Which way forward? In the leadership solutions ﬁeld this is the deﬁning question being asked among corporate talent acquisition professionals and the executive recruiters who service their global senior-level stafﬁng needs. In 2015/2016, both sides remain locked in the same battle: to ﬁnd the best and the brightest in the most efﬁcient, cost-effective manner. After a precipitous decline following the Great Recession, the talent management sector is once again thriving. Executive recruiters remain in demand as never before. This 25th annual anniversary edition marks Hunt Scanlon’s best work to date and whether you are in search, or an HR and talent acquisition professional, this is a “must-read” compendium.