Headhunters’ revelations about executives

In the face of competitive global environment prevailing in each sector of businesses, there is growing demand for talented executives from companies. The role of headhunters in this scenario is very important, as they are the people who recruit the talented and versatile candidates or executives for the top management positions of their client companies. However, before going on for talent search by organizations with the help of the recruiters, these organizations should know about the inner voice of the candidates from the horse’s mouth (headhunters). Therefore, it would be good for organizations to know how the headhunters carry out their duties of headhunting.

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The Critical Role of Headhunters in Recruitment

Headhunters as such are playing an important role for more than five decades especially in the United States where the profession of headhunting has grown very fast. Headhunting services have spread globally. It is estimated that in China there are more than 50,000 headhunting firms. The retained executive search that is one of the key branches of headhunting is generating revenues of more than US$10 billion per annum globally. The headhunters or headhunting firms usually identify, source and select very few exceptionally brilliant higher-level executives for a given role.

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Head hunters using traditional skills amidst web based tools

The arrival of the social media has changed the functioning of the recruiting industry enormously with majority of staffing agencies and head hunting firms abandoning the traditional tools of recruiting methods and strategies. The online professional networking site LinkedIn with its over 238 million global members has transformed the headhunting industry as a whole. However, far from displacing the existing headhunting skills, social media have magnified their importance. The present generation of headhunters is using social media to develop a large pool of potential talent in specific disciplines but is doing with their traditional diplomatic skills that headhunters can claim as their own.

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Elucidating the process of headhunting for novices

Headhunting as a process is concerned with attracting top talent to their client companies. No matter the atmosphere is heating up in recent years among companies and their competitors to attract top managerial talent into their respective corporate houses. Headhunting has become more crucial to business leaders than ever before. Majority of companies think of paying headhunters for scouting talent as a burden because they believe that there is no other alternative. This type of assumption arises because majority of clients/corporate do not have good understanding of what they are paying for compared with other professional staffing services.

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The current trends of recruiting industry

The recruiting industry’s history dates back to ancient Greek, Egyptian and Roman civilizations. The employment/recruiting activities began with the military but the birth of modern employment agencies did not occur until the 1940’s because of World War-II. Employment agencies at that time began to advertise for workers who were not required to do military service in an effort to fill up the gaps in the workplace left by those who were called to serve military services. The end of the war led to rapid increase of workers returning from the army that lead to emergence of new skills.

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Working with retained executive search consultants

Executive search consultants are also well known as “recruiters” or “headhunters” are playing an important role for organizations in filling up their specialized executive level positions to remain competitive. With the internal HR departments of the concerned organizations focused on lower ranks or hierarchy of the management, companies are turning to executive search consultants to provide them the needed expertise to fill upper management level positions. For the executives and other professionals, nurturing relationship with these executive search consultants or professionals forms an important part of their career management strategy.

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Role of temporary workers in American economy

Temporary employment had become one of the strongest factors in the growth of the American economy. Across America, temporary work has become one of the mainstays of the economy leading to the growth of the temporary or “temp towns” that are teaming up with temporary staffing agencies. The Labor Department during the previous month has shown that the United States had more temporary workers than ever before amounting to about 2.7 million workers. Overall 1/5th of the total job growth since the recession ended in mid 2009 has been in the temporary sector.

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The actual worth of headhunters

The term head hunters may be defined as an individual or a firm that provides employment recruitment services. A headhunter is usually hired by organizations to locate individuals who meet specific job requirements for higher management level positions. Headhunters are retained to fill up positions that require high skill levels, or higher pay package. Headhunters that work on behalf of a firm or client organization scour top multinational companies for tapping top talent. Headhunters are also known by the name of “Executive Recruiter” who acts aggressively to find talent by looking at competitors’ employees.

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Qualities and traits of top rated headhunters

Headhunters also called recruiters are the people who literally search for candidates for filling up the executive positions of their client organization. Not all recruiters are headhunters nor these headhunters always search for executives. The headhunters’ client is always an organization and never an individual. Choosing a competent headhunter requires thorough investigation on the part of the organization before it decides to work with the concerned headhunter. Headhunters are usually paid by client organizations either on retainer or on contingency basis.

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Investigating about myths on headhunters

Headhunters or recruiters as they are popularly known are those people who specialize in the recruitment of staff at the middle level and top-level management hierarchy. Headhunters are involved in proactively recruiting top performers who might not be willing for a sudden change and who are highly skilled and yet resourceful. The recruitment of such people would help the client organization to succeed in long run or recruitment of these skilled personnel would provide a competitive advantage for the organization.

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