Signium ranked leading Irish Executive Search firm by Forbes



Forbes has ranked Signium as leading international Executive Search firm with a presence in Ireland in its prestigious “Best Executive Recruiting Firms 2017” list. Globally ranked 15th, it is the only Irish-based firm in the top 25 with industry giant Korn Ferry at number 1.

“Recognition by Forbes reflects our unique approach to identifying and engaging candidates that satisfy the professional criteria required; while also being most closely aligned with our clients’ culture and values” stated Martin McEvoy, Signium Ireland’s Managing Partner. 

Signium has had a presence in Ireland for over 20 years and has worked extensively with a number of Ireland’s largest plcs, leading multi-nationals, professional service organisations and well known private companies in identifying and hiring top executive talent at c-suite and senior management levels, across all functions.

About Signium

Signium is a global executive search and leadership consulting firm, helping clients around the world make the right decisions at moments of strategic importance. With more than 60 years of experience, we are experts in helping clients source, engage with, evaluate, commit, develop and retain the best leadership teams. This means we don’t just find talent – we advise senior business leaders on developing their skills, their people and their organisations.

Our clients operate all around the world, and so do we. With 40+ offices in 30 countries, we combine global reach with deep local knowledge to exceed our clients’ needs – whenever, wherever, whatever. During periods of significant change, we give organisations the edge in supporting them in shaping their future.

Research Methodology

Forbes worked with analytics firm Statista to compile a ranked list of 250 Executive Search Firms, defined as companies that place executives in positions with at least $100,000 in annual pay.

Statista consulted with trade organizations and company databases, identifying about 4,000 recruiters. It then invited thousands of recruiters, employees who have worked with recruiters over the past three years, and H.R. leaders to take an online survey. The survey asked them to recommend up to 10 recruiting firms (excluding their own), and it gathered a total of 20,000 recommendations. The companies with the most recommendations ranked highest.

In sum, Statista surveyed 18,000 external recruiters, 3,000 candidates/employees, and 500 HR leaders.