Personalberatung für Technologie

Success Fee

Our fee differs depending on the service. In most cases, companies are our clients. The fee is then to be paid by the clients. Our placement activities are free of charge for candidates. In the following, you will find out what you can expect as a client in the respective support case.

Technology Recruiting 

In Technology Recruiting, Vesterling’s fee is based on the first annual target salary of the placed candidate. The percentage is to be agreed upon – market standard and fair are between 25% and 30%, depending on the difficulty of the task. The essential feature of our service is the personal and professional examination and evaluation of the candidates with our technological expertise. Therefore, the fee of our HR Consultancy is not comparable to that of agencies that only forward profiles. Although we place cost-intensive advertisements in many major job markets, we do not charge our clients for these. An assignment on a contingency basis is possible by arrangement.

Executive Search & Priority Recruiting  

Individual conditions are agreed for our premium services Executive Search and Priority Recruiting. The complexity of the search assignment, the scarcity of candidates for a specific position, the time required for research and direct approach, and many other parameters play a role.


In outplacement, we are guided by the last annual target salary of the outplacement participant. Depending on the position, employability, duration and content, 20-25% is appropriate for an individual outplacement program. Alternatively, if a company or an outplacement prospect has a fixed budget framework, we align our services to it, taking into account the support needs. Even individual consulting hours with our experts can be a great help in professional reori

If you are now primarily looking for a cost-effective personnel consulting service, we would like you to consider the words of the English social reformer John Ruskin (1819-1900):

“There is hardly anything in the world that someone cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price alone are that person’s lawful prey. It’s unwise to pay too much, but it’s worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money — that is all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot — it can’t be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better.”