2. The K2 Group is a market-leading SAP recruitment company, focusing on providing clients with ERP
specialists on a permanent and contract basis.
Our success is down to two simple factors; we have a strong understanding of the markets in which we
operate and we have built up excellent relationships with our clients and consultants alike.
Our achievements within SAP means we are now also recognised as an official preferred
supplier to SAP in the EMEA region and a Gold Partner to SAP America.
Partners K2 provides its clients with advice, support and expertise in the selection and recruitment of
permanent staff. Our quality driven processes and corporate guiding principles ensure, clients receive
innovative and effective solutions to finding great people for their organisations.
We truly specialise and devote our full attention to this challenging resource market.
Although our core market is SAP, we also have extensive experience in delivering consultants within
the following areas:
 ERP - Oracle, PeopleSoft
 EAI - Tibco, WebMethods, Oracle, SQL
 CRM - Siebel
 BI – Cognos, Business Objects, SAS, Microsoft BI, Oracle BI EE, Hyperion
We currently have more than 400 clients across 50 countries globally. In 2008 alone, the K2 Group
made more than 1,600 placements.
About Partners K2
Partners K2 is the permanent staffing solution provider of K2 Human Capital Solutions. Our sister
company K2 Partnering Solutions Ltd has been delivering contract IT professionals to the market
place since 1998 and is a leading supplier in Europe and the USA.
Since 2005, at Partners K2, we recognise that the most valued asset of our business, is our people.
Our consultants are the key to the effective solutions and the unrivalled services that we are able to
offer our business partners.
Our expectations are high and our business is demanding. It takes an exceptional individual with a
strong character to be successful in such a challenging environment. Our people are unique – their
professionalism and experience, complemented by a positive outlook and sheer determination, allows
Partners K2 to be a leading force within the specialist staffing market.
Today, we are recognised as an innovator within our field and we are proud of the unrivalled service
that we offer to both our clients and specialists.
4. We have more than 200 associates working across 8 regional offices, however the geographical
regions we work across extends beyond that:
 Geneva – France and Switzerland
 London – UK, North and South Europe
 Stuttgart – Germany and Austria
 Providence – US market
 San Francisco – West Coast US
 Boston – East Coast US
 Sao Paulo – South America
 Tokyo – Asia-Pacific
5. Our Unique Values
 “Being the best by working with the best”
 Our values have been generated to drive every aspect of our business. They
are central to everything we do. Our values are:
 Excel through Quality
 Create and Embrace Change
 Use Knowledge Intelligently
 Open & Honest Relationships
6. Our Service
As the leading provider of SAP permanent staffing solutions, Partners K2 provides its clients with
advice, support and expertise to tailor a solution that fits their needs.
With our groups market experience and focus, our clients can be assured of quality, professionalism
and innovation in every aspect of our service together with access to a unique pool of talent.
Your benefits include:
 tailored recruitment solutions regarding specialist and leadership positions
 Focus staff/management on core competencies
 Increase process control and efficiency
 Provide quality - candidates, service, relationships
 Provide a fast, efficient and cost effective solution of the highest quality
 The most relevant candidate for the role
 The candidate who fits the ‘soft’ and ‘hard’ criteria
 Reduce risk with standardised screening and referencing together with extensive support
throughout and beyond the specific assignment
 Increase candidate flow for challenging roles by accessing the international K2 candidate pool
 Open & Honest approach at all times
7. Our Service
The service we provide is designed around the varying needs of our clients. From reacting to
unexpected requirements to managing recruitment campaigns, Partners K2 has a flexible and
responsive delivery model to anticipate our clients requirements.
Search & Selection
Our pro-active teams are continually screening candidates, checking for availability and updating the
K2 database. As a result, we are able to react quickly to requirements with permanent candidates.
Our service is driven by quality and relies on the continuing development of our professional network
of exceptionally talented individuals unavailable through other recruitment channels.
Partners K2 often manage recruitment campaigns on behalf of our clients. Advertising, interviewing
and shortlisting suitable candidates as well as induction management are some of the components of
the service we provide our clients.
8. Our Service
As well as permanent SAP recruitment, K2 also offers a substantial contract SAP recruitment service
across all of our offices.
We have dedicated teams who each focus on a specific region/market, based on their expertise. Both
our contract and permanent teams work together seamlessly to offer a comprehensive service to our
clients, whatever their needs. This can be tailored, depending on your specific requirements.
REQ™ is a unique candidate rating methodology, which we created in collaboration with our clients and
consultants. Relationships are the core foundation of our business and so this system ensures that we
are able to rank, as well as track the development of our relationship with our consultants as the rating
REQ™ is a rating system based on our relationship with the consultant, their expertise and the quality
of their previous work, based on references.
It enables us to access the top consultants in any given discipline at any given time, meaning that we
can service our clients more efficiently than our competitors.
Our recruiter teams are specifically experienced in the SAP market and posess strong track records in
recruitment or direct search. The approach of our consultants is professional, trustworthy, proactive,
committed, relationship and result orientated.
Our goal is to establish longterm and trustbased relationships with our clients and candidates alike.
We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and emphasis data protection and
We use the following recruiting methods:
 Direct Search / Executive Search
 Research and networking
 Database search
 Online adds on the K2 jobboard and selected partner sites
 Recruiting via social media platforms
 Newspaper adds
 Events for clients and candidates
The service we provide our clients is tailored to match their specifications. However, key components
are essential to any successful relationship.
Our clients are provided with a single point of contact for all of their requirements. The account
manager will be a specialist in the technology they are recruiting for, with an in-depth understanding of
your local market.
Our focus has enabled us to understand the SAP market, the technologies used and the needs of the
clients and candidates in that market. As a result, Partners K2 has an unrivalled ability to source high
quality candidates. Our Delivery Team identifies the best talent on all career levels in the market and
establishes relations with them. Furthermore we advertise extensively to attract the best candidates in
the market for our clients but many are recommended to us by their colleagues who enjoy successful
careers as a result of contacting us.
Our Delivery Team initiates the first contact to new candidates and evaluates the qualification and
experience level. Based on this our Recruitment Consultants select the most promising candidates for
further in depth interviews.
Interview and preparation of the client interview
The K2 Recruitment Consultant verifies the qualification and experience of the candidates and
shortlists the most qualified and motivated candidates. Those candidates receive a complete briefing
regarding the details of the position and the client company.
Candidate presentation, process management, references
K2 will provide all relevant documents and a brief interview summary to the client. As next step the
K2 Consultant takes care of interview arrangements and checks relevant references to provide
additional information to support the decision making process of our client.
Part of our service is to engage and retain the candidate throughout the recruitment cycle. Regular
contact, interview and feedback management and induction preparation supports the process and
reduces the incidence of candidate drop out.
Debriefing and Closing
The Recruitment Consultant debriefs both sides after every interview round and ensures that all
relevant information is available to the client as well as to the candidate . After the client has decided
to extend an offer to a candidate, the K2 Recruitment Consultant can be used to moderate the
negotiation phase in order to achieve the best result possible for both parties.
12. Our Sourcing Process
Analysis Shortlist presention
Candidate Interview with K2
Recruitment Consultant /REQ™
Client and Candidate briefing
Final Interview /Contract
Decision and Closing
Escorting the induction
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