Spoilt for choice

The ability to recognise and nurture potential in a targeted manner is one of the most important keys to business success

The services provided by da professionals cover everything involved in finding and selecting the right new employees. Working in partnership with our clients, we apply a targeted, systematic approach in evaluating our candidates. In doing so, we attach special importance to the careful selection of character. Rather than presenting our clients with a large number of candidates as soon as possible, we present good matches as soon as practicable: first-class professionals who will leave them spoilt for choice.

Our method

We start by making a careful analysis of the initial situation and clarifying our clients’ expectations. We talk at length to everyone involved to make sure we really understand the business environment, the corporate culture and the team dynamics.

Equipped with this basis, we define our recruitment strategy and launch the search and evaluation process. A methodical, targeted approach during sourcing and interviewing is as important here as transparency and efficiency throughout the process flow.

We identify candidates by a combination of traditional job advertisements, direct contact and the use of social media.

We also use our network and the large pool of candidates, which we have developed over the years, as well as involving experts from the industries in question if necessary. Depending on the complexity of the search, we may also call on external research to identify potential candidates.

Throughout the entire search process, we remain in regular contact with our clients, providing advice and support right up to the conclusion of contract. We are also very happy to assist during the on-boarding phase.

1. Client briefing

– Goals

– Description of position

– Search criteria

– Candidate personality

– Environment, corporate culture

– Salary structure

2. Start of search

– Position profile is drafted

– Suitable candidates are sourced through:

  • our network
  • our pool of candidates
  • social media

– The advertisement is drafted

– Publication in relevant media

3. Preliminary selection (longlist)

– Careful scrutiny of replies to advertisement

– Preliminary clarification with candidates
by telephone

– Longlist is compiled based on the agreed criteria

– Longlist is discussed

4. Personal interview

– Consultant in charge of the mandate interviews interested candidates in person to evaluate:

  • Motivation
  • Technical qualifications
  • Personality
  • Fit with position profile
5. Presentation (shortlist)

– Overview of candidates (shortlist)

– Candidates are presented to the client

– “MPA” is completed, if requested

– References are obtained (360° principle)

6. Completion of mandate

– Assistance with decision-making

– Support during contract negotiations

– Assistance during on-boarding

7. Follow-up

– Feedback discussion with client and candidate on completion of mandate

– Support of placed candidate during trial period

Industries / Functions

In our longstanding company history we have successfully carried out numerous placements in a wide variety of industries and functions. We mainly focus on SMEs, which we support as a partner in recruiting, coaching and organisational development. In order to offer our customers services of the highest quality, our consultants are specialized by function and industry.

Industries

Functions

Industries
In over 40 years, we have acquired a broad range of expertise in many industries and built up a far-reaching network.
Human Resources
Head of Human Resources, HR Business Partner, Compensation & Benefits Specialist, Recruiting Specialist, Learning & Development Specialist, Talent Management Specialist, Change Manager

Finance
Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Finance Specialist, Controlling Specialist, Accounting Manager, Treasurer, Investor Relations Manager, Private Equity/Venture Capital Analyst

General Management
Executive Management / Division Manager, Business Unit Head, Head of Corporate Services, Supply Chain Manager, Business Development Manager, Quality Manager
Marketing/Communication
Head of Corporate Communications, (Online) Communication Manager, Head of Marketing, Marketing Manager

Legal & Compliance
Legal Counsel, Corporate Secretary, Head of Legal Services, Legal & Compliance Manager

Our terms

Exclusivity
We work on a mandated basis only, offering our candidates exclusivity, with regular updates about the status of the search process and detailed information about the position sought.

Fixed fee
We offer a fixed consultancy fee in line with the complexity of the search. This fee covers everything involved in the recruitment process. Advertising costs for electronic media are invoiced separately and discussed with the client in advance. Payment is generally made in three instalments at defined milestones: when we are instructed to act, after the first presentation of suitable candidates and on completion of the mandate.

Guarantee
We undertake to complete each mandate to our clients’ satisfaction – our exclusive mandate imposes an obligation to bring each search project to a successful conclusion. If a candidate placed by us leaves the company within six months, we offer a guarantee: we will then find a suitable successor.

Contact us

More questions? We would be delighted to talk to you any time – please contact us to arrange an appointment.

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News

da professionals publishes many articles in leading (HR) media on topics of interest in connection with job search strategies, recruitment through employment agencies and personnel consultancy. Read the most recent articles here.

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The working relationship with an assistant is a very personal one. From the outset, that is what my relationship with da professionals was like, very personal and empathetic. The consultant responded to our needs and wishes with a professional and flexible approach.

Gerhard E. WaldeCEO, Walde & Partner Immobilien AG

da professionals went out of their way to understand the working environment, job requirements and personal qualities of the Executive Assistants we were seeking to recruit. They are true professionals with a good flair for what will work well. Their care, clarity of communication and efficiency deserve special mention.

Rainer BaumannHead Group Digital and Information, Managing Director, IT Executive at Swiss Re

Regarding future executive staff, the consultants at da professionals immediately understood our requirements in terms of technical skills and in particular of personality. Thanks to their great expertise and exceptional empathy with people and corporate cultures, da professionals has repeatedly been successful in filling vacancies in our firm. I would always recommend da professionals.

Milan PrenosilChairman of the Board of Directors Sprüngli AG

During our many years of working with da professionals, they have always been outstanding with respect to the rapidity and depth with which they have grasped the working environment and specifications associated with the positions to be filled. This makes them a welcome partner in matters of recruitment. In particular, I would like to mention the professionalism and uncompromising client-orientation of the consultants, as qualities playing a valuable role in the partnership.

Gunter DamianVice President Corporate Human Resources, Health & Safety and Organization, SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH AG

The team of consultants at da professionals adheres to an extremely professional, client-oriented approach, which always ends in a successful outcome. The agency has been our go-to address for years whenever we need to find and select technical specialists.

Michael WylerManaging Director, IRI Corporate & Maritime Services (Switzerland) AG