Profile to set new path in regional recruitment

A new financial services headhunting firm sets up in Hong Kong, aiming to bridge the gap between advertised selection and executive search.

Two former Michael Page executives have formed a new headhunting firm in Hong Kong called Profile Search and Selection. The firm will differ from other recruiting firms by offering its clients both executive search capabilities and advertised selection.

Traditionally there has been a clear distinction between these two cousins of the recruitment industry. Executive search is the high end, confidential headhunting carried out by slick individuals over a quiet drink in the Ritz Carlton. Advertised selection is the flow end of the business relying on multiple responses from adverts placed in journals like the FT.

A lot of headhunting firms will not do advertised selection for...

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