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Executive search firms specialize in sourcing and recruiting highly qualified candidates for senior roles, including C-suite positions. Companies seeking to hire executives often find it challenging as the talent pool shrinks, this is where an executive search partner demonstrates value. Browse top executive search firms below - filter by price, industry, locations and more. Or view other popular executive services: corporate training and development and executive coaching.

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Services: Executive Search

List of the Top Executive Search Recruitment Firms

  • Lucky Hunter

    Lucky Hunter

    We will help you find the best tech professionals

    Undisclosed
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49
    LONDON, United Kingdom
    Service Focus

    "What's most impressive and unique about Lucky Hunter is their unwavering commitment to delivering results."

    • VP of Engineering, CloudLinux
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  • $1,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    2 - 9
    Halstad, MN
    Service Focus

    "They were always two steps ahead of me."

    • Vice President, GK Technology Inc
  • #twiceasnice Recruiting

    #twiceasnice Recruiting

    9.9% fee. 18-month guarantee. Top talent, fast.

    $5,000+
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249
    Boston, MA
    Service Focus

    "They were always responsive and organized."

    • Managing Partner, Consumer Rating
  • Sowelo Consulting sp. z o.o. sp. k.

    Sowelo Consulting sp. z o.o. sp. k.

    Delivering world class recruitment services

    $5,000+
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49
    Kraków, Poland
    Service Focus

    “Their knowledge of the market and responsiveness are very impressive.”

    • President of Recruitment Solutions, Human Capital Mgmt Co
  • Talent Place

    Talent Place

    Global recruitment agency based on crowdstaffing

    $1,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Kraków, Poland
    Service Focus

    "They always strived to improve and actively worked to deliver the best candidates."

    • P&C Specialist, Glass Bottle & Jar Manufacturer
  • DNA325

    DNA325

    Full-cycle IT Recruitment | Eastern Europe & LATAM

    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Warszawa, Poland
    Service Focus

    "We are very grateful to the team that worked with us."

    • Lead of Engineering, Systima
  • LatamRecruit

    LatamRecruit

    Hire the best IT/Tech talent in Latin America

    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    2 - 9
    Managua, Nicaragua
    Service Focus

    "The recruiting company showcased organizational finesse, ensuring efficient outcomes."

    • Entrepreneur & Analyzer & Achiever & Competitor, Strategic Solar Solutions
  • Bee's Knees

    Bee's Knees

    Hiring top tech & product talent across all Europe

    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    2 - 9
    Lisboa, Portugal
    Service Focus

    "They had a very strong and solid understanding of the profiles we were looking for."

    • Head of People & Culture, Yolo Group
  • Rocket Recruiting

    Rocket Recruiting

    AI Enhanced Recruiting for High Growth Companies

    Undisclosed
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249
    San Francisco, CA
    Service Focus

    "The quality of referrals was the best of any agency we used."

    • Chief of Staff, Embedded CSV Importer
  • Avomind

    Avomind

    Effective roles for high achievers worldwide

    Undisclosed
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49
    Berlin, Germany
    Service Focus

    "I love working with Avomind."

    • Global Head of Talent, Causaly
  • HireDNA

    HireDNA

    Data-Driven Sales Recruiting

    $1,000+
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49
    Ashburn, VA
    Service Focus

    “Their team really listens to what the client is asking for and what type of candidates they want.”

    • Director of Sales & Marketing, Environmental Systems Corp.
  • Zero to One Search

    Zero to One Search

    We are solving the hiring world

    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    München, Germany
    Service Focus

    "Their high-quality service is impressive."

    • HR, Electreon
  • Staff Nash

    Staff Nash

    Recruitment and Staffing for IT and Other EE/CA

    $1,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Ottawa, Canada
    Service Focus

    “Staff Nash has found the right candidate for my company.”

    • Executive, Call Center Software Company
  • Hiretop

    Hiretop

    Deel x10 Performance, IT Recruitment and Staffing

    $1,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Service Focus

    "HireTop was attentive and followed our needs."

    • Owner, Komanda
  • Treeline Inc.

    Treeline Inc.

    Nation's Top Sales Recruiters

    $25,000+
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49
    Wakefield, MA
    Service Focus

    "The amount of detail on their candidate portal was impressive."

