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Executive Search Recruiters in the UK: Market Research Report

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Executive Search Recruiters Market Research Report | SIC UK0.013 | Jan 2017

In a strong position: Despite a temporary dip, revenue is well placed for further growth

IBISWorld’s Executive Search Recruiters market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
Odgers (Group) Limited Odgers (Group) Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The recession caused a sharp contraction in revenue in the Executive Search Recruiters industry, leaving the industry with lost ground to recover. Having reached a nadir in 2009-10, the industry has since recovered and revenue has grown fairly consistently over the past five years. IBISWorld estimates that industry revenue will increase at a compound annual rate of 3.7% over the five years through 2016-17 to reach £1.3 billion. Improving economic conditions have been the driving force behind industry expansion since the beginning of 2013-14, resulting in greater demand for the industry's services. However, falling business confidence following the decision to leave the European Union is expected to cause a contraction in revenue of 4.3%% over the current year... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Executive Search Recruiters industry has a low level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that for every £1.00 spent on capital investment, industry operators will spend £8.33 on wages. Capital investment predominantly includes office equipment, including computers, fixtures and fittings. This sort of equipment must be updated fairly regularly in order to meet client expectations and best serve their needs. The level of capital investment has not fluctuated significantly over the past five years, and it is not forecast to change significantly over the next five years. Wages are high due to the labour-intensive nature of the industry, as operators need to maintain strong and extensive client relationships in order to compete effectively.

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What is the Executive Search Recruiters Industry?

Executive search recruiters, known informally as headhunters, specialise in the recruitment of senior or executive personnel on behalf of clients. Services include targeted research and identification; candidate approach and vetting; and facilitation of the recruitment and assimilation processes.

Industry Products
Retained searchDelimited or engaged search Contingent searchOther services
Industry Activities
Researching prospective recruitment targetsApproaching recruitment candidatesScreening and interviewing candidatesFacilitating the recruitment and assimilation process, including remuneration and contract negotiationProviding additional advisory and consulting services

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