In our Executive Summary this year, Hunt Scanlon analysts ask: What is the current state of the executive search and leadership solutions industry? To answer, we have gone to a broad number of talent professionals to ﬁnd out. What they tell us is revealing: slowing but continued growth throughout the sector, an uptick in market volatility, new service offerings and expansions, more acquisitions, intensiﬁed globalization, a rapid move toward data analytics in the selection of senior-level professionals, greater specialization, and heightened challenges posed by in-house recruitment. You will hear from the industry’s key leader, Gary Burnison of Korn Ferry, as well as a host of leading boutique specialists who all have their hand on the pulse of this fast moving ﬁeld.
“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