Klemens Wersonig - TARGET Founder & CEO

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The EURO 2016, still running in France, is over for me and for the Austrian team.
After the last match against a formidable Icelandic team (Score 1:2 on 2016.6.22) the Austrian team was sent home.

Obviously the membership to a foreign Chamber of Commerce in our countries has a price. A double price. The first one is the annual fee we have to pay to become Member. The second one is not insignificant: time! We have to show as often as possible active presence to the chambers' events. That mostly means late hours of attendance to such events, to have the opportunity to talk ...

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In 20 years you and I will look at the iPhone and smile about its antique outdated shapes.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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Mr. Daniel Friedl Sales Director Austria  (CarGarantie Versicherung AG)

„TARGET Executive Search is just a great partner in the broad field of headhunters and executive search. I have cooperated with TARGET both as a candidate and as a client. TARGET is professional partner I could always rely on. Whatever assignment I´ve asked them to do, they were always able to fullfill my expectations. Beside their slick and focused approach of profession there is always enough room for some friendly words. "Soft skills" is not just a word, but also a main aim in their analysis work. As a resumee I would say that TARGET is the headhunter I would always recommend.”

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