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Top HR Executive Search Firms: Chicago

Nestled in the heart of the Midwest, Chicago beckons executives with a thriving business landscape and unparalleled cultural richness. Renowned as the largest city in the region, Chicago has transitioned beyond its historical roots to embrace diverse sectors such as technology, finance, healthcare, and more. Its strategic central location makes it an ideal hub for physical product development, manufacturing, and supply chain operations, attracting key players like United Airlines, Caterpillar, Walgreens, State Farm, Tenneco, Allstate, AbbVie, and Dover Corporation. For HR executive search firms Chicago’s market includes many companies across industries seeking People/HR leadership to help grow and develop a great culture. .

Over the past decade, Chicago has experienced robust job growth, adding tens of thousands of positions annually, resulting in a year-to-year job growth rate of 1.8%. This growth, coupled with Chicago’s warm and friendly community, distinguishes it from bustling metropolises like New York and Silicon Valley. Executives considering relocation can enjoy a dynamic city life without the hefty price tag, making Chicago an attractive destination. With two international airports and an extensive, user-friendly transportation network, the Windy City seamlessly connects businesses and candidates, further enhancing its appeal as a prime location for professional opportunities.

The greater Chicago metropolitan area stretches from Aurora to Naperville to Lisle to Downers Grove, with the largest growth in Woodstock in recent years. With Chicago’s relative distance from both the east and west coast, diverse talent has historically been available, with University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and University of Wisconsin-Madison within a little over a two-hour drive from the city.

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HR Executive Search and Advisory Clients

  • ActiveCampaign
  • Bank of America
  • BDO Seidman
  • Cartridge World
  • Caterpillar
  • Dade Behring Microscan
  • DLA Piper
  • Groupon
  • HSBC
  • Peak6
  • Microsoft
  • Motorola Mobility
  • Salesforce
  • Uber

Frederickson Partners, a Gallagher company is a market leader in retained executive search since 1995. As one of the top-rated HR executive search and C-suite recruiting firms, we have expertise in placing Chief People Officers, Chief Human Resources Officers, Chief Diversity Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Chief Legal Officers and many other senior leaders. We draw on a broad network of rising and established executives and leaders, and a 28-year reputation as a talent acquisition and HR Advisory provider.

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