Consultant of the Month: Dr. Monika Becker
Horton International's Consultant of the Month features one of our global consultants to find out more about them, their expertise and what they bring to the group.
This month we're delighted to introduce Dr. Monika Becker, Business Unit Director & Sector Head IT & Digitalisation of Horton International Germany.
Monika, tell us a bit about yourself and how long you’ve been with the group.
I joined Hager Unternehmensberatung in 2001 and we partnered with Horton International in 2015. I’ve worked in Executive Search for nearly 20 years’. Right from the start, my focus has been on assignments for the software industry. This hasn’t changed, although the industry itself has incredibly grown and altered during the last 20 years.
What attracted you to Executive Search?
I think I’ve always loved to assess the strengths of people and to predict how people will get along. Prior to working for Hager UB I worked in an HR consultancy. I’ve loved to work for clients and Recruiting projects attracted me most. So Executive Search was the logical next step for me.
Can you tell us about a recent client success?
We’ve been able to complete two assignments which have been set on hold right before offer stage in March when COVID started, and have been closed in August. This has been possible because we’ve stayed in close contact with the candidates. The candidates have always had full transparency on the process and enormous trust in us as their partners.
What can clients and candidates expect when they work with Horton International?
Clients can expect a truly global company which can deliver in nearly any economic centre worldwide. They can expect the same quality and standards everywhere. And most of all they can expect Horton partners with a deep knowledge of their region and a passion for their job.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
When you work with a client for a couple of years and you have filled a couple of key roles and then you get the feedback that the company’s success is based on the candidates you’ve found.
If you could give one piece of advice to someone just starting out in the industry, what would it be?
Be aware of the upcoming changes of the industry regarding technologies such as AI, process automation etc. But do this job because you to love building relationships.
Ready to talk? Contact Monika here