Finding just any employee to fill posts in a company is not a hard job. But to find the right candidate for a specific position is not an easy task. Today there are hundreds of recruitment agencies through which applicants can easily connect to employers. It is important to first understand the difference between online recruitment agencies and headhunters.
Online – Online recruitment agencies connect candidates directly to the employers. When a position is to be filled in a company, they start sourcing applications. They do this through online advertisements or thorugh using social networks such as Xing or LinkedIn, Facebook and others. Online recruitment companies will usually only give the CVs they source a cursory look before passing them on to a client. They are therefore mainly a CV sourcing resource. But choosing candidates that fit from hundreds of applications is a tedious task. Also, with difficult positions requiring very specific skills it is likely that this kind of recruitment does not turn up the candidates that are needed. That’s where headhunters come in.
Headhunters – Headhunters do the work of hunting the right candidates for a particular position. You use a headhunter when regular means of recruitment have failed, if they risk to fail or if a position is sensitive and you don’t want word getting out in the market. You also use headhunters when a very specific, often rare, skill set is needed. While the headhunter also uses social networks such as those mentioned above, they will also go into companies directly, identify the people needed and make an approach to them. These people may very well not be listed in any social networks. Particularly in Germany social networks are perhaps not quite as prevalent as in other countries so that this method needs to be used in order to come up with the best candidates possible.
The advantages of headhunters are –
They provide employers with access to additional recruiting resources.
Any role where a company falls short in finding the right hire from its own internal recruiting efforts, the business knows it will have a range of suitable candidates in the pipeline from its recruiting agency partners.
Recruitment Agencies in Germany
In a country like Germany, where industries are growing rapidly, there is a constant requirement to hire further people. With the economy doing well, simple online recruitment is often not enough in order to find the candidates required.
While there are many recruitment agencies in Germany, there are few that specialize in helping foreign companies find the people they need for their operation.
We at “Contacts & Management” are focused on working in Germany as an expert headhunter.
We are a German Recruitment Agency, specializing in headhunting and helping companies with foreign roots recruit the people they need within Germany. We find a wide range of people; from simple sales personnel to senior executives, operations manager, marketing managers, IT professionals and others.
Our recruitment agency understands the cultural differences between Germany and other countries and assists you in recruiting the right employees with which you can grow your German business. With 25 years of experience in headhunting and recruiting, we know where to look to find the people you need in your industry. We want to see your business be successful in Germany.