    • Office & HR Manager, Managed IT Services Company
  • OnHires

    OnHires

    Recruitment & staffing for fast-growing companies

    $5,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Tallinn, Estonia
    Service Focus

    "They were good at finding technical developers and non-technical specialists."

    • Head of Product, Bitmedia Labs
  • itMatch

    itMatch

    Find your match with itMatch!

    Undisclosed
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49
    Kraków, Poland
    Service Focus

    "Their pace and willingness to adapt to our changing priorities and needs were impressive."

    • Head of IT Delivery Center, Household Appliances Company
  • CleverLand

    CleverLand

    Full-cycle HR Agency

    $1,000+
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Service Focus

    "Everything was provided on time, as promised."

    • COO, Romanuke Web Studio
  • Bizaccenknnect Pvt ltd

    Bizaccenknnect Pvt ltd

    One stop HR Solutions | Technical staffing company

    $1,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Noida, India
    Service Focus

    "I appreciate that this organization takes a unique approach to attracting fresh talent."

    • Business Specialist, Real Estate Company
  • GitMax

    GitMax

    Tech people drive innovation

    $1,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Budapest, Hungary
    Service Focus

    "They swiftly identified and introduced suitable candidates without delay."

    • Department Head, IDWise Ltd
  • Petr Kmošek

    Petr Kmošek

    HR & Management & Leadership & Career consultancy

    $5,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    2 - 9
    Pardubice, Czech Republic
    Service Focus

    "Their high qualifications and knowledge are impressive."

    • Statutory Representative, Transportation & Logistics Firm
  • Indigo Tech Recruiters

    Indigo Tech Recruiters

    SIMPLY HIRING GLOBAL TECH TALENT. INDIGO DELIVERS

    Undisclosed
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49
    Allschwil, Switzerland
    Service Focus

    "They have treated the process creatively and offered us original options for solving our problems."

    • CTO, Finverity
  • Ventes Mexico

    Ventes Mexico

    Recruit high-quality candidates for your business

    $1,000+
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49
    Ciudad de México, Mexico
    Service Focus

    "They were very effective — I had access to the team, and they were incredibly prompt in replying."

    • COO, SaaS Company
  • HR Contact

    HR Contact

    Permanent Recruitment: Poland, Europe, USA, LATAM

    $1,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Kraków, Poland
    Service Focus

    ''HR Contact delivered their recruitment results ahead of time.''

    • Site Manager, ATC Aerospace
  • ESCA

    ESCA

    IT recruiting and executive search agency

    $1,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Service Focus

    "They took almost the whole of searching for candidates and it made this task easier for us."

    • Founder, Code-Smith
  • Rosso Recruiting

    Rosso Recruiting

    Build Your Perfect Talent Strategy

    $1,000+
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9
    Elgin, IL
    Service Focus

    “What stands out the most is their strong understanding of our business and what we were looking for.”

    • Owner, IT Services & Cybersecurity Firm
  • Web Recruiters

    Web Recruiters

    IT Recruitment, IT Staff augmentation, Development

    $1,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Service Focus

    "They did a spectacular job."

    • Managing Director at ZAIS Group
  • Skillers

    Skillers

    #Techtalents #techrecruiting #developers #Ukraine

    $5,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Service Focus

    "Collaboration with Skillers was smooth and efficient."

    • Senior Engineering Director, Roku
  • Springboard Philippines

    Springboard Philippines

    Build Your Team in the Philippines

    $5,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Manila, Philippines
    Service Focus

    "They were easy to communicate with, and we liked the quality of their work."

    • Creative Technologist, BBDO Guerrero
  • $1,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Service Focus

    "The company's recruiter who performed the job for us was constantly in touch, helped us in the process, and answered…"

    • Owner, Komanda
  • JANE

    JANE

    We find better talent. We cost less. We save time.

    $1,000+
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9
    Philadelphia, PA
    Service Focus

    JANE is a B2B Hiring-as-a-Service (HAAS). We complete all of your hiring needs for you, at a fraction of the cost of traditional recruiters. Our Hiring Specialists do smart sourcing, verify and…

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  • WISE STEP RECRUITING S.R.L.

    WISE STEP RECRUITING S.R.L.

    Tech recruitment with peace of mind.

