Don’t believe these 4 myths when working with a headhunter
As founder and president of GHS Recruiting, Roy Munk understands the stigma that being a recruiter, or worse a “headhunter” has attached to it. He has seen plenty of less than reputable players in the recruiting market that are in it more for themselves than they are for the companies they represent or the job candidates they are placing with them. Roy believes most of the challenges organizations face with using a headhunter can be avoided by following some practical, albeit counter-intuitive practices when selecting and working with a search firm. In his article recently published on LinkedIn, Roy highlights “4 Myths” that can be dispelled and therefore go a long way to making the engagement with a recruiter more rewarding for everyone involved. The 4 myths Roy highlights in his article are:
- Myth #1: Recruiters drive up a candidates salary requirements so they can get a higher fee.
- Myth #2: It’s better for me to have 5 (or 10 or 50) headhunters working on my job than just one.
- Myth #3: All headhunters are pretty much the same, so just go with the one that has the lowest fee.
- Myth #4: Always work with a headhunter on a contingent basis, never on retainer.
Check out Roy’s article “Employers: Don’t Make These 4 Mistakes When Working with a Headhunter” on LinkedIn to find out what the reality is behind these myths and how you can be more successful utilizing a recruiting firm in the future.
About the Author
Roy Munk is President and Founder of GHS Recruiting, a nationally recognized retained and contingency search firm specializing in the recruiting and retention of healthcare professionals. Since 1998, GHS Recruiting has matched thousands of highly qualified job seekers with their new employers.