digging deeper to find the best

Our work is about finding the famous "needle in a haystack". We usually start where your internal capacities end or are insufficient.

Only successfully completed project is a good sign and reference of our work. Our goal and commitment is to keep more than 95% success rate.

we find you new colleagues

Most of our projects are focused on the executive search, i.e. the personal direct and discreet contacting of candidates who are often inactive in the labour market.

We believe that the path to quality recruitment services is in the personal approach. Our experienced and qualified consultants personally meet with potential candidates, ensuring that our clients’ needs are addressed in the process. 

In today's impersonal digital age, we believe that a personal touch, supported by strong expertise, is imperative. We maintain that this method of approach provides the most value to our clients and candidates.

Our strongest areas are in: of TOP management, production and engineering, R&D, banking, finance, medical & life science, HR and construction.


on the market





45 000+

cups of coffee with candidates

origins of flow-r

In 2008, I founded a company focused on the active procurement of candidates.

Over the last 14 years, we have grown from a small East Bohemian startup into a respected contractor in the CEE region focused on the most demanding projects. Our successes are thanks to our unique know-how, focus on successful completion of projects and an ever-growing network of contacts.

Since January 2013, we have been using the flow-r executive search brand for all our executive search activities.

We have completed over a thousand projects across dozens of industries, consumed thousands of cups of coffee with customers and candidates,  and most importantly experienced immense success in our projects, which we are rightly proud.

We also look forward to working with you.

Pavel Plachy
managing partner & founder 

our values

responsibility & independence

Since our inception, we have been discovering ways and approaches to combine the driving force of a company with the independence and commitment of individuals.

Independence and responsibility is therefore a key element of our company.

professionalism & excellence

Our company brings together people with a passion for recruiting and who are highly skilled not even in recruiting.  This is why we are able to offer excellent services and continually maintain a high success rate.

Together, we discover new ways, methods and techniques to deliver best service to our clients.

cooperation & community

Individually, each of us could make a great living as an independent recruiter, working for ourself. However, the disadvantages of working alone are loneliness and the inability to share the highs and lows of the business with people who understand and have similar experiences.

A key element to the success of flow-r is cooperation and community, not just among team members, but also with clients, candidates and suppliers. We understand that we can accomplish far more together than individually.

development of recruitment craft

We perceive recruitment as a demanding and beautiful craft full of challenges and ups and downs. The reputation of this craft is not well appreciated in our region yet.

It is our hope that over time, the work of a high skilled recruiter will be as respected like the work of a great doctor or lawyer.

it would not be possible without experienced people

We rely on the expertise of our team. Each of us has years of professional and top managerial experience working outside the field of recruitment.

Thanks to our experience and knowledge of staffing projects, you will find, in each of our consultants, an experienced partner who understands your needs and can offer a qualified solution.

The ultimate goal of our project is a satisfied client and a successful candidate.

hundreds of satisfied clients stand behind us

We take pride in each of our joint successes, and we are delighted
to have worked with the following companies:


I have been cooperating with recruiters flow-r executive search for many years and I thank them for a lot of excellent colleagues and interesting meetings. One of the things I appreciate is their effort to understand not only the position they are looking for, but also the profile of the candidate they are looking for from the perspective of the team they will join. After years of cooperation, it is easier, they know my expectations. I always get candidates to choose from who meet not only professional but also human requirements. Recently, they have also been looking for colleagues abroad for our branches and again successfully.
Karin Hrunková CFO ASSA Abloy East Europe https://www.linkedin.com/in/karin-hrunkov%C3%A1-7b583513/
We worked with flow-r executive search on many projects and we were always very satisfied with the speed, systematic work, quality of the selection process and recommended candidates. Pavel and Zuzka are professionals with excellent knowledge of the market and the psychology of candidates, so their services and advice have great added value in the entire cooperation. I also appreciate their extraordinary flexibility and personal approach.
Jan Soóky HR Manager CZ, SK, HU IMPERIAL BRANDS https://www.linkedin.com/in/jansooky/
We have had experience with flow-r executive search for some time now. We primarily cooperate with Pavel Plachý. As a group of several companies, we need a service that the supplier is able to supply for various entities and their needs. Flow-r is doing well. Cooperation with them is always on a very professional level, I really appreciate their pro-active approach and openness. Paul maintains regular contact with us and knows what is happening with us. This makes starting each new order easy. Thanks for all.
Zuzana Formánková Executive Manager - Recruitment, skupina ČSOB https://www.linkedin.com/in/zuzana-form%C3%A1nkov%C3%A1-89ab619/
Pavel Plachý from flow-r executive search revived my original ideas and expectations of what a headhunter should look like and work with. Obviously I needed time and a little luck to finally meet Pavel to see what pure work "with people" looks like. Really formulate your strengths and weaknesses correctly, but most importantly see the added value in what you enjoy and fulfill. Personally, however, I was thrilled to see and be able to realize the needs of the company several months and years in advance, and accordingly he was able to identify a suitable candidate and skills that will be needed much later. It is unbelievable that even today, someone is able to put all this into a good personal story, regardless of the field in which you operate and whose main center is you - whether as a candidate or you as a client.
Oldřich Myslivec CFO Qminers https://www.linkedin.com/in/oldrichmyslivec/
In the flow-r executive search, we found a reliable and long-term partner not only for the Czech market.
Tomáš Dvořák Sales Director JD Ddvorak / TESTSYSTEME https://www.linkedin.com/in/adela-wiesnerova-48a8b658/
I would like to thank flow-r executive search and specifically headhunter Adam Červenka for their cooperation, which was very beneficial for us. Together we were able to fill a key position of a senior physician for one of our investment projects. The cooperation was at a very professional level. flow-r executive search will be our first choice for our next search for employees.
Roman Petr CEO RP Clinic, RP invest partner
I would describe my experience with flow-r executive search as a professional approach, fast and constructive negotiations and, of course, successful projects. I see flow-r as a long-term partner and I will be happy to cooperate in the future.
Adela Wiesnerova HR manager KION group https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom%C3%A1%C5%A1-dvo%C5%99%C3%A1k-325807130/

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