Several years ago I wrote an article for Mobility Magazine with the same title. Its intent was to discuss the affect on the relocation industry of those with the knowledge leaving the business. I have been returned to that concept recently having looked at some of the online “rants” regarding the state of the job market. In 1972, Alan Cox wrote a book entitled “the Confessions of a Corporate Headhunter” in which he defined a headhunter as a go between with a corporation who had no idea of what they needed and the candidate who was out for the fast buck. The job market at the time was almost as bad as it is now. It appears to me that the majority of the recruiters that I have watched online have evolved into more a staffing agencies then headhunters having forgotten what their role was supposed to be. If they were truly functioning as a headhunter they should be open to recommending a candidate for a position if they believed they were a strong candidate even if they did not fit the round peg to a tee. Corporations today are working with non-owned corporate knowledge assets and whether they are cognizant or not there are human capital resources available because of the nature of the market that they should serious look at to bolster their operations.
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