The shipping industry is one with a global outlook and reach that continues to grow and evolve as the world becomes ever more interconnected. For roles and positions in the industry at the top-tier and executive level, shipping companies and organisations often choose to recruit candidates through the use of headhunters.
Finding the right candidate for a managerial or executive position can be a difficult task, especially in a saturated marketplace where every candidate is as qualified as the next. When recruiting at such a high level, however, often person specifications are as important as qualifications and industry experience. Employers want to be sure that their new recruit fits in with the culture, needs, and future direction of the organisation, and this is something a headhunter can help ensure.
Headhunters are held on a retainer which is why most companies and organisations only use them to recruit their most highly skilled or top level executive candidates, but their aid in the recruitment process can prove paramount in securing the right candidate for the role, especially in the shipping industry.