Very few analysts cover the retained search market, preferring instead to focus on the wider staffing space. One firm that does is Chicago-based William Blair, and they've just released a survey looking into trends in our industry.
The headlines? Demand is softer than it was a year ago. But, things are improving and growth is expected pretty much everywhere in 2017.
The survey is well worth a read - details here and below.
We conducted our proprietary quarterly survey of executive search consultants during the last few weeks and received close to 100 responses. The main highlights from our report are as follows...