Headhunting Process

Comprehensive Headhunting Services

We thoroughly research each client company to identify core values and corporate culture, then supplement those insights with our knowledge of the industry as a whole, to provide a satisfactory solution.

Candidate Specification Writing

From our initial client meetings we gain a firm understanding of the position, the organisation and its objectives, as conditions and confidentiality permit. From this we will develop a job specification that suits our clients business plan-and attracts the appropriate leader to help our clients achieve their goals.

Search Resources

Utilising all of our industry-specific knowledge, breadth of experience, our high standards and our internal and external resources, we develop an in depth target list of prospective candidates covering appropriate targets.

We use the Knight Hamilton database and our comprehensive research team as well as our worldwide industry networks to provide support on every search.

When necessary we headhunt the special candidate using our rare and specialised methodology and stealth.

Recruitment and Selection

Once the potential candidate list is developed we pre-screen each individual to determine how well they fit our clients stated criteria.

We then present our clients with just "2 or 3 " candidates who will be very close to our clients specific ideal candidate profile - for our clients final selection.


On behalf of or in conjunction with our clients we can negotiate all aspects of candidate offers, including compensation and relocation.

Relocation and Family Assistance

If necessary, we offer services such as advice on additional employment opportunities, real estate contacts and counselling on local schools for candidates needing to relocate themselves and their families.


We build long-term relationships. After the executive is in place, we stay in contact with both the client company and the candidate to ensure the success of the placement.

Headhunting Experience

The Knight Hamilton team have over 150 years combined IT, Telecoms and general industry experience - including over 40 years combined headhunting and recruitment experience in Executive Search and Interim Management.

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Client Services

Knight Hamilton provide senior executives and managers as well as key sales, marketing and technical candidates.

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