Jak dlouho to v průměru trvá, než najdete takového
Standardně to trvá okolo tří měsíců, ale i půl roku.
V případě komplikovanějších pozic to může trvat rok
i déle. Stává se i to, že lidé jsou například ve svém stávajícím zaměstnání „neúspěšní“ a odhadnete-li dobře
jejich potenciál a typ společnosti, který jim bude lépe
sedět, tzv. „rozkvetou”. To je potom bonus pro obě
strany, jak pro kandidáta, tak i zaměstnavatele. Pro nás
je to potvrzení našich schopností takového člověka
objevit, ale i velká radost a zadostiučinění, které se dá
penězi těžko vyjádřit.
Co je pro Vás hnací silou v tomto oboru?
Chuť a schopnost propojit toho správného jedince
s tou „správnou“ společností tak, aby byli obě strany
maximálně spokojené. Pracujete-li pro lidi a s lidmi, to
Děkujeme Vám za rozhovor. Redakce magazínu.
Very Well which Head to Hunt
Kateřina Tůmová completed a degree in Humanitarian Studies before spending twenty years
in various corporate companies. In 2012, she decided to focus on the development of her own business
endeavors, which eventually brought her to becoming a headhunter. In her search for candidates for
mid- to top management positions, she uses a wide spectrum of contacts domestically and abroad.
You are a “headhunter.” What does this job entail?
Our job includes searching for and connecting
candidates with employers through direct contact
on the basis of connections, recommendations, and
the like. It is an interesting job through which you get
to meet a lot of engaging people and companies.
You get to be a psychologist, businessman and
a personalist at the same time. Not to mention that
a big part of this job is also building a big network of
We work with senior managers looking for
employment, but also with those that are not looking
for a change. In the end, however, most of them get
taken in by curiosity and often find that the offered
job can change their future. Due to the fact that even
“submitters,” those that place employee requests,
can change their requirements during recruitment,
this job also carries its own dose of adrenalin.
We also take care of self-development and education
courses or personal audits for companies.
What companies hire you most often?
It’s a combination of local as well as international
employers. It is quite commonplace for us to be in
search of a candidate for a firm in the Philippines while
also locating a manager for an establishment based
in Ostrava. Each commission requires a specific
approach and a high level of flexibility. If we are working
with a foreign client, we have to make accommodations
for significant time-zone differences when drafting
an interview with the client.
How long does it take to find a specialist or a manager?
Times have changed. People now look for more than
just stability--they want a good environment, colleagues
and superiors that will suit them. It is also nothing new
that many people are increasingly concerned with the
importance of a balanced professional and personal life.
This is often the deciding factor in a client’s judgement
of whether they will change employers. People have
become progressively more aware of the value of their
own lives, and want them to be fulfilling.
When you “hunt” for a manager, what do you look for?
Figuratively speaking, the type of people we look
for have a specific kind of “brand DNA.” We look for
managers that have lots of experience in the fields they
occupy, often with international experience, and the ability
to pass their experience on to others.
If a company is looking for a new business, financial, or
even general manager, can they turn to you then?
Of course. We typically help companies with building
a new management team or completing an existing one.
It is the same with senior specialists that do not necessarily
lead teams but are nonetheless necessary in a functional
How long does it take to find a person like that,
It largely takes within the scope of three months, or
even half a year. As far as more complicated positions
are concerned, it can take up to a year or even longer.
Sometimes people are not as “successful” in their current
job, and if you can judge their potential well enough to find
a company that would fit them better, they can “blossom.”
This then becomes a positive experience for the employee
as well as the employer. We take it as a sign of our abilities
to locate that kind of person, but we are also always very
happy to see this happen--it is something that is hard
to express in money.
What drives you in this field?
The passion and ability to connect the right person with redakce
the “right” company so that both sides are as satisfied as
possible. Working for and with people is a commitment.
Thank you for the interview.
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