Executive recruiters, sometimes called executive headhunters, are the recruiting professionals who focus on filling executive positions within companies. Depending on the knowledge and experience of the individual recruiter, an executive recruiter can fill professional positions, or they may be focused on filling high level management positions. Some executive headhunters only work within certain industries, or they may work for an executive recruiting firm.
It is important to differentiate between agency recruiters (headhunters) and corporate HR professionals who specialize in filling senior management level roles. When most people use the term executive recruiter, they usually mean the people who work at executive search firms (companies that earn fees for placing applicants with their client companies.) However, large companies often employ specialized talent procurement professionals within the HR department that focus on building, grooming, and retaining the executive bench.
Search firms that focus on very senior level management positions often work on what is called a retained basis or retainer. This involves a structure whereby the client company “retains” or pays a recruiter to work on a particular high level job. The executive recruiter “owns” the job requirement exclusively, so the only way for a candidate to get that position is to apply through that external search firm. The external search firms are called upon to do the search, but then also perform a variety of value added services such as assistance with salary negotiation, market research, interview set-up, candidate consultation, legal advice, and tenure and performance modeling.
Working with Executive Recruiters
Whenever you work with a search firm or staffing company, an honest, open approach is key to long term success. Candidates should view recruiting companies as career partners and build strong relationships with the individual recruiters. Strong agency recruiters have a wealth of information about individual hiring managers and open jobs that can give you the leg up over a regular applicant coming in through the web.
If you are an executive, however, the same advice applies with added significance. Executive jobs are few and far between. Quality executive recruiters have a lack of open jobs, not a lack of candidates. The onus is on you to get through to the recruiter and make an impression. What you do after initial contact is what will set you apart – recruiters want to work with candidates that view them as strategic partners and not simple brokers. Leverage the recruiters industry and company knowledge and take the time to meet them – even if they do not have a retained relationship with the client, they may be able to offer valuable insight.
Additionally, know that the average life-cycle of an executive position is very long. Jobs stay open for a long time, since the process of executing a placement including search, selection, interview, and negotiation can easily take over a year. Be sure that you have very strong lines of communication with your recruiter and that they are giving you detailed feedback throughout the process.
Faro Vietnam headhunters
Faro Vietnam headhunters are very handy in many industry insight including Manufacturing, Information & Communication Technology (ICT), Engineering, Medical & healthcare, Retail/Wholesale, Telecommunication… Our databank of more than 350,000 talent profiles indicates an extensive network for leadership and professional solution that you can totally rely on. And you know, that number is increasing radically by 30 percent every year, which means our qualified talent pool is getting better and more sophisticated though years to adapt your trending demand.
At Faro Vietnam, you are guaranteed to be satisfactorily offered top qualified candidates at different level from top management level such as general manager, Director, Country manager, etc. to specialized professionals such as Plant Manager, Sourcing Manager, Chief Accountant, HR manager, Sales & Marketing, etc.
4 main services focused and provided by Faro Vietnam are:
Executive Search and Selection will seek out and give the premier qualified candidates for the leading roles, at the senior levels.
Staffing Solution primarily concentrates on offering various strategies to meet the specific need of the business about its own staff requirement, from part time to full time employee.
Payroll Administration offers the payroll, tax and insurance tasks associated with payment management, thus, takes over a burden for a company.
Human Resource Compliance will trace the personnel who ensure smooth and efficient operation.