The Top 10 Recruiting Firms in America, According to Forbes

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America's Best Recruiting Firms

Updated: October 2021

Recently, Forbes partnered with analytics firm Statista to tackle a daunting challenge: determining what the best recruiting firms in America are.

Through extensive surveys of recruiters, employees, and HR managers, Statista collected more than 20,000 recommendations, eventually narrowing the data all down to two lists, one ranking 250 executive recruiting firms and another ranking 250 professional recruiting firms.

(Per Forbes, executive recruiting firms are those that “place executives in positions with at least $100,000 in annual pay,” whereas professional recruiting firms are those that “place employees in roles with less than $100,000 in annual income.”)

Below, you can check out the top 10 firms on each list. Be sure to head over to Forbes for the full results.

The Top 10 Executive Recruiting Firms

  1. Korn Ferry Executive Search
  2. Robert Half
  3. Heidrick & Struggles
  4. Spencer Stuart
  5. Russell Reynolds Associates
  6. Diversified Search Group
  7. Egon Zehnder
  8. Tatum, a Randstad Company
  9. Lucas Group
  10. Linked Executive Search

The Top 10 Professional Recruiting Firms

  1. Robert Half
  2. Kelly
  3. Korn Ferry
  4. Aerotek
  5. Manpower
  6. Adecco
  7. Randstad
  8. Lucas Group
  9. Kforce
  10. AppleOne

By Matthew Kosinski