YOUR EXPERT PARTNER FOR
Basically, it’s the connections with people,
that give life its value.
Wilhelm von Humboldt
NIK CREATES VALUABLE
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As industry specialists, we at NiK have been committed to the individual support and precise selection of executives, managers and specialists for leading clients in the health care and life sciences markets since 2001. Guided by the values of respect and trust, we act as an essential link between clients and candidates. Our company aspiration is to promote jobs with the feel-good factor by creating specific job profiles, developing positive individual relationships and implementing the latest support-technology.
for Nina Kummerlöwe,
founder and general manager of NiK Personalberatung GmbH
What was the most important piece of advice you have been given in your life?
Trust your intuition! It is the best thing you have!
How did you come to launch NiK Personalberatung?
When I decided to leave an IT start-up as HR manager at the age of 30, it was initially difficult to find similarly exciting work. But then there was a personal experience that inspired me to become active in the healthcare market. This is where I saw and still see my calling as an expert in recruitment, career counselling and job application coaching.
What exactly does NiK Personalberatung do?
NiK Personalberatung supports companies and high potentials from the healthcare industry in executive search and job search measures with the goal of connecting candidates with the companies and company cultures that are right for them.
There, they can make an important contribution in our focus area of severe and rare diseases by helping to drive real innovation.
The NiK Personalberatung team provides support and guidance throughout the entire search and recruitment process and remains in contact with all parties even after the successful placement of the candidate.
What distinguishes NiK from other HR consultancies?
On the one hand, we have been operating exclusively in the manageable but very specialized healthcare and life science market for 20 years and are really at home there. We have a strong network, excellent relationships with our clients and candidates and enjoy a high level of trust.
On the other hand, we work in a very structured way according to a clearly defined process and deal intensively with the requirements of our customers.
How do the customers and candidates benefit from your way of working?
First, it’s very comfortable for everyone involved to enter the process with partners who are competent in terms of content. If you know the market, competitors and positioning of products, you lose little time and can convince quickly.
For our candidates, we are dialogue partners operating on equal terms. They have a personal contact person who supports them in their professional reorientation, accompanies them through the entire process, provides insights into the company and prepares them for their interviews. If desired, we can support this with targeted profiling and application coaching.
Operating as experts on an equal footing, we facilitate the work of our business partners at the HR level by addressing the desired candidates through target-oriented pre-selection and by cultivating the image and employer branding of their company.
Our clients appreciate our transparency and the access to superior candidates they often do not reach through their own recruiting channels. Our attentive, seamless support is our trademark and brings positive results for the image of our customers in the healthcare market.
What is the best thing about your job?
Definitely the daily work with great people and personalities in ever-changing constellations. Always getting back into the ring to find the best solution for medical professionals and companies and seeing everyone thrilled at the end. That’s motivating and a lot of fun. It’s the people who enrich our job and make it truly meaningful in the end.
What is the biggest challenge in HR consulting?
It is becoming increasingly difficult to offer a top service at a competitive price. The reason for this is the rapidly advancing globalization and the associated strong growth in the desire for large, international partners.
FIVE REASONS WHY NiK IS THE RIGHT PARTNER FOR YOU
WHY WE ARE THE KEY TO YOUR SUCCESS
We love doing what we do best – with drive, transparency of purpose and true enthusiasm for people exclusively in the health care and life sciences industries.
For nearly 20 years we have supported countless talented professionals with impressive careers. Our success is based on the commitment to nurturing valuable, longstanding relationships.
IS OUR PASSION
Whether you are our client or our candidate, we attract market attention and present your qualities with true passion and unreserved loyalty.
Our clients are loyal and continue to place their trust in our services.
A high number of our successful candidates are recognized and promoted within their first three years.
In an age of rapid technological development, we choose to continue investing in what is most important – meaningful, personal interaction.
OUR NiK TEAM AT YOUR SIDE
For close to 20 years I have been supporting individuals in finding and furthering their professional careers, with impulses, ideas, encouragement and new perspectives.
If this does not denote happiness, then I don’t know what does!
In good as well as challenging times, it is my overwhelming aspiration to connect people, who through interaction with each other create and achieve more than they would alone.
Tel. 0731. 159 00-0
At Nik, it is the individual who is the focus of all our endeavours. To this end, my inter-personal competence and diplomatic communication skills, my extensive know-how with regard to business administration along with a significant degree of life experience contribute unquestionably to my role as Assistant to the General Manager.
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Mountain climber, traveller, networker - with total commitment, and a passion for people. My personal drive is powered by the privilege of exploring new routes and reaching the “summit” together with our candidates.
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We are enthusiastic about other people, their successes and their esprit! This gives us the drive and the strength to overcome obstacles and take the path forward.
I enjoy being inspired by my colleagues, learning from them and developing together with the team. When I perceive that I can bring benefits and help people, I am satisfied.
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I am driven by the people behind the many life stories.
I want to play an active role in shaping the future of our candidates and make my contribution every day anew to a positive change in what may be a new phase of life.
It is our future, let's start making a difference together.
Tel. 0731. 159 00-19
Every day I meet new people with interesting and multi-faceted personalities. I enter into intensive dialogue with exciting candidates and explore their wishes, needs and strengths. On this basis, we match the market of our corporate clients and their vacancies to find the perfect match for you.
Tel. 0731. 159 00-14
What I find interesting about my work?
I meet all kinds of people, work with them on their most important issues and may be helpful in finding the right partner in the professional world.
If that is not exciting, what is?
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