Headhunting is the recruitment process and it is the recent trend in the recruitment. It is professional approach to recruit, search, track, and selecting talented people already working in various companies. Headhunting is also called as executive search. In the initial stage headhunting was used by large organizations from developed countries. But now it is being used by smaller organizations also.
Companies are investing more on recruitment process for efficient employees. Headhunting is not a simple recruitment process, and it is very different from traditional recruitment. It requires lot of effort, commitment, patience and it is more expensive and requires longer period of time. The headhunting in recruitment is mostly used for middle management and top management positions.
Headhunters will be involved in most part of the process. Headhunters are third party agents and the companies pay fee for headhunters. The role of headhunters is to sale. The product they sell is people matching jobs and companies.