9:14 am July 27, 2012, by David Markiewicz
If you’re a company trying to attract top executive talent, Atlanta is the place to be, according to a survey done by an executive search and consulting firm.
In its poll of 50 U.S. search consultants, Heidrick & Struggles found that Atlanta is perceived to be the easiest place to recruit people to work.
Key reasons: a strong business infrastructure, affordability and quality of life.
“Atlanta has it all. It is an incredible city to live in and has a vibrant business community, today, more than ever before,” said the firm’s Laura Brinsmaid. “People are weighing out all aspects of their lives to determine if a job change will fit into their overall lifestyle outside of 9-5,” she added.
Some of Atlanta’s lures:
– Diverse employment opportunities.
– A wealth of regional and national headquarters.
– Amenities including arts, culture, restaurants and sports.
Other “best in class” cities to recruit top talent include Chicago, Denver and Dallas, the survey said.
“On the opposite end of the spectrum,” it noted, are Detroit and cities in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.
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