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columbine75 Tue 01-Nov-16 13:34:24

Wise mamas... anyone know of any headhunting agencies for PA type people that work anonymously? Long story, but a friend needs to get someone away from her partner's company (physical and actual)

Stillunexpected Tue 01-Nov-16 13:47:28

What do you mean anonymously? As in headhunters who phone prospective candidates and "sell" them a job without initially naming the company for whom they are working? If your friend wants to approach someone about a job and has identified the person, why doesn't she just call them herself? Not sure what you are asking here?

GrinchyMcGrincherson Tue 01-Nov-16 13:49:21

The person who needs to get away needs to lok for another job and make calls. You can't tell a headhunter that you would like them to give someone specific a job on the downlow...

AnchorDownDeepBreath Tue 01-Nov-16 13:49:52

Unless I've misunderstood, this isn't how headhunters work. They take a job role from the paying company, and then search out well qualified people (who are often employed elsewhere) and tempt them to take the new job. They usually do reveal who the new job is.

Is you friend wanting to move the PA away from her partners business by hiring her to her own? Or are you hoping to "refer" her to the headhunters in the hope that they find her a new job?

I don't think this is the answer.

columbine75 Tue 01-Nov-16 14:26:53

Refer her to another company! The woman in question is good at her job but

columbine75 Tue 01-Nov-16 14:29:41

Sorry posted too soon...but is an inveterate flirt with designs on friend's partner.

OllyBJolly Tue 01-Nov-16 15:48:52

Previous posters are correct. Headhunters have the job and then target people who they believe who would be good at the role.

Perhaps the friend should focus on the relationship rather than subterfuge in encouraging people to leave their jobs?

HermioneWeasley Tue 01-Nov-16 15:53:15

Not aware of head hunters at PA level. If an individual is registered with an agency then when the agency has a job they will come up on the database search.

Stillunexpected Tue 01-Nov-16 16:09:37

So PA is good at her job but flirts with the boss, who is your friend's partner? You think you can get a headhunter to phone flirty PA to offer her a job with another company? Are you crazy?! That is not how it works. For starters, PA needs to want to move. Secondly, she is a PA, not a CEO or senior level executive so headhunters are not going to be interested, what you are talking about is a recruitment agency who advertise jobs for which interested candidates have to apply. Even if you could find someone to go along with this hare-brained scheme their interest is in finding the best person for a job, not in trying to poach employees who might or might not be correct for the role. Thirdly, it doesn't matter how flirty PA is, if your friend thinks her partner is so weak-willed that he is going to respond, that's her problem, not the PA.

Chocwocdoodah Thu 03-Nov-16 23:20:29

Agree with other posters - this is not how headhunters work at all! All sounds a bit silly and immature, tbh....

WatchingFromTheWings Thu 03-Nov-16 23:24:03

Maybe your friends partner needs to man up and tell the PA to back off. Unless of course he's interested.... hmm

blueshoes Thu 03-Nov-16 23:49:50

OP, there are no headhunters at PA level - that is way too junior. I think you mean a recruitment agency for PAs. I don't think recruitment agents actively seek out PAs for jobs on their books, like they would for professionals whose skills are more specialised.

For example, if I get a call from a recruitment agency asking me if I am interested in a role (I am not PA), I would say 'no' and then they might ask me if I have anyone to recommend as I work in the field and might know people with the same skill set and experience who are looking to move. Maybe that is the sort of thing you are looking for.

That said, I don't think what you are suggesting works or happens in reality where the position is that of a PA.

OliviaStabler Fri 04-Nov-16 07:23:16

This is no way to get rid of someone from a situation. As pp have said, PA's are too junior earners to be of interest to headhunters.

Your friend needs to talk to her dp.

columbine75 Sat 05-Nov-16 14:36:52

Thanks all...he's a twat who needs to buck up his ideas (imo). Thought it was a long shot!

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