    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    2 - 9
    Timișoara, Romania
    Service Focus

    "I was completely satisfied with their work."

    • Manager, TRW AUTOMOTIVE
  • MagicHire

    MagicHire

    Hiring Remote Tech Employees Made Easy

    $1,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Kraków, Poland
    Service Focus

    “MagicHire is a pleasure to work with — they’re very responsive and nice people.”

    • Talent Acquisition Lead, ProFinda
  • ROAD HR

    ROAD HR

    Recruitment agency

    $1,000+
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9
    Novi Sad, Serbia
    Service Focus

    "They were highly professional and very motivated."

    • Finance & HR Manager, Regent Lighting doo
  • Edukarir Indonesia

    Edukarir Indonesia

    Strategic Advisory & Consultancy

    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Central Jakarta, Indonesia
    Service Focus

    "We were impressed with their responsiveness and accessibility."

    • Head of HR, Agriculture Company
  • ScaleJet | eCommerce HR Agency

    ScaleJet | eCommerce HR Agency

    Ecommerce Recruitment agency

    $1,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Service Focus

    "We felt listened to and cared for."

    • CEO, RankBell
  • $5,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Zagreb, Croatia
    Service Focus

    "Their excellent communication was remarkable."

    • Director, Pharmaceuticals Company
  • VP Team

    VP Team

    Hiring Key Talents for Your Journey to Growth

    $1,000+
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Service Focus

    "They were a team of professionals who were passionate about what they were doing."

    • Director of Engineering, Turnitin
  • Neumann Executive

    Neumann Executive

    Finding Leaders of Tomorrow

    $10,000+
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49
    Warszawa, Poland
    Service Focus

    "They took their time to thoroughly comprehend the organization's culture, values, and specific needs for a position."

    • Board Member & People, Brand & Sustainability, UNIQA CZ/SK
  • Supesu Recruitment

    Supesu Recruitment

    headhunting for C-suit, managerial and legal roles

    Undisclosed
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9
    Warszawa, Poland
    Service Focus

    "They did a really good job in terms of project management."

    • Head of Talent Attraction, Biosimilar Manufacturing Company
  • Stravatek

    Stravatek

    Your HR Outsourcing Partner

    $5,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    2 - 9
    Manama, Bahrain
    Service Focus

    ''I was delighted with how their deliverables turned out.''

    • CEO, TectSoft
  • ITSELECTA IT Recruitment

    ITSELECTA IT Recruitment

    We select your IT PRO in max 2 weeks

    Undisclosed
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49
    Kraków, Poland
    Service Focus

    "We were treated with an individual approach based on our unique needs."

    • CEO, GLADAN
  • UPPeople

    UPPeople

    Hire a developer you’ll love. Fast and predictable

    $1,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Service Focus

    "They had the best ratio of price and quality of services provided."

    • Senior Recruiter, Nextiva
  • Invest Talent JSC

    Invest Talent JSC

    Fuel Your Vietnam Business with Expert HR Sourcing

    $1,000+
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49
    Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
    Service Focus

    "We liked their professional working style and the quality of candidates they provided to us."

    • Talent Acquisition Lead, IT Software Company
  • Nala Employment

    Nala Employment

    Nala Employment | Recruitment Agency Singapore

    $1,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Singapore, Singapore
    Service Focus

    "I highly recommend Nala Employment to any company in need of recruitment services; they will not disappoint."

    • Managing Director, Win-Pro Consultancy Pte Ltd
  • HR-Lab

    HR-Lab

    We ❤️ IT Recruitment!

    $1,000+
    < $25 / hr
    10 - 49
    Wrocław, Poland
    Service Focus

    "The cooperation with HR-Lab brought a huge difference to our company."

    • Head of Business Development, Workeo
  • $1,000+
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Service Focus

    "We like their involvement in the details and their passion for improving the culture of the company."

    • COO, MADI International
  • Hyperlynx

    Hyperlynx

    Tech talent headhunters

    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    2 - 9
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Service Focus

    "When it came to responding to our needs, Hyperlynx was highly adaptive."

