Executives in Demand
By Jesse Freund

(Business 2.0) – For companies in the recruiting game, 2001 and 2002 were brutal; revenues for the largest headhunters fell by 40 percent. Yet the business now appears to be on the rebound. When Korn/Ferry reports its fourth-quarter earnings in mid-June, the company is expected to come in at about 13 cents a share, up from a 5-cent loss for the same quarter last year. While the overall job market slowly recovers, there's intense demand for executives at the top of the corporate food chain. Kennedy Information analysts predict that the executive search business will grow by 6 percent this year.