Optometrists, DOs, Senior Managers and Practice Managers

01423 874696

Richard Campbell, Director. S.H. Harrold Ltd.

“I had not used headhunters before, but found Hunter Human Capital filled my staff vacancy in an...

Why use us

"Research-powered recruitment - proven to deliver 6x as many high calibre candidates as any other method"

Headhunting is very different to any other method of recruitment. The service provided by Hunter Human Capital uniquely gives you the opportunity to present your role in a powerful and engaging way to every Optometrist, Dispensing Optician or Practice Manager in your area, not just the few who are actively looking for new positions.

Identification and Attraction:
  • Real time access to every single Optometrist, Dispensing Optician and Practice Manager working in the UK.
  • High calibre candidates generated exclusively for you.
  • Unique ability to promote your opportunity, in order to attract the right candidates into your practice.
Selecting for Quality:
  • Assessing and selecting candidates with the right skills, motivation & track record to help you achieve your practice’s goals.
  • Ensuring good cultural fit between the candidate and your practice.
Assurance & Peace of Mind:
  • Bespoke, fully project-managed and totally transparent recruitment service.
  • Recruitment process developed over 15 years through consultation with practice owners and leading industry bodies.
  • The only recommended provider of recruitment services to Sight Care Group members.


The cost of badly filled vacancies

It is very easy to underestimate the detrimental effect of hiring a less-than-ideal candidate, or leaving a vacancy unfilled for a period of time.

When competing against multiples, personal service is the key resource of the independent; without the familiar faces of a permanent, competent, committed staff team, this advantage can easily be lost.

A practice team is only as strong as its weakest member. Having a single weak link inevitably impacts on customer service and conversion rates and puts pressure on other team members.

Locums are a temporary solution at best, being expensive, often unreliable and almost always lacking any kind of commitment towards the long term success of a practice.


Why high calibre Optometry staff are so hard to recruit

If you want to recruit a high quality Optometrist, Dispensing Optician or Practice Manager, there are 2 separate problems you need to overcome:

  1. The pool of active job–seekers is small — at any one time less than 5% of Optometry staff are actively looking for new roles i.e. reading job ads and sending their CVs to employment agencies. Hiring exercises based around advertisements or agencies are inevitably compromised by a shortage of candidates.
  1. Active job–seekers are more likely to be poorly–performing employees — people don’t tend to enjoy doing jobs they’re not good at and employers don’t make much of an effort to look after poor–performers, so the lowest calibre employees are always more likely to be reading and applying to job ads and registering with employment agencies.


The solution

The pool of Approachable candidates (made up of Tiptoers and Explorers – see below) is considerably bigger and contains a significantly higher proportion of high quality candidates. Headhunting is the only method of recruitment that will enable you to present your vacancy to every one of these candidates and this, in turn, will afford you a significantly better opportunity to hire a high quality candidate with a proven track record of success.




Our pro–active, research–based recruitment process consistently achieves positive results, and we have the Testimonials to prove it. Call 01423 874696 to get started, or email Jason@hhc.email.

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