Executive search firms: likelihood of use by role worldwide 2019

According to a 2019 survey, around 55 percent of business leaders surveyed are likely to use executive search firms for recruiting roles with a base salary of over 300,000 U.S. dollars. This figure drops to 22 percent for roles with a base salary of between 100,000 and 199,000 U.S. dollars.

Share of business leaders worldwide who are likely to use executive search firms in 2019, by role type

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Release date

May 2019



Survey time period


Number of respondents

227 respondents

Special properties

business leaders

Supplementary notes

Survey method and date not disclosed by the source.
Original question: Which service would you be most likely to use for the following positions/searches? (executive search)
Multiple answers were possible.

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