Successful targeting and effective recruitment of a top manager requires that the company is able to clearly articulate the management function for which the manager is needed and what the challenge offers to the potential candidate.

Challenges include managing a team in a situation where certainty is difficult to promise and secure, as well as maintaining and achieving commitment. In many organisations, generational change, managing innovation and new ways of working and managing diversity of content also require attention. In addition, renewing strategy in a changing environment and launching workable business plans are top of the agenda.

Cooperation with the client is essential in the recruitment of top managers. This means developing a clear understanding of the organisation’s needs and advising the client based on our knowledge of the market and the sector. A well-thought-out starting point will ensure the desired outcome. It is important to identify the key focus areas on which the recruit will concentrate, as well as the experience and competencies needed to successfully address them. In niche areas, it is also important to think about similar business models in other areas to broaden the pool of potential candidates and bring a fresh perspective to the business.

Day-to-day experience in the search for top and sector leaders will provide important additional insights for the initial brief and the final profile of the candidate. We receive constant feedback from candidates and have an understanding of the labour market – something that is usually not available to the same extent within the recruiting company. The recruitment of a top manager is a success when both parties have outlined and agreed on a common development path, recognising each other’s value and competencies.

Today, a partner usually comes to us through a personal contact or a referral, when their challenge is more difficult than average. We recruit from a wide range of business sectors and are also a search partner for the public sector.

As senior executives, we recruit both CEOs and board members responsible for different areas. In the public sector, our most frequent searches are for the Director General of an agency or institution, or his or her acting Director General.

Positions

The types of posts for which we have extensive experience

Examples:

  • CEO, COO
  • Other level C managers: sales, marketing, manufacturing, logistics, energy, finance.
  • Director General, Head or KT of an agency or institution, school principal, library director.

Why choose Tripod?

✅ You will be supported by a top consultant and a team specialised in recruiting specifically for the sector, with a focus on support functions.

✅ Representative offices throughout the Baltics. With pan-European reach.

✅ Assured quality through a scientific and thorough approach in the selection and implementation of methods.

✅ Prestigious psychological tests developed by Tripod included in the service price.

Our project was managed professionally and quickly, the long lists were extensive, matched the context and came with background information. In a small country like Estonia managers often believe that they can fill a vacancy on their own. Tripod introduced new angles, areas and fresh candidates. They listened to us carefully, understood our needs and delivered real value, saving us lots of time and energy.

Valdur Laid, UGI
Valdur Laid, UGI

The team analyses by Tripod clearly highlighted our strengths and needs as a team. We established our individual development needs and agreed on a detailed activity plan, which will help us take practical steps on our own. Tripod’s coach created a trusting and friendly atmosphere and made everyone comfortable. The process was professional, practical and solution-oriented. We achieved our goal to grow as a team and learn more about our colleagues.

Anneli Roosalu, National Foundation of Civil Society, Executive Director
Anneli Roosalu, National Foundation of Civil Society, Executive Director

Excellent cooperation involves a partner who can really feel your needs and expectations, and provide a solution to any problem, even a time-critical one. The essential criteria are integrity, reliability and dedicated experts who have a rich choice of tools – this is what Tripod team is about.

Marelle Pihlak, Saarioinen Estonia, HR Manager
Marelle Pihlak, Saarioinen Estonia, HR Manager

We expected to find excellent employees, investing an optimal amount of time. The ability of Tripod’s staff to work to schedule and stick to deadlines is impressive: they were there for us all the time, replying to our emails even at the latest hour, open to listen to our ideas and give advice. Thanks to their outstanding performance, we recruited four people instead of two.

Merike Jaamul, Estonian Railways, HR Manager
Merike Jaamul, Estonian Railways, HR Manager

Our long-term cooperation is founded on trust and Tripod’s ability to really understand customer and business needs. I can rest assured if Tripod takes care of our recruitment projects and organisation studies. I see great added value in Tripod’s ability to test candidates with reliable measures. I will certainly continue to work with them, and recommend Tripod to others who are looking for a dependable partner.

Indrek Sarjas, G4S Estonia, HR Director
Indrek Sarjas, G4S Estonia, HR Director

Tripod has been our cooperation partner for years. The solutions offered support our needs. This does not mean, however, that we always get what we ask for. The main value for us lies in the fact that the professionals at Tripod can positively navigate between our wishes and the opportunities available. At the end, we can be sure that our surveys are founded on proven methods and we really know why it’s important to follow that.

Kristiina Palm,Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund, HR Manager
Kristiina Palm,Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund, HR Manager

For over ten years, we have used Tripod’s assistance in more complicated recruitment projects and also when pressed by time. When using their services, we can be sure that all procedures and ethical standards are followed professionally, and the goals are achieved. And last but not least – the people at Tripod are really friendly and helpful!

Age Razumova,Henkel Balti OÜ, HR Manager
Age Razumova,Henkel Balti OÜ, HR Manager

Cooperation with Tripod has offered us security and trust. We have conducted together several complicated and demanding projects, and they have never let us down. In addition to practical and professional advice they are friendly and supportive, as well as stick to deadlines without compromising quality. Tripod is my preferred recruitment partner!

Mari-Liis Kreem, Stora Enso
Mari-Liis Kreem, Stora Enso

Recruitment:

Anni Paves

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Grete Pikani

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Madis Bachmann

Senior Recruitment Consultant and Trainer

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