasts […]

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