Working with a headhunter in Chile could be a good option if you are looking for an executive, or have an IT or tech role to fill.
Because a seasoned recruiter in these in-demand fields will have a strong understanding of the market and well-established network to help you identify top talent and hire the right people in the shortest time possible.
If you are keen to secure the services of a headhunter in Chile to fill these sorts of roles – or any other – the following article provides insight into the market.
Contact us today to find out more about how we can help source top talent in Chile, as well as many other markets in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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A headhunter in Chile will help you access a highly developed market
Chile is well-known for being one of Latin America’s most developed countries, with a gross national income (GNI) of $15,000 per capita in 2021, placing it as one of the region’s only ‘high income’ nations, based on World Bank classifications.
Chile’s development and prosperity, along with its relatively low levels of corruption and crime, have seen it emerge as a popular destination for foreign direct investment (FDI) since the 1970s.
Over recent decades, FDI as a percentage of GDP has fluctuated, but generally followed an upward trajectory – in a mark of the growing importance of investment to the economy.
The South American country’s outsized economic clout is highlighted by the fact that it has the fifth-highest GDP in Latin America, while only having the seventh-highest population.
That is in part thanks to the country’s status as a major hub for commerce and heavy promoter of free trade, with Chile holding a large portfolio of free trade agreements with key economies throughout the globe.
It is also a founding member of the Pacific Alliance — a ten-year-old economic integration initiative that includes Colombia, Mexico, and Peru, with both Costa Rica and Ecuador slated to join in the near future.
For a number of years, the Alliance has been reported to be interested in expanding its influence in the Asia-Pacific region, and those ambitions began to be realised in the latter part of 2021 when Singapore was inaugurated as an associate member. Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and South Korea have all been mentioned as potential future associate members.
While Chile is perhaps best known for its massive mining industry, with the country home to major deposits of copper, gems, and precious metals, it is also a significant producer of agricultural goods, as well as seafood.
Thanks to its development and large middle class, it is also home to a significant pool of professional and tech talent.
“In recent years the country has been consolidating itself as a digital hub in the region,” Andrés Rodriguez, the director of investment promotion body Invest Chile, was quoted as saying in January.
“Today we have the technological infrastructure of the world’s leading companies,” he said.
Between 2016 and 2022, Chile turned out more than 260,000 graduates in technology-related fields (pdf), while during that same period over 21,000 people graduated with law degrees.
That reflects the significant pool of talent available for anyone seeking to fill executive or IT roles, which a headhunter in Chile will be able to help you tap into.
Work with a headhunter in Chile to find executive talent
Among a range of job types that a headhunter in Chile will be able to assist you in seeking out, executive roles are high on the list.
An established headhunter in Chile will have experience filling a range of roles, including but not limited to:
- Administrative leaders
- Sales directors
- Logistics managers
- C-suite executives
As well as highly-educated and skilled professionals such as:
When you work with a headhunter in Chile to fill any of these types of roles, you access their knowledge of the top educational programs and best local employers to be looking out for on resumes in order to shortlist the best candidates available.
Tech and IT recruitment in Chile
Another key sector, and one that is growing exponentially, in which a headhunter in Chile could help you find top talent is the tech and IT industry.
Chile’s high level of development and large pool of well-educated people have seen it emerge as a hub for innovation, especially in emerging fields such as financial technology (fintech).
“Today Chile is officially the fintech capital of Latin America,” said Ángel Sierra, director of the Chilean Fintech Association, during an interview with Forbes published in late 2021.
As highlighted above, Chile turns out a high volume of tech and IT graduates every year, reportedly representing 45% of total graduates – the highest proportion in Latin America.
That significant volume means that there is a large and growing pool of talent to recruit from, with opportunities to find workers in the following types of roles:
- Computer systems analysts
- IT managers
- Software developers
- Web developer
- Back end developers
- Data engineers / Data scientists
- Information security analysts
- Front end developers
- Full stack developers
Some headhunters in Chile can hire staff for you via a PEO arrangement
If you do not have an entity established in Chile, some companies that offer headhunting services will actually be able to employ the staff they find on your behalf via a professional employer organization (PEO) arrangement.
That essentially means that the provider hires staff via its local entity, but those staff report directly to you.
This is particularly attractive to anyone who only needs a limited number of people, or who is seeking to hire a local team for a particular project or period of time. Because by hiring through a PEO arrangement, you will have staff in only the time it takes to find them, while also being able to avoid the administrative burden of forming and liquidating a company.
Furthermore, the PEO company – which is often referred to as an employer of record (EOR) – will handle the onboarding, payroll, and offboarding of the staff they hire on your behalf, eliminating another considerable administrative headache.
If such an arrangement is something that interests you, you will need to find a headhunter in Chile that is registered and has experience providing PEO services.
Biz Latin Hub offers hiring & PEO in Chile
At Biz Latin Hub, we provide integrated market entry and back office services throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, with offices in Santiago de Chile, as well as over a dozen other major cities in the region.
We also have trusted partners in many other markets, and our unrivaled reach in the region makes us ideal partners to support multi-country market entries and cross-border operations.
Contact us today to find out more about how we can assist you in the region.