Executive Search

Recruiting Business Leaders in Austria

“People” decisions can really shape your business. Play it safe and choose Deloitte Recruiting Services to assist you with your executive searches!

Executive Search & Headhunting in Austria

Deloitte Recruiting Services Executive Search is a highly successful method to identify the best qualified and suited candidates for executive and leadership positions. Often it’s not only about finding the right candidate, but also motivating the candidate and ensuring they are interested in the new career opportunity.

Today we developed a highly-regarded concept for the search and selection process – it’s a modern view on how to identify, reach and motivate potential executive leaders in our complex business environment, as well as on how to evaluate their competences.

In today’s fast-evolving corporate landscape, Business Leadership demands new and different competences: leadership of virtual teams, indirect leadership in project organizations and networks, motivation instead ‘command and control’ – these are all recent developments that form our working reality today. We are in constant contact with these innovative ‘New Leaders’ – those Executives who are already operating successfully in this next generation of business challenges or who are on quickly and expertly making their way to the top.

Deloitte Recruiting Services Executive Search assists you in finding your executive leaders and ensures the quality of your search and selection is of the highest standard. It’s a great feeling to know you are not on your own when making one of the most important decisions for your business!

Our Deloitte Recruiting Services experts work in a transparent and logical way, offering recommendations of the highest quality. We offer you a structured and well-documented evaluation process, thus guaranteeing you the highest objectivity and minimizing the risk of employing the wrong candidate. Our motivation is the ongoing success for your business.

Finding Executives in Austria

Requirement analysis

We work very hard toward gaining a broad and thorough understanding your organization – especially when it comes to strategic aspects which will be important for your business and industry line in the future. Our first-rate knowledge of industry lines and functions is the cornerstone to understanding your business. Detailed discussions with the client allow us us to evaluate the concrete needs as well as the structural challenges of hiring new executives. Together with your HR partners we will draft a specific job description and requirements profile which will then form the basis for our search and selection process.


Through professional research and networking we identify potential candidates in the respective target companies and discreetly inform them about the open position. In the course of the first contact with the potential candidates we describe the position on offer, assess how well the candidate meets the requirements evaluate the overall interest and motivation of the candidate in the new career opportunity. Of course, we can guarantee you the highest level of confidentiality.


We hold structured interviews with those candidates who fulfill the professional requirements and show interest in the new career opportunity and the  open position. The combination of a self-assessment of the candidate and the objective views of our experts facilitates a structured evaluation and offers a clear outline of their competences. This selection process leads to a short list of those candidates who meet the personal and professional requirements for the position. We can also organize additional references and provide you with a written review as well as offer recommendations for further steps.


During the candidate’s presentation, the relevant managers and responsible persons at the client will have the possibility to get acquainted with the candidates and to clarify any open questions.

In the course of the final selection process, it’s often helpful to organize a hearing. In a hearing, several decision-makers can be present and you will be able to evaluate and compare the competences of several candidates at the same time. We prepare the hearing for you and organize the invited candidates and also act as moderators.


When you have chosen a candidate, we are ready to assist you with the contract negotiations as well as the financial arrangements. If desired, we will support the candidate during the onboarding process and keep in contact for a certain period of time afterwards.

Deloitte Leadership Services

For more than 20 years, Deloitte Leadership Services has played an active role in the search and selection of experts and executives. In Vienna, a highly focused team of 15 recruiting experts combines the benefits of excellent local market knowledge with a vast international network.

We speak Business

As part of one of the largest global tax advisory and consultancy firms means, we speak ‚’Business’. This means you will benefit from our professional expertise in all areas of business.

Business Community

The global Deloitte Network offers unique contacts to and perspectives of the financial, economic and public sectors. Deloitte maintains the highest quality standards and thus can give you access to the best candidate.

HR Know-how

If you need assistance with contracts, salaries, payroll or tax compliance including expatriate support – our Deloitte Team has the experts to deal with all your questions – and all under one roof!

Dr. Gundi Wentner

Dr. Gundi Wentner

Partner Consulting | Deloitte Österreich

Dr. Gundi Wentner ist Partnerin bei Deloitte Consulting und berät Top Executives und Aufsichtsräte in der Suche und Auswahl von Führungskräften, Leadership Assessments und Talentmanagement. In Vorträg... Mehr