FAQs

How does the ideal application look like?

The requirements for a complete application differ from country to country, even within German speaking countries and within Europe. Typically, the application contains a covering letter (motivation letter) and the [...]

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What warranty or guarantee does DELTACON provide its clients?

The DELTACON terms and conditions include the following warranty clause: In the event that the candidate leaves the employment of the client, from the position which he was originally appointed [...]

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What is a mandate in executive search?

Besides the general terms and conditions, the mandate agreement is a contract between the Company, which has to fill a vacancy and the executive search consultancy (contractor). The mandate agreement [...]

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What is outplacement?

Outplacement is the support service provided by a consultancy firm, when supporting individuals exiting their companies (voluntarily or involuntarily), transition to new jobs and help them re-orient themselves in the [...]

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What is diversity?

Diversity management is the “recognition and valorization of individual differences”. "The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual [...]

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What is the short-list of an Executive Search Consultant?

The short-list is a list of preferable candidates (very often 3-5 candidates) that have been selected throughout the recruiting process by the Executive Search Consultant for final consideration and presentation [...]

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What is the meaning of Executive Search?

Executive search (informally headhunting) is a specialized recruitment service used to source candidates for senior, executive or other highly specialised positions in organizations. The method usually involves commissioning a third-party [...]

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What is Direct Search?

80% of candidates do not actively look for a job, but they would find an offered position interesting. Headhunters and Executive Search Consultancies choose “Direct Search” as the fastest and [...]

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Why do Executive Search Consultants and headhunters use the “Direct Search” method?

The personalized and individual Direct Search is the fastest and most efficient search method. Statistics show that 80% of potential candidates do not actively seek a job. Typically, headhunters get [...]

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Women in leadership positions

Women are clearly underrepresented in management positions and boards. DELTACON is actively engaged and committed to supporting its clients in creating equal opportunities and in implementing appropriate measures.

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What is leadership development?

Leadership development expands the capacity of individuals to perform in leadership roles within organizations. Leadership roles are those that facilitate execution of a company’s strategy through: building alignment, winning mindshare [...]

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What is the General Act on Equal Treatment?

The purpose of the General Act on Equal Treatment is to prevent or to stop discrimination on the grounds of race or ethnic origin, gender, religion or belief, disability, age [...]

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What is change management?

Change management is the process, tools and techniques to manage the people side of change to achieve the required business outcome. Change management incorporates the organizational tools that can be [...]

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What is the significance of a job specification?

A job specification is a statement of employee characteristics and qualifications required for satisfactory performance of defined duties and tasks comprising a specific job or function. The job specification is [...]

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What is a job description?

A job description is a broad, general, and written statement of a specific job, based on the findings of a job analysis. It generally includes duties, purpose, responsibilities, scope, and [...]

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What is the meaning of personnel development?

Personal development covers activities that improve awareness and identity, develop talents and potential, build human capital and facilitate employability, enhance quality of life and contribute to the realization of dreams [...]

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Who are the members of Executive Management in a company?

Executive Management (=Senior Management or Management Team or Leadership Team) is generally a team of individuals at the highest level of organizational management who have the day-to-day responsibilities of managing [...]

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What is the difference between a headhunter and a recruiter?

Executive Search (synonyms are Headhunting or Retained Search) is a method used to find the most suitable professional for a specific role whether they are openly looking for a new [...]

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What is the long-list in Executive Search and Recruiting?

The "longlist" is a list of names of potential candidates as a result of a high level search being performed by the Executive Search consultant. When looking for suitable candidates [...]

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What is a psychometric test and what is it used for?

When performing an assessment center for the client, headhunters or executive search professionals very often use psychometric testing, in order to assess the ability, aptitude and personality of the candidate, [...]

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