Executive Talent 2025: What’s Now, New and Next in Global C-Suite Talent

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In 2016, our professional association, The Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC), revealed trends in recruitment, retention and development of C-Suite leaders in its Executive Talent 2020 report. Three years later, the organization has revisited the framework of that report, having surveyed business leaders worldwide to better understand their top business challenges today and by 2025, how they currently use external advisors and how they plan to use them in the future, as well as how executive search and leadership consultants can better serve them.

Digital Drives New Demand for Top Talent

Karen Greenbaum
AESC President & Chief Executive Officer

image of trends in executive talent 2025Digital is driving critical demand for new talent. With all the focus on the disruptive technologies of Industry 4.0 in recent years, we find that there is an even more voracious need for talent in a “Business 4.0” environment.

Business leaders understand that their organizations must be increasingly agile in order to seize the opportunities of digital and thrive in a rapid and often uncertain global business climate. They seek innovation and know that diverse talent is critical to bringing new perspectives and fresh thinking to their organizations, and they are increasingly looking to executive search firms to deliver it.

They are also looking to the next generation of leaders for the talent they need. Organizations risk losing institutional knowledge and years of management experience as the Baby Boom generation exits the workforce in many markets around the world. Developing next gen leaders has come much more in focus as today’s C-Suite realizes they will need to expedite the growth of their successors.

All of these key business issues are talent issues. As a result, there are win-win opportunities for increased partnership between business leaders and executive talent advisors.

In this report, we share with you what we heard from business leaders about their needs today and by 2025. We offer insights that can help you strengthen your talent strategy and gain competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Click the image below to read the white paper (PDF):

image of PDF of executive talent 2025 white paper

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