16 September | Agilium Worldwide

Why executive search?

Fact is, it’s becoming more and more challenging to find highly qualified personnel. On the one hand due partly to demographic change and the transition of baby-boomer managers from employment to retirement. On the other hand, there is a progressive change in professional requirements that includes better digital skills, different forms of motivation, a greater willingness to change and, more recently, new modes of working. Just making sure that deficits and deviations in these areas don’t occur is extremely time-consuming. Standard HR tools are proving to be insufficient. Parallel to all this – and perhaps because of all this – competition to not only find experts and executives, but also to retain them long term, is on the increase!

Agilium Worldwide’s member firms are retained executive search specialists, assisting their clients in search processes and supporting them with HR management advice. Their consultants look back on established careers as managing directors, sales directors and HR managers, to mention just a few, in a wide range of industries. They possess precisely the right experience, expertise and networks to help their clients find the best candidates for executive and expert positions. Furthermore, as neutral intermediaries, they can directly contact candidates in specific companies and also find suitable candidates via the hidden job market.

Agilium Worldwide’s members have strong principles and work ethics. Absolute discretion is the basis for long-term success. Profound knowledge of local and international labor markets, thanks to hundreds of assignments and projects, is essential. Comprehensive understanding of the backgrounds to positions, and the competence to present the attractiveness of the client and the position, a must-have. Furthermore, recognizing exactly when to (pro)actively provide advice on the executive search and hiring process never goes amiss. Ultimately, executive search consultants have to be able to identify and grasp the benchmarks, specific requirements, responsibilities and acceptable forms of compensation for an ernormous range of management positions. Agilium Worldwide members can offer all this, and on top, their consultants can always tap into large networks of top executives, locally and abroad, and in various industries, and can maintain relationships with diverse sources of referral.

Founded in 1984, Agilium Worldwide LLC is an international executive search group of independent, owner-managed retained executive search firms, with members who are active in virtually every market. Agilium Worldwide ranks among the world’s top 40 executive search organizations.

Agilium Worldwide’s member firms offer personalized, specialized, client-oriented services. By eliminating the formally structured, pre-programmed approach they can remain proactive and secure prompt, skilled and expert service to their clients, to help them find the “Perfect Fit” – the right person for the right position, at the right time, at the right location.
Agilium Worldwide member firms are trusted advisors to companies from the Fortune 500, as well as to upcoming and start-up companies around the globe. Clients get the best of both worlds: an entrepreneurial approach with global reach and local perspective.