Consulting and advisory platform Consulting.us took note of the recent acquisition of Business Talent Group (BTG) by global leadership firm Heidrick & Struggles. The move allows Heidrick & Struggles to become the first leadership search firm to offer the full spectrum of executive and high-end talent solutions—from on-demand independent professionals to interim executives to permanent placements—together with its consulting services.
Consulting.us notes the rising need for innovative and flexible talent solutions, citing a recent Harvard Business School report, which found that 90% of corporate leaders think tapping on-demand talent will be key to staying competitive in the future. Consulting.us goes on to cite findings from BTG’s 2021 High-end Independent Talent Report, which showed that leaders are increasingly turning to freelance professionals up and down the org chart, with 69% of all requests coming from VPs and above—including 30% from the C-suite, representing a 67% year-over-year increase.
Consulting.us is part of the Consulting.org family of platforms, a global news source covering developments and publications of consulting firms across 60+ industries. The organization notes Heidrick & Struggles’ deep roots in the executive search industry—founded in 1953 in the United States and then growing to have global representation and presence in every major industry. Consulting.us goes on to point out the tremendous acceleration in the need for workforce agility brought on by the pandemic.
"Heidrick & Struggles was a forerunner of the executive search industry when the firm was founded more than 65 years ago,” Heidrick & Struggles President and CEO Krishnan Rajagopalan said. “The seismic changes over the past year have accelerated the future of work and underscored the importance of agile leaders and workforces. We are excited to be the first global leadership advisory firm to enter the on-demand, independent talent space and partner with BTG, a leader and pioneer of the high-end independent talent marketplace."