Klemens Wersonig - TARGET Founder & CEO

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“And the winner is TARGET Executive Search!” At the recent global headhunting conference in Madrid the TARGET Group won the price for best global business development. “This shows how active and successful Austria and our CEE region are in a global headhunting context,” comments Klemens Wersonig, the Austrian founder and CEO of TARGET.”

Global headhunters are looking up!

Hey fellow recruiters and headhunters! I have discovered a truly out of the box resume! We have all seen creative resumes, like the picture here.

Sometimes they are crazy, sometimes too much, but still they are colourful flowers in our daily routine. But the one I found now (see bottom link) is another dimension alltogether. This is part of global headhunting. We are headhunters in Central Europe and this resume reached us from New York.

TARGET CEE Study results

Can Central and Eastern European Management Compete?

In 2009 and 2015 TARGET Executive Search published 2 major studies in cooperation with leading universities. Each time around 1000 Expats throughout CEE (+app. 200 local managers) were asked about their opinion on the local (CEE) management competitiveness (“Can local management compete?”) These studies are available here.


TARGET 2015 study results                                          TARGET 2009 study results

 

In 20 years you and I will look at the iPhone and smile about its antique outdated shapes. :) and we will tell our kids and grandchildren, that this was a real big revolution - back then 20 years ago - and they will laugh about us.
The same happens now, when I tell my kids, that 20 years ago the internet just started. There were no e-mails, no social networks, mobil phones weighed 5 kilos etc.

20 years ago I founded this company, TARGET Executive Search. My partner and I, we started in a typical "garage" in Budapest. Ok, it was not a garage, but close enough, a 1 room office with 6m2, 1 PC and 4 people. As soon as our main and dominant competitor learned about our existence they hired away our only 2 employees for double money, so only the 2 founding partners were left and we started to build TARGET from scratch. Many stories to tell...I will write a book, but one major lesson to retain.

Despite the technological revolution, from letters to e-mails, from heavy phone books to facebook, from excel database to linkedin, despite all this the people are still the same. No technology can replace the human factor in senior recruitment. Now we all have immediate access to people around the globe, but at the end of the day quality recruitment remains a personal decision based on that unique human chemistry that will not come across in any video interview. We treat much more data now, much faster, but the personal fit must be there. Only then it will be a long-term success.

Guess what! We really have placed candidates 20 years ago, who are still at the same company and made great careers. What a great fit! Thank you for being with us as clients, candidates, colleagues and friends.

 

Klemens Wersonig
Founder & CEO
TARGET Executive Search Group

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„Very good cooperation with TARGET Executive Search in terms of understanding of our needs, quality of the people selected, method of recruitment, timing and respect of it and follow up after the mission.”

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