Trends and Outlook of the HR Executive Search Industry

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The Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants has over 1,300 member executive search consultants, also known as executive headhunters, around the world who specialize in the recruitment of Human Resource Executives.  These executive recruiters fill executive positions including: Executive Development Directors, HR Generalists, Diversity Directors, Training and Development Directors, Recruiting and Staffing Executives, HR Information Systems Directors, Labor Relations Directors, and Compensation and Benefits Directors.     

Human Resources Executive Positions: Responsibilities and Locations

HR executive search professionals require candidates to perform as business advisers to top management on issues including organizational development, mergers and acquisitions, compensation, talent management and outsourcing. The typical HR executive position works closely with boards to offer expertise on compensation and succession planning. More information the Chief HR Officer / Executive job.

Eileen Finn, President of Eileen Finn and Associates, and AESC member, believes the Human Resources sector is currently seeing a lot of movement in senior level talent as companies fail to focus on retention. Finn offers the following advice for those in the HR executive search process: "Look at how you can thread your skills. HR is a function that can move into all different industries. HR pros are poised to focus on growth industries like healthcare."

Finn adds: "I also think individuals who can transition into interim or consulting assignments will be in demand. The use of contract talent in U.S. organizations is likely to continue. And HR is a function that will grow on the contract side."

Human Resources Executive Jobs: Locations

The global cities offering the most HR executive search opportunities are: Toronto, Brussels, Sydney, Vancouver, Philadelphia, Paris, Charlotte, Beverly Hills, Atlanta, Chicago, Milan, London, New York and San Francisco. See below to learn how you can gain exposure to HR executive search consultants!

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