Forbes—in partnership with analytics firm Statista – compiled the list based on a number of different criteria, in particular the feedback received after surveying thousands of recruiters, candidates, and HR Executives who have worked with recruiting firms over the last three years. Those who were surveyed were asked to identify up to 10 recruiting firms (excluding their own), which yielded a total of almost 15,000 recommendations. The companies were then ranked based on the number of recommendations received.

“We are honored and grateful to have again been named among the best search firms in the United States,“ said David Clapp, CarterBaldwin’s Managing Partner. “We are relentlessly focused on creating outstanding experiences and outcomes for our clients.  We continue to emphasize getting better and better at what we do, and while it is rewarding to see our team and business grow, it is incredibly encouraging to see the market affirm to us through this survey that we are focused on the right things.”