It is easy to find people who are trying to be found
In Europe, there are over 3,500 organizations and individuals (excluding UK) that provides Executive Search services but only less than 300 firms that offers true Retained Executive Search or Direct Approach Executive Search as popularly known in the continent.
Retained Executive Search takes a consultative approach like management consulting in hiring senior executives, typically Board positions, C-Suite, and other critical leadership positions. This form of search is ideal when you need the most qualified person and not just a qualified person
We are proud to present you our Top 50 Executive Search Firms in Europe for 2021.
Our methodology is driven by direct feedback sourced from candidates and executive search buyers. Candidates who were placed, approached, or recommended for a role in addition to brand recognition and executive search buyers who used a search firm in the last three years. Our resume and job description sharing and tracking platform gives us access to large number of senior executives in the market
Our ranking is a true reflection of what the market thinks about each of these firms and must fulfil the below criteria.
Survey period: 10 April 2021 – 10 October 2021 Survey coverage: 10 January 2019 – 10 September 2021 Individual respondents: 11,000 Professional level of participants: Board Members, C-Suite Executives, Next Level Down Executives (SVP, EVP, Heads and critical roles), In-house Senior HR Executives etc.
Our ranking is not solely based on revenue or size of the business. “Revenue-only” approach to ranking puts smaller firms and those not willing to disclose revenue at a disadvantage even though they are deeply valued and trusted by candidates and clients alike.
Our ranking does not include firms headquartered in the UK.
This ranking is the result of an evaluation process within the parameters set by C-Suite CV Secure, Inc., its affiliates, and partners if any. C-Suite CV Secure would not comment on the quality of executive search firms that are not included in the ranking, and their reputation is not disputed.
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