NAICS 561312

What is the NAICS code 561312?

The NAICS code 561312 is applied to those industries related to Executive Search Services.

This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing executive search, recruitment, and placement services for clients with specific executive and senior management position requirements. The range of services provided by these establishments may include developing a search strategy and position specification based on the culture and needs of the client; researching, identifying, screening, and interviewing candidates; verifying candidate qualifications; and assisting in final offer negotiations and assimilation of the selected candidate. The individuals identified, recruited, or placed are not employees of the executive search services establishments.

Illustrative examples:

  • Senior executive search services
  • Executive placement services
  • Executive search services

Therefore, all companies engaged in any industrial activity related to this type of business are grouped under category 561312 in the North American Industry Classification System.

This industrial activity of NAICS code is structured as follows:

  • 56 - Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
  • 561 - Administrative and Support Services
  • 5613 - Employment Services
  • 56131 - Employment Placement Agencies and Executive Search Services
  • 561312 - Executive Search Services

Characteristics of the North American Industry Classification System code 561312


This code is only used in the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). It´s to say, it is not used in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA): United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Related codes

The NAICS industry 561312 has the following cross-references:

  • Listing employment vacancies and in recruiting, referring, or placing applicants for employment are classified in U.S. Industry 561311, Employment Placement Agencies.
  • Providing administrative and general management consulting services are classified in U.S. Industry 541611, Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services.
  • Providing advice and assistance on human resource and personnel policies, practices, and procedures employee benefits and compensation systems are classified in U.S. Industry 541612, Human Resources Consulting Services.
  • Providing human resources and human resource management services to client businesses and households are classified in Industry 561330, Professional Employer Organizations.
  • Providing professional and management development training are classified in Industry 611430, Professional and Management Development Training.
  • Representing models, entertainers, athletes, and other public figures as their agent or manager are classified in Industry 711410, Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures.
  • Supplying their own employees for limited periods of time to supplement the working force of a client's business are classified in Industry 561320, Temporary Help Services.

Related activities

Below are some of the most common types of activities in the Executive Search Services industry (NAICS Code 561312):

  • Executive placement consulting services
  • Executive placement services
  • Executive search consulting services
  • Executive search services
  • Senior executive search services

NAICS 561312

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