WIND THAT YOU MAKE YOURSELF DOES NOT FILL SAILS!

What Makes the Difference – Our USPs

Do all search consultants work similarly…? Certainly not!

The success rate of search projects in this business can vary between 0 and 100%, the average is below 50%. Client satisfaction rates show a similar picture.
Our completion rate in the year 2019 was almost 100%. With some of our clients we have had partnerships for more than 15 years. We are considered to be pioneers in the recruitment business because of our solution variety and our philosophy of client and candidate focus. We were among the first Executive Search companies in the world wide web. What’s the secret of our success?


Why Pape?

Specialization: We understand

We only engage in what we really can do better. All of our consultants serve only those industry segments of which they possess inside knowledge. Only then one can understand the needs and demands of the clients and get access to high-quality candidates.


Solution variety: If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. (William Arthur Ward)…“

If you have multiple options to find a solution, the higher the probability of a successful hire. Neither is a direct search always the appropriate option, nor do print or online advertising automatically lead to success. Our slogan „create for recruiting“ implies that we are able to offer a great variety of creative search, recruiting and selection methods and will find the best solutions for our clients depending on their decision factors „time, risk, budget and quality requirements“.


Project management: The consultant in charge…“

We use state-of-the-art search technologies and recruitment methods including our own efficient and highly flexible database system. However, most importantly, „what you see is what you get“: The consultant who established the original client contact will always be the one who has the responsibility for the project and for searching and interviewing the candidates. This is the only way to make sure that there is trust and respect between client, candidates, and consultant. The consultant always stays the primary contact for both candidates and client.


Candidate-centric approach: We make careers happen

The candidate is in the centre of our interest. This approach enables us to establish trust. Our interviews are always also career consultations. We coach our candidates in their search for the right company (cultural consulting). Each contact is considered a long-term investment, often our candidates are accompanied over many years until the crucial career opportunity comes up.


Client focus: We care…“

Our consultants consider themselves „Key Account Managers“ with full focus on client satisfaction. We are a reliable partner for all issues around Human Resources and Recruiting. We listen and take care of any challenges our clients are facing.


Last but not least: The whole is greater than the sum of its parts…“ (Aristotle)

If you look at each of the philosophies above you might find similar approaches in the industry. However, altogether – as a whole – we are unique. This is actually the recipe of our success. That’s why we consider ourselves forerunners and pioneers of the recruiting and search industry.

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Our industry focus

IT, Technology, Internet, Media and Entertainment • Electronics • Semiconductor & Equipment, Microelectronics • New Media • Energy • Fashion & Lifestyle • Mechanical Engineering • Chemistry • Real Estate • Automotive • Consulting • Retail • Materials • Consumer Goods • Packaging

Eva Heppel

How you search is what you get!

„Is average sufficient when you hire a new employee..? If not, let us take over your recruiting activities. We only search for the best and guarantee: We will find them!
Eva Heppel, Senior Partner

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