Membership

Member Benefits


Our Promise  

Firms join AESC to demonstrate their deep commitment to the highest quality standards in executive search and leadership consulting—for the benefit of clients and the profession. A firm's membership entitles each employee access to AESC Member benefits. As dedicated stewards, AESC is committed to supporting our members. We Shape. Connect. Educate.  

  • Shape quality standards, legislative response and best practices.

  • Connect members with peers, clients and candidates.

  • Educate through insights, trends and continuous learning.

Member Benefits

Your official AESC membership provides access to a wide array of benefits, business tools, market data, resources and insights to help you succeed in today's competitive and rapidly evolving market. 

  • AESC Seal of Excellence. Official Commitment to AESC Code of Professional Practice. Showcase to your clients that you belong to the associated body that sets the standard for the profession worldwide.

  • Best Practices. Stay current and ahead of trends impacting the profession and the clients you serve.

  • Insights & Research. Receive exclusive research including geographic markets and sectors, benchmarking studies on equity and compensation, and surveys and interviews with the client community worldwide.

  • Peer Knowledge Exchange Forums. Network with your peers in the profession in a learning-based, non-competitive environment.

  • Legislation & Policy Monitoring. Receive updates and advice on legislative and regulatory issues that impact the profession.

  • Education & Training. You and your colleagues can expand your knowledge and differentiate yourselves in the marketplace with an elite MBA-style program for consultants, certification for researchers and associates and a members-only webinar series to keep you up-to-date on those critical issues of the day impacting how you serve your clients.

  • Preferred Partner Programs. Access exclusive rates on tools and services such as executive search software, background checking and candidate assessment to help you work smarter and propel your business forward.

  • Candidate Care via AESC’s BlueSteps. Refer unsolicited candidates to AESC's BlueSteps for career resources and information on the executive search process. Be confident that these candidates will feel recognized and supported by the search firm and by AESC. Access candidates in BlueSteps for sourcing and candidate identification via an easy-to-use interface for your research teams. 

  • Advice & Support. Leverage your AESC staff contacts for counsel and assistance when you need it, including providing references and referrals.

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