HR Glossary


What is a headhunter?

A headhunter is an individual or company that specializes in finding and placing employees in positions in businesses and other organizations. Headhunters typically work with clients who are looking for a specific type of employee, such as a CEO or a high-level manager. They use their extensive networks of contacts to identify potential candidates and then work with these candidates to assess their interest in the job and to help them prepare for interviews. Headhunters may also provide advice to clients on compensation and benefits packages.

What sort of companies use headhunters?

There are many different types of companies that use headhunters. Some of the most common ones are technology companies, financial services companies, and healthcare companies. Headhunters are often used to fill executive-level positions, but they can also be used to fill other positions in a company.


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