4 Feb 2015 - 10:42

The expression “Halo Effect” is not derived from the English word “hallo”, as some people may think.  “Halo” as a circle of the light can be associated with saints or positive attributes.  We have tendency to create our own imagination according to subjective points of interest. Our perception is influenced with the very first sight.

Does Halo Effect affect the decision of professional headhunter?

Even a professional headhunter, who is trained to be objective and unprejudiced, can´t avoid to judge candidates according to their first impression.

26 Jan 2015 - 10:35

Working as a recruiter within an agency specialized on Headhunting, I was always told by the majority of professionals, that the next step in my career could be making the transition to an internal department of a multinational company. This could be the breaking point of evolvement and growth. On the other hand there is also a group of people that considers the boutique type of business, to be more provocative and satisfying. During 7 months I could switch sides and experience both.

20 Jan 2015 - 10:01

Forget what you know about left and right brain!

I recently came across a fascinating article about brain surgery. Nothing to do with my business of headhunting and  recruitment, but so spectacular and valuable that I would like to share the content with you.

13 Jan 2015 - 10:11

I recently started in headhunting as a researcher. Research in this business means to screen industries, companies in order to discover great talent. I would like to share my first impressions.

5 Jan 2015 - 14:56

31st of December 2013.

I had a very difficult day yesterday again, actually this week, this month, all this year I was focusing on my work. This year passed by incredibly fast, I had no time to deal with anything else or anybody. If I consider it, it was not the first year like this…  I was doing the usual “year end cleaning”, closing all official annual paperwork, invoices and reports were all around me. Today I was still in my office at 7 o clock, when my friends and acquaintances were preparing themselves for the party tonight. ..What am I doing here?  I should work somewhere else, where I feel comfortable, where I am appreciated, where I am not impeached always… But I am appreciated here. Am I? … I have a good salary, a nice apartment with beautiful interior and a modern car.   I live well…I live well except that I have nobody not even a dog or cat. At least I do not have to take them for a walk.  Who else works daily 10-12 hours, has no other way of life, is that everyone wants?

17 Dec 2014 - 13:17

Now as we’ve started the period when the magic of the winter holiday is present in each and every one, I want to review this year’s experience as a headhunter, in the light of this wonderful feeling.

9 Dec 2014 - 09:38

asked the General Manager. He addressed the question to a senior HR lady. The three of us were in a meeting room together. The General Manager, the lady as a candidate and me the headhunter.

3 Dec 2014 - 14:41

For a headhunter every person is either a potential client or a potential candidate. And these roles change over time. Candidates turn into clients and clients into candidates. It is interesting that many HR managers seem to forget this. They may show us the cold shoulder for many years and then crawl back, when they need a job for themselves.

Well for us people are people and as such equally important. Besides our clients it is important for us to keep in touch with candidates. Nowdays people need more and more personal treatment.  

24 Nov 2014 - 10:54

During the last years we have often met clients, who prefer candidates until the age of 45, even for high level positions with a wide range of experiences. Of course, this is politically not correct, but who cares. Age does play an important role in Hungary for the decision about the final candidate.

A 50 years old candidate has in Hungary still app. 15 years until retirement, a 55 years one accordingly at least 10. And that is in most cases not the end, because good professionals usually want to work longer, especially in a country where the expected pension payments are minimal.

11 Nov 2014 - 13:11

Classical issue, classical questions: should we use tests or should we trust our “feelings”? Do we need figures, percentages or should we rely on our intuitions, experience and expertise in finding a good candidate?