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Executive Search Benchmark Report

Retained Executive Search has always been a bit of a black box. Nobody really knows how long a search should take or what the odds are that any given project will end with a placement – until now that is. For the first time, this report provides a common understanding of what great search looks like based on real data. 
  • How to measure the effectiveness and efficiency of executive search projects
  • How long executive search projects should take and the likelihood of success
  • How various factors, like industry, location, and job function, can impact performance
  • How to align expectations and ensure success

Report Features

Compare the performance of search projects across criteria such as industry, location, and job function to see how they stack up.

  • Benchmark Data: With data collected over 3.5 years, we have uncovered the leading metrics and charted industry-wide performance.
  • Industry First: No one has ever done a study like this one. Our data experts have analyzed performance from over 100,000 projects.
  • Thought Leadership: We have undertaken the world’s largest and leading empirical study of Executive Search firm performance.
  • Completely Independent: We provide data, analysis, insights and advice in a completely independent and transparent way.