There’s a crisis slowly unfolding at executive search firms across London due to the U.K.’s decision to leave the E.U. The crisis is most notable among recruiting firms within the financial services sector, but many other industries such as global life sciences and energy are also being affected. Both the Big Five and boutique executive search firms based in London are fixated on the meaning of Brexit for their businesses in the months and years to come. Asia and Europe to its east and the United States and the Americas to its west, London has long been a critical hub for global business. A close look at this dynamic landscape shows why. London has spawned a gigantic entrepreneurial workplace environment that now requires an enormous number of trained, well-educated business professionals. But London is dealing with a talent shortage. According to talent acquisition specialists and executive recruiters who crisscross this city every day, those shortages are impacting competitiveness and productivity to levels not seen here before. As the struggle to find the right talent becomes even more difficult – and with Brexit now a reality, London itself is under pressure as a premier ‘talent destination’ to attract the best workers that will drive business forward.