    • President & CEO, Logistro Consulting International

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Comparing Executive Search Agencies: Your Comprehensive Guide

In today's fast-paced business landscape, finding the right service provider is crucial for success. Whether you're a CEO, a CTO, or an Executive, choosing the best partner for your specific needs can make all the difference. That's where Clutch comes in, serving as your go-to resource for comparing and selecting Executive Search companies. With over 430 reviews and ratings from real customers, Clutch provides valuable insights to help you make informed decisions. Learn more about the world of Executive Search service providers, exploring key data points, including the most popular, best-rated, and budget-friendly companies.

Before we dive into the specifics, let's get an overview of the Executive Search landscape on Clutch. Currently, there are approximately 79 companies with ratings and reviews in this category. These companies serve a wide range of clients, including project44, microsoft, credit-agricole, and many more. In terms of clientele, 171 companies cater to Small Businesses, 130 to the MidMarket and 38 to the Enterprise. These companies span various industries, including Business services, Information technology, Medical, Financial services, and Other industries, among others.

Check the drop downs below for summaries of Executive Search companies by:

Clutch is your comprehensive resource for comparing and selecting the best Executive Search companies based on reviews, ratings, and data points. With a diverse range of providers, budgets, and service focus areas, you can make an informed decision to propel your business forward. Whether you're a large enterprise, a midsize firm, or a small business, Clutch has the information you need to find the perfect partner for your Executive Search needs.

Most Popular Executive Search Agencies

If you're looking for the best in the Executive Search industry, you'll want to consider some of the most popular service providers. These companies have garnered over 79 customer reviews on average and typically work with a minimum spend limit ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. They specialize in serving industries such as eCommerce, Advertising & marketing, and Automotive, with a focus on services like . Notable names include:
  Employees Quality Schedule Cost Budget Hourly Location
#1
5 (46) 4 (0) 3 (0) 2 (0) 1 (0)

10 - 49

5

5

5

$5,000

$50 - 99

Estonia

#2
5 (28) 4 (5) 3 (0) 2 (0) 1 (0)

50 - 249

4.9

4.9

4.6

$1,000

$50 - 99

Poland

Best Rated Executive Search Agencies

For those who prioritize quality and customer satisfaction, top-rated Executive Search companies are worth considering. These companies have consistently received high praise from their clients, making them stand out in the Executive Search landscape. We have 5 companies and counting in the Executive Search space with 5-star ratings and over 105 reviews to back them up. These are only a handful, so make sure to use our sort and filtering feature to see more top rated Executive Search results.
  Employees Quality Schedule Cost Budget Hourly Location
#1
5 (46) 4 (0) 3 (0) 2 (0) 1 (0)

10 - 49

5

5

5

$5,000

$50 - 99

Estonia

#2
5 (19) 4 (0) 3 (0) 2 (0) 1 (0)

10 - 49

5

5

5

$5,000

$25 - 49

Poland

#3
5 (15) 4 (0) 3 (0) 2 (0) 1 (0)

10 - 49

5

5

4.9

N/A

N/A

United Kingdom

Lowest Rated Executive Search Agencies

It's essential to look at both high and low ratings to make an informed decision. Some Executive Search companies may have received less favorable reviews from individuals, but this doesn’t necessarily mean they are partners to avoid. Take care to consider how low the “lowest average rating” actually is in this Executive Search line of business. Companies rated above 4 stars still maintain positive sentiment overall. Amongst the Executive Search service providers, the average ratings range from 0.5 stars to 5 stars. But also be sure to read both the highest rated 5-star reviews and others, as our reviews are individually rated (not the same as the average rating). Therefore, only at the highest level, the “lowest-rated” companies include:
  Employees Quality Schedule Cost Budget Hourly Location
#1
0.5 1 REVIEWS
5 (0) 4 (0) 3 (0) 2 (0) 1 (1)

50 - 249

0.5

0.5

0.5

N/A

N/A

United States

#2
3.5 1 REVIEWS
5 (0) 4 (0) 3 (1) 2 (0) 1 (0)

50 - 249

2.5

3.5

3

$10,000

$25 - 49

India

#3
5 (8) 4 (2) 3 (0) 2 (0) 1 (1)

10 - 49

4.5

4.5

4.4

$1,000

N/A

Mexico

Not Yet Rated Executive Search Agencies

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Budget
Hourly
Location

McCoy Consulting, LLC

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2 - 9 N/A N/A United States

CV Writings

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50 - 249 N/A N/A United Kingdom

