April 10, 2018
Hiring the right employee depends on a plethora of factors. We tend to have our tick list of things to look for when hiring employees. High on the list is usually relevant industry experience. Whilst undoubtedly this is essential for some roles, we’d argue at times that this can become restrictive, and in fact mean you miss out on the dynamic talent which will contribute highly to your business success. It’s not your usual approach to hiring the right employee, so why does it work? Industry Experience – The Recruitment Must-have Have a browse through any vacancy listings, and one word in particular will stand out: experience. The youngest recruits bemoan how to get it, and every career-driven individual is focused on obtaining it. Experience is often the gold standard we use to judge applicants on. This makes sense in many respects – it’s a crude measure of attainment. It gives us some reassurance that your new recruit will know what they are doing from day one. However, being a crude measure of potential success it also shuts the door on potential. Here we’re not talking about the potential someone will show if only they could get experience. No, we’re […]
March 26, 2018
What are headhunting firms, exactly? Well, that’s a great question, because you need to know how to sort the wheat from the chaff if you’re to get the best recruitment success. By success, we mean talent acquisition that isn’t simply a body in a role but a critical driver of your achievements. The problem is that many chameleons state they are headhunting firms when in fact they are anything but. So, how can you know the pros from the con men?
March 13, 2018
Step inside a modern day secondary school and you’ll discover the pupils know all about goal setting. They may find it tedious, but goal setting in education is recognised as driving “value added”, and a focus for success. The same applies to our careers. We can’t just throw our mortarboards of success up in the air and amble onto a successful career without focus and drive. How can you expect to reach a destination when you haven’t even planned the route?
February 23, 2018
In our post ‘How to Get Headhunted’, the onus was on what you could do to be noticed by a headhunter. However, how can you make the most of your relationship with a headhunter, how can you cultivate it, and how can you ensure that the effort benefits you in the long-term? Is there such a thing as headhunters for job seekers? Or do they only look out for the employer?
February 13, 2018
A question we’re often asked is ‘How do I get headhunted?’ or ‘what does being headhunted mean?’ This is a question frequently levelled at us because we don’t work in the same way as recruitment agencies, or indeed in the same way that many headhunters do. Whilst we do, of course, use candidate databases to a degree, they are secondary to our primary endeavours. We do what our name says – we hunt. So how to get headhunted means how can you be found? How can you flag up on the radar and improve how to get noticed by headhunters?
January 25, 2018
Recently we explored the impact of Brexit on your executive level recruitment. We can’t deny that Brexit is impacting on the recruitment sphere. We can reassure you that whilst the consequences of Brexit are challenging for international recruitment, they aren’t simply a hurdle to leap. Whilst indeed these new hurdles in recruiting the best talent can be scaled, the situation is also presenting new recruitment opportunities. By using the top headhunters in Europe, with an in-depth understanding of Europe-wide recruitment and business, you can be sure of your recruitment success. Your Pool of Candidates Recruitment is much like a triangle. At the bottom, you have a large number of lower skilled positions. These are easy to fill and can be done so by scooping up a large number of available and actively searching candidates. As you move up the triangle, your roles become more important and more strategic. At the same time, your available pool of candidates gets smaller. Once you reach the pinnacle of the triangle, you’re faced with some unique recruitment challenges. At the executive level, not only do you have an exceptionally small pool of candidates, you likely need to look beyond candidates alone. The talent needed […]
December 17, 2017
Executive level jobs are notoriously hard to fill. You may be able to get a wealth of candidates, but finding that one ideal candidate that helps your business to grow, excel and thrive can be a tall order. As such, companies typically turn to headhunters or recruitment agencies for filling their executive level jobs. But which is best? And why?
December 14, 2017
This guide aims to answer all of your questions about headhunting services. We’ll start with answering the question ‘What is a headhunter?’ but move onto specifics about how you can be sure you need one; why headhunters differ from standard recruitment practices; what they actually do to fill your vacancy or find your dream job; and how you can select the best headhunter for your needs. What is a Headhunter? Headhunters are experienced professionals who find the right individuals for your role. They are a recruitment strategist with a difference. In short, every other recruitment modality is about finding candidates. Headhunting is about finding talent. This is a key distinction between a headhunter and other recruitment consultants. In other recruitment techniques, you aim to create a deep and wide pool of candidates by casting your net wide. The hope is that, in so doing, you find that one individual you need. In headhunting, we’re not interested in how big or deep the candidate pool is. We’re far more role and organisation focused. A headhunter will get to know exactly what you need – that unique blend of attributes, skills and talent – and then go and find the small handful […]