Our headhunting services help clients identify and engage outstanding talent, well established in their careers and normally not active in looking for new opportunities.
Also called the Direct Approach method, headhunting starts by identifying talent at a company, job role or department level and profiling them (normally in competing companies that companies deem are strong places for potential hires).
Like Executive Search that is also used for difficult searches, and senior level roles, headhunting requires an even more narrow and specialized search strategy. Headhunting is most effective when there are only a few candidates in a market with the acquired experience to perform a task.
When a company hires Smart Search to take upon a headhunting assignment we operate on a retained basis because of the amount of research involved, with a majority of fees being paid upon successful fulfillment of assignment and the candidate having been offered and accepted into the mandate.
In some developed markets headhunting is still the method most senior search firms are tasked with, but the popularity of the method changes in growing markets such as Thailand where there is a surplus of qualified applicants.
Smart Search will recommend the most appropriate recruitment method for clients when engaging into discussions when a mandate brief is clarified. We will recommend a variety of different recruitment strategies to ensa wide canvassing of potential candidates are sourced and your business needs are met.
In addition to our strict selection process, Smart Search's
extensive on-the-ground presence.