July 20, 2023 – Executive recruiters are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet the demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire new recruiters and open new locations. Global recruiting consortiums, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas.
Executive search network IMSA Search Global Partners has added Nordic Headhunting as IMSA Denmark and the firm’s CEO Michael Grann as IMSA Denmark managing partner. “Michael and his team are an excellent addition to our worldwide organization,” said Monika Ciesielska IMSA Search president. “Their experience, expertise, and knowledge will benefit our international clients doing business in this important economic region.”
Nordic Headhunting specializes in identifying and placing board and C-level executives, as well as managers and skilled specialists, across a wide range of industries and types of organizations, including consumer, retail, food, technology, and construction within B2B and B2C sectors. Nordic’s partners and executive consultants bring decades of experience to the search process, producing a track record for clients and candidates in the areas of sales, finance, IT, HR, legal, procurement, marketing, communications, and business development. The firm is headquartered in Copenhagen. Nordic Headhunting has conducted hundreds of assignments for international clients operating throughout Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.
Nordic Headhunting and Mr. Grann came to the executive search field after a corporate career in accounting and management. “With a degree in business administration, and specializing in the service-profit chain business model, Mr. Grann understands the needs of clients to identify the right talent to drive business forward,” IMSA said. “He relates to candidates, helping them identify and then achieve career and life goals.”
“We develop strong relationships based on trust with our customers and they are very appreciative of our work,” said Mr. Grann. “As a result, we are proud that 90 percent of our assignments are for returning customers.”
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Mr. Grann says the Nordic labor market is characterized by several conditions directly affecting executive search throughout the region: Talent scarcity and a high demand for skilled specialists and managers across industries and organization levels; workforce mobility due to stability of surrounding economies and their comparably high levels of social security; and increasing attrition rates due to post-COVID focus on work/ life balance, social impact of corporations, and the Great Resignation.
IMSA Search Expands Into Lithuania
IMSA Search Global Partners has announced its expansion into Lithuania with the addition of Simple Search as IMSA Lithuania and Jūratė Kubilienė and Irma Simonkevičienė as IMSA Lithuania managing partners. “Lithuania is No.1 in the E.U. for GDP growth per capita since 2000, No. 5 globally for digital skills, and welcomes innovation,” said Monika Ciesielska IMSA Search president. “The addition of Irma and Jūratė as IMSA Search Lithuania will enable us to address this market, better serve our global clients, and continue to expand our local market expertise.”
“As we continue to expand, with our new IMSA global partners, Nordic Headhunting looks forward to taking on a more international role for existing and future customers,” said Mr. Grann.
Denmark is an important market with many international knowledge-intensive companies with cross-border recruitment needs. “With an exclusive partner in this country, our global executive search firm alliance has strengthened its presence in Scandinavia,” IRC Global said.
Denmark has the world’s 13th most competitive economy and Europe’s eighth-ranked, according to the World Economic Forum. Companies headquartered in the country include A.P. Møller, Danske Bank, ISS, United Shipping & Trading Co., Novo Nordisk, Wrist Group, Carlsberg, DONG Energy, Arla Foods, and Danish Crown.
IMSA Search Global Partners is an international executive search network with 25-plus member countries and over 50 offices across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Members of the IMSA International Executive Search network are all boutique search firms.
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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media