The world is changing faster than ever before in almost everything we do. As headhunters we have noticed how our clients’ attitudes to recruitment has changed dramatically.
In almost every industry sector business leaders have focused on cost and the sustainability of their business. With reference to recruitment this has either meant a recruitment freeze or an inscrutable look at how to drive down the cost of recruitment. There have been many options open to help achieve this with very differing results. The first option would be to assess how to recruit without involving a headhunter or recruitment agency – this would involve advertising directly through broadsheets, industry magazines, online advertising, direct approaches or word of mouth. This is all very well if the company has an internal recruitment team who have the time and experience to handle the recruitment campaigns – if however a company does not have that resource it can become an extremely arduous and time consuming process with limited results.
If you have decided that there is no other way apart from third party help then it is a matter of looking at whether you want to use a recruitment agency or a headhunter – normally the first route would be a recruitment agency who have large CV databases and might come up with a quick fix that costs less than using a headhunter. With this in mind you have to accept that you will be dealing with a relatively young, inexperienced consultant whose focus is to achieve their own company KPIs which are driven on making money NOT on finding you the right candidate – and remember that every recruitment company is pretty much stirring the same pot of candidates. The other option is a headhunter but surely this is not relevant because it is not a senior role and it is going to cost far too much. This may well be the case at many headhunter organisations but not at Eagle Headhunters where we hire at all levels and make headhunting accessible and viable to all companies by being creative and cost effective with our fees. Each client is different and a bespoke package will be tailored to meet your requirements. Furthermore we are approaching the people who are not on CV databases, they don’t have to look for work as they are too highly valued within their given industry.