ObiTech Jobs

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2 - 9 N/A N/A United Kingdom

DRI Consulting

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2 - 9 N/A N/A United States

Alarab Recruiting Manpower

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2 - 9 N/A N/A Pakistan

Industries Served by Executive Search Agencies

Different industries have unique needs, and it's essential to choose a Executive Search company with experience in your specific sector. On Clutch, the most commonly supported industries among the 79 companies in this category include those listed below, but our Executive Search providers serve over 29 different industries. Be sure to use our Industry filter on the main list of agencies to find yours!
Industry # of Companies Sample of Providers
Business services 279 #twiceasnice Recruiting, 1st Executive, 3GHR Services, A N NEER HR CONSULTANCY, AGT Services International | Best Manpower Recruitment Agency in Pakistan and more
Information technology 271 #twiceasnice Recruiting, 4Team, ABC Recruiting Inc., AGT Services International | Best Manpower Recruitment Agency in Pakistan, AMF Consulting LLC and more
Medical 249 1Medical, A N NEER HR CONSULTANCY, A.ASTON, AGT Services International | Best Manpower Recruitment Agency in Pakistan, ALCANDRE and more
Financial services 202 1st Executive, 3GHR Services, 4Team, A N NEER HR CONSULTANCY, Ackermann International and more
Other industries 166 #twiceasnice Recruiting, 4Team, A N NEER HR CONSULTANCY, Acumont Solutions, Affinity recruiting & consulting and more
Consumer products & services 133 1st Executive, 3GHR Services, A N NEER HR CONSULTANCY, ACCUR Recruiting Services, Accurate Staffing, Inc. and more
Manufacturing 125 #twiceasnice Recruiting, 1st Executive, Accurate Staffing, Inc., Acumont Solutions, Affinity recruiting & consulting and more
Advertising & marketing 105 #twiceasnice Recruiting, 1st Executive, 3GHR Services, A N NEER HR CONSULTANCY, ACCUR Recruiting Services and more
Retail 99 #twiceasnice Recruiting, ABC Recruiting Inc., ACCUR Recruiting Services, Ackermann International, Acumont Solutions and more
eCommerce 95 #twiceasnice Recruiting, 4Team, ACCUR Recruiting Services, AMF Consulting LLC, Accent on People and more

Executive Search Agencies by Specialty

Understanding a company's specialties can help you find a provider that aligns with your specific needs. Some of the most common areas Executive Search companies focus on are listed below, but this is only the tip of the iceberg. Our Executive Search service providers specialize in many areas including Senior Level, Retained, C Suite, and Diversity, and more:
Specialty # of Companies Top Providers
Senior Level 787 OnHires (5 stars, 46 reviews), DNA325 (5 stars, 19 reviews), Lucky Hunter (5 stars, 15 reviews), Hiretop (5 stars, 13 reviews), Web Recruiters (5 stars, 12 reviews)
Retained 630 OnHires (5 stars, 46 reviews), DNA325 (5 stars, 19 reviews), Hiretop (5 stars, 13 reviews), Web Recruiters (5 stars, 12 reviews), #twiceasnice Recruiting (5 stars, 9 reviews)
C Suite 558 OnHires (5 stars, 46 reviews), DNA325 (5 stars, 19 reviews), Lucky Hunter (5 stars, 15 reviews), Hiretop (5 stars, 13 reviews), Web Recruiters (5 stars, 12 reviews)
Diversity 475 OnHires (5 stars, 46 reviews), DNA325 (5 stars, 19 reviews), Hiretop (5 stars, 13 reviews), Web Recruiters (5 stars, 12 reviews), #twiceasnice Recruiting (5 stars, 9 reviews)

Executive Search Services Available

Executive Search companies offer a wide range of services tailored to meet your specific needs. Executive Search services are specific areas of expertise that you may require for your project. Our providers offer over 109 different types of services. Some of the most common services provided and the companies offering them include:

Executive Search Companies by Budget Level

Your budget plays a significant role in selecting a Executive Search company. Clutch categorizes providers into different minimum spend levels and hourly rates. Check below for a sample of companies that work between the budget ranges of under $25,000, under $100,000 and under $250,000. If you want to filter Executive Search partners by more budget levels, just use the “Client Budget” filter at the top of the page.
$100,000 or More
Some of the best rated and moderately expensive Executive Search companies with minimum spend levels of $100,000 or more include:
  Employees Quality Schedule Cost Budget Hourly Location
#1
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10 - 49

