Some repetition never gets boring, no matter how many times you encounter it. The same applies to the award as BEST PERSONNEL CONSULTING 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. The series of awards will not simply be continued. With five stars in each case - the top mark in the WirtschaftsWoche ranking - Hager impressed in a total of seven categories this year and thus once again surpassed its own performance in previous years.

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Martin Krill – Managing Partner at HAGER Executive Consulting

Filling management and key positions in the company is a sensitive task. With the help of qualified advice, it is possible Executive Search also and especially under difficult conditions. With the renewed award as BEST PERSONNEL CONSULTANCY 2021, the Business Week Hager Management Consulting as a qualified professional and a partner valued by its customers.


WirtschaftsWoche distinguishes

In XNUMX, when Germany's leading business magazine WirtschaftsWoche has enjoyed the highest reputation for almost a century. The "WiWo" convinces through the use of many years of acquired professional competence in different rankings, such as the choice BEST PERSONAL CONSULTING, and has made a name for itself as an adviser in central business decisions.

Particularly noteworthy is the fact that the repeated evaluation as BEST PERSONNEL CONSULTING was not based on abstract criteria or complicated algorithms. In 2021, WirtschaftsWoche once again used a questionnaire developed by Christel Gade, the renowned professor for international management at the IU International University of Applied Sciences in Erfurt, as the basis for the ranking. The evaluation of the answers from around 3.000 personnel decision-makers provided information about the assessment of the performance provided by a total of more than 1.000 consulting companies and thus a practical basis for the evaluation 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.


The Best Executive Search Consultancy in 7 categories

As a result, Hager achieved the top rating in the form of five stars in seven out of a total of 15 categories. WirtschaftsWoche certifies Hager Management Consultancy top performance in:

  • Consulting/Professional Services
  • Digitalization
  • Energy
  • financial service
  • Real Estate
  • IT
  • Mechanical and plant engineering (with industry and metal)


Martin Krill - Managing Partner

"2021 was a very special year in many areas," recalls Martin Krill, Managing Partner of Hager Management Consulting. "Qualified Executive Search Consulting has once again proven to be an important strategic support that companies can use to maintain or even expand their position in the market.”

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

With growth of around 2021 percent forecast for 15 in the area of Executive Search Consultancy (cf. "Executive Search Consultancy in Germany 2021", industry study by the BDU), the selection of the right partner is the first and often decisive hurdle that companies looking for advice face. With the ranking BEST PERSONAL CONSULTANCY 2021, WirtschaftsWoche provides valuable decision-making aids.

"We are proud of the renewed award and are pleased to have convinced customers from other industries this year," emphasizes Martin Krill. “The results of the WirtschaftsWoche survey confirm our efforts to continuously improve. For the next few years, we have set ourselves the goal of being convincing in other categories and being more holistic across all sectors Executive Search to establish a specialist.”

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