Confessions of a Serial Headhunter


Should Headhunters Give Consultation to Job Candidates?

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The best headhunters have very busy schedules. They’re constantly meeting with clients and candidates, trying to find the best match for open positions they’ve committed to fill. Sometimes it can be difficult to find any extra time in the day — even to stop for lunch. When every day is nearly booked solid, it’s easy… Read more »

Design Your Own 360˚ Feedback Review

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A 360˚ feedback program allows people to gain a well-rounded perspective on their communication, management, teamwork and leadership skills from their supervisor and peers. If you want the program to be effective, you’ll need to inform participants that results are completely confidential, keep the survey short, explain its purpose, and tailor it to each individual… Read more »

Why Do Headhunters Cost So Much?

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It’s a well-known fact that employees are a company’s greatest asset. However, many organizations balk at the price of top headhunters. Instead, they’ll opt for a lesser-known staffing firm willing to work for a fraction of the price. It’s safe to say this mistake isn’t often made twice, because you get what you pay for…. Read more »

Why Are Headhunters So Pushy?

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Sometimes it may seem like your recruiter is a bit overzealous. In fact, they may even start to get on your nerves a little. However, usually this is coming from a good place. What may come off as pushy is just your headhunter trying to overcome concerns – some relevant and some misguided – to… Read more »

Does My Recruiter Have My Best Interests at Heart?

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As an intelligent, experienced professional, you probably know how to find a job yourself, but you chose to take on a staffing partner to help you find the very best position for your needs. After putting your trust in the hands of a recruiter, it can be incredibly disheartening to feel like they’re trying to… Read more »

Correctly Identify High Performance vs. High Potential

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If you’re lucky, you have a team of employees who consistently exceed your expectations. These people go above and beyond what’s necessary to do their very best work for your company each and every day. It’s a wonderful thing to have a great group of people working for you, but being good at their jobs… Read more »

What Is Your Organization’s Vision?

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Running a company is a huge job. It’s easy to get caught up in day-to-day tasks and just focus on the present, but that won’t help your company achieve lasting success. It’s important to have a vision for your organization that your team can work towards on a daily basis. A vision statement is designed… Read more »

Take Your Company to the Next Level

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As a growing company, you need to be fully staffed with talented people who truly want to help you achieve success. Anything less is simply unacceptable. If you’re feeling like your current team is lacking, you need to make some changes for the better. Take a look at both your short-term and long-term goals for… Read more »

How Do You Know if an Organization Appreciates You

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Let’s face it, everyone wants to feel valued by their employer. It’s beyond discouraging to work hard for a company that really doesn’t care about you — and you shouldn’t. Any organization would be lucky to have you, so if you’re not getting the appreciation you deserve from your current place of employment, you need… Read more »

Develop a Customized Career Track

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The best employees, especially millennials, don’t just want a job to pay the bills — they’re looking for a rewarding career. While compensation is an important part, that will only have an effect while employees enjoy their position. If you want to attract and retain the best and brightest talent, you’ll need to develop a… Read more »