Headhunting is one of the few professions where you are 100 per cent accountable and have to deliver. Always. Fees are pre-agreed and our process transparent. No smoke and mirrors. For us, it's all about long-term relationships and being part of helping careers develop and businesses provide a more effective communications service.
For roles below director level, many clients choose to work on a no win, no fee basis. So, if there is a fee, it simply means that they've found the right person for the job. Isn't that worth paying for?
Having now spent an equal amount of time in PR and recruitment, I can thoroughly endorse this profession. If, like us, you really do provide a consultative approach, you're thanked and appreciated by both clients and candidates alike, which can't be bad.
Claire Tuffin, MD, VMA Group