Our Services

ADD is a specialist executive search firm. We are entirely focused on headhunting high level professionals with exceptional, world class educational backgrounds, top level consulting experience, or exposure to big jobs with a significant strategic content. Often the candidates we track have all three.

Clients for our services range from professional services firms in consulting and in financial services to large multi-national corporates across a range of industries. All come to us because they are keen to hire top talent, strategic thinkers for Board or strategic planning roles.  Within this specialist area we provide a range of services.

Recruitment and Strategic Hiring

Sourcing the right people can be costly, time consuming and risky. With more than 25 years in the industry we have developed a number of innovative products guaranteed to find the best solution for your needs. Although we specialise in top level search we can also, through our subsidiaries, offer other services including low costs internet recruitment and group hire.

Our core service is Search. This means researching and finding highly successful people with the skills and experience which precisely match our client’s requirements, approaching them and coaching them through the career change.¬† The key difference between Search and other forms of recruitment is that candidates are not generally looking for a job and therefore are unlikely to appear on any database or apply to any job advert.

There is no secret in how the candidates are found; it is good old fashioned research, massively helped by the internet, together with accessing good contacts and existing networks.  We see ourselves as professional networkers which, along with diligent research, drives our searches.

In our specialist area our research library is world class.¬† We have access to the alumni nets of all the major business schools, the alumni nets of all the major consulting firms and many of Europe’s top level practising consultants.¬† Naturally, over the course of the years, we have built up very strong relationships with literally thousands of top level candidates all of whom are important parts of our network.

In addition to this we are sophisticated users of modern technology including all the latest professional networking software and on-line data access.

Since our clients and their expectations are multi national our research function is multi lingual. We offer French, Dutch, German, Spanish and Italian.

Benchmarking and Market Research

ADD’s¬† partner firm, Vencon, provide comprehensive benchmarking data to the consulting industry in over 30 countries. The service has been recognised by many as the definitive source of hard-to-get data including earnings of consultants and economic models. Please contact us for more information on this comprehensive service.

The industry research and monitoring service forms the basis of an annual presentation to the MBA classes of Europe’s leading business schools.¬† Consulting represents the target employer for over 30% of MBAs from top schools, the ADD lecture helps students understand the industry and focus their job search.

Career Coaching and Advice

It is part of our way of working to get close to our candidates and offer them career advice and guidance not just as candidates for a particular appointment but throughout their careers.   We have many such people whose careers we have watched grow in the years we have known them and a surprising number have become clients.

Many people contact us speculatively for help in finding a new job.  Sadly we cannot assist most, since we are so specialised.  If after reading of our specialism you are convinced that you could be a candidate for a job we might handle, we would be happy to hear from you.

Exhibition Management and Control

Through a joint venture with Top-Consultant.com, the world’s leading internet job board for consulting vacancies, we manage Europe’s leading consulting careers fair.  Events have been held at both Olympia and the Barbican with more than 60 firms exhibiting and over 3500 practising consultants attending.  Further information can be found here.