BUSINESS Jak dlouho to v průměru trvá, než najdete takového člověka? 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 je zavazující. Děkujeme Vám za rozhovor. Redakce magazínu.
Headhunter Knows 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 contacts. 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 company. How long does it take to find a person like that, on average? 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. Text: 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 Foto: possible. Working for and with people is a commitment.
Thank you for the interview. -editorial-
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