The largest employers in the creative industry are in the fields of visual and performing arts and music, however the sector's umbrella covers TV, advertising, fashion, film, photography, and many other artistic and inventive subjects.
The digital age has also embraced many parts of the creative and design world and technology is involved heavily in every employment division. The industry as a whole earns the UK £11.5 billion to its economy.
The business is highly competitive and because of this headhunters are used to try and employ the very best staff. These services are different to traditional recruitment agencies because they concentrate on offering one-to-one bespoke services, taking time to research what kind of personnel are required in specific roles.
When searching for particularly high-level employees, companies prefer the services of headhunters to find them individuals with the very best skills and experience, for example, advertising executives and television officials.
Headhunters will expect to be paid a fee before the project begins and will have built up a knowledge and understanding of how the creative industry works over years, while also obtaining key contacts. This allows access to particular candidates who may not be on the job market and not searching for a new position. Offers and negotiations are made by headhunters on behalf of a recruiting firm.