Headhunters can be useful in all sub sectors of the science industry. An industry as vast and varied as the sciences means that when recruiting for top-tier, highly skilled, managerial, or executive positions, the skills and dedication of a headhunter can be simply invaluable. Due to the specialist nature of much of the work in the industry, however, headhunters may even be used to recruit candidates straight from university either at a graduate or post-graduate level.
The science industry accounts for over 5 million jobs across the UK, about 60% of which are held by graduates or postgraduates with science related degrees. Headhunters, with their inside knowledge of the industry will get to know the specifications of any role a client requires them to recruit for and then dedicate themselves to finding the perfect candidate for the role. In this way employers can be sure that the position will be filled not only by the most qualified and experienced candidate but by somewhere who will fit into the ethos and culture of the organisation or company.
Due to the fact that headhunters are held on retainer many organisations find that they can only utilise their services in order to fill top-tier and executive positions, but in an industry such as this with specialised roles and highly skilled individuals, they can also be useful when recruiting for such highly specialised and skilled roles.