BlueSteps, the executive career management service of the AESC, surveyed over 800 senior-level management professionals globally to glean insights about the state of the global executive job market in its annual Executive Career Outlook Report.
With feedback from a global survey of 850 business leaders worldwide, across industries and functional roles, AESC's report looks at the generational transition of leadership, from Baby Boomers to Gen X and Millennials.
This special edition of Executive Talent looks at the past, present and future of the executive search and leadership consulting profession. In this section we compare data from AESC’s 2010 report Executive Search in Transition to today’s data, and use this to predict what the future holds for the profession.
In January the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC) collaborated with the Wall Street Journal to survey 39 executive search firms specializing in the search for CFOs in the United States. The research revealed that, on average, CFO searches take longer than the average search duration across all functions and that over one-third of respondents feel that the search for CFOs takes longer now than it did five years ago.