When you’re looking for a new employee, there are lots of options for ways to find someone. You can put out ads, or ask around your networking groups, but one method that is becoming increasingly popular is using a headhunter. Why should your company use a headhunter to recruit? It makes your life easier in many ways, and here are a few reasons why.
- A headhunter takes the pressure off
Headhunters carry out a number of recruitment roles, including:
- Speaking to people in their professional network who may be suitable for roles
- Using networks like LinkedIn to find people
- Keeping up to date with the industry and up and coming professionals
- Vetting people to see if they’re suitable for the role
Good headhunters will have years of experience and built many contacts across their specialist industries, so you can be sure you’re getting the best connections.
- Headhunters often specialise in executive or niche roles
If you’re recruiting a role that’s quite niche, or where you know there won’t be a huge number of people who fit the bill, then this is where headhunters are particularly useful. For example, Tom Sorensen specialise in executive headhunting, so can recruit for roles such as directors and vice presidents. Put an advert online for these kinds of roles and you likely won’t get much response, so a much more targeted approach is needed.
- Headhunters know their industries inside out
Working with a headhunter isn’t the same as working with a recruitment firm. Most recruitment agencies will just place adverts on your behalf and then filter the CVs, while a headhunter will use their own contacts and actually go out there and find someone perfect.
Most recruitment agencies offer general recruitment services, often across many industries too, so they may not know much about your particular industry. Headhunters tend to focus on one industry, so you get someone who knows exactly what you need from an employee. This makes it easier for them to match the perfect person with your company.
Next time you have a vacancy in your company, consider using a headhunter to help fill it. Headhunters are great at finding people for even the most obscure jobs, so when you use one, you’re more likely to have a successful result at the end of it. They can save you a lot of time and get someone much better suited to the role.