Headhunting: FAQs

Headhunting: FAQs

Dionisio R. Gil, Jr. Background: The headhunting or executive search industry has experienced exponential growth over the past 10 years, driven mostly by the growth of BPOs and Call Centers. There are now 70+ search firms of which no more than 20% are SEC-registered. Be aware that the rest are fly-by-night outfits and cannot be... ...
Searching for the right Executive Search Firm

Searching for the right Executive Search Firm

By: Babes T. Guevara April 2014 American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (AMCHAM) When the entry to a new business is quick and easy and the exit forebodes the same, expect a lot of others to jump into the fray, be on the prowl by grabbing as many customers and employees from flourishing competitors... ...
BEWARE: Most Common Malpractices in Executive Search

BEWARE: Most Common Malpractices in Executive Search

By: Patty Gallardo January 2014 American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (AMCHAM) I have been active in Executive Search Practice close to three decades. I am very glad to say the industry has grown so much which has benefited Client Firms as well as Executive Candidates through the years. In the Philippines, I am... ...
CEO Guide: Making the most of executive search services ethically

CEO Guide: Making the most of executive search services ethically

Dionisio R. Gil Mapping the Future September 9, 2013 Executive Search or headhunting is often described as “searching and matching” executive talents with requirements of Client firms. In the Philippines, it is typically associated not only with senior executive positions but down to mid-level positions as well. It is a relatively young industry & the... ...
Benedicto “Poch” Cid Of Singapore Girl and Headhunters

Benedicto “Poch” Cid Of Singapore Girl and Headhunters

By: Benedicto “Poch” Cid September 9, 2013 Business World “The Wealth Manager” Today, I have two stories on evolving one’s selling points while the market changes. First, how would you feel if your boss called you in and told you that he knows you are out looking for a job and he is not happy... ...
A.R. Samson, “Looking for a fit”

A.R. Samson, “Looking for a fit”

By: A.R. Samson August 5, 2013 EXECUTIVE SEARCH is different from regular hiring. A search involves recruiting a candidate who already has a job and may not even be looking for a new one in another company. Pastures greener than the current meadow invite the target cow to move over. Executive search is informally referred... ...
Cito Beltran, “Spoiling the surprise”

Cito Beltran, “Spoiling the surprise”

By: Cito Beltran August 2013 Philippines Star What do unethical used car salesmen have in common with unethical “head-hunters” or executive recruiters? Believe it or not, they do have something in common and the similarity would shock you. When I was just starting out looking for old cars, one good source would be “ahentes” or... ...
How to get your money’s worth from Executive Search Services?

How to get your money’s worth from Executive Search Services?

By: Dionisio R. Gil, Jr. January 20, 2013 American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (AMCHAM) Here are some developments in the Philippines search industry today: There are more than 70 bona fide and fly-by-night search firms. Most are the fly-by-night types that operate without SEC registration. Because of competitive pressures, ethical practices have been... ...
Do headhunters have a code of ethics?

Do headhunters have a code of ethics?

By: Dionisio R. Gil, Jr. American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (AMCHAM), March 2012 European Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, March 2012 Philippine Daily Inquirer, December 18, 2011 Note: This is a series of 4 articles about the “Bill of Rights of Executive Talents” (1st and 2nd) and “Bill of Rights of Clients”... ...
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