Summary of the Results

ECSSA State of the Industry Barometer Q4 2014

The European Executive Recruitment Barometer produced by the ECSSA concerning the perception of the state of the market in September 2014 recorded an index of +2.2. Down compared with the optimism of the first half of 2014, when the European index was above 15 in February and May; this positive result relates to a general deterioration in all participating countries:

  • the German (+9.5) and Belgian (+22) leaders recorded a decline in confidence, their respective indices falling below 40 points in May 2014, having reached record levels at the start of 2014;
  • French (-28.6) and Italian (-43.2) firms recorded the weakest indices;
  • Spain maintained a positive index for the entire year, but at its lowest level (+7.1) in 2014;