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2023 Global Talent Acquisition Trends

2023 Global Talent Acquisition Trends.

Social, political, economic and technological forces are having a unique impact on the worldwide executive search market. While job losses in tech are gaining prominent news, many labour markets are growing or are already at “full employment”. Demand and competition for great leadership and specialist talent continues to surge. In this report, 9 leaders from our partner offices around the world give 10 predictions for the year ahead in executive acquisition. They highlight executive talent shortages, higher expectations of candidate skill sets, DEI, succession planning and eradication of candidate loyalty, particularly for tech firms, as just some of the challenges ahead.


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Charlotte Eblinger-Mitterlechner - Managing Director, Eblinger & Partner, Austria.

Ian Brenner - Partner, Farber Group, Canada.

•Matthias Gerstlauer - Founding Partner, Marlière & Gerstlauer, Germany.

•Oliver Schmitt - Managing Partner, Teamconsult, Czech Republic & Slovakia.

•Renee Arrington - President and COO, Pearson Partners International, USA.

•Sam Dinte - President, Dinte Executive Search, USA.

•Sarah Calvi - Partner, Level Consulting, Switzerland.

•Stephan Breitfeld - Managing Partner, Ingeniam, Germany.

•Thayanie Ujino - Managing Partner, FESA Group, Brazil.


IIC Partners is a top ten global executive search organisation, HRM Search Partners is the exclusive Ireland partner. All IIC Partners member firms are independently owned and managed and are leaders in local markets, developing solutions for their client’s organisational leadership and talent management requirements.