What is Executive Search?

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Executive search, sometimes called headhunting, refers to an agency or organization used by employers to assist them with locating, recruiting, selection and placement of individuals for senior-level managerial or professional positions.

Executive search definition

Executive search, sometimes called headhunting, refers to an agency or organization used by employers to assist them with locating, recruiting, selection and placement of individuals for senior-level managerial or professional positions.

Potential candidates are contacted directly and the approach is much more personal and in-depth than for lower-level positions.

Process of executive recruitment

1. Making a detailed list of client requirements

2. Doing a research and identification of potential candidates.

3. Preforming screening interviews before presenting a slate of candidates to the client.

4. Providing downstream services such as contract and salary negotiation as well as post-offer reference checks.



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