The rapidly evolving macro and socioeconomic situation this year, along with recent extreme volatility in growth/tech markets has us thinking about what’s ahead for leadership recruiting.

Last month, we sent out a mid-year pulse survey to VC & PE talent partners, in-house recruiters, as well as search firm recruiters to gather collective feedback on trend predictions, priorities, and obstacles as they look ahead to the rest of 2022.

And, now, the results are in!

Here are some highlights of what the 83 respondents had to say:

  • 52% think that the current market conditions will not make executive hiring easier than last year
  • 65% chose ‘proactively building talent networks’ as a top initiative for the second half of the year. NOTE: in our last two pulse surveys, ‘DE&I initiatives’ have trumped in priority
  • Uncertainty is the only thing that slows down exec hiring, but competition is still fierce

P.S. In just a few weeks, we’ll be releasing our Q2 ‘22 exec search report that dives into current market dynamics in addition to search volume, velocity and compensation trends.

Stay tuned — we’ll release key findings on our blog and you can get your copy on our resources page.