Executive Recruitment is a competitive environment and is why F&B businesses need the professional expertise of headhunter.
While today’s headhunters may not follow in the footsteps of their predecessors and literally swipe the head of their kill, in the world of recruitment they are a proven asset when it comes to securing top talent, especially at an executive level.
If your F&B organisation is in the market for top-level leaders to drive the company forward and bring impetus and fresh ideas to the boardroom, then your recruitment strategy must consider using the services of a headhunter.
If your business is not tapping into this expertise and knowledge of the market, then you can guarantee one of your business rivals will be.
Getting the best people into your business – especially passive candidates – is not straight forward. Here are our top reasons why you should hire a headhunter.
Access to wider talent pool
First and foremost a headhunter is an expert in their field. They are not your standard recruitment company and are avid networkers, ensuring they build up a considerable number of contacts and understand their career motives.
Higher quality candidates
Online adverts and LinkedIn job posts will always bring candidates that are looking to change roles or take a step up the ladder. It won’t source you the passive candidates, who are the quality candidates you actually want. They don’t even know they want to change job, but the headhunter does and they also know who has the skills and profile that would be ideal for your vacancy.
Less risk of a bad hire
Appoint the wrong person and you could be staring at a six-figure sum cost to the business – as well as a high risk of losing talented members of staff. Using a headhunter takes away a huge portion of this risk as they will know the candidate and they will come recommended.
Quicker hiring time
Hiring is a slow process given all the stages it involves from placing adverts, to sifting applications to interviews, second interviews and the wait for the person to actually start. A headhunters knowledge of candidates will produce a much quicker shortlist – and a quality one to boot.
This is a key quality of headhunters. They will be extremely discreet throughout the process. If you’re hiring, they will ensure that your rivals are not aware, while the candidate’s potential availability will also be managed so as to not make their current company aware.
Advantages over competitors
Using a headhunter will get you access to the best talent in the sector – most likely poaching from a rival. It should also ensure that your top executives won’t be heading in the other direction.
Dedicated and Proactive
Excellent headhunters are always keeping their eyes and ears on the industry as it is one of their key strengths. It enables them to identify opportunities whether you’re a candidate or a business looking to add to your executive team.
Guarantee to fill the vacancy
Put your faith in the headhunter, by working exclusively with them to fill your vacancy, and they will utilise their full resources and expertise to deliver.
A headhunter’s reputation is built on the quality of candidates they access and place. Their abilities and track record will ensure word-of-mouth recognition and demand for their services. Establishing a relationship with a reputable headhunter can have long-term benefits for your business.