The benefit of a headhunting is getting exactly the candidates you want.

The headhunting benefits can be quite large. During a headhunting, you can contact specifically the people you want to work in your company. It is highly likely you will know the people in your field, and they will know of you too. They may have considered working for your company, but have not dared to do anything about it. Now is a good opportunity for you to take the reins!

You can avoid a situation where you waste valuable time evaluating many self-nominated candidates, only to be unsuccessful in finding a suitable candidate.

There is currently a situation where there are more candidates than ever before. Unfortunately, this does not automatically mean that there are suitable candidates among them. As a result of the increased number of candidates, the recruitment process is now lengthier.

You can avoid a situation where you spend time communicating with a candidate who is not ready to start work.

For example, there are currently people on the job market who only apply as a requirement of the Unemployment Insurance Fund’s criteria, in order not to lose their benefits. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for candidates to draw out the process for a longer period, in order to continue receiving redundancy benefits.

A hadhunting is performed discreetly, without the need to publish a job advertisement.

Thus, there is no public demonstration that the company needs an addition to the team. If an organisation is seen to frequently search for new employees, it may give the false impression that there are issues within the company.

Performing a headhunting saves time.

In a situation where there are many unsuitable candidates for a public job advertisement, you will have wasted a great deal of your own resources. Approximately 50 hours – and will have to start the search again as a result. Two rounds of recruitment will use around 100 hours. A targeted search, on the other hand, averages 75 hours.

With a headhunting, the result is guaranteed.

During a headhunting, you will gain a good overview of the labour market situation in your field of activity.

You can find out how employees in your field feel generally, what benefits they receive and what keeps them in their current jobs.

During a headhunting, you can compile a list of candidates who are suitable for the job (a candidate pipeline).

If you also want to apply headhunting to a new employee and use all headhunting benefits, but don’t know how, contact TeamCreator.

Annika Melsas, TeamCreator