Due to the technical skills needed and specialist nature of the automotive sector, headhunters are useful at all stages, such as design, research and development, manufacturing, and marketing and especially at the managerial and executive level.
Headhunters can be useful for companies and organisations wishing to find the ideal candidate for a position, especially if the role needs to be filled quickly or requires highly skilled or specialist knowledge. As headhunters are usually held on a retainer, their services are more specialised than a traditional recruitment agency, but also unfortunately more expensive. As such they are usually only utilised to fill the positions of executives and those at the management level by larger companies and organisation.
Large corporations especially, such as General Motors, Ford, or similar will most likely secure the services of a headhunter in order to fill management positions, and find the right candidate for executive roles within the company. In this industry it is not just management and executive positions which may well be filled through headhunters, however, but highly skilled and technical roles that, therefore, require a highly skilled and knowledgeable candidate in the position. With the services of a headhunter, employers can be certain that they will find the ideal candidate for the role.