HR Survey - Search Firms and Other Recruitment Methodologies

The Retained & Executive Search industry is an integral part of modern corporate life and it commands a healthy chunk of corporate spend. As a guide, the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) estimates that 2012 annual net revenues for this global industry totalled US$9.74 billion. There are many reasons why companies utilise the services of retained search firms, in their quest to find and recruit the best people for middle and senior management roles. Regardless of these reasons, we were keen to understand more of the relationship between search firms and the HR community.