Hunt Scanlon Media took note of Heidrick & Struggles' recent acquisition of Business Talent Group (BTG), a move that enters the global leadership advisory firm into the on-demand talent space, signifying the growing importance of flexible talent solutions for top companies.
Hunt Scanlon Media is a long-time leader in senior talent management and global staffing intelligence. With 32 years in the market, the outlet interfaces daily with more than 365,000 human capital professionals in over 181 countries—from CHROs, chief talent officers, talent acquisition specialists, company directors, and top decision-makers in finance, IT, sales, and marketing, to the more than 15,000 global executive search consultants who service them.
Hunt Scanlon's Editor-in-Chief Scott A. Scanlon notes the prevalence of acquisitions in the high-end talent and recruiting space, citing a number of notable purchases in recent months.
"This one takes advantage of big shifts already underway in the talent marketplace and underscores the importance of workforce agility at the most senior levels," Scanlon says. "It also brings one of the top executive search firms more in line with hiring trends expected in the post-pandemic era."
Read more on Hunt Scanlon’s coverage of the acquisition.
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