Both certainly have merit and we would recommend using a combination of both. You may know of some people in industry that seem to be perfect for your role and may very well be, but what about those you don’t know of?
‘Head Hunting’ usually involves ‘tapping’ potential applicants on the shoulder and asking them if they would be interested in the vacancy. It may seem to be an easier and quicker option to fill your vacancy. But what about all that talent out there you don’t know about? By ONLY head hunting, you are missing out on a whole pool of potentially great candidates who may just be the perfect fit for your vacancy.
At White Now, we would suggest using both methods. If you have some candidates in mind that you think would be great for the role, then they can certainly be approached to apply, along with opening the role up via advertising and therefore getting a wider range of suitable candidates.
Its the best of both worlds and give the opportunity to compare candidates and get the BEST possible pool of applicants!