May 23, 2023

What Do Professionals In The Firearms Industry Want?

HeadHunters NW Delivers Shooting Industry Employee Satisfaction Survey Results

May 18, 2023 – Edgemont, SD – HeadHunters NW, the premier executive recruiting firm focused exclusively and deliberately on talent acquisition for the shooting, hunting, and outdoor industry, announces the results of its recent Shooting Industry Employee Satisfaction Survey. The survey provides data for corporate executives, team leaders, and human resource managers as companies in the firearms industry struggle to determine which incentives spark collaboration, motivation, culture, and productivity in their workforces.

“The purpose of the HeadHunters NW Shooting Industry Employee Satisfaction Survey is to help employers and managers in our industry better understand the needs and expectations of their workforce,” according to HeadHunters NW President Shaylene Keiner. “And boy, did we learn some compelling things along the way,” she said.

“One surprise was the number of people preferring remote work versus an office setting,” Keiner stated. Only 14 percent of the respondents favored in-person work, while the remainder split between fully remote and a hybrid combination of in-person and remote work. “This trend is indicative of many of the professionals we recruit for top positions in the industry. While remote work is not always practical for employers, the survey reflects this model appears to be the new normal,” she commented.

“Based on results from questions about corporate culture and satisfaction, it is crucial for our industry leaders to recognize the pitfalls of working remotely, including the potential for fewer collaborative workplace relationships, decreased opportunities for mentorship, and possible sluggish career advancement. Perhaps our leaders must address this trend by defining what drives the desire for staffers who prefer to avoid the office,” Keiner suggested.

“Another discovery from the survey is that professionals are ready to grow through skill building and training,” she said. “Fifty-one percent of survey participants expressed eagerness to improve skills via professional development education, while thirty-one percent hunger for firsthand training from leadership,” said Keiner. “Those numbers reflect a tangible opportunity to engage workers and guide company culture through education and mentoring.”

To see the full results and conclusions of the HeadHunters NW Shooting Industry Employee Satisfaction Survey, please visit

Would it help to learn more about how your company compares to other shooting, hunting, and outdoor industry companies? Please contact us today for a confidential discussion about benefits, compensation, remote vs. hybrid vs. in-person work environments, paid time off, and other vital details employees ask about by phone at 605-600-1709 or email

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HeadHunters NW recruits talent for Fortune 500 corporations, venture, and private equity groups, family-owned businesses, and non-profits while uncovering talent for C-suite roles, vital management positions, and more. HeadHunters NW discovers thriving candidates from various industries, functions, and regions and places them in influential roles in the shooting, hunting, and outdoor industry. People who will drive your objectives to the next level are within our reach, and we secure them for you swiftly. HeadHunters NW helps you hire the best talent for your team in the timeframe you set.

Media Contact: Laura Evans, Silver Bullet Marketing