What is an “Executive Search Firm”?
Not every search conducted by an “Executive Search Firm” is what many business people might refer to as an executive search. For example, Deare is identified as a top specialized MN executive search firm, but we complete searches for executive sales leaders, managers, individual sales contributors, and revenue operations leaders.
Common references to recruiting firms include: “Executive Search Firm”, “Search Firm”, “Executive Recruiting Firm”, “Recruiting Firm”, “Recruiting Agency”, or “Headhunting Firm”. These are all used interchangeably.
An executive search firm is a professional recruiting services provider hired by strong, competitive, and fast-growing companies to acquire proven talent meeting specific requirements for business-critical open positions. Some executive search firms are generalists, others are specialized in one or more areas of expertise. A search firm applies a rigorous form of candidate identification, assessment, alignment, and selection to ensure an exceptional hire. Search firms are in constant pursuit of individuals matching the specifications of engaged search assignments, and targeted groups of professionals fitting talent-profiles relevant to the firm’s areas of recruiting specialization.
Search firms are comprised of professional recruiters, researchers, and service support staff. Recruiters associated with search firms are commonly referred to as “Executive Recruiters”, “Recruiters”, “Executive Search Consultants”, “Talent Acquisition Consultants”, or “Headhunters”. The very best professional recruiters in search firms are hired by their clients specifically to engage currently employed, embedded top talent considered to be inaccessible or unreachable.