The haystax way:
Analyse the facts and
trust your experience.

When you have been in the hospitality business for as long as we have, you develop a feeling for who suits which job opening best. But at haystax we do not rely on our intuition alone. Before proposing candidates, we analyse their CV, personality and development potential and carefully check the potential future employer’s profile. All these details are recorded in our database.

With an individual approach like this, there is no place for standardised processes – and that’s why we do not publish vacancies on this website.

But there is so much more to recruitment solutions: whenever people are involved, emotions inevitably also play a role. And they are difficult to predict. Even if framework conditions seem ideal, we must make absolutely sure that candidate and employer will get along on an emotional level. Candidates and clients of haystax appreciate our openness. It is part and parcel of our many long-standing trusting relationships with them. Among other things, this means that our recruitment specialists prefer to work on challenging recruitment assignments.


The importance of discretion.

Trust is paramount in executive recruitment. We will never reveal who is interested in a position or which employer has a job vacancy. This occurs only once an interview has been arranged. And even when we have successfully recruited someone, we do not share our joy with anyone else. We will not make it public. In a confidential interview, we will be happy to give you more information about our clients.


We are hospitality.

Everyone at haystax has a background in the hotel business or related service area. We have all previously held various positions with personnel responsibility for a number of years.

This means that we are on an equal footing with both candidates and clients. Because we know the exact requirements of each sphere of responsibility. Be it managing director, hotel manager, sales director, F&B manager or controller. Every haystax office has gathered experience in different areas and we swap our know-how whenever the need arises.


We’re no start-up.

Collectively, haystax staff clock up more than 150 years of personal experience in recruiting and headhunting. That takes some doing. We have a wealth of know-how and practical experience which gives us a clear edge in our daily recruitment work.

Candidates and clients profit in a variety of ways: no unnecessary misunderstandings, no time lost and sometimes completely new routes to a successful career.

“I had the pleasure of coming into contact with haystax (formerly ESI) back in 1994 when I was looking for a new challenge – at that time as a junior candidate. haystax looked after me throughout my career and was always on hand with valuable advice.”

– Robert van Straaten, Managing Director Althoff Villa Belrose St. Tropez

“I really enjoy working with haystax as the entire process is extremely professional from candidate selection and interview support through to contract signing, all handled with the necessary tact. As both an employer and candidate, you feel that you are in good hands.”

– Oliver Plois, People & Culture Director Cycas Hospitality

“I have been working with haystax for many years and appreciate the personal approach. You see this in the quality of the candidates as well. haystax not only excels at putting forward suitable people, they also provide advice and always fully understand my requirements.”

– Roland Paar, Managing Director Hospitality Soravia Group

“From the start, haystax impressed us right with exceptional professionalism and commitment. Their sensitive, personal approach has allowed us to develop a strong and lasting relationship, which is of great importance to us when hiring and supporting new candidates.”

– Stefan Massa, Managing Director Four Peaks Hospitality

“I know haystax from both the candidate and client side and appreciate the open and honest communication. The approach is personal, straightforward and everyone is on an equal footing. The quality of the candidates put forward speaks for itself.”

– Jürgen Fleischhacker, General Manager Imperial Riding School Vienna Hotel

“Our long-standing relationship is characterised by trust, expertise, efficiency and empathy. For 30 years now, this has been the key to us meeting and hiring new people for our various businesses.”

– Robert Mangold, Managing Director Tiger & Palmen GmbH