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Synonyms for headhunter

a recruiter of personnel (especially for corporations)

a savage who cuts off and preserves the heads of enemies as trophies

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When asked about what advice number 24 has for number 8, he said: 'I think with 24 and his really old grandfatherly wisdom would say just keep head-hunting because that is how I got to be Number 24 in the first place.
You would rather go to a head-hunting company and let them decide who would be a good director of football for you?
Role-playing opportunities that help its people handle a cross-section of functions, says Ashutosh Khanna, Partner at head-hunting firm Korn/Ferry International.
Head-hunting is not illegal in any other industry so why does football want it to be?
Except I nearly forgot to mention the pounds 60,000wasted on head-hunting her non-replacement.
WELSH Athletics is throwing down the gauntlet as it begins a head-hunting mission for the next big talents.
As one of the three members of the head-hunting panel designed to find a successor to the axed Steve Staunton, for mer Republic star Houghton was bowled over by the Italian, whose wages are being sponsored by billionaire businessman Denis O'Brien.
London-based Blackwood Group is doing the head-hunting for someone who "will lead a growing team through a period of rapid change, managing with clarity and decisiveness".
Four head-hunting companies are vying to lead the quest to find the successor to Moffett as group chief executive of the Welsh Rugby Union.
His new trainer, Buddy McGirt, told him after virtually every round Saturday night to quit head-hunting, to bring some of those punches down to the body of Sergei Liakhovich in their heavyweight title fight in Cleveland.
The news service finds evidence of this in instances of head-hunting for pilots and managers.
A 25-year-old entrepreneur, who owns a successful head-hunting firm, has branched out into the restaurant trade with what he believes to be a Birmingham first.
The Norwegian oil company Statoil ASA announced on Wednesday (12 November) that it had commissioned the head-hunting company Egon Zehnder International to find Statoil's next permanent CEO.
LIVERPOOL City Council is to employ a head-hunting agency to target top executives who will lead Liverpool into 2008.
NHS chiefs say they will be head-hunting top managers as candidates to shake up hospital services in Coventry.