Why Should I Use a Headhunter? 5 Reasons for Employers and Employees

by Joe Reardon

Relationships are everything in executive search. Employers need a trusted partnership with their executive search firm, and employees need to develop a meaningful relationship with a headhunter to get the best out of their experience.

It is through these relationships that a headhunter is able to what they do best: recruit top talent an employer could not source on their own, and exceed the employer’s expectations.

So why should an employer use an executive search firm?

  1. Develop a compelling opportunity
    What is going to attract the right people to the open position? A headhunter can help pin that down.
  2. Hire the best available
    Every good headhunter has a pipeline of qualified candidates just waiting for the right opportunity. They’re the best people to get the right people in the right seats.
  3. Save money
    A mis-hire can cost you between 3 and 4 times the annual salary. Hire right the first time.
  4. Avoid surprises
    Nothing is more frustrating than having a candidate turn down an offer at the last second and having to start from scratch. The probability of this is greatly reduced with the use of an experienced search professional.
  5. Gain current market intelligence
    How does this role compare to the market? An executive search professional will know exactly how to position the role to compete in the job market.

To find out why employees also benefit from working with executive recruiters, read the full article on the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants’ website.

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