Last year resulted in some major changes in the executive search sector. Amid rising CEO resignations and growing need for qualified executives, we’re proud to recognize the firms that have stood out from the crowd: our Top Rated Executive Search Firms for the second half of 2022.
Over just one month, the number of CEO changes at U.S. companies rose 17 percent—from 63% in August to 74% in September. In 2022, the average age of exiting CEOs is 56, down from 60 in 2021. Not only is the demand for qualified executives changing, but the expectations on those executives are changing as well.
The younger average CEO age, for example, indicates that many no longer see it as a capstone position, and want to pursue their own interests instead of a traditional job. This means that the allure of an “executive role” isn’t enough to attract and retrain great candidates. Executive search firms need to offer something else: a personal experience that helps candidates find a role they’ll love.
This is where our Top Rated Executive Search Firms have distinguished themselves:
- Prioritizing great experiences across candidates, clients, and placed talent
- Proactively measuring and improving experiences
- Improving organizational efficiency through automation & real-time insights
- Elevating their brand and online reputation
What’s more, in a market where technology is on the rise, these firms have proven that technology and the human touch aren’t mutually exclusive. Instead, they use technology to automate monotonous tasks and devote more time to serving rising executives.
Every executive search staffing firm listed below is on the list because they’ve excelled in the areas mentioned above. Join us in congratulating these stand-out leaders for the second half of 2022.
Top Rated Executive Search Firms: Second Half 2022
Total reviews: 33
Average rating: 4.66
Example review: “I have worked with Dan in the past. He is a pleasure to work with. He is professional and knowledgeable. I trust when working with him he has my best interest at heart. I love that Dan works with me in a manner reminding me of a time when recruiters actually knew their client and the places they were placing them in.”
Total reviews: 407
Average rating: 4.81
Example review: “Alan is a true pro. He provided transparent/honest feedback, navigated our conversation with pace, and put me in touch with a potentially great job opportunity. Highly recommend!”
Total reviews: 283
Average rating: 4.79
Example review: “Angie was very present, genuine, pleasant, curious, and caring. She asked insightful questions about my experiences, abilities & interests. She provided helpful examples of current & potential projects that would likely engage someone with my background & skill. I appreciated her moderate pace – she didn’t seem rushed/pressed for time. I got all of my questions answered honestly & with sufficient detail. I have a very clear understanding of what to expect going forward if there’s interest in my candidacy for an interim HR opportunity. Thank you for asking for my feedback!”