May 13 2013
|The AESC State of the Executive Search Industry Report is quarterly research carried out by the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) since 2004 on trends in the global retained executive search and leadership consulting industry. Data for the report is collected from a consistent sample of AESC member search firms representing the activity of 1,430 executive search consultants in 46 countries worldwide. The AESC estimates that annual net revenues for the worldwide retained executive search industry totaled $9.74 billion in 2012.|
The Q1 2013 report by global executive search association shows modest quarterly growth. The first quarter of 2013 saw a seven per cent quarter-on-quarter rise in the number of new executive searches started and a modest two per cent increase in worldwide search industry revenues.
North America held the greatest share of regional executive search activity in the first quarter this year with 48.8 per cent of the global market and was the only major region to see its number of new search mandates rise year-on-year, from Q1 2012 to Q1 2013.
The EMEA region saw a four per cent quarter-on-quarter increase in new searches started in Q1 2013, but a 14.1 per cent year-on-year decline (from Q1 2012 to Q1 2013). Asia Pacific and Central/South America saw a similar trend of quarterly increase - from Q4 2012 to Q1 2013 - yet yearly decline in the number of new searches started.
The first quarter industry outlook saw the Industrial sector hold the greatest market share of executive search activity, accounting for 25.9 per cent of global searches (despite declining 1.5 per cent from its Q1 2012 market share position). This was followed by leading market shares for Consumer (18.7%), Financial (17.6%), Technology (15.3%), and then Life Sciences/Healthcare (13.2%).
Most industries surveyed saw a small quarter-on-quarter increase in the number of new search mandates started in Q1 2013, yet the Technology sector (at 15.3% market share) appeared the most robust showing 5.5 per cent quarterly growth - from Q4 2012 to Q1 2013 - and 11.9 per cent yearly growth - the only sector to experience year-on-year growth.
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|About the Association of Executive Search Consultants|
The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) is the worldwide professional association for the retained executive search and leadership consulting industry. The AESC promotes the highest professional standards in retained executive search and leadership consulting through its industry recognized Code of Ethics and Professional Practice Guidelines. The AESC also serves to broaden public understanding of the retained executive search and leadership consulting process and acts as an advocate for the interests of its member firms.
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