Connect Search conducted a survey in which we asked over 1000 Executive Leaders within our network if, in the past 12 months, they had received either; a pay rise or a promotion. 66% of individuals confirmed they had received one, or both, yet were still looking for their next opportunity.

This highlights the importance of company culture and creating the right environment for top Executive talent. Connect Search looks at the importance of company culture, why we make it our business to understand the fabric of our clients and the talent we locate around the world to find the perfect match.

Company culture refers to the attitudes and behaviours of a company and its employees. It is evident in the way an organisation’s people interact with each other, the values they hold, and the decisions they make.

Company culture is more important than ever to employees given the impact of global crises over the past few years. Daniel Begg, Head of our Global Grocery Retail Practice, acknowledged “The results of our survey validated what we are seeing in the market. Compensation alone is not sufficient to ensure loyalty at the Executive level. These results, and our anecdotal feedback, suggest the values, vision and culture of an organisation have never been more important. They cannot just be words on a company website, they have to be present in the organisation because Executive Leaders are going out of their way to understand the fabric of a business and challenge assumptions on core cultural principles including Diversity and ESG”.

Should you wish to discuss any of the findings from our research, or if you require support to identify Global Leadership talent please contact