Many years ago, as the manager of a business unit in a leading placement agency I dreamt of leading recruitment processes following the Executive Search model, more commonly known as head hunting.
It was my pleasure that in 2008 an international company in the field of aluminum of all things asked to open a branch in Israel, and this was the first time I dived into the deep.
The process was challenging and complex, with characteristics I had not been exposed to in past recruitment projects that I had led, but the “bug” has caught me ever since and there is no cure.
Recruitment processes for these significant positions must be managed and carried out in a different method. The recruitment is based on a unique methodology and the process as a whole includes fundamentally different components compared to recruitment processes performed through other channels.
These are special and unique recruitments, mainly senior management positions and/or technological experts, which are key positions in an organization.
These sorts of processes are especially challenging and obligate us to flex our muscles anew every time, and to be alert, focused, precise, determined, proactive, creative, discrete, committed to the results, and, no less important, to act in an informed and intelligent manner, to harness, convince, influence, and lead to real change.
In recent years the search model of head hunting had received a slight turn as many companies realized that there are other positions, and not just senior and executive management positions, which should be filled using this method.
In fact, when there is a need for a complex and unique recruitment process, with unusual characteristics, or alternatively, when the traditional recruitment channels do not provide an adequate response, there is certainly room to turn towards this form of recruitment.
A recruitment process following the head hunting model enables you to recruit the most suitable person for the positions, while receiving a clear and detailed image of the market in that specific segment.