N/A

N/A

N/A

$100,000

< $25

United States

#2
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10 - 49

N/A

N/A

N/A

$100,000

$25 - 49

Egypt

#3
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10 - 49

N/A

N/A

N/A

$100,000

N/A

United States

$25,000 or More
Some of the best rated and least expensive Executive Search companies with minimum spend levels of $25,000 or more include:
  Employees Quality Schedule Cost Budget Hourly Location
#1
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50 - 249

N/A

N/A

N/A

$25,000

$50 - 99

India

#3
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2 - 9

N/A

N/A

N/A

$25,000

$50 - 99

Costa Rica

Most Affordable Executive Search Companies

If you're working with a tighter budget, there are Executive Search companies - all with favorable average ratings - with minimum spend levels under $5,000, under $10,000 and under $25,000 per project, and hourly rates ranging from <$25 per hour to $50-$99 per hour. Use the filter at the top of the page to see Executive Search companies by hourly rate. Here are a few fine examples of lower-cost Executive Search partners:
<$25 per Hour
Some of the best rated Executive Search companies offering their services for <$25 per hour:
  Employees Quality Schedule Cost Budget Hourly Location
#1
RATE THIS COMPANY

10 - 49

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

$25 - 49

United States

#2
5 (3) 4 (0) 3 (0) 2 (0) 1 (0)

2 - 9

5

5

5

$5,000

$25 - 49

United Arab Emirates

#3
4.6 4 REVIEWS
5 (2) 4 (2) 3 (0) 2 (0) 1 (0)

10 - 49

4.6

4.5

4.8

$1,000

$25 - 49

Poland

$25 - $49 per Hour
Some of the best rated Executive Search companies offering their services for $25 - $49 per hour:
  Employees Quality Schedule Cost Budget Hourly Location
#1
5 (19) 4 (0) 3 (0) 2 (0) 1 (0)

10 - 49

5

5

5

$5,000

$25 - 49

Poland

#2
5 (13) 4 (0) 3 (0) 2 (0) 1 (0)

10 - 49

5

5

5

$1,000

$25 - 49

Ukraine

#3
5 (12) 4 (0) 3 (0) 2 (0) 1 (0)

10 - 49

5

4.9

5

$1,000

$25 - 49

Ukraine

$50 - $99 per Hour
Some of the best rated Executive Search companies offering their services for $50 - $99 per hour:
  Employees Quality Schedule Cost Budget Hourly Location
#1
5 (46) 4 (0) 3 (0) 2 (0) 1 (0)

10 - 49

5

5

5

$5,000

$50 - 99

Estonia

#2
5 (8) 4 (0) 3 (0) 2 (0) 1 (0)

10 - 49

4.9

4.9

4.9

$5,000

$50 - 99

Croatia

#3
5 (8) 4 (0) 3 (0) 2 (0) 1 (0)

50 - 249

5

5

5

N/A

$50 - 99

Hungary

Executive Search Company Locations

Clutch offers global reach, allowing you to find Executive Search partners either local to your location or in a time zone that suits your needs. Among the 79 Executive Search companies, 1,072 are in North America, 658 in Europe and 301 in Asia. The best-rated companies in these regions can provide tailored services to meet your needs. Here are a few locations where Executive Search companies are most prevalent:
Country Cities with Most Providers Sample of Providers
United States New York (150), Chicago (51), San Francisco (40), Los Angeles (24), and Atlanta (24) OnHires (5 stars, 46 reviews), Talent Place (4.9 stars, 33 reviews), Arete Ventures, ACCUR Recruiting Services, Recruit LATAM
United Kingdom London (85), City of London (43), Bristol (3), Kennington (2), and Glasgow (2) Avomind GmbH (5 stars, 6 reviews), Talen7 Workforce (5 stars, 1 reviews), Jowicom, CJPI, Fintalent.io
Canada Toronto (78), Vancouver (35), Calgary (17), Mississauga (9), and Ottawa (8) BHP Talent Search Inc. (5 stars, 2 reviews), Talen7 Workforce (5 stars, 1 reviews), Linkus Group: Recruitment Redefined. (5 stars, 1 reviews), Core Executive Consultants, True North HR Consulting
India Mumbai (23), Bengaluru (20), Noida (11), Hyderabad (10), and Pune (9) Acumont Solutions (4.5 stars, 3 reviews), Arete Ventures, HR Software, Xperia Executive Search LLP, WalkWater Talent Advisors Pvt. Ltd.
Australia Sydney (32), Melbourne (32), Brisbane City (12), Perth (9), and North Sydney (4) Wright Executive, u&u. Recruitment Partners, TOM Executive, Stone Recruitment, SRI
United Arab Emirates Dubai (70), Abu Dhabi (8), دبي (4), Sharjah (4), and أبو ظبي (2) Lucky Hunter (5 stars, 15 reviews), Hyperlynx (5 stars, 3 reviews), HTrust Human Resources Consultancy (5 stars, 2 reviews), EmiratesHR, Envoy Ortus Middle East HR Consultancy

