Spain: what recruitment trends are expected in 2024?

As 2024 gets underway, Spain’s executive recruitment market finds itself at a crossroads, with unique challenges and opportunities shaped by a changing economic context.

In this landscape, understanding and adapting to new recruitment trends is essential for Spanish companies wishing to attract the best talent for their C-level positions. For the year 2024, economic forecasts and market research suggest a 0.6% increase in C-level positions in Spain, representing around 80,000 additional positions compared to 2023. This positive trend reflects an economic recovery and a dynamic labor market for senior executives.

Companies face competition and changing expectations

Executives in Spain are increasingly setting the bar high in terms of expectations, with a strong emphasis on competitive salaries, a balanced work-life balance, and significant opportunities for professional development. To remain attractive, Spanish companies need to develop innovative strategies, including attractive remuneration packages and tailored career development programs.

Training future talent for a VUCA world

In the face of economic uncertainties and technological advances, the Spanish market is focusing on specific skills for C-level executives: capacity for innovation, strategic agility and expertise in digital transformation.

Companies that actively prepare their executives for these challenges will be better positioned to succeed in the future. The year 2024 promises to be a period of significant change and opportunity for executive recruitment in Spain.To successfully navigate this landscape, companies need to stay at the forefront of recruitment trends, adapt quickly to market developments and focus on attracting and retaining top talent. Collaboration with specialist recruitment partners, such as Fitch Bennett Partners and their regional affiliates Héléna Terol, Partner – Executive Search can play a key role in achieving these goals.

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