.hcs stands for human capital solutions with international exposure for technology based industries

Why we speak of human capital: The root of ‘capital’ is the Latin ‘caput’: head. By using the term ‘capital’ we emphasize the vital importance of people’s minds, hearts and skills to any undertaking.

Service Solutions

  • Retained Direct Executive Search and Recruiting
  • Management Consulting
  • Interim Recruiting and Management
  • Career Counselling

Industry Focus

  • Energy Solutions and Power Plants
  • Renewable Energy
  • Energy Storage
  • Automotive
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Power Electronics and Converters
  • IT Hardware and Networks
  • Telecommunication & Networks
  • Software Design and Solutions
  • Industrial Production
  • Industrial Process Management
  • Medium Sized High Tech Companies
  • Tech Start Ups

Sorry we have to mention this as the recruitment industry changes for the worse.


We are not limited to certain sectors, functions or products – but we are certainly not capable of handling any given search assignment. Banking, Insurance, Biotech and Medtech are some examples for areas that we do not work in. If you find your own business is not covered by the information on our site, just let us know about your actual need and receive advice.

Proven Functional Expertise

Engineering in general, Design Engineering, Application Engineering, Service Engineering, R&D, Six Sigma, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Certification, Supplier Quality Development, Sourcing, Purchasing, Sales, Key Accounting, Business Development, Product Management, Service Management, Controlling, Software Design, Solution Architecture, HR, Accounting, Finance, Interim Roles, Project Based Engineering, etc.

Including VP-, SVP- and C-Level roles.

Proven Sector Expertise

Energy Sources, Energy Infrastructure, Green Tech, Power Electronics, Power Plants, Wind Power, Solar Power, Oil, Gas, Batteries, Uninterrupted Power Supply, Chemical Plants, Process Equipment, Process Technology, Embedded Systems, ERP and eCommerce Software, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Machine Construction, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Connected Car, IoT, M2M, Software, Railway Equipment, Catering Equipment, Construction Equipment and other related areas.

Related Products

Power Generators, Power Converters, Turbines, Blades, Power Supplies, Switchgear, Controls, Cables, ICE, Printed Circuit Boards, Grid Technology, Smart Meters,  Batteries, UPS Systems, Electric Devices, Process Equipment, Measurement Devices, Sensors, Connectors, Valves, Shutters, Stainless Steel Products, Piping, Conveyors, Navigation Equipment, On Board Systems, Car Interiors, Tires, Engines, Exhaust Systems, Electric Vehicles, Pumps and others.

Placement Examples

Country Manager France, Business Development Manager EMEA, Key Account Manager BMW, R&D Engineer, Sen. Engineer Wind Implementation, Electrical Engineer Wind Turbine Control System Design, Business Development Engineer Central Europe, Director Global SQD, Mgr. Global Process Engineering, Sales Engineer Europe, Global Process Engineering Manager, Supplier Quality Development Engineers, Supplier Quality Assurance Managers, Sales Manager DACH, Field Service Engineer, Director Global Sourcing, Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Head of Lean Six Sigma, Ingenieur Schaltanlagen, Sen. Engineer IT-Security, Sen. Engineer Communication, Entwicklungsingenieur Autobatterien, Protocol Testing, Director of Quality Assurance, Senior Manager Global Production System, Director of Marketing Europe, Sales Director Middle East, Market Manager Power Transition HV, Sales Director Electronics Germany, Manager Sensory Consumer Insight, Tesla Service Center Manager, Tesla Store Manager, Process Technologist, Head of R&D, Geschäftsführer Maschinenbau, Engagement Manager eCommerce, Automotive Plant Manager, Service Manager Power, Investment Controller and many more.

Candidates can expect absolute confidentiality, honesty, continuity and high responsiveness. Our aim is to build long-lasting relationships with candidates.

Information for Clients

 As a result of our focus on technology, our candidate networks are of high quality and dense. More than 10 years experience in technical recruiting supports an excellent understanding of highly complex technologies and related management requirements. Our clear aim is to create long lasting and well integrated business relationships with clients and candidates.

Obviously we enjoy to work with both, HR & hiring managers. In order to meet the requirements of very technical roles, we urge for direct communication and briefings with hiring managers and hiring engineers, for the sake of speed and precision.

In order to safeguard high communication and consulting standards for our candidates, we have suspended recruitment projects on a contingent basis for success fees. hcs execute exclusive assignments on a retained basis only. Custom reimbursement and engagement fee agreements are available.

united_states_of_america_round_icon_64 US-companies have been clients of us even before .hcs was founded. Due to many projects with US-clients we feel very comfortable with the expectations and needs of organizations with a typical American business culture.