Executive Search Agency Clients by Market Segment

Understanding the types of clients in each market segment that Executive Search companies on Clutch support can help you align with providers experienced in catering to your business size and needs. Out of the 79 Executive Search companies, 171 have experience with Small Business clients, 130 with MidMarket companies and 38 with Enterprise companies. Some of the notable clients served by these providers in each segment include:
Market Segment Sample of Providers

Small Business

(Clients with <$10M in Revenue)
Our Executive Search providers have served 217 Small Business level clients including 1047 Games (Rocket Recruiting), 2030 Ventures (Zigr Inc.), 482.Solutions (OnHires), 711media (MagicHire), AI Marketing Products Company (Rosso Recruiting), and many more.

MidMarket

(Clients with $10M to $1B in Revenue)
Our Executive Search providers have served 253 MidMarket level clients including 1047 Games (Rocket Recruiting), 17LIVE (OnDeck Recruiting), 711media (MagicHire), AXON21 (GitMax), AdvandMedia (DNA325), and many more.

Enterprise

(Clients with >$1B in Revenue)
Our Executive Search providers have served 56 Enterprise level clients including Acoustic (Sowelo Consulting sp. z o.o. sp. k.), Affirm (Talent Place), Aga Khan Education Service of India (MANSHAZ FACILITY SERVICES PVT. LTD.), Aluminium Bahrain (ALBA) (AMBE INTERNATIONAL), Amazon (MBI Talent Group), and many more.

Executive Search Recruiters FAQs

Need to outsource your next executive search but don't know where to start? Read some of the most common questions regarding the executive search process below or compare top executive search recruitment companies above - filter by industry, price, review rating and more.

Executive search firms are tasked with finding the best candidates for C-Suite level positions (CEO, CFO, CMO, CRO, COO, Vice Presidents, etc). They are involved in researching, locating, vetting, scoring, interviewing possible candidates and more. They serve as a recruitment arm for their clients, but they go way beyond finding talent.

Executive recruitment firms spend time getting to know the organization, goals and culture. They prepare job descriptions and Success Profiles, identify candidates, screen prospects, and introduce candidates to the organization. They sometimes also help with onboarding and consult on executive compensation and benefits if the organization is in need.

The best executive search firms serve as brand ambassadors and advocates in the hiring community and maintain a vast network of contacts. Executive search recruiters will help to find the best fit talent that will stay long-term and lead the organization into the future. This requires specialized skills in recruiting and assessing talent.

Executive recruiters typically have expertise in particular industries or roles, which gives them insights into which hires are best suited for your organization. When the prospective hire is approached by a headhunter from an executive search firm, they’re more likely to listen. Executive search professionals also offer objective, discreet counsel that can help your organization choose candidates ready to hit the ground running.

Executive search recruiters are talent firms that are experts in finding highly qualified candidates to fill executive-level positions. Executive search is a highly specialized recruitment service designed to identify and recruit the top performers and sought-after candidates for senior-level and executive positions. An executive recruiter's responsibilities typically include managing the organization's job openings, verifying candidates, engaging candidates, and courting them to join the organization. Additional services are also sometimes offered and can include interim leadership search, executive advisory and succession planning.

Executive search recruiters usually charge 20%-30% of the candidate’s first-year salary. This is a rough estimate and varies depending on external and internal factors.

