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Article: What is a head hunter ? (Definition of a headhunter)

What is a headhunter? A head hunter is a job recruiter who specializes in matching highly skilled professionals with corporate clients. He or she might be an independent contractor or work through an agency where each agent specializes in particular areas of employment and possibly also in geographic areas.

Corporations benefit from using a head hunter or a headhunting service in two ways. It eliminates the need to place an advertisement for the open position and then address the inevitable list of applicants, most of which will be unfit for various reasons. A head hunter does the tedious work of finding good candidates, providing an initial screening mechanism that saves the corporation valuable time. In turn, the recruiter is paid a fee if he or she is able to find the right candidate, typically a small percentage of the annual starting salary of the filled position. Continue reading

Interesting event: Executive Search Congress 2013 (Las Vegas)

The inaugural World Executive Search Congress took place in 2012 and attracted Executive Search professionals from 25 countries. This unique event combined thought leadership, best practice and superlative networking opportunities for those in and around the Executive Search industry. Feedback was superb – 83% of delegates rated the event as either “Very Good” or “Excellent”. Continue reading

Executive vacancies on Headhunters Argentina

As of today, Headhunters Argentina displays several executive vacancies on its website. All jobs are listed in the following way: jobtitle, location, salary indication and name of the specific headhunter. In this way you will get a good impression of (a selection of) interesting executive jobs which are available via the headhunters listed on our homepage.

Article: Recruiting Has the Highest Business Impact of any HR Function (Source: Boston Consultancy Group)

Within most corporate HR functions, the atmosphere is simply too politically charged to even consider raising this powerful question:“Which HR function ranks No. 1 with the highest impact on two critical business success measures — revenue growth and profit margins?” Well, the data is in, and we now definitively know that the answer is … recruiting is the most impactful HR function!

In my many years of working with corporations, I have come across only a handful of HR leaders who have taken the time to quantify the business impacts of recruiting (Google and Apple are the best). But if you shift industries and look at the sports and entertainment industries, you will find that it is well established that recruiting is the most impactful people management function. Continue reading