Head-hunting
Head-hunter Head"-hunt`er (h[e^]d"h[u^]nt`[~e]r), n. A member of any tribe or race of savages who have the custom of decapitating human beings and preserving their heads as trophies. The Dyaks of Borneo are the most noted head-hunters. [1913 Webster]

2. A person whose profession is to find executives to fill open positions in corporations; an executive personnel recruiter; also, a company that performs a similar service. [PJC] -- {Head"-hunt`ing}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • Head hunting — («охота за головами»), или executive search («прямой поиск») – технология, с помощью которой ищут топ менеджеров и редких специалистов, переманивания их в основном из других компаний. Это поиск кандидата без публичного объявления о вакансии.… …   Словарь бизнес-терминов

  • head-hunting — {n.}, {slang}, {informal} 1. The custom of seeking out, decapitating, and preserving the heads of enemies as trophies. 2. A search for qualified individuals to fill certain positions. * /The president sent a committee to the colleges and… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • head-hunting — {n.}, {slang}, {informal} 1. The custom of seeking out, decapitating, and preserving the heads of enemies as trophies. 2. A search for qualified individuals to fill certain positions. * /The president sent a committee to the colleges and… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • head-hunting — noun slang informal 1. the custom of seeking out, decapitating, and preserving the heads of enemies as trophies. 2. A search for qualified individuals to fill certain positions. The president sent a committee to the colleges and universities to… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • head-hunting — search for qualified individuals to fill certain positions The head hunting company has phoned me several times about getting a new job …   Idioms and examples

  • head-hunting — n. 1 the practice among some peoples of collecting the heads of dead enemies as trophies. 2 the practice of filling a (usu. senior) business position by approaching a suitable person employed elsewhere. Derivatives: head hunt v.tr. (also absol.) …   Useful english dictionary

  • head-hunting — noun Date: 1853 1. the act or custom of seeking out, decapitating, and preserving the heads of enemies as trophies 2. a seeking to deprive usually political enemies of position or influence …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Head Hunting — …   Википедия

  • Head Hunting — gezielte Abwerbung von Führungskräften von anderen Firmen unter Einschaltung darauf spezialisierter Personalberater. Erschlossen wird ein Kreis, der sich ohne direkte Ansprache nicht auf eine Stelle bewerben würde. In USA weit verbreitet;… …   Lexikon der Economics

  • Hunting weapon — Hunting weapons are weapons designed or used primarily for hunting game animals for food or sport, as distinct from defensive weapons or weapons used primarily in warfare. CharacteristicsSince human beings are lacking in the natural weapons… …   Wikipedia

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