Do You Need a Headhunter?

Please ask yourself the following questions:

  • Does the role require a very specific set of skills to enable the right person to hit the ground running?
  • Do you require a successful candidate with a proven track record?
  • Has the vacancy been advertised / put out to agencies and failed to attract someone of the right calibre?
  • Is this vacancy business critical to the company and causing a financial loss while it remains unfilled?
  • Is the role to be based in an unusual location?
  • Would it be beneficial to attract someone from a competitive company or allied industry?
  • Is the vacancy confidential?

If the answer to several of these questions is 'yes' then it is likely a search approach will be the most effective means of candidate attraction.