Many newcomers to this trip mistakenly believe that talent agencies refer to headhunting companies, and even some of the more junior consultants in well-known headhunting companies may not be able to distinguish the difference between the two. In fact, the distinguishing features between the two are very obvious. Below is an analysis by personnel from Shandong Headhunting Company for you:
The concept of "intermediary" is very vague, and both the Modern Chinese Dictionary and the Xinhua Dictionary explain it as "medium" or "intermediate". In English, it is "intermediary" or "medium", which is completely unrelated to the meaning of "intermediary" in our substantive sense of "matchmaking and bridging".
The term 'intermediary' can sometimes cause ambiguity and misunderstandings among people. In a broad sense, publishing recruitment information in newspapers is a "talent intermediary" behavior, because it is indeed a "medium", and publishing recruitment information on talent websites is also an intermediary behavior.
If so, "talent intermediary agencies" include talent newspapers, talent websites, talent markets, job agencies, and so on. And headhunting companies are precisely excluded. Because headhunting companies are not engaged in "intermediary" behavior, but rather in a "agency" behavior.
The definition given by relevant regulations is relatively clear: "The talent intermediary service institutions referred to in these regulations refer to specialized or part-time organizations that provide intermediary services and other related services for employers and talents. In this way, headhunting companies are included, although they are not "intermediaries", they are "specialized institutions that provide other related services to employers and talents".
According to the traditional theory of headhunting, what headhunting companies do is different from job agencies in that they can only represent one employer, while job agencies can represent both parties at the same time. According to the agency agreement signed with the employer, headhunting companies have two types of agency: direct and indirect, which are commonly referred to as explicit agency and anonymous agency in civil law.
Explicit agency behavior refers to directly recruiting in the name of the employer, where the headhunting company is hired by the employer as the employer's authorized agent for external recruitment activities; And anonymous agency refers to the recruitment activities conducted by headhunting companies in their own name, and the common behavior of headhunting companies is generally anonymous agency behavior, which is the reason why headhunting companies keep employers confidential. Due to the paid nature of this anonymous agency, this behavior belongs to disciplinary behavior.
Through the above analysis, we can know that talent intermediary agencies are a broad concept, while headhunting companies are a very narrow concept. The concept of talent intermediary agencies can only be expanded to include headhunting companies. Therefore, it is not correct to assume that talent agencies are all headhunting companies. For more related matters, come to our website http://www.garage-1.com consulting service