headhunt head‧hunt [ˈhedhʌnt] verb [transitive] HUMAN RESOURCESto find a manager with the right skills and experience to do a particular job, often by persuading a suitable person to leave their present job:
• Mr Birt was headhunted to be director of the BBC.— headhunter noun [countable] :
• They hired a headhunter to search out a replacement.— headhunting noun [uncountable] :
• Most headhunting firms offer a professional and high-quality service.
* * *headhunt UK US /ˈhedhʌnt/ verb [T, usually passive]► HR to find someone who has the qualifications for an important job and is willing to leave their present job: be headhunted for sth »
He was headhunted for the chief executive's job by a firm of outside consultants.headhunting noun [U]► »
The board of directors has hired a headhunting firm to find a replacement for their chief executive.
Financial and business terms. 2012.
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headhunt — UK [ˈhedˌhʌnt] / US verb [transitive, usually passive] Word forms headhunt : present tense I/you/we/they headhunt he/she/it headhunts present participle headhunting past tense headhunted past participle headhunted to try to persuade someone to… … English dictionary
headhunt — /hed hunt /, n. 1. a headhunting expedition: The men left the village to go on a headhunt. v.i. 2. to engage in headhunting. [HEAD + HUNT] * * * … Universalium
headhunt — [[t]he̱dhʌnt[/t]] headhunts, headhunting, headhunted VERB If someone who works for a particular company is headhunted, they leave that company because another company has approached them and offered them another job with better pay and higher… … English dictionary
headhunt — verb Date: 1969 transitive verb to recruit (personnel and especially executives) for top level jobs < was headhunted by three different firms > intransitive verb to recruit personnel for top level jobs … New Collegiate Dictionary
headhunt — verb a) To cut off, and preserve, the heads of ones enemies Theres a brawl on the field because the pitcher has been headhunting throughout the game. b) To actively recruit executive personnel … Wiktionary
headhunt — head|hunt [ hed,hʌnt ] verb transitive usually passive to try to persuade someone to leave their job and go to work for another company: He was headhunted by a large electronics company. ╾ head|hunt|ing noun uncount … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
headhunt — verb 1》 [as noun headhunting] the practice among some peoples of collecting the heads of dead enemies as trophies. 2》 identify and approach (someone employed elsewhere) to fill a business position. Derivatives headhunter noun … English new terms dictionary
headhunt — [ˈhedˌhʌnt] verb [T] to try to persuade someone to leave their job in order to work for another company … Dictionary for writing and speaking English
headhunt — /ˈhɛdhʌnt/ (say hedhunt) verb (t) 1. to recruit (staff) by approaching people in existing jobs to offer them a new one. –verb (i) 2. (formerly) to collect the heads of slain enemies as trophies … Australian English dictionary
headhunt — / hedhʌnt/ verb to look for managers and offer them jobs in other companies ♦ she was headhunted she was approached by a headhunter and offered a new job … Marketing dictionary in english