Executive Search and Research

Mission Statement:

  • A total commitment to  achieving best practices in global executive search.
  • Attracting and placing the best candidates possible.
  • Enhancing the client’s employer brand.
  • Ensuring candidates are treated with respect  and integrity.

The mission

With 18 years’ experience Dorothy Dalton and her associates offer strictly confidential cross-border executive search and research services to both international executive search and recruitment organisations, as well as corporate clients,in all business sectors.

Proven success

A track record of hundreds of successfully completed international assignments gives her a deep knowledge of the recruitment life-cycle and end to end resourcing,  as well as a valued  understanding of  the significance of  the recruitment process to the bottom line and profitability of any organisation. This expertise is based on a thorough understanding of talent attraction, retention and attrition issues.

Co-operating with a hand-picked network of seasoned, multi-lingual research and search professionals,  she provides a global service to identify top quality candidates for all clients, executing any assignment in the most effective way possible.

Highly qualified network

This  international network has deep experiencing sourcing and developing only the best candidates, offering  flexible, tailor-made services, designed to meet operational and budgetary requirements.  This means that the needs of all clients can be met within an optimal time frame and with total transparency and confidentiality.

All researchers  and consultants in the network have extensive international executive search and/or research experience, either as generalists or specialising in one or more of the branches: desk research, candidate identification, direct approach, interviewing, presentation of candidates and the pursuit of references. Full executive search services are also within the remit, allowing clients to choose the option best suited to their organisational structure and needs.

  • Sectors:   Industry & Manufacturing,  Renewable Energy, FMCG, Hotel & Leisure, IT, Consulting, Financial Services, Plastics, PET and Packaging, Pharma.
  • Functions : Sales and Marketing, Engineering, Supply Chain, H.R.,  Production, Technical, Public Affairs

The team effectively combines the best of traditional methodologies with current cutting edge internet based techniques  to source, develop and attract top-level, hard to find passive candidates for international organisations. Digitally savvy, Dorothy  is a ranked coach and recruiter on Twitter so fully conversant with the ways social media can be leveraged in the search for top talent.

This flexible approach offers clients the option to choose which parts of the process they want to drive themselves: opting for research only, this allows clients to carry out the rest of the process internally depending on resources and budget. Choose also from the portfolio of additional services which add value to the selection process.

Full search or research you choose:

Executive research

 Client briefing Creation of search strategy Document preparation Market mapping Candidate identification Candidate development Telephone or Skype Screening Long list Short confidential reports Rejecting/debriefing unsuccessful candidates Client de-briefing

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Full executive search

 Client briefing Creation of search strategy Document preparation Market mapping Candidate identification Candidate development Telephone or Skype Screening Long list Short confidential reports Rejecting/debriefing unsuccessful candidates Client de-briefing Short list preparation Interview arrangements Face to Face Interviewing Full confidential report Debriefing Contract negotiation Reference seeking

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Additional services

 Psychometric Testing Re-location support Onboarding coaching Mentoring Career Transition Coaching

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Testimonials:

Timo Delorge, Business Process Analyst Deutsche Bank

I saw Dorothy on the JUMP Forum where I had the pleasure to attend her workshop "How to become an effective networker and build your personal brand". Not only did everything she said make sense, with a handful of tips she made clear what her workshop is exactly about and how easy it is to become an effective networker. No complex secrets ! She made everyone listen and talk to each other thanks to her witty sense of humour. Suddenly the workshop became very interactive, I was happily surprised. Words, accompanied by colourful slides, were put into action. So thanks to her I talked with complete strangers during the workshop 🙂 Afterwards she was very open to sharing thoughts and answering questions. Thank you so much and hope to see you again sometime.  Best of luck
2014-04-08T14:06:50+00:00
I saw Dorothy on the JUMP Forum where I had the pleasure to attend her workshop “How to become an effective networker and build your personal brand”. Not only did everything she said make sense, with a handful of tips she made clear what her workshop is exactly about and how easy it is to

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Martin H. Luxembourg

“About two years ago Dorothy helped me rewrite my CV and with  her help this turned out to be the start of a life changing journey. During the process  she made me realise that what I considered to be minor achievements or even just normal processes of evolution could, in fact, be considered by impartial observers to be significant achievements and major successes. This whole process started me thinking about my life in general with a completely different perspective. It helped me make the decision to embark on two journeys of self discovery…”
2014-01-27T10:35:02+00:00
“About two years ago Dorothy helped me rewrite my CV and with  her help this turned out to be the start of a life changing journey. During the process  she made me realise that what I considered to be minor achievements or even just normal processes of evolution could, in fact, be considered by impartial

