Trends and Innovations in the Personnel Services Sector

Trends and Innovations in the Personnel Services Sector

Trends and Innovations in the Personnel Services Sector

Glasford International nominated as Headhunter of the Year

Head­hunter of the Year 2019, Foto: Kim Mor­gan-Maier

Munich (fa). After anoth­er excit­ing year in the per­son­nel ser­vices sec­tor, the best Exec­u­tive Search com­pa­nies have been assessed to see which com­pa­ny has come out on top. The pres­ti­gious ‘Head­hunter of the Year’ award is not just anoth­er cer­e­mo­ny: it pro­vides an oppor­tu­ni­ty for nation­al and inter­na­tion­al per­son­nel con­sul­tan­cies in Ger­many to exhib­it and under­stand the cur­rent trend and mar­ket indi­ca­tors. Like in the pre­vi­ous year, consultants from all over the coun­try came togeth­er the renowned Hotel Bay­erisch­er Hof in Munich for the awards cer­e­mo­ny. The ceremony’s orga­niz­er, Exper­teer GmbH, describes the award as cre­at­ing “an unique plat­form to acknowl­edge high stan­dards of qual­i­ty, show­case the industry’s for­ward thinkers and sup­port inno­va­tions. The Head­hunter of the Year award offers a chance to inspire, exchange ideas and inno­va­tion, learn from each oth­er and estab­lish new net­works.” In the head­hunt­ing sec­tor, to be the cham­pi­on of one cat­e­go­ry is equiv­a­lent to win­ning a gold medal in the Olympics. We are there­fore delight­ed to have been nom­i­nat­ed for the cat­e­go­ry Exec­u­tive Search.

In par­tic­u­lar, the Leader’s Lounge, an all-day pre­sen­ta­tion marathon with renowned speak­ers, is a valu­able forum for knowl­edge trans­fer with­in the mar­ket. Accord­ing to two of the speak­ers, Robindro Ullah, Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of Tren­dence Insti­tut GmbH and Klaus Man­tel, Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of Exper­teer, the qual­i­ty of the sec­tor has obvi­ous­ly improved in the last year. Their pre­sen­ta­tion, which took place in the Palace Hall, about “Can­di­date Expe­ri­ence” under­lined that can­di­dates should feel that consultants go above and beyond in their sup­port. The integri­ty of the com­pa­nies was rat­ed par­tic­u­lar­ly pos­i­tive­ly. Sim­i­lar­i­ly the high lev­el of qual­i­ty in per­son­al con­tact, good advice and pro­fes­sion­al­ism through­out the entire process was not­ed. For Glasford Inter­na­tion­al, these find­ings are a con­fir­ma­tion of our over­all approach. Glasford Inter­na­tion­al Deutschland’s Man­ag­ing Direc­tor, Ulrich Rit­ter expands on this fur­ther: “we attach great impor­tance to pre­cise­ly these aspects and regard them as a pre­req­ui­site for being able to oper­ate suc­cess­ful­ly.” Since, accord­ing to the two experts, every sec­ond employ­ee pays more atten­tion to cer­ti­fi­ca­tions, orig­i­nal­i­ty in offers is more impor­tant than ever. The mar­ket is becom­ing nar­row­er as more and more con­sul­tan­cy firms are pen­e­trat­ing it. Ulrich Rit­ter says, “we have been react­ing to this for a long time, by intro­duc­ing fur­ther devel­op­ment pro­grammes and cer­ti­fied apti­tide diag­nos­ti­cians in our team. This assures our clients, that we, as a ser­vice provider, meet the high­est qual­i­ty stan­dards and can guar­an­tee an objec­tive assess­ment. Nev­er­the­less, we will take this insight as an oppor­tu­ni­ty to have our high-qual­i­ty approach rec­og­nized with the help of fur­ther cer­tifi­cates.”

The last lec­ture about Com­pen­sa­tion & Ben­e­fits pro­vid­ed insights into how com­pa­nies can offer can­di­dates up-to-date incen­tives and lucra­tive offers – even with a lim­it­ed bud­get. For Ulrich Rit­ter, this top­ic is clear­ly under­stood: “We advise our clients com­pre­hen­sive­ly on this top­ic. We show how top man­agers can be inspired by alter­na­tive, fresh ways of doing things.” The pan­el dis­cus­sion with­in the Leader’s Lounge came to the con­clu­sion that can­di­dates in Ger­many today have an abun­dance of choice of which type of com­pa­ny they would like to be a part of. There­fore, com­pa­nies are forced more than ever to con­sid­er new incen­tives for their top man­age­ment.

These valu­able ideas and insights were fol­lowed by what we were all wait­ing for: the pre­sen­ta­tion of the awards. This year, the Head­hunters of the Year were cho­sen by a top-class jury from the media, sci­ence and indus­try in the Fest­saal-Ensem­ble in the Bay­erisch­er Hof. After the excit­ing evening con­clud­ed, Ulrich Rit­ter describes our over­all impres­sion: “we con­grat­u­late whole­heart­ed­ly this years win­ners. Hav­ing made it into the Top 6 Exec­u­tive Search con­sul­tan­cies and being nom­i­nat­ed as Head­hunter of the Year is proof of our efforts and our high-qual­i­ty approach. We will con­tin­ue to do every­thing we can to bring home the award next year.” I can only add that I agree whole­heart­ed­ly and am already look­ing for­ward to next year’s event in 2020. Let’s get to work!