Top Research Methods Executive Search Firms Use

Search itself is different, evolving from the old world rolodex to an entire suite of tools. Karen Greenbaum, AESC's President & CEO, explains, “Now, the search firm you hire has great networks and knowledge, but also proprietary databases. They conduct Boolean searches and x-ray searches, and they leverage social media. They look at industry news and thought leadership.”
Search also requires leveraging tools and insights to fill high-demand roles that didn’t exist 20 years ago, and anticipate the skills necessary to fill roles that are likely to transform at an unprecedented pace. Greenbaum adds, “What hasn’t changed is the all-important human connection. That’s what makes this all work.""
This graphic is found in AESC's Executive Talent Magazine article, "The Past, Present and Future of Executive Search."
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