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Pascale L , Brussels

A friend suggested I talk to Dorothy before my annual appraisal interview.  Although my performance reviews were fine,  I had still been turned  down for 2 internal promotions and wanted see what I could do. Dorothy taught me some basic  preparation strategies and how to handle the interview differently to get the information I needed to prepare for future applications –whether inside the company or externally.  Great support!
2014-01-27T10:33:03+00:00
A friend suggested I talk to Dorothy before my annual appraisal interview.  Although my performance reviews were fine,  I had still been turned  down for 2 internal promotions and wanted see what I could do. Dorothy taught me some basic  preparation strategies and how to handle the interview differently to get the information I needed

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Paola Rosa Legal Manager at Techint Compagnia Tecnica Internazionale S.p.A. Milan


“Dorothy is exactly what you “wish” an International Talent Management Strategist should be: she has a deep and detailed knowledge of the subject, she is consistent and reliable, available and punctual at each step of the process and really a kind person, as well as a very talented professional. I appreciated very much her approach and style and I strongly recommend her  …
2014-01-27T10:28:35+00:00
“Dorothy is exactly what you “wish” an International Talent Management Strategist should be: she has a deep and detailed knowledge of the subject, she is consistent and reliable, available and punctual at each step of the process and really a kind person, as well as a very talented professional. I appreciated very much her approach

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Anders Borg, President Hansar International. Former Chairman of the Association of Executive Search Consultants,Brussels

“Dorothy is the ideal business partner. She goes straight to the point, picks up all the vibes and executes with creativity and speed. She is a pleasure to work with for a demanding customer. She will deliver quality, on time, every time. “Chapeau“!”
2014-01-27T10:27:30+00:00
“Dorothy is the ideal business partner. She goes straight to the point, picks up all the vibes and executes with creativity and speed. She is a pleasure to work with for a demanding customer. She will deliver quality, on time, every time. “Chapeau“!”

Imogen Woodward, London, Class 2011, London

“Hi Dorothy – this is just to let you know that within a month of sending out my new CV which we worked on together, I landed a great job. My new employer said it is fantastic and what attracted them to me! THANK you for all your help and for introducing me to LinkedIn and 3Plus. I am telling all my friends!”
2014-01-27T10:30:20+00:00
“Hi Dorothy – this is just to let you know that within a month of sending out my new CV which we worked on together, I landed a great job. My new employer said it is fantastic and what attracted them to me! THANK you for all your help and for introducing me to LinkedIn and

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Roderick Lewis – Director MBA Career Management Programme Lisbon MBA Católica|Nova

“Working with Dorothy was an absolute pleasure! She was able to provide great input into designing the career coaching plan I wanted for my MBA students. Dorothy is a very tech-savvy professional who used her in-depth knowledge of social media, career coaching, and corporate connections to provide excellent services for my program. I look forward to continued collaboration with Dorothy and highly recommend her to other clients.”
2014-01-27T10:31:23+00:00
“Working with Dorothy was an absolute pleasure! She was able to provide great input into designing the career coaching plan I wanted for my MBA students. Dorothy is a very tech-savvy professional who used her in-depth knowledge of social media, career coaching, and corporate connections to provide excellent services for my program. I look forward

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Mary O , UK

“When I contacted Dorothy I was pretty lost. Didn’t know what I wanted, what I could do or where I was going.  With incredible patience , insight and   quite a bit  of firmness she’s  supported me  while I  flailed around until  I finally formulated a plan… ”
2014-01-27T10:37:10+00:00
“When I contacted Dorothy I was pretty lost. Didn’t know what I wanted, what I could do or where I was going.  With incredible patience , insight and   quite a bit  of firmness she’s  supported me  while I  flailed around until  I finally formulated a plan… ”

Ray Kubis, President EnerSys Europe

“Dorothy has worked with me productively while based in Brussels on activities across Benelux and France. She has the required discipline (firmness) to rule out candidates, saving me time; yet also excellent listening and coaching skills for managers.”
2014-01-27T10:31:49+00:00
“Dorothy has worked with me productively while based in Brussels on activities across Benelux and France. She has the required discipline (firmness) to rule out candidates, saving me time; yet also excellent listening and coaching skills for managers.”

