Sterling & Holmes works for companies and clients and provides executive search. We search for the most suitable and relevant candidate for an open position at a client. This is often a candidate with a permanent job, who is not actively looking but is latently orienting.
The terms Headhunter and Recruiter are often mixed up. A Headhunter does Executive Search; whereby he/she goes more in-depth and does a more intensive and thorough search to find the very best candidate as the key to a company’s success. It often concerns medium/mid-level to more demanding (management) positions.
A Recruiter is more concerned with regular recruitment and selection and guidance of candidates who are actively looking for a new job themselves, have registered with databases and who actively respond to vacancies.
A completely different playing field and approach.
The main difference lies in whether or not the candidate is actively searching.
By opting for regular recruitment and selection, companies will miss out on a large number of suitable candidates in the market.
“Stay hungry, stay Foolish”
[ Steve Jobs ]
Executive Search is the personal and direct approach of candidates who are not actively looking.
An Executive Search agency – such as Sterling & Holmes – uses a very different approach.
We personally and directly approach the most suitable candidate for the position and do not wait for a candidate to contact us. By including this “grey area” of non-actively seeking candidates in our search, we ensure a much larger reach of potential candidates for the position.
These candidates do consider a new step if they are offered this great opportunity.
A candidate’s CV is all very well, but what matters is that you share the same DNA. If there is a match, things work themselves out, you don’t have to elaborate and it doesn’t require any energy. What we do often notice, is that at the front-end it may cost more money, but at the back-end it more than pays itself back in terms of loyalty and quality.
It goes without saying that both the search and contact are highly confidential and we guide the potential candidates through the process. We – the two partners – do this personally and very discreetly, both in the preliminary stages and during the interviews with the client and even when the candidate is employed, we assist and advise them.
We are happy to guide the Impact players.