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Headhunting – the real story, by Apostrof



Virginie Graziani

Talent Management & Synergologist

10 October 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutes


Find out more about headhunting, the precision recruitment method, in the cartoon made by our partner SYDO (education consultancy).

Because executives and senior managers have specific skills and requirements, they also have a specific employment market. With unemployment below 5%, there is almost full employment among professionals at executive level, which means they do not respond to many job advertisements. Executives and senior managers are a species apart.

In their relationship with their work, they are committed and invest a great deal in their job and for their company. Executives also expect much in return – development, training, consultancy and support – in their quest for personal development. You will have realised by now that this is a demanding group – and a group very much in demand – to which the company gives strategic responsibilities.

So how do you get senior managers and executives interested in new career opportunities? Through its headhunting activities, Apostrof can find you rare profiles, at a high level within companies in your market or in sectors connected with your area of activity. The direct approach technique targets skills rather than job titles.

How do we work?

We identify the specific skills you are seeking for your teams of experts. We recommend a search strategy, building up a list of target companies that we want to search. Once we’ve identified potential candidates, we approach them confidentially and put your recruitment proposal to them.

Throughout the process, we keep in touch with you in order to check the progress of our research and the suitability of the initial set of candidates. Candidates who are of interest and are interested are then carefully screened by Apostrof using our assessment center, to assess them in professional situations through role play, face-to-face interviews and personality tests. The process is made more foolproof by our detailed analysis of the skills and potential of your future employee. Our exclusive appointment means that Apostrof is committed to your outcome, even throughout the new recruit’s probationary period.





Head hunting helps you to target rare and high profils. Attract, engage and match the best talent thanks to Executive Search.

Explore how an individual will perform in the future : Discover our Assessment Center based on simulation of a professional environment.

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Expert in the evaluation and development of resources, skills and potential, Apostrof helps you make the right decisions regarding recruitment, annual interviews, professional training, organisation of operational staff, career management and professional development, succession plans and high potential..

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