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State of Executive Search in Canada

Canadian companies and organizations continue to rely on executive search firms to help them navigate the extremely competitive hiring market, and help them find top talent for their senior roles. The expertise that search firms provide have made them “crucial to identifying and recruiting executives with the necessary skills, experience, and leadership qualities to drive organizational success. The industry has adapted to new technologies and shifting demographics, including the rise of remote work and the changing expectations of younger workers. Firms are now leveraging digital platforms, social media, and other innovative methods to identify and engage with top talent. The industry has also focused on promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, recognizing that a diverse workforce can drive innovation and better business outcomes.”

Some noticeable trends:

  • Outside executive search is incredibly valuable for senior positions, because executives who are cognizant of confidentiality are less likely to respond to a job ad placed by a competitor and are leery of talking to their internal recruiters.

  • Succession planning for the C-Suite and other senior roles continues to be important.

  • In-House HR experts are more involved in strategic planning with the rest of the C-Suite, as organizations establish policies consistent with the changes in workplace culture.

If you need help shaping your talent acquisition or retention strategy, get in touch to arrange a quick chat. Email Paul, Brent, Troy, or Tara, or give us a call at 519-673-3463 or 416-847-0036.

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