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Headhunting: quirky facts

delhi Updated: May 06, 2008 18:36 IST

Sometimes field associates stand for hours at a chaiwallah near the client’s competitor’s office for the perfect catch.

You may have to use your convincing powers on the candidate’s wife and mother-in-law as well to convince them that the job switch is in the family’s best interest.

A day by the recruiters and for the recruiters is a call to recruiters to let their hair down together. Started by the Executive Recruiters Association in 2007, it helps recruiters compare noteson last-minute let-downs, flagging sectors and turnover trials. On March 9, over 5,000 headhunters across India gathered at venues in their cities for the event.

The sector has a 60:40 female-to-male ratio. The job profile allows for the flexible timings, which works well for working mothers.