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Executive Research Association


The Executive Research Association (ERA) is the global forum for talent sourcing and talent insight professionals.  We champion research, its value and importance, as a key component of the talent sourcing process.

Founded in 1984, we are the UK’s longest established Research Association.

Members are:

  • Freelance executive researchers
  • Researchers in boutique research firms
  • Researchers in executive search firms
  • In-house researchers in corporates

We are:

  • A network of research and resourcing professionals promoting excellence, providing a forum and supporting members in the sourcing of global talent.
  • The meeting place for providers and buyers of executive research and search services globally.
  • A provider of researcher training; workshops, webinars, and an annual conference.
  • In partnership with the AESC, we provide a comprehensive external certification programme which is designed specifically for executive researchers. Those successfully completing the program will receive ERA/AESC certification.
  • Led by an elected committee, all of whom have significant industry experience.

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