Direct search aka Headhunting

Your gateway to an extensive expert network

Headhunting is the solution for your company’s challenging expert searches. With headhunting i.e. direct search, we find the most suitable experts and managers to ensure the growth of your company’s business. Our consultants source successful solution sellers, product development and project management experts as well as supervisors. We offer industry-specific robust expertise with a friendly approach.

In addition to direct search, our recruitment services also include recruitment via advert and hybrid search (a combination of direct search and recruitment by an advert). Because suitability assessment is integral to our recruitment services, you will always enjoy responsible and inclusive recruitment.

Successful recruitment is our only acceptable outcome. Therefore, we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. In addition, if the employment relationship ends during the trial period for any reason, we will recruit a new person for the position at no extra cost.

Tell us about your situation, and we’ll start building your team.

Operaria’s recruitment process

Since 1999, we have been sourcing experts for companies. With a recruitment process based on our experience and expertise, we guarantee that the right expert for your company is found, and you avoid the cost of unsuccessful recruitment.

  • We get to know the specifics of your company and industry so that we can act as an ambassador for your employer brand throughout the recruitment process.

  • The process is tailored to your needs.

  • During the recruitment process, we require the client’s input in the mapping phase, in the meeting of candidates and – of course – in choosing the right expert.

  • The average duration of a direct search is two months.

WEEK 1 – 2

A consultant who understands the client company’s requirements and the industry will help find the right service for their needs. At the same time, we determine what type of expert is being sought and where they will most likely be found. Finally, the consultant maps the factors that affect the client company’s employer brand.

WEEK 3 – 4

The consultant prepares the job description in cooperation with the client. The most suitable person for the position is sought from professional networks and target organizations.

WEEK 4 – 5

Experts are evaluated based on preliminary data and selection criteria. The consultant will connect with potential candidates and act as an ambassador for the client company’s employer brand. Discussions with candidates allow the consultant to present the most suitable candidates for the position to the client.

WEEK 5 – 6

The client selects the candidates to interview from among those shortlisted by the consultant. The consultant provides interview support for the client company’s job interviews and, if necessary, organizes job simulations to assess the required skills.


The consultant uses the assessment to measure the client’s preferred candidate’s cognitive ability and work personality. The consultant also checks the candidate’s references, which give practical examples of their abilities and working style. Finally, the consultant will personally inform all candidates of the selection criteria and the outcome.

… WEEK 30

Operaria activates its satisfaction guarantee, liaising with the new hire and client to ensure successful onboarding.

Why is direct search a good choice?

  • You save time.

  • You get a ready-made service concept to help find the ideal candidate for even challenging expert positions.

  • You gain the benefit of a direct search consultant, the headhunter’s extensive networks and expert databases, as well as their industry-specific experience.

  • The recruitment processes and tools support the search for a suitable expert for your company and create a good experience for your candidate.

Operaria is a personalized and flexible recruitment partner

  • Due to our lean business structure, we are a fast and flexible partner. You will find services that suit your company’s needs across different stages in our offering.

  • The same designated contact person will serve you throughout the process. This guarantees a seamless flow of information and personal interaction.

  • We carefully study the specifics of your company and industry to serve as your employer brand advocate throughout the process.

  • With our comprehensive, international networks, we find experts within high-demand recruitment markets.

  • Each of our recruitments includes an assessment of the selected candidate.

  • We guarantee a successful recruitment, thus avoiding the cost of unsuccessful recruitment.

As our customer, you support responsible recruitment

Our direct search supports responsible and fair decision-making, in which genuine competence and open interaction are at the center. We guarantee the success of your recruitment through our consultants’ extensive, industry-specific expert networks and targeted suitability assessments.

We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. In addition, if the employment relationship ends during the trial period for one reason or another, we will recruit a new person for the position at no extra cost.

By using Operaria’s services, you avoid the cost of unsuccessful recruitment.

Our clients

We have been serving our clients in a sustainable, reliable and personalized manner since 1999. Here are some of our satisfied clients.

Seeking a solution for your recruitment challenge?

We can help. We respond to contact requests via email or with a short 10-minute phone call.
Let’s figure out what kind of strengthening your team or recruitment process would benefit from.

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