Competition in the insurance industry is high, both in terms of employee selection and commercial success. Consequently, an employer who wishes to recruit executive level staff may feel that many of the demanding tasks relating to staff selection in the insurance industry can be outsourced to a specialist insurance industry headhunter.
Professional headhunters in the area of the insurance industry will already be familiar with many excellent potential candidates for a given project, and will possess a high awareness of candidates' capabilities. Top-level candidates may not be actively searching for a new position and would be unlikely in many cases to even put themselves forward for a new position. At the top levels of the insurance industry, an emphasis is placed on a candidate's suitability for seamlessly fitting into the corporate environment of a specific business. Headhunting specialists are awarded an up-front retained fee at the outset of a contract. They will use their expert knowledge of current insurance industry high-achievers in order to compile shortlists of likely candidates. In this way, those seeking chief administrative officers, chief risk officers, chief executive officers (or other C-level employees), can be satisfied that they will find the correct people for the job.