Executive search in a digitally networked era: The importance of executive search compared to online recruitment
The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), the global professional body representing retained executive search consulting firms, recognises that LinkedIn and other social media sites are changing the perception of how search can be conducted.
“LinkedIn has been very powerful in positioning itself as a successful recruiting tool for HR departments to use in-house, particularly in filling large numbers of positions,” says Glenda K. Brown, Managing Director of the AESC. “However, in the case of highly selective senior executive and board recruitment, no talent pool – however large – can diminish the proven value an executive search consulting firm offers its clients in defining and attracting the ideal executive candidate.”
The AESC’s mission is to:
- Promote the highest professional standards in retained executive search consulting
- Broaden public understanding of the executive search process
- Serve as an advocate for the interests of its member firms
As part of ongoing efforts to demonstrate the value of executive search, AESC encourages their members to offer their clients tools and resources that enhance the value of the executive search process. In many cases, offering clients the use of assessment tools as part of the executive search process can be valuable both in streamlining the process and in candidate selection.
The McQuaig Institute and its McQuaig System provides AESC members with access to a world-class talent assessment tool with proven success in the executive search process. It has proven to be effective for AESC firms and the partnership between The McQuaig Institute and AESC reflects that success.
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