headhunting: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (hed'hun"ting), [key]
- (among certain primitive peoples) the practice of hunting down and decapitating victims and preserving their heads as trophies.
- the act or practice of actively searching for new employees, esp. for professionals or executives: Every June the electronics manufacturers go headhunting among the newly graduated engineers.
- the act or practice of firing without cause, esp. someone disliked: Their periodic headhunting was a contributing factor in the company's failures.
- the act or practice of trying to destroy the power, position, or influence of one's competitors or foes: Headhunting is ferocious in advertising.