Executive Recruitment

executive recruitment

At Executives Online (EO) we are a collection of 85+ experienced executive search professionals based in 27 offices across 6 countries. Our enhanced recruitment process and headhunting combined with our global network helps you gain competitive advantage by ensuring you don't just get the best candidate but the right candidate for your role.

Through our executive-intro® platform, our executive search process can offer you:

  • A 12 month guarantee on new hires
  • No shortlisting fee, just 1/3rd up front and 2/3rds on completion
  • A 2 minute video pitch from the candidate about their suitability for the role
  • A full CV with your consultants interview notes
  • A full behavioural profile matched to your specific role
  • Written candidate responses to three critical questions
  • Full benchmarking of candidates based on competency answers and salary expectations
  • A confidential, secure environment to view all the candidates put forward for your role which can be accessed via computer or mobile anywhere in the world
  • Access to a global database of the top 240,000+ senior executives

If you have a critical hire you need to guarantee will be a success, talk to an expert on 0333 272 4082 or submit a client enquiry.


Through Executive-Intro® We Access The Top 8% Of Talent

Whereas most recruitment agencies guarantee their placements for 3 months, we guarantee ours for 12. We're so confident in our tried and tested executive recruitment process that if a hire we make through our award winning executive intro® hiring platform doesn't work out for any reason within 12 months we'll run a full search again for free.

With more than 25 specialist practice areas, our consultants are able to collaborate with colleagues around the world to bring the right blend of specialised industry, functional and geographical knowledge to your assignment.

access the top 8% of talent

Our network of relationships with top executives across all industries gives us access to over 250,000 senior leaders across every major function and business sector, while our focus on candidate care ensures executives trust us to bring them only the opportunities that are a good fit for their ambitions and expertise.

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How Our Executive-Intro® Process Works

Whilst our 12 month guarantee gives you peace of mind and de-risks your hiring process, it's our thorough candidate assessments, award winning technology and expert consultants that help us stand out as a recognised leader in innovation within the executive recruitment space.

Our recruitment process enhanced by our executive intro® platform guarantees that you will only be presented with candidates who have both the capability to do the role but will also be the right behavioural fit for your business.

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The Advantages Of The Executive Intro® Recruitment Process

Our executive recruitment service delivers high quality candidates without the high fees commonly associated with retained search. To make it easier to understand what the Executives Online recruitment process offers, we've created a comparision table against other similar services. Our Executive Intro® retained recruitment process offers a blend of the advantages of both a traditional contingent and traditional retained search process.

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Executive Functions We Recruit For

Our world-class consultants belong to industry and functional practices depending on their experience and expertise. The main functions and industries we cover are:

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Bespoke Recruitment Solutions

We understand that sometimes clients have standardised talent acquisition processes that they use across their business. In those instances, utilising a recruitment platform like executive-intro® might not be the right fit for you so our recruitment processes have been designed to be flexible enough to be customised to fit your specific needs and requirements. Examples include:

  • Faster shortlisting
  • Integration with your in-house recruitment portal
  • Choice over psychometric assessment tools
  • Between 3 and 12 months guarantee
  • Interim to permanent candidate transfers
  • Flexible payment stages

Our bespoke recruitment solutions can be tailored to supplement and support your processes, offering a seamless integration with your team and organisation.

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Why Executives Online?

If you've ever experienced a recruitment process that has dragged on for months without delivering, or worse, results in the wrong person for the job, you know how frustrating that process can be.

Changing social demographics and an evolving business environment are creating a leadership talent shortage and making it increasingly more difficult for businesses to attract the talent they need. Businesses have two options when engaging with a recruitment agency:

  1. Use a retained traditional executive search agency with an outdated and expensive search practice
  2. Use a non-exclusive contingent recruitment agency with an over reliance on job boards, only engaging active job seekers, and poor candidate care

At Executives Online we are positioned between those two options, with a retained executive search service enhanced by innovative technology, that delivers a more reliable outcome, and has a fee structure weighted on success.

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