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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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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Social Media Effects on Recruiting

Social Media has varied definitions but in a common perspective social media can be defined as a means of social interaction through the web by using all or any one of the internet based applications that allows the creation and exchange of user generated content. The content is then shared among the individuals in the course of online social interaction. Therefore, the importance of social media has grown enormously with the penetration of internet usage among the masses both in developed and developing economies. The effect of social media is being felt on a number of industries.Nevertheless, it is quite surprising how speedily the social media through various social networking websites has made in roads into the havens of recruitment or recruiting processes.

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