Discover Germany, Issue 53, August 2017

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Discover Germany  |  Special Theme  |  Recruiting Experts

Placers headquarters in Bad Nauheim near Frankfurt.

Placers co-founder Gunter Osswald.

Finding the right German candidate for an executive position Placers human resource consulting, situated in Bad Nauheim near Frankfurt, successfully finds the perfect candidate for vacant positions. Focusing on German personnel, Placers also works for international companies who either want to headhunt German specialists for jobs in a different country, or want to enter the German market and are still searching for specialist employees. TEXT: JESSICA HOLZHAUSEN  I  PHOTOS: PLACERS

With a good overview of the German market and different business sectors, the consultants at Placers know where to look and how to get in touch with the right people for the right job. The company is a small one, but both founders have great experience in what they are doing (collectively about 25 years). “We might be small but our size also makes us far more flexible and individual than larger companies,” says co-founder Gunter Osswald. Osswald and his partner have trained over years to not only develop and improve methods needed for research and acquisition, but also to get insights into various business sectors. “You, for example, have to know that sales personnel in certain sectors often do not work from the office, so you have to gain access to a 54  |  Issue 53  |  August 2017

mobile phone number to contact him or her discreetly,” says consultant Gunter Osswald. Placers’ main focus lies not just on industries and the building sector, but on all kinds of personnel from controller to engineer, from unique young talents to experienced executive managers. “We are speaking of personnel with an annual income of above 50,000 euros. About 80 per cent of our work concerns positions paid with 50 to 120,000 euros a year,” explains Osswald. Centre point has always been the German market, but the company has increasingly helped international clients to find the right personnel when entering the German market and establishing a branch there. Of course, German engineers and developers for example are sought after all

over the world. Finding one who is ready to leave for a new international position is never an easy task, but one Placers can help with. Placers’ main office is situated near Frankfurt, one of Germany’s economic centres and a main transport hub, which allows the consultants to reach all the main industrial areas easily by train or car – no matter if Hamburg or Munich. Gunter Osswald concludes: “Efficiency, professionalism, discretion and an individual search strategy for us are the keys to a successful project and an efficient recruitment.”