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Looking for an Executive Recruiter?

At ChiefJobs.com, we understand the challenge of searching for your next C-level executive. Sometimes, posting a job advertisement simply isn’t enough. Given the importance of the role being recruited for, an expert in Executive Search can offer a helping hand in the process. We’ve taken the effort out of identifying and contacting leaders in the executive search field, simply use our directory below to reach out to trusted recruiters who can manage the entire process of hiring your next C-level executive.

Executive Recruiter Directory

Odgers Berndtson

United Kingdom +32 Locations 020 7529 1111

Max Everest

United Kingdom +12 Locations 0330 133 4355

Stone Executive

United Kingdom 0333 800 1560

Stanton Chase

United Kingdom +70 Locations 020 7930 6314

Aruba Exec

United Kingdom +50 Locations +44 203 637 8350

Collingwood Search

United Kingdom +90 Locations 01829 732374

Executive Headhunters

United Kingdom +30 Locations 0207 160 6996

Saxton Bampfylde

United Kingdom +47 Locations 020 7227 0800

Morgan Philips

United Kingdom +23 Locations 020 7187 6000

Barnaby Stewart

United Kingdom +40 Locations 01423 609 003

Starfish Search

United Kingdom +30 Locations 0203 971 0831

What is an Executive Recruiter?

An executive search company (informally known as headhunting, or a headhunter) is a type of professional service organisation or individual that specialises in recruiting senior executives and other specialist professionals (Data Compliance Officers, SEO Technicians, Engineers) for their client companies in various industries. Executive search agents/professionals typically have a wide range of personal contacts in their industry or field of specialty; detailed, specific knowledge of the area; and typically operate at the most senior level of executive positions. Executive search professionals are also involved throughout the hiring process, conducting detailed interviews and presenting candidates to clients selectively, when they feel the candidate meets all stated requirements and would fit into the culture of the hiring company. Executive search firms typically have long-lasting relationships with clients spanning many years, and in such cases the suitability of candidates is paramount. It is also important that such firms operate with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.

When corporate entities elect to use an outside executive search company, it is usually because they lack the internal research resources, professional networks, or evaluative skills to properly recruit for themselves. Using an outside executive search company also allows the corporate entity the freedom of recruiting from competitors without doing so directly, and the ability to choose among candidates that would not be available through internal or passive sourcing methodologies. Executive search companies tend to operate both nationally and internationally. Many specialise in a particular business industry sector. The contractual relationship between the client and the executive search company falls into two broad categories: contingent and retained. Contingent recruiters are paid only upon the successful completion of the “search assignment.” Retained recruiters are paid for the process, typically earning a recruiting fee in three stages based on the anticipated compensation of the executive.