Recruitment Marketplace Sees Surge, Then Falloff In Recruiting Women Execs

In the last quarter of 2017, at my company, the recruiter marketplace Scout, we saw a significant uptick in the number of female  executives hired by US companies. This wasn’t just a blip in the hiring data, it was a massive spike. Scout recruiters placed 632 women in executive-level openings paying more than $100,000. By December 2017, 41% of leadership roles that were filled were filled by women – more than twice the rate of the prior quarter.

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