4 main qualities will make you benefit from our services:

  • High quality of candidate profiles
  • Fast delivery
  • Excellent communication quality and consistency
  • Long-term client and candidate relationships

Recruitment is a wide field with many different services on display. This is our own interpretation of recruiting, in a nutshell:

Following commonly specified human capital requirements, we directly approach, interview, evaluate, present and place the most suitable candidates – who are successful and happy in their current roles but ready for a career step as the opportunity arises.

Solution Focused Career Counselling

Some 80% of professionals do not plan their careers at all, which is staggering! Instead of investing some time and a reasonable amount of money in pro-actively driving their professional development, a vast majority prefers to dedicate the needed resources to e.g. buying a fancy mobile phone.

The result is, that most professionals take part in a virtual career lottery. Whenever an assignment comes to an end, for whichever reason, you will have to make a quick decision regarding a new role at another employer. Very likely, this will lead your career and life in a direction that is not as sustainable and not as profitable as it could be. The .hcs career counselling package is one option to gain control. It has nothing esoteric to it, is sleek and real life proven. We are applying the solution focused coaching methodology according Steve de Shazer to work out opportunities instead of fighting threats.

The .hcs Career Counselling Package:

  • Development of a career plan with mile stones
  • Creation of professional application documents
  • Setting up useful social business profiles
  • Advice on strategic networking
  • Advice on hiring processes

The price is € 450,00 net, which can be deducted from taxes in most countries. A free initial Q&A on the phone is of course available.

Owner & Associates

My name is Stefan Stankowic and I am the owner of .hcs. Please see my personal profile on Linkedin or XING. The majority of projects I conduct personally. 

Recruiting is a matter that requires confidentiality, empathy, professionalism, reliability and personality.  In case additional capacity is needed, I employ or contract familiar, proven and experienced stand-alone recruiters. If you are sceptical about small firms, be reassured that a large firm or known brand does not automatically produce a good recruiting service. Recruiting still depends on the individual recruiter on the job and hard work.

Code of Ethics

.hcs will not descriminate against candidates for any reason, such as: Race, Age, Disabilities, Gender, Sexual Orientation, Religion, Looks, Ethnicity, Family Status, etc.

All laws and regulations relating to equal employment opportunity and non discrimination are respected and followed.

The employment background, educational qualifications and all information given by the candidate will be presented correctly and completely to the client. Candidate CVs will not be changed in content or format in order to avoid misrepresentation or false interpretation. Candidate and client communications are honest and truthful and according our best belief. No false or incomplete information will be provided to either clients or candidates in order to force a placement. Candidates and clients will be informed before or as soon as a conflict of interest arises.

Our Don’ts:

  • no call center agents out in the sticks
  • no commission payments to our staff for collected CVs
  • no commission payments to our staff for conducted calls
  • no suppressed phone numbers
  • no fake job ads to attract candidates
  • no CV spamming
  • no CV pimping
  • no mass advertising
  • no submission of CVs without candidate consent

Sorry we have to mention this as the recruitment industry changes for the worse.

Terms & Conditions

Any recruitment or consulting project that .hcs conduct, is legally based on adjusted contract templates, reflecting a classic direct executive search approach. Frame contracts and quantity discounts are available. Contract adjustments shall be negotiated as the case arises. All search contracts are kept according international standards, brief and transparent. Our contracts are internationally effectual and have been specifically designed by US-German Attorneys Urban, Thier & Federer, who specialise in international commercial law.

.hcs work on a retained basis with 3 instalments, based on an agreed percentage of a candidate’s anticipated first years on target earnings. The difference between the anticipated and the real earnings of a candidate will be balanced by the 3rd installment. Installments are due for payment upon (1st) signature of search contract, (2nd) commencement of interviews and (3rd) signature of the employment contract by a candidate. This search model is highly receommendable as it allows .hcs to invest a higher amount of internal and external resources (working hours/monetary) to your project versus contingent projects. The retained search model also ensures that involved personnel on the client side, are fully committed to support a speedy and effective hiring process, as being aware of an existing financial commitment.

.hcs have suspended working on a contingent basis for success fees. Custom reimbursement and engagement fee clauses are available to cover potential financial risks. Especially new clients, who have not worked with us before, benefit from this safety mechanism.

Please inquire for a custom offer.