Connecting People and Technologies for the Next Level
Five incontestable arguments

Your bene­fits with FERCHAU DIRECT

  1. Over 100,000 applicants and 750 successful placements each year – success is not a coincidence. We will continue searching until we fill your vacancy.
  2. We have many years of detailed experience in tailored placement at all levels – from specialists and managers right up to board level – in SMEs and corporations.
  3. We offer high-performance recruitment instruments, whether Professional Search or Executive Search – the right solution for every vacancy.
  4. We harmonise subjective and objective candidate analysis criteria – using a wide range of assessment methods and processes – tailored to your needs.
  5. We work to audited DIN 9001 and DIN 33430 process standards – “Blackbox” was yesterday, our approach is structured and transparent.
Our certified search and selection process

How we find the right minds for you

Whether Executive Search or Professional Search – at FERCHAU DIRECT we split recruitment projects into four phases to ensure that your vacancy is ideally filled and that we make the greatest possible contribution to the success of your company.

1. Profile clari­fi­ca­tion

  • Understanding of the special features and history of the client and the vacancy
  • Development of technical and personal requirements regarding the potential candidates
  • Coordination of the process and consulting about the targeted recruitment instruments and selection process

2. Candi­date search

  • Use of the agreed recruitment instruments to include a large number of potential candidates in the selection process, necessary for the best possible chance of filling of the vacancy.

3. Candi­date selec­tion

  • Check of the potential candidates’ CVs and references
  • Structured, competence-based candidate interviews: behaviour-orientated personal interviews are used instead of psychometric tests.
  • The suitability of the individual candidates is evaluated after an analysis of all information.
  • Only precisely suited candidates are presented to the customer.

4. Custo­mer’s candi­date selec­tion

  • Personal discussions are held with potential candidates based on the presentation documents and the customer’s perception is compared with the FERCHAU consultant’s findings.
  • The interviews can be accompanied by our consultants, if required.
  • If appointed, we will support you until your preferred candidate starts in your company and beyond.
Executive Search & Professional Search

You need two things to bring in the best minds: the best search stra­tegy and the best recruit­ment process

We have the right solution for every vacancy: choose one of our search products. We would be happy to develop a personalised search and selection process individual to you.


Professional Search | Executive Search
Basic SearchComfort SearchPremium Search
Profile review
360° profile review
Analysis of the position and environment
Advertising campaigns
FERCHAU database
External databases
Active Sourcing
Direct Search
Executive Search
Preselection/phone interview
Structured interview (DIN 33430)
Online assessments¹
Reference check
Creditreform check
Presentation with advisor recommendation
Support during the job interviews
Support up to the signing of the contract
Support during negotiation
Support up to the integration phase
Selection day (applicant ranking process)


Sectors, func­ti­onal levels and depart­ments

You may know of FERCHAU as a competent partner for engineering, technology and IT services. But did you know that we have been very successful in many other sectors and functional areas for many years?

We have cross-company functional expertise in almost all technical departments in our DIRECT division:

Func­ti­onal areas

  • IT
  • QM
  • R&D
  • Purchasing
  • Engineering
  • Supply Chain
  • Procurement
  • Human Ressources
  • Telecommunication
  • General Management
  • Sales & Technical Sales


  • Automotive
  • Engineering
  • Retail & FMCG
  • Services
  • Logistic & Transport
  • Chemistry, Oil & Gas
  • IT & Communication
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Energy & Environment
  • Mechanical & Industrial
  • Biotech & Medical & Pharma

We are the top personnel service provider

FERCHAU has made a name for itself in Human Resources consulting and personnel placement in the shortest time. Our outstanding work has been certified by the seal of quality presented by the FOCUS news magazine in conjunction with Statista. The awards in “Executive Search” and “Professional Search” are a great incentive for us to continue to bring together many companies with their perfect candidates.


Deci­sion-making support for DIRECT custo­mers

Is FERCHAU DIRECT the right HR consul­tant for me?

With FERCHAU, you are choosing a partner that can draw on over 50 years of experience in recruitment. We also utilise this expertise on your behalf in individual personnel consulting and placement. Together with you, we will create a comprehensive requirements profile that enables us to make in-depth searches, from highly qualified specialists to executives and managing directors.

What posi­tions does FERCHAU DIRECT fill?

We deal with a wide range of functions: For instance, we fill specialist positions in: IT, QM, R&D, HR, Purchasing, Engineering, Production, Procurement, Supply Chain, Sales & Technical Sales. We operate in all corporate departments at management level and, apart from our declared expertise in technical management functions, we also have expertise at filling commercial management functions.

Are FERCHAU DIRECT HR consul­tants specia­lised?

Our HR consultants are highly trained in methodology and technical fields. They have a sound industry knowledge and a comprehensive network. They use both to find the perfect candidates for your vacant position within a very short time, with their pronounced knowledge of people and aptitude diagnostics. For this to be successful, our personnel consultants have functional and/or industry specialisation, as the client-sector-function has to fit with the personnel consultant and the candidate target group. Thanks to our size, FERCHAU DIRECT will always provide you with the suitable and competent consultant for your vacancy. That is just one of many success criteria.

Does FERCHAU DIRECT have exper­tise in digi­ta­li­sa­tion?

Yes. In order to equip your company for the future, we have developed a sense for this special market knowledge and have established a corresponding network for specialists and executives with digital competence. Whether you are looking for a program manager for the conceptual approach of your digitalisation strategy, a project manager who implements automation projects or a software developer who programs the features, applications, robotics software or cloud solutions for it: we understand digitalisation and automation and will find the best senior professionals in the digital environment, currently making inroads into all departments of companies.

What payment options does FERCHAU DIRECT offer?

We offer a variety of combinations. They depend on the vacancy to be filled (Professional Search to Executive Search) and the required scope of search, selection and project management services. Get in touch with us about your individual offer.

How quickly can I expect a FERCHAU personnel consul­tant to contact me?

Simply contact Olaf Emker, Head of the DIRECT Division, directly using the contact details below. Alternatively a contact form is available via FYND. A local consultant will contact you immediately.

Does FERCHAU DIRECT work exclu­si­vely on a success-based approach, even without a specific search contract?

This can happen in individual cases – but only after prior personal consultation with you. A job search without commitment is often not successful. Your image is as important to us as ours, which is why our approach to candidates needs to be coordinated. Please contact us via FYND or give us a call. We will then immediately examine the prospects for the success of your requirement.

It is possible that we already know suitable candidates for your vacancy. Then we will simply and easily bring you together with them. In this case, the cooperation is success-based.

Can I arrange a non-binding consul­ta­tion with a personnel consul­tant?

Of course, our consultations are free of charge. Contact us and give us your preferred date. 


Olaf Emker

Head of DIRECT Division

+49 2261 3006-188

Success is the result of hard work, attitude, talent and passion.

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