“I had not used headhunters before, but found Hunter Human Capital filled my staff vacancy in an...
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.
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.
If you want to recruit a high quality Optometrist, Dispensing Optician or Practice Manager, there are 2 separate problems you need to overcome:
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.