“Headhunters steal candidates – even those they have already hired”

This week, our recruitment consultant, Cecilie Rosenlund, has written a brief remark on a myth we, as headhunters, often hear. Namely, that headhunters steal candidates – also those they have hired themselves. “In my world, candidates are not things or objects, and therefore they cannot be defined as something that can be stolen. Instead, I see people as independent individuals, who are able to self-assess what is best for them. I view myself, and other headhunters, as matchmakers between current jobs and potential candidates, who are ready for a new – or the next – step in their careers.” Furthermore, we have a proviso in our contract, stating that we do not headhunt the candidates that we have previously hired as long as they still work at our client. We do our best to comply with this clause, and of course, it is not in our best interest either, as we believe that we have already found the perfect match between the clients requests and the candidates wishes.”


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