LAB & Company is one of the fifteen largest executive search firms in the German-speaking region. As a long-standing member of Penrhyn International, a global network of owner-managed executive search companies, we have partner offices in more than 40 cities worldwide. For almost twenty years, we have been placing top candidates for management teams and supervisory bodies on an international and cross-industry basis, as well as top specialists for particularly challenging positions. We support our clients strategically by defining the position to be filled and the search profile, finding suitable candidates, supporting the decision-making process and accompanying the initial collaboration phase.
Do you know what a success is? Really? We are not so sure. In business, we usually measure success with key figures. The more the result exceeds the sales or profit targets, the greater the success. It becomes difficult when competing targets have to be achieved. Or the goals cannot be calculated at all. Are loyalty, commitment and leadership quality really measurable? Can the spirit of innovation be reduced to the number of patents? And sometimes the goal cannot be clearly defined – because you have to be able to describe the future with some degree of precision. And that's not easy today.
It becomes even more complicated when the boundaries between success and failure become fragile: "Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better." The words of Samuel Beckett, today the motto of the digital economy, show the complexity and contradiction of the concept of success. We believe that the understanding of what is to be understood as success must be determined anew each time. And that’s an original leadership task.
But whatever we see as success: it does not happen, it’s done actively. By people who work together and with commitment on a vision, move things forward, take risks and set themselves ambitious goals. We believe that this is exactly what success is all about: leadership, teamwork, trust and the unconditional willingness to stand up for one's own decisions.
Successes are made by people – this conviction has accompanied us as LAB & Company for more than 15 years. And that is the standard by which we are measured.
Whether you’re a client or a candidate, at LAB & Company you will find a solid, committed and reliable partner. As an independent and owner-managed company, we set high standards for our work. Many years of experience, deep technical and strategic know-how and a highly developed personal network sets every LAB consultant apart. This makes us committed and confident sparring partners that meet eye-to-eye. You may not always hear what you want to hear from us – but always what you should hear. Our clients appreciate this; the majority of our clients have been with us for many years. Establishing long-term relationships and managing them successfully is our aspiration and motivation.
A principal foundation for this is the uncompromising and confidential handling of the data of our clients and candidates. We are convinced that in the digital age, consistent information security and comprehensive data protection are indispensable for collaboration that is trusting and rule-compliant. As a result, our relationship with our candidates and clients is protected to the highest degree. Our business processes are therefore designed in such a way that they comply unconditionally with the legal framework parameters.
That is why LAB & Company is certified according to two standards: ISO 9001 for quality management and ISO 27001 for digital process architecture according to the IT security standards. In addition, we have fully implemented the requirements of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for the handling of personal data.
We believe in people much more than in systems. Because at the core of successful strategies, change processes and innovations are the people who implement them. Therefore, both top executives and experts need a clear mission, an optimal professional fit and a socio-cultural environment in which their talent can fully unfold.
We believe in value-oriented and value-bound action. Integrity, authenticity, trust, professionalism and a long-term vision set the course of our work – and for dealing with clients, candidates and employees.
We do not believe in rush jobs – but in individual and sustainable solutions that do justice to the complexity and dynamics of business issues and that survive transformation processes.