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Report: AI And Its Impact On Executive Search 2024

Artificial Intelligence (AI), Generative AI (ChatGPT) and Automation over the past year have evolved at a rapid pace. To gain a deeper understanding and the future evolution of AI’s role in executive search and the search process, our AI and Executive Search Report surveyed 179 executive search firms across the globe. The survey was structured based upon the 8 Stages of the executive search process where respondents were asked how likely AI would impact each stage, followed by specific questions around tasks, uses and areas of innovation for AI.

This report is structured and presents its findings sequentially according to each of the 8 Stages of Executive Search, with key findings around:

  • Opportunities And Ways AI Can Transform Marketing, Business Development And Pitching For Search Firms.
  • Significant Demand For AI In Supporting Setting A Search Strategy.
  • AI's Movement Downstream From A Quantitative Tool To A Qualitative Tool.
  • Industry Perceptions Around Direct AI (Machine) To Human Contact.
  • Overall Confidence and Trust In AI Managing The Candidate Experience.
32 Page Report Including:

  • Statistics, key findings and market sentiment.
  • New Innovations and Uses For AI.
  • Opportunities and Demand For AI Across The Executive Search Process.
  • Predications around the future growth of AI in executive search.


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