Headhunting is always implemented in a high-quality and thorough manner, respecting our customer’s brand and the candidate experience.
Barona is active in 11 business sectors, and each business sector represents the top of its field and the latest know-how. We know the competence requirements in each business sector inside and out. We are constantly constructing competence networks and know what kind of know-how our customers need.
Headhunting is an efficient recruiting tool, as due to careful background work, we will only contact select persons who suit the company and open position. This way, we can combine the right people with the right tasks and companies in a high-quality manner.
Our discussions always begin with the individual, with the candidate experience in mind: we do not assume what the individual wants to do. Instead, we map out their personal wishes, motivational factors and work-related goals in a wider manner. Not everyone is interested in a linear career path. It is more important to clarify right away whether a candidate is at all interested in considering a new job, and whether the open position and organisation are an interesting option.
Great developer gets five job offers a day - at worst. Northstar wants to highlight the developers and the IT-professionals and have real dialogue with them. We want to know exactly what they would like to do, where they are good at and what kind of company they would like to work for.
Recruitment Consultant, Barona IT
After the discussion and initial mapping with the customer, we start the headhunting process. Due to the good labour market situation, we will contact a relatively large number of people to find one suitable. As a result of the headhunting, we will present the customer with the persons who are genuinely interested in the position and who have the best skillset for the task. After the presentation, the customer can meet and interview the people it wants to meet, just like in all our other services. Headhunting can be done traditionally as a “quiet search” and as a hybrid search. In hybrid search, we carry out the normal recruitment process alongside headhunting, and we can direct the headhunted people to read more about the company and job from the job ad or from a possibly created separate recruitment site.
Headhunting is typically used for recruiting specialist profiles or when the profile you need is exceptionally competitive, challenging or the number of specialists is limited.
The service is also effective in reaching passive applicants. The use of the service has become more common in the past few years as many companies have realised their growth is hindered by a lack of competent employees and they have not been able to find the necessary employees with traditional methods. Broadly speaking, search times for job ads have become significantly longer.
The headhunting service is generally used in the following business sectors: IT and technology, sales and commerce, financial administration and HR.
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