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Headhunter vs. HR consultant

The Campions League of headhunting.

According to figures published by the analytical and statistical service Statica, (in 11/2015) about 5,800 companies are active in personnel and HR consulting in all areas in Germany. Another 4,100 temporary employment agencies "lease" personnel to firms. About 90% of the traditional HR consultants or HR service providers try to find suitable candidates by placing advertisements in print media or in over 60 job portals and other internet platforms in Germany.

Only about 40 firms in Germany are genuine headhunting companies – like Finding Heads International – which identify the appropriate top candidates exclusively by direct search in competitor companies, contact them discreetly and – in the best of cases – entice them away. The decisive criterion is not the size of a company but the experience of industry specialization a genuine headhunter has. Real top candidates – i.e., the best suited personality for your vacant position – are only found in extensive networks, a wealth of experience and, as a rule, through headhunting as your support in the market.

The way the headhunter works

Active direct search for qualification & personality

Genuine headhunters, together with the customer, develop a target qualification and personality profile of the optimum candidate whom the customer wants to win for himself. Then the headhunter draws up a profile of the potential candidate with the background of qualification, his emotions and ratio. We identify candidates who are professionally integrated in companies or groups.

Discreet, systematic approach has top priority for the headhunter. If a potential candidate indicates that he is interested in changing the job within the industry, at first the professional and then the personal qualities are tested in a personal meeting.

The approach in HR consultation

Advisory search by means of ads

HR service providers and personnel consultants, together with the customer, often draw up an advertisement for the vacancy the customer wants to fill. In agreement with the client, the ads are then placed in different online platforms, print media, dailies, etc. The HR service provider often hopes and waits in vain for a candidate with roughly the same profile answers the ad. Then the next ad is placed ... at the client’s expense.

We believe this is an uncertain and time consuming approach for which the client pays and which in the end fails to produce the expected top candidate from the respective industry.

Headhunting International

Find specialists and executives by direct search of the headhunters from findingheads. We find candidates and fill your vacant positions on management level.

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We recruit executives, managers, managing directors or CEOs on temporary basis. Your short-term staffing, project management or restructuring - interim management helps.

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No typical HR consultant or management consultant. We act as advisors to companies with our practical management experience, e.g., board consulting & advice.

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