Junichi Kato , DHL Global Mail, Singapore

Dorothy is simply excellent…! I had a privilege to work closely with her recently, she is trustworthy, insightful and resourceful. Thanks to her dedicated support, I could build a solid framework and milestone to make my dream come true. I would strongly recommend her for those who are looking for the first-class professional business coach to further develop their executive career.”
2014-01-27T10:32:23+00:00
Dorothy is simply excellent…! I had a privilege to work closely with her recently, she is trustworthy, insightful and resourceful. Thanks to her dedicated support, I could build a solid framework and milestone to make my dream come true. I would strongly recommend her for those who are looking for the first-class professional business coach

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Robert Eslampour, Paris

” Dorothy has my highest recommendation. She is a seasoned HR professional who knows how to deliver lasting value to her clients”
2014-01-27T10:38:13+00:00
” Dorothy has my highest recommendation. She is a seasoned HR professional who knows how to deliver lasting value to her clients”

Elisabeth Unterberg, Business Analyst Aromatics & Styrene TOTAL Petrochemicals –

I had the opportunity to follow Dorothy’s workshop “What's a Unique Selling Proposition and how does someone like me get one?” The workshop really became a game changer for me because it inspired me to push myself to articulate more intuitively my achievements and to also clearly formulate my ambitions. They made me aware that I was unconsciously minimizing myself and that I built up my own “intrinsic ambition barriers. Dorothy’s energy and her capacity of coaching you how to be comfortable and even having fun to sell yourself are really marvellous!
2014-04-08T14:08:32+00:00
I had the opportunity to follow Dorothy’s workshop “What’s a Unique Selling Proposition and how does someone like me get one?” The workshop really became a game changer for me because it inspired me to push myself to articulate more intuitively my achievements and to also clearly formulate my ambitions. They made me aware that

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Nils Oudejans, Brussels

To successfully apply for a job you have to come in a specific state of mind. Everybody that ever applied knows what I’m talking about. If you don’t it’s time to talk to Dorothy. When after 14 years I found myself in a position that I had to apply for a job, Dorothy helped me in turning that “switch” and gave me a concrete structure to open myself for new challenges. Do not hesitate to contact me should you require more info.”
2014-01-27T10:37:38+00:00
To successfully apply for a job you have to come in a specific state of mind. Everybody that ever applied knows what I’m talking about. If you don’t it’s time to talk to Dorothy. When after 14 years I found myself in a position that I had to apply for a job, Dorothy helped me

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Philippe Decre, Brussels

“I was deeply impressed by the professionalism of Dorothy Dalton. I read of HTS (Hansar Transition Services) and we met for a working session. I immediately perceived the added value of her tips and the thoroughness of her recommendations. She can at a glimpse evaluate your cv and indicate the improvements that can really make the difference in a job search. I sincerely think individuals in career transition and outplacement bureaus could gain great efficiency when using her know-how and state-of-the-art competences.”
2014-01-27T10:35:34+00:00
“I was deeply impressed by the professionalism of Dorothy Dalton. I read of HTS (Hansar Transition Services) and we met for a working session. I immediately perceived the added value of her tips and the thoroughness of her recommendations. She can at a glimpse evaluate your cv and indicate the improvements that can really make

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Hanne Refslund Sales Director BENERA & Nordics New Voice Media

Dorothy is one of the best investments I ever made in myself. Thanks to her guidance, I found a super job in a top company in record time while building my foundation for a healthy work/private-life balance.  Dorothy’s methodology and approach proved to be exactly what I needed to achieve results in my job-search. If you are searching for someone to help you get to the next step in your professional life, or guide you to find the power to break through the glass ceiling, or if you are simply looking for someone or career coach to help you better understand yourself in order to be a happier and more effective at work: Dorothy is the one to go to“
2014-01-27T10:25:50+00:00
Dorothy is one of the best investments I ever made in myself. Thanks to her guidance, I found a super job in a top company in record time while building my foundation for a healthy work/private-life balance.  Dorothy’s methodology and approach proved to be exactly what I needed to achieve results in my job-search. If

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Nassim Ghrayeb, Innovator and Entrepreneur , Dubai/London

I would say first and foremost Dorothy really helped me get to the essence of where I am today career wise, and helped narrow down the options for whats next in order to make a choice that worked best for me taking into account both personal and professional needs. More specifically, Dorothy as a career coach helped with the following: – Building a consistent message across my online presence – Optimize my use of social media in a way that made sense for me – Articulate my core message in a cohesive manner that also was an expression of my persona and created the right impact – Become more intentional in what I communicate online about myself and professional endeavor – Learn the ins and out of Linkedin and Twitter.  It was a great experience working with Dorothy, aside from her knowledge, expertise and experience, I always felt she genuinely cared and was always authentic in how she showed up.
2014-01-27T10:26:58+00:00
I would say first and foremost Dorothy really helped me get to the essence of where I am today career wise, and helped narrow down the options for whats next in order to make a choice that worked best for me taking into account both personal and professional needs. More specifically, Dorothy as a career

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Luigi Rivetti, Executive VP Orlane , Paris

