from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The custom of cutting off and preserving the heads of enemies as trophies.
- n. Slang The process of attempting to remove influence and power from enemies, especially political enemies.
- n. Informal The business of recruiting personnel, especially executive personnel, as for a corporation.
- n. Informal The act or an instance of such recruiting.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of headhunt.
- n. The cutting-off and preservation of the heads of one's enemies
- n. The active recruitment of executive or talented personnel
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Hence the handy use of the word headhunting, which is basically true.
What may change is a decrease in headhunting, which is a good thing.
The department and technology companies have had differing visions of how far employers should be able to go in agreeing to limit the kind of headhunting that can help valuable employees increase their compensation.
At stake are dueling visions of how far companies should be able to go in agreeing to limit the kind of headhunting that can help valuable employees increase their compensation.
The solution to "headhunting" is not to have other players headhunt back.
If you want to sovle the "headhunting" problem, the solution is pretty simple: let the commissioner's office punish players that it reasoanble concludes were throwing at hitters 'heads.
He said WWE can improve its chances for success by making cultural adjustments, such as headhunting stars who appeal to Japanese tastes - perhaps a sumo wrestling champion.
The idea for the contest was dreamed up by executives at Howard-Sloan, a headhunting firm in New York.
She was, admittedly, based in Europe but specialized in headhunting U.S. lawyers.
Enter a maverick British officer and anthropologist who encouraged their ancient custom of headhunting, and you've got a boy's own story with a gory twist.