Executive Search: Trends in Talent Acquisition


Which way forward? In the leadership solutions field this is the defining question being asked among corporate talent acquisition professionals and the executive recruiters who service their global senior-level staffing needs. In 2015/2016, both sides remain locked in the same battle: to find the best and the brightest in the most efficient, cost-effective manner. After a precipitous decline following the Great Recession, the talent management sector is once again thriving. Executive recruiters remain in demand as never before. This 25th annual anniversary edition marks Hunt Scanlon’s best work to date and whether you are in search, or an HR and talent acquisition professional, this is a “must-read” compendium.


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An extensive Executive Summary highlighting all the most up-to-date senior-level leadership solutions trends. Expert analysis and commentary from Hunt-Scanlon Media’s editorial team focuses on the broadening array of advisory services being sought after and offered by leading talent management providers on both sides of the aisle. Commentary from leading recruiting industry sector CEOs are combined with insights and feedback from top CHROs, chief talent officers and heads of talent acquisition.


“The talent sector is now at an inflection point and pressure is mounting for everyone to adapt. The fight for talent is drawing companies from all walks of life into the competitive race for business leadership – and this intense demand is driving all sorts of change in the talent solutions sector.”

Scott A. Scanlon

State of the Industry Report Editor-in-Chief, Hunt-Scanlon Media


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“Diversification & Growth” covers the race to provide a fully integrated talent service platform is creating a new battle line chiefly among old executive search industry rivals. Assessment services, culture fit, management audit, and CEO succession services are just some of the new wave of offerings we examine that are underway at the five leading global search providers: Korn Ferry, Egon Zehnder, Spencer Stuart, Heidrick & Struggles, and Russell Reynolds Associates.

“The Games Changers” focuses on the fastest growing segment of search: the boutique firms. The study highlights 15 top boutique firms and why they are representative of the frenetic growth among smaller providers.

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