Discover Germany, Issue 96, August 2022

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Discover Germany

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Special Theme

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Top Recruitment Consultants Germany

“...but the corporate culture doesn’t suit us, we don’t take the job. Or reconsider our mandate.”

Yvonne Peschel, managing director of Stuttgart-based agency HUMANEXX which specialises in the automotive, industrial goods and mechanical and plant engineering sectors, knows the challenges of the labour market and their implications for companies and candidates.

lenge for employers. As recruiters and headhunters we work for both sides: for the company and for potential job candidates. While this, of course, implies different perspectives, our approach is the same on both sides. We want to understand very clearly what is at the heart of a matter.”

FOCUS ON TRUE NEEDS

In order to understand the requirements of a company, the ‘external internals’ dive deep into the world of their business clients. Here, HUMANEXX takes a rather unusual approach: “We take on the position of an external HR department, which focuses on the nature of the company. We explore the

“Today, people are much more deliberate before they accept a job. What is its quality? What does it offer me, apart from payment? Will I be able to develop personally in the company? Will my managers coach me? These questions can become a major chal72 |

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culture, the values, boundaries and visions of a company. What is its mission? Only when we have understood, internalised this information, will we be able to fill a position sustainably and suggest candidates whose mindset best matches a company’s intention, role and strategy.” This, however, requires a considerable amount of openness on the part of the companies. How do you establish such a relationship of trust? “This takes time and patience. As we work exclusively and usually grow with our clients over the years, we know the strengths and potential of the respective companies. We had the time to build trust in ourselves, our work and our system. Besides, we have established a very good and strong network of candidates

TEXT: SILKE HENKELE I COPYRIGHT: HUMANEXX, PHOTOS: MARKUS HEISLER

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