A natural progression as we come out of the “Great Recession” is the need to add executive and upper management talent. No longer a time to survive but to start growing again.
This is a good article showing how things change as we go forward, if ever so slowly.
“The outlook is strong for executives,” said John A. Challenger, CEO of employment-research firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. “Companies are trying to get executives that can help them capture the era of growth — instead of just trying to survive the recession.”
Sales and marketing executives will be among the most in demand, Challenger said, because they’re on the front lines of growth. By contrast, when times are tough, companies tend to put their financial or operational people in charge.
“For a lot of marketing executives and professionals who got stuck in this recession, now opportunities are starting to open up again,” Challenger said.