Executives are tired of headhunters. If they’re going to work with a recruiter, they want more than a transaction—they want an authentic relationship. That’s why executive recruiters who want the best shot at landing C-suite talent must invest in their reputation.
When executive candidates evaluate recruiters, some of the top things they look for include:
- Great communicators and sincere listeners
- Knowledge of the market and inroads among reputable companies
- Speed, urgency, and responsiveness
- Ability to build deep, meaningful relationships
Many of these attributes are qualitative and challenging to measure. So what’s the best way for executive talent to know whether a recruiter meets these criteria?
The answer: look at what their peers are saying about executive recruiters and the agencies they work for. This means that agencies that have high ratings and positive reviews from top talent are best positioned to succeed in 2023 and beyond.
The following executive search staffing firms have distinguished themselves from the competition in the first half of 2023. Their top ratings demonstrate great success in the following areas:
- Capturing real-time feedback from candidates, clients, and placed talent
- Automating instant action on feedback
- Measuring & improving organizational performance
- Promoting success stories and building social proof to elevate their online reputation
Here are the Top Rated Executive Search Staffing Firms for the first half of 2023.
Top Rated Executive Search Staffing Firms: First Half 2023
Total reviews: 55
Average rating: 4.73
Example review: “Franca was quick to contact me on the position and was very helpful in prepping me for my interview. She gave me information on the position and informed me what the client was looking for.”
Total reviews: 268
Average rating: 4.82
Example review: “When I called Arch, she was the first person that answered and she recognized and remembered my file and helped me out. So professional!”
Total reviews: 399
Average rating: 4.79
Example review: “Very informative and cordial. Very candid in terms of what he’d present to the client. Seemed to have an excellent grasp on the industry.”
Total reviews: 264
Average rating: 4.64
Example review: “Shubham was great to work with, as he was very informative about the position that was offered. I’m looking forward to working with him in the near future.”