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”...
Headhunters call for Industry Professionalization

Headhunters call for Industry Professionalization

By: C.A.C. Valeroso August 26-27, 2011 BusinessWorld A GROUP of headhunters has formed an association promoting ethical behavior and high professional standards in the executive search industry. The Philippine Association of Executive Search Professionals (PAESPI), incorporated in September 2010, was formed mainly for two reasons, said the association’s president Jun R. Gil: “First is to...
Headhunter Nightmares Part 3: Unprofessionalism

Headhunter Nightmares Part 3: Unprofessionalism

By: Carol San Pedro June 26 – July 02 Philippine Daily Inquirer Mike* (*Not his real name) of Search Firm S placed Allan* (*Not his real name) in Pharma Company T a few years back. One day, Mike heard some industry news and wasted no time in calling the HR head of Pharma Company T to ask how...
Headhunter Nightmares Part 2: Conflict of Interest

Headhunter Nightmares Part 2: Conflict of Interest

By: Carol San Pedro June 19-25, 2011 Philippine Daily Inquirer Luis* (*Not his real name) of Executive Search Firm O, successfully placed Anna* (*Not her real name) in Finance Firm R. For this, Search Firm O was paid a fee. Eight months later, Luis got a call from Anna. “Get me out of here, please,” begged Anna. “No...
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