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PHOENIX GIR German International Recruiting & HR Consulting


PHOENIX GIR is a German pioneer in

  • counselling foreign HR agencies & recruiters, who want to expand to Germany
  • international recruiting for Germany, Austria and Switzerland
  • counselling foreign managers, experts, professionals & young talents, who want to work and make career in Germany.

The name "PHOENIX" is borrowed from the saying "like a Phoenix rising from the ashes“. That expression stands for something, that seemed to be lost and suddenly appears in a new splendour again. Like countries, companies and candidates can leave a crisis and make their new steps into a prosperous future.


Peter M. Barnefske (PMB)

The head of PHOENIX GIR


With 26 years in HR Peter M. Barnefske is a most experienced German "high volume specialist" (mass placements / mass outplacements / large qualification programmes etc.) and an international labour expert with focus on Germany, Switzerland and Austria.


Before focussing on international HR consulting, he had active leading, coordinating and advisory posi-tions in large HR projects, in which altogether more than 12,000 German and international professio-nals, specialists & managers of all hierarchies & industries have been placed in companies all over Germany. The success rates in group newplacements: 78 – 100%.


In "earlier days" he gained experience in cost-cutting for large and medium-sized companies, in media and marketing counselling.


Besides that, Peter is probably one of the hardest consultants & trainers in HR topics like Extreme Headhunting & Direct Search, Career Counselling, Active Job Search/Hunting. Nevertheless he always meets his partners respectfully at eye level, hands-on and in inspiring, clear words.



German and international HR consultancies, staffing/recruitment agencies, big and medium sized companies, German labour market authorities etc.


Industries / Sectors:

Experiences in placing in engineering & technics, IT/ICT, management, sales & marketing, finance, military/defense, health & medicine, industry/production (automotive, electronics, mechanical, construction, aviation etc.), hotel & gastronomy, retail/trade, consulting, administration & office, transport & logistics, craft, media etc.


ITALY  I  TV reportage

LeIene/Mediaset: TV-reportage with Peter M. Barnefske ("How Italians get jobs in Germany")


Seminar in Skopje & Bitola (MK) with the German Headhunter Peter M. Barnefske ("How Macedonians get jobs in Germany")


ITALY  I  PANORAMA (newspaper)

GREECE I  ETHNOS (newspaper)

GREECE (Thessaloniki) - ETHNOS
GREECE (Thessaloniki) - ETHNOS

ITALY (Piacenza)  I  TV Report "LE IENE"

ITALY (Piacenza) - TV Reportage "Le Iene"
ITALY (Piacenza) - TV Reportage "Le Iene"


ITALY  I  Online

Press - Media - Italy - Online
Press - Media - Italy - Online

ITALY  I  Online

Press - Media - Italy - Online
Press - Media - Italy - Online

GREECE  I  ETHNOS (online)

Press - Media - GREECE online
Press - Media - GREECE online

PHOENIX GIR German International Recruiting & HR Consulting




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+49 (0)179 / 52 99 251


We speak English & German.


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