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Hiring critical talent: The evolution of executive recruiting

Simon Mullins

Looking into the history of executive recruitment, it finds its roots in the mid-1940s, as companies in the US and Europe began to adapt to postwar prosperity. The growing demand for business leaders became a catalyst for the function of executive recruitment. The profession has grown exponentially since then, and while it holds firm to its foundations of searching for talent to fulfill high level positions, there has been an immense evolution.

Our guest today is Simon Mullins, author of Leadership Recruiting and Chief Facilitator at ESIX (Executive Search Information Exchange.) We’ll be chatting about how the lens of executive recruiting has broadened. It’s not solely focused on leadership roles, but also critical talent gaps in organizations that are difficult to source. And this encompasses so much, from talent at a variety of levels to diversity and underrepresented groups.

Next episode: Wednesday 5th May| 4pm GMT

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