Forbes: America’s Best Recruiting Firms 2018

Forbes, in partnership with Statista, released the 2018 list of America’s Best Recruiting Firms – total of 500 recruitment firms from two main categories:

  • Executive Search (specialized in permanent placement of executive positions with at least USD 100,000 income per year)
  • Professional Search (specialized in permanent placement of professional and specialist positions up to USD 100,000 income per year)

The ranking in these categories are based on two surveys, which took place between December 2017 and February 2018:

  • Client Survey: 4,500 candidates and HR-managers as clients of recruitment firms within the last three years
  • Expert Survey: 30,000 external recruiters from recruiting firms were invited, as experts, to share their market insights

In total 6,500 respondents took this year’s surveys with more than 14,500 nominations of recruiting firms. The 250 best recruiting firms in each category were ranked based on the score from our elaborate model that included the number of nominations and recommendations, as well as the assessment in the various evaluation areas across the groups of participants. The ranking is comprised exclusively of recruiting firms that have a sufficient number of nominations.



For the full lists and stories, please visit

William Flamme

William Flamme

William Flamme is ExecuNet's Associate Director of Content Marketing, where he develops engaging job search, career path, and leadership insight to build ExecuNet's brand recognition as the leader in senior-level executive job search and all matters career.

He delivers executive-level content across the various properties under the ExecuNet brand, amplifying the power of ExecuNet's expert voices and shaping the content strategy.

Prior to joining ExecuNet in 2008, Will earned a master's degree in education and taught fifth grade and sixth grade. As a teacher, he deepened his appreciation for the written word and mastered skills necessary for managing writers who sometimes view deadlines as homework. It is his training as an educator which allows Will to take complex ideas and make them simple for busy executives to understand and to execute.

No Replies to "Forbes: America's Best Recruiting Firms 2018"