There are two types of executive search firms — retained executive search firms and contingency search firms. How the recruitment firm conducts the search, how fees are structured and incentives for hiring differ.

Expanded talent pool. Exceptional talent is a rare commodity. Executive recruiters have a large network of talent that expands far beyond in-house recruiters. The best candidates are frequently already employed and executive recruiters are in a better position to attract them to new opportunities.

Is cost-effective for mission-critical roles. The benefits of using an executive search firm should be weighed against the cost of preparing and executing a recruitment advertising campaign, the time required to screen and interview candidates, the time required to check credentials and references, and the cost of long delays in finding the right candidate. Even more important is the potential cost of making a hasty decision or an incorrect fill. Working with an executive search recruiter increases the chance of finding the best possible candidate fit.

Objectivity and credibility. Executive search consultants help clients objectively evaluate company needs and expectations, review the org structure and reporting relationships, establish realistic position profiles and compensation packages, and understand the current recruitment market for specific industries.

Executive search recruiters objectively review/score all potential candidates – both internal and external. Internal candidates appreciate the objectivity of executive search recruiters and many external candidates will only participate under the strict confidentiality of a search consultant.

Here’s what the typical executive search process looks like.

Step 1: Discovery. Understanding and articulating the challenge comes first. The executive search firm meets with stakeholders to discuss the role, including its responsibilities and requirements, and the organization’s culture.

Step 2: Search Strategy & Candidate Identification. The search firm studies the position, including its duties, goals, and reporting relationships, to build what we call a "Success Profile." Success Profiles explain the work that needs to be done and the skills, competencies and mindset required.

Step 3: Candidate Search. The search firm compiles a list of companies with candidates in similar roles with similar cultures and office locations. The firm then researches potential hires in its candidate database, other proprietary databases and social networks to develop a list of prospects. Executive search recruiters also contact professional associations.

Step 4: Qualify prospects & Develop. The executive search firm contacts prospects to see whether they are qualified/interested and match the Success Profile. Experienced recruiters conduct in-depth personal interviews and use measurable, objective criteria.

Step 5. Candidate Presentations & Interviews. Executive search consultants assist in strategically building the interview panel and convene an interviewer kickoff meeting to focus the team on the identified criteria.

Step 6. Final Selection & Follow‐Up. Executive recruiters collect and summarize responses from all interviewers. Once the final candidate is selected, the recruiters work with the company to structure and present the job offer and compensation package.

Executive recruitment firms typically specialize in industry verticals. This can be very valuable in highly-regulated and complex industries like government and healthcare. Common industries executive recruitment firms niche-down include healthcare and life sciences, government, financial services, tech, hospitality and industrial.

Currently, Clutch features ratings and reviews for 79 Executive Search companies, serving clients ranging from major corporations to mid-sized and smaller businesses.

Some of the most popular Executive Search companies on Clutch, known for their exceptional services and high ratings, include:

These companies often require a minimum spend limit between $1,000.00 and $5,000.00 and specialize in industries like eCommerce, Advertising & marketing, and Automotive, focusing on services like .

Executive Search companies on Clutch offer a wide range of services, including Recruiting, Staffing, HR Consulting, Business Consulting, Corporate Training, and more.

The average hourly rate for Executive Search providers is $88.52/hr. The best rated Executive Search companies with the lowest hourly rates are:

For those with tighter budgets, there are Executive Search companies with minimum spend levels under $5,000, such as HR4U, Petr Kmošek, and Talen7 Workforce. There are also providers with hourly rates ranging between $25 and $49.

The top-rated Executive Search companies on Clutch, based on customer reviews and ratings, include:

These companies have consistently received praise from clients for their outstanding services.

Some Executive Search companies have lower ratings than others, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they aren’t good partners to choose. The lowest average rating in this category is 0.5. Read the individual reviews to help you uncover what’s behind these average ratings. Some of companies with ratings on the lower end of the average include:

Our Executive Search companies have served some amazing clients including Zinggerr Mobile App, abb, credit-agricole, microsoft, project44 and more.

Yes. Executive Search companies on Clutch offer their services in 10 languages besides English, including Ukrainian, Spanish, German, Polish, Russian, Portuguese, Dutch, and more.

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