HR Consulting

HR UNIVERSAL — sustainable HR consulting

with values

Finding the best people for any vacancy is a precondition for change, success, and lasting stability for any business, whatever its commercial situation. HR UNIVERSAL has dedicated its work to this basic principle to ensure optimum appointments with the right sense for the essential values.

HR UNIVERSAL stands for sustainable HR consulting services and is committed to its role as the link between the candidate and the company. HR UNIVERSAL’s core competences lie in the perfect-fit identification of commercial and technical experts and executives. In this process, we rely on our extensive industry network and our years of successful work that have given us access to many of the best-placed multipliers in the financial services, industry, and service sectors.

Strategic approaches, such as the management of recruiting projects, the use of temporary staffing, employee leasing, temporary employment, the use of a managed service provider (MSP) as well as the cooperation and interfaces with the employment agency (Arbeitsamt) or the management of external personnel consultants are also considered.

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HR Consulting
Growth and change

HR consulting is becoming increasingly important. In 2018, for example, more than 72,000 mandates with a total turnover higher EURO 2.36 billion were awarded to HR consultants and recruiters, around 7.5% more than in the previous year (BDU e.V. Personalberatungen, 2019). In addition to the classic reasons for awarding contracts, tight capacities in HR departments are often the decisive factor, for example, the covert search for personnel in positions that are still occupied or the need for a direct approach, formerly called headhunting or direct search. Today, the latter can be generated via so-called active sourcing measures, but this ties up a lot of resources in the company and is not necessarily one of the most popular areas of activity; in the end, it is a matter of directly poaching potentials via LinkedIn and Xing. In the end, it is a make-or-buy decision. On the face of it, outsourcing to HR consultants makes sense; on the inside, it’s budget. Personnel consulting service is high-quality and in the classical form also cost-intensive.

Since 2014, HR UNIVERSAL has been engaged in the development of new recruitment processes. One result of this is HR SIMPLEX, a highly developed sourcing technology characterized by self-learning algorithms. The development focused on optimization in terms of efficiency and costs. With the intelligent combination of human expertise and machine abstraction, a holistic snapshot of the respective candidate market and ultimately an optimal filling of vacancies while simultaneously minimizing costs and risks.

Furthermore, as an HR consultancy, we advise a selected group of clients towards the development of their own internal HR consultancy. Concepts and contents are developed. In doing so, our HR consultants pick up on trends in personnel recruitment and in direct search (formerly headhunting) and implement knowledge gains at the client and in the internal HR organization. Individual solutions are developed that affect the management and handling of personnel searches, the related development of job advertisements and the job search of applicants and third parties.

Executive search

We have been filling management positions with experience, accuracy and success for 15 years now. As a mediator between client and candidate, we stand for the competence to fill key positions sustainably with advanced industry know-how and contemporary methods in direct search. We know the requirements and challenges of the decision-makers exactly; we always take absolute responsibility for the mandate and concentrate on finding a solution to fill vacant management positions efficiently and transparently. In our interactions, our extensive network and relevantly experienced experts help us to identify the right potentials and to address them confidently and in line with the target group.

This is achieved by permanently monitoring our high quality standards and using innovative tools and methods along our entire value chain. Our specific task is to support clients and interested parties in their decision-making process with the greatest possible neutrality.

Campus Management

The focus of our campus management activities lies on finding, acquiring, and supporting promising academic talent and high potentials for select clientele.

With the labour market suffering from a talent shortage, our Campus Management department has become increasingly important. Originally born from a recruiting project with and for RWTH Aachen University, our services now reach leading universities in Germany and top addresses in Europe.

This enables HR UNIVERSAL to identify young talents, make recommendations for their integration, and accompany them on their successful development journeys.

Board Consulting

Executive personalities are made and recognized by and through the commercial and social decisions they make. Finding and integrating the elite talent on this senior level demands utmost care, skilled communication, and unbroken trust.

The art of professional integrity and discretion is required when working to fill positions on supervisory boards or top management functions with the requisite care and certainty. A high level of industry expertise and long-standing contacts make it possible to identify candidates who meet the strategic, professional, and human needs of vacant top-level positions.

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