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"headhunt" in British English

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headhuntverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈhed.hʌnt/
to ​persuade someone to ​leavetheirjob by ​offering that ​person another ​job with more ​pay and a ​higherposition: She was headhunted by a ​rivalfirm.
(Definition of headhunt from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"headhunt" in Business English

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headhuntverb [T, usually passive]

uk   us   /ˈhedhʌnt/
HR to ​find someone who has the ​qualifications for an important ​job and is ​willing to ​leave their ​presentjob: 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 ​chiefexecutive.
(Definition of headhunt from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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