December 16, 2015 – After an intensive 15-month review of more than 3,000 executive recruiters across the U.S., Europe and Asia, Hunt Scanlon Media has just released its executive report tracking developments in the field.
“The recruiting sector is now in its golden age,” said Scott A. Scanlon, founding chairman and the report’s editor-in-chief. “The entire talent industry is at an inflection point and we therefore examine close-up what a number of executive search providers are doing – and how they’re all doubling down on their business offerings.”
The result is a 161-page comprehensive industry report that takes a hard look at the challenges and effects of the biggest recruiting outfits – Egon Zehnder, Heidrick & Struggles and Spencer Stuart – to diversify their business platforms. But since the top-end recruitment business has expanded well beyond these large global search providers, Hunt Scanlon appraises some of the hottest boutique specialists and explores why so many of them are surging ahead at double digits.
“It’s a dynamic time to be covering this sector,” said Mr. Scanlon. “And as far as we can tell, no one is being sidelined – but rather this seems to be an evolutionary period for everyone, with people and leadership at the center of the industry’s core consulting offerings.”
“Anyone taking the pulse of the headhunting industry today should look no further than this Hunt Scanlon industry report,” said Judith M. von Seldeneck, founder and chairman of Diversified Search. “It is a must-read for anyone involved in C-suite recruitment or talent acquisition.”
In its latest annual report, Hunt Scanlon examines the expanding field of global talent management. “This year we look at growing holistic talent management platforms that the largest search firms are developing that integrate candidate identification, assessment tools, coaching, leadership development, culture shaping and onboarding. It’s setting up an interesting competitive landscape that I think we’ll see unfurl in the next couple of years,” said Mr. Scanlon.
“How leaders fit into organization culture, how they drive it and how headhunters can predict a leader’s success is the next big opportunity ahead for everyone in this field,” said Mr. Scanlon. “Our report takes a look at many of the firms that are delving into this chartered territory.”
The report includes extensive survey results from thousands of executive recruiters and talent acquisitions leaders. Detailed interviews, predictions, expert commentary and ‘viewpoints’ from 18 leadership advisory specialists add substance to the core analysis portion of the study this year.
Those interested in ordering a copy of ‘Executive Search: Trends In Talent Acquisition’ are asked to click on this link for pricing and delivery information: http://huntscanlon.com/talent-leadership-reports/executive-search-2015-state-of-the-industry-report/
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief, Hunt Scanlon Media