head-hunting  {n.},  {slang},  {informal}
1. The custom of seeking out, decapitating, and preserving the heads of enemies as trophies.
2. A search for qualified individuals to fill certain positions.
The president sent a committee to the colleges and universities to do some head-hunting; we hope he finds some young talent.
3. A systematic destruction of opponents, especially in politics.
Billings was hired by the party to do some head-hunting among members of the opposition.
Categories: informal noun slang