Time is running. I remember it like yesterday, when I joined Talentor International in June 2014 after doing 14 years headhunting and executive search in DACH area and internationally.
Talentor is an international headhunting network, operating now in 20 countries worldwide and was founted in 2003. In 2013 ePunkt, the biggest IT Recruiting company in Austria bought it and brought me on board for the innovation, it tools and the global partner acquisition.
Ok, this sounds good and important, but what exactly is my job there ?
As a headhunter and researcher, with experience in life science, private banking, manufacturing and the startup industry it was quite interesting for me to focus since june 2014 on boutique executive search companies and innovative recruiting companies worldwide, screen them, talk to them and bring some of the to the Talentor network.
My main tools were video calls and LinkedIn, to get an idea of the best and innovative recruiting companies worldwide, see similarities, but also new aspects and learn from them. In the end we have met arround 57 companies out of 876 I've talked to and 7.886 I've screened within the last 27 month.
(Good to have www.toggl.com to track your working hours and some other sales tools like: www.onepagecrm.com, www.todoist.com, www.slack.com , www.yesware.com and more - otherwise you can't handle such a volme easily.) :-)
Now, 2 years and some month later Talentor moved from 14 countries to 20 countries in Europe and Asia, and the US and other destinations are coming soon, because Michael Sarsteiner, Daniel Marwan and me have had several talks around the globe to find the right partners with a fitting DNA for our network. Headhunting and Executive Search is a business of Trust & Relations and therefore it's very importants for the partners to have the same DNA for an excellent collaboration accross borders. Most networks collapse because of wrong collaboration, no trust inside or no fitting partners.
Working with international and virtual teams and partners is challenging, but also colorfull in times of globalisation and I learnd a lot on my job, but also used it as an playground to test new IT tools, which makes your daily business more comfortable, your work smarter, which was the 2nd part of my jobdescription, a mixture of sales, innovation and operation. To work together with the global research teams of our partners, the backbone of each headhunter, made my position round and interesting, too.
My BREADHUNTER Blog is still alive, but only with relevant topics, twice a month and no HR blabla.
Recruiting is marketing as this article, so thanks for your time, I'll be back soon..., hopefully with no HR-Bullshit-Bingo. :-)
Best regards from Austria
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