“Dorothy has deep and fast understanding of how her assignment has to be structured in order to be most effective with respect to specific company/employee’s needs. Her long experience and practical approach allow to achieve best possible results in short amount of time. She builds an immediate feeling of trust and confidence thanks to a perfect mix of demanding professional relationship with motivating, pleasant, understanding attitude.”
2014-01-27T10:29:43+00:00
“Dorothy has deep and fast understanding of how her assignment has to be structured in order to be most effective with respect to specific company/employee’s needs. Her long experience and practical approach allow to achieve best possible results in short amount of time. She builds an immediate feeling of trust and confidence thanks to a

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Tracey P, Brussels

“Who do you go to when all you know is what you don’t want to do? Dorothy!   With her career coaching, she helped me lose my negativity, rediscover my self belief, build my self-confidence and become energised. It all seemed so seamless. I had been stuck in what she calls “yes/but” for years, but taking small steps I found out where I wanted to go and to get out there and do it! She was supportive when I needed it and also demanding when she had to be. Highly recommended.”
2014-01-27T10:30:51+00:00
“Who do you go to when all you know is what you don’t want to do? Dorothy!   With her career coaching, she helped me lose my negativity, rediscover my self belief, build my self-confidence and become energised. It all seemed so seamless. I had been stuck in what she calls “yes/but” for years, but

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Beatrice C, Brussels

“I was stuck on the edge of my comfort zone when Dorothy gave me a nudge over the top. I felt uncomfortable and pushed back  angry, reluctant to accept responsibility for my self sabatoaging tactics. When I railed she was  calm and philosophical and told me this is where change takes place and one day I would learn to own my achievments. It took me a while- but I got there. She was right! A good career coach will occasionally make us feel uncomfortable”
2014-01-27T10:29:11+00:00
“I was stuck on the edge of my comfort zone when Dorothy gave me a nudge over the top. I felt uncomfortable and pushed back  angry, reluctant to accept responsibility for my self sabatoaging tactics. When I railed she was  calm and philosophical and told me this is where change takes place and one day

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Omer Baturlap Vice President Africa,M.East, CIS , CSM, Brussels

“Thanks to Dorothy and her programme I managed to find a very good job even in crisis time.” June 15, 2009
2014-01-27T10:33:53+00:00
“Thanks to Dorothy and her programme I managed to find a very good job even in crisis time.” June 15, 2009

Paul W, London

“Dorothy was the first person I turned to support me through the job searching process . She helped restore my self belief and introduced me to all the latest on- line   and   job search techniques!    They work!  Thank you!
2014-01-27T10:36:37+00:00
“Dorothy was the first person I turned to support me through the job searching process . She helped restore my self belief and introduced me to all the latest on- line   and   job search techniques!    They work!  Thank you!

Cathi C, U.S. A.

“I hadn’t worked for almost 15 years  in a corporate environment while my children were going through school and all my focus and energy had been on my family.   Via her excellent career coaching program Dorothy helped me sort out in my own mind exactly what I wanted to do with my life and guided me while I discovered the things I was really good at – I just didn’t know it,  or had simply forgotten. It’s been an illuminating and formative experience. I’m now on a completely different track looking into opening my own business”.
2014-01-27T10:34:26+00:00
“I hadn’t worked for almost 15 years  in a corporate environment while my children were going through school and all my focus and energy had been on my family.   Via her excellent career coaching program Dorothy helped me sort out in my own mind exactly what I wanted to do with my life and

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Simon Fletcher, Dubai

“I have known Dorothy for 5 years and regard her very highly as an exceptionally insightful coach and talent management strategist. Uniquely, Dorothy combines her work as an executive search specialist with career transition coaching; she is thus ideally placed to not only help organisations locate and recruit high potential, high performing executives, but help those executives in their on-boarding and transition to their new roles. Dorothy is additionally very well connected and has made several introductions to me of contacts of hers who have proven to be extremely helpful professionally. I am delighted to recommend Dorothy very highly and look forward to working further with her in the future.”
2014-01-27T10:28:03+00:00
“I have known Dorothy for 5 years and regard her very highly as an exceptionally insightful coach and talent management strategist. Uniquely, Dorothy combines her work as an executive search specialist with career transition coaching; she is thus ideally placed to not only help organisations locate and recruit high potential, high performing executives, but help

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Christophe Monnier, Brussels

“A transition period is never an easy period in a professional life, being it chosen or not. Dorothy helped me dig deep into myself to extract my skills and achievements. I built a new CV, I set my goals and strategy, I made myself visible on the market. This would have not been possible without the very efficient and effective coaching of Dorothy. All of this does not make the transition easier, but Dorothy gave me the tools to go through the best possible way.”
2014-01-27T10:36:07+00:00
“A transition period is never an easy period in a professional life, being it chosen or not. Dorothy helped me dig deep into myself to extract my skills and achievements. I built a new CV, I set my goals and strategy, I made myself visible on the market. This would have not been possible without

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