Plan for a relatively flat year. That’s the sentiment from the executive search market, whether you’re asking VC/PE talent partners or asking executive recruiting firms.

The vast majority of executive search and talent leaders surveyed by Thrive said they expect their budgets to remain “about the same” in 2023 with the expectation that market activity will also remain “about the same” in the first half of the year. 

Though that’s the consensus, there are some dissenting opinions on whether the “flatness” will be a key challenge: Of executive recruiting leaders surveyed, 75% cited market conditions as a top obstacle this year—yet less than 40% of VC/PE talent partners said the same. 

Why the difference?

Download our full report to explore: 

  • Why the two roles have different outlooks on 2023
  • How talent partners and search leaders are planning for 2023 based on those outlooks
  • Where they plan to make technology and process investments

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