Meaning of “headhunt” in the English Dictionary

"headhunt" in Business English

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headhuntverb [ T, usually passive ]

uk /ˈhedhʌnt/ us

HR to find someone who has the qualifications for an important job and is willing to leave their present job:

be headhunted for sth He was headhunted for the chief executive's job by a firm of outside consultants.
noun [ U ]

The board of directors has hired a headhunting firm to find a replacement for their chief executive.

(Definition of “headhunt” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)