Headhunter vs. HR consultant
The Campions League of headhunting.
According to figures published by the analytical and statistical service Statica, (in 11/2015) about 5,800 companies are active in personnel and HR consulting in all areas in Germany. Another 4,100 temporary employment agencies "lease" personnel to firms. About 90% of the traditional HR consultants or HR service providers try to find suitable candidates by placing advertisements in print media or in over 60 job portals and other internet platforms in Germany.
Only about 40 firms in Germany are genuine headhunting companies – like Finding Heads International – which identify the appropriate top candidates exclusively by direct search in competitor companies, contact them discreetly and – in the best of cases – entice them away. The decisive criterion is not the size of a company but the experience of industry specialization a genuine headhunter has. Real top candidates – i.e., the best suited personality for your vacant position – are only found in extensive networks, a wealth of experience and, as a rule, through headhunting as your support in the market.