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    What Is Headhunting, and How Is It Different From Recruiting?

    What Is Headhunting, and How Is It Different From Recruiting?

    The hiring process in today’s business world uses several terms and processes interchangeably. For example, headhunting and recruiting produce the same result, but they use different tactics. Understanding the nuances of the hiring process can help you better navigate your job search. In this article, we define headhunting, describe how it differs from recruiting and explain how the headhunting and recruiting processes work.

    What is the difference between headhunting and recruiting?

    Headhunting and recruiting seek to solve the same problem—employing the most highly qualified candidate in the open position. While the two approaches have the same goal, their methods are quite different.

    Headhunting

    Headhunting, also known as an executive search, is the process of finding the best possible candidate for a position. In most cases, businesses use a headhunting strategy, rather than traditional recruitment, to identify and hire high-level employees. Headhunters typically only approach professionals who are employed and not actively looking for another job, known as passive candidates, who would be ideal considerations for the job. Headhunters present job offers to these targeted candidates, usually leaders in their field or industry, to entice them to leave their current positions.

    How does the headhunting process work?

    • Determine the need for a new employee

    • Establish the necessary skills and experience

    • Identify passive candidates

    • Consider active candidates

    • Review and vet

    • Interview and assess

    • Extend the job offer 

    Recruiting

    Recruiting is the most common practice for identifying potential candidates and hiring new employees. These candidates might apply directly for the position, or the recruiter may speak with them at a job fair or meet them through a professional contact. Job seekers typically find the job opening through a job search rather than the recruiter finding, or headhunting, the candidate. Recruiters may work for an agency, but they can often work in human resources for the company with open positions.

    How does the recruiting process work?

    • Identify open positions

    • Create a job description

    • Post the vacancy on job boards

    • Seek other applicants

    • Interview and assess

    • Extend the job offer
    Although the goal of both recruitment actions is the same - to find the right candidate for a vacancy position, the processes of both: recruitment and headhunting, are slightly different. After assessing the needs, each company decides for itself which way is most suitable. The best option to find out is to try both a recruitment and a headhunting service and evaluate what ways to search for employees is the best and most effective.


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