Hiring for the Recovery: Top Talent Seen Scarce Even in Current Market

San Francisco — November 3, 2009 — As companies attempt to position themselves strategically to emerge from the recession, they may be surprised to find a scarcity of available top talent, according to a new report from executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles.

"A pervasive myth of the current recession is that top talent are a dime a dozen," says Kelly O. Kay, global managing partner of the Software Practice at the firm and author of the whitepaper "Time to Make Up for Lost Ground in Talent."