When to Hire a Headhunter

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For many companies, the decision about when to hire a headhunter is a difficult one. For companies who haven’t worked with headhunters before, the entire process can be confusing and many companies miss the telltale signs that they really do need a headhunter on their side. Even for companies who have worked with headhunters in the past, the decision to hire one to find new talent is often difficult. Fortunately, it doesn’t need to be. Here are five signs that it’s time to hire a headhunter.

  1. You need a bigger talent pool

Depending upon who you are and what type of company you run, it may not be enough to hire from within your immediate circle. In these cases, you’ll need to gain access to a larger talent pool in order to attract the perfect candidate. This is where a headhunter comes in. Headhunters know how to use things like social media, alumni databases, and public records to seek out the most talented applicants and bring them directly to your door. Your job is simply to choose which ultra-talented applicant works best for your company.

  1. You need more expertise

Are you hiring for a specialty position? A headhunter can help you find exactly who you need. Headhunters work in all niches and specialties, so it’s easy to find one who knows where to look for your specially-trained applicant.

  1. You need to remain confidential

If there’s any reason your job opening needs to remain confidential, it’s time to hire a headhunter. This is especially true in the event that you have openings at the senior level. Headhunters can work on a strictly confidential basis and finding one who can bring you skilled applicants in a confidential fashion can help you avoid upset in the company and fill the position as quickly as possible.

  1. You need applicants now

If you don’t have time to screen everyone and interview for weeks or months, it’s time to hire a headhunter. Headhunters can help you locate the best candidates and get them into an interview as quickly as possible. Ideal for companies with important positions to fill, this expedience alone is worth its weight in gold.

  1. You simply don’t have the time

Maybe you’ve never used a headhunter before, but you simply don’t have the time to locate, interview, and hire applicants all on your own. If this is the case, a headhunter can be a huge help. In addition to finding applicants for you, a headhunter can cut down on your screening time since all of the applicants they supply are qualified and skilled. Perfect for busy companies or companies that are growing rapidly, headhunters can help you hire your ideal applicant without all the stress of a long search.

Regardless of whether or not your company has ever used a headhunter, these five signs can indicate that it’s time to bring one onto your team. Whether you need better talent or you simply need an additional hand in the hiring process, hiring a headhunter can make finding fantastic applicants easier than ever.

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