Headhunter which is known as a terminology of human resources refers to authority on recruitment with the onus of helping businesses get the most potential candidates. Unlike traditional recruitment, Headhunters will always be proactive when looking for candidates. So how are headhunters able to connect with candidates so quickly?
With this topic, let's find out with Faro Vietnam how Headhunters can connect with candidates!
Take advantage of existing relationships network
For senior positions, headhunters will tend to look for candidates they know well and trust due to the fact that these vacancies prioritize quality but not quantity, that’s why it takes a long time recruiting.
The solution to save headhunters' time is to review their candidate network so that they are able to contact candidates who score more trusted points.
Be an expert in a certain field
Headhunters are always trying to become experts in a certain field and it usually depends on the operating industry of their customers. Focusing on developing a certain specialty will help target the right candidate and thereby ensure the candidate's suitability for the position.
Build relationships with candidates
Under normal circumstances, employees who are suitable for senior executive positions tend not to have the demand for changing or finding a new job too much, that's why it is necessary for headhunters to actively connect and build relationships with those candidates.
It requires HR experts to do nonstop communication and even before the Headhunter receives a recruitment request from the client, which can be proactive in building a strategy to attract potential candidates for any position.
Know the stop moment
The potential candidates that Headhunter is looking for usually have a stable job and they are not sure if they intend to be job-hoppers. In order not to waste time, a professional Headhunter will have to confirm the candidate whether they are interested in the job-offering.
Use social media to reach candidates
A good Headhunter will know how to contact candidates on diverse platforms, for example, on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter or Instagram thereby usetilizing these media to reach potential candidates.
Prioritize face-to-face interview
Job seekers who do not intend to find work usually are not interested in contact from Headhunters. Therefore, headhunters are fond of taking opportunities to hold face-to-face meetings with candidates, that traditional recruitment never does.
If the Headhunter can't trust the candidate they're contacting, that candidate doesn't trust it either. Therefore, what the Headhunter needs to do will be to confirm the suitability of the candidate based on specific information and data.
Maintain relationship with candidates
With professional headhunters, it is extremely crucial to follow up and maintain a relationship with the candidate to avoid good candidates or passive candidates.
To connect with candidates, transparency is another key point of recruitment of headhunters. With an excellent job description, it may cause the unrealistic skepticism of candidates and for that reason, it should be more transparent for candidates to evaluate, compare and choose.
Pay attention to the recruitment brand
Headhunters will always reach candidates in the right field that they want. Next, they will build a relationship with the candidate. In addition, Headhunters also have the ability to well manage the candidate's perception of the recruitment brand. From there, the candidate will make a decision whether to accept the job.
Above is how Headhunter connects with candidates. For more detailed advice on this headhunting service, please call Faro Vietnam's hotline.