Best Personnel Consultant 2021 Award – Horton International Germany

Best Personnel Consultant 2021 Award – Horton International Germany

Filling management and key positions in a company is a sensitive task. With the help of qualified consulting, executive search succeeds even and especially under difficult conditions. With the renewed award as BEST PERSONNEL CONSULTANT 2021 presents our Horton International partners in Germany, Hager Unternehmensberatung as a qualified professional and a partner valued by its clients.

Some repetition never gets boring, no matter how often you encounter it. It is exactly the same with the award as BEST PERSONNEL CONSULTANT 2021, which Hager received in December for the fifth time in a row. Hager was voted Germany’s best headhunter in a total of seven categories this year. In doing so, the series of awards does not simply continue. With five stars in each category – the top mark in WirtschaftsWoche’s ranking – Hager has impressed in a total of seven categories this year, once again surpassing its own performance in previous years.

As Germany’s leading business magazine, WirtschaftsWoche has enjoyed the highest reputation for almost a century. In doing so, “WiWo” convinces through the use of many years of expertise in various rankings, such as the choice BESTE PERSONALBERATUNG, and has made a name for itself as an advisor in central entrepreneurial decisions.

Particularly noteworthy is the fact that the repeated evaluation as BEST PERSONNEL ADVISORY was not based on abstract criteria or complicated algorithms. As a basis for the ranking, WirtschaftsWoche again used a questionnaire developed by the renowned professor for international management at the IU International University of Applied Sciences in Erfurt, Christel Gade, in 2021. The evaluation of the answers from around 3,000 personnel decision-makers provided information on the assessment of the performance provided by a total of more than 1,000 consulting firms and thus a practice-related assessment basis for the subsequent ranking. Aspects such as frequency of mention, satisfaction with the cooperation, awareness of the consulting firm and its image were included in the survey.

As a result, Hager achieved the top rating in the form of five stars in seven of a total of 15 categories. WirtschaftsWoche attests Hager Unternehmensberatung top performance in:

– Consulting/Professional Services

– Digitalisation

– Energy

– Financial Services

– Real Estate

– IT

– Machinery Plant engineering (with industry and metal)

“2021 was a very special year in many areas,” recalls Martin Krill, managing partner of Hager Unternehmensberatung. “Qualified executive search consulting has once again proven to be an important strategic support, with the help of which companies have been able to maintain or even expand their position in the market.”

As important bodies of the industry, the Federal Association of German Management Consultants (BDU) as well as the Association for Professionals and Executives (DFK) – both supporters of the WirtschaftsWoche survey – are optimistic about the future. After a challenging year in 2020, companies are again increasingly relying on consulting, especially when it comes to filling management positions and making companies fit for the various challenges of the future.

With growth of around 15% forecast for 2021 in the field of personnel consulting (cf. “Personalberatung in Deutschland 2021”, industry study by the BDU), the selection of the right partner is the first and often decisive hurdle facing companies willing to seek advice. With the ranking BESTE PERSONALBERATUNG 2021, WirtschaftsWoche provides a valuable decision-making aid.

“We are proud of the renewed award and are pleased to have convinced clients from additional sectors this year,” emphasises Martin Krill. “The results of the WirtschaftsWoche survey confirm us in our efforts to continuously develop. For the next few years, we have set ourselves the goal of convincing in further categories and establishing ourselves as a holistic executive search specialist across all industries.”


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