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Executive Search & Interim Management


Taking Turns is a talent acquisition boutique active in Executive Search and Interim Management. We partner with our clients to help them realize sustainable growth by presenting them the right talents for their key and leadership positions. We deliver these services in the various business lines across all industries.

We are passionate about people and business, about what drives our clients and motivates our candidates. That passion together with our professional experience in both financial and industrial corporations as well as in HR services is a unique combination that strengthens us in our ability to make the right matching.

At Taking Turns, we differentiate ourselves by our service excellence, our strongly built network, our ability and methodology to scout high potentials and experienced talents and our thorough knowledge of different industries and functional disciplines. We proud ourselves to be connected with qualitative and well-skilled executives and “to-be executives” in the labour market.

It is the love for our job that gives us the burning energy to continuously dialogue with our clients and talents about career development, employer branding, when or what could be the ideal next step. In the end, it’s all about taking the right turn…

Our Values

Passion for people and business


We are most passionate about 2 things: people and their careers, what motivates them what drives them, what energises them and equally passionate about organisations, what are their challenges, what is their corporate culture, how are they organised and most importantly what combination of skills and leadership values do they need to excel and succeed. 


Service Excellence


We aim to excel in our communication and follow-up towards our clients and candidates. In search for the right candidates we conduct our business with full integrity. We respect confidentiality towards our clients and candidates.  


Think out of the box - Never Assume


We are driven to continuously reinvent ourselves and adjust our approach to the latest sourcing techniques giving us the agility to reach the candidate target group that you aim for. 


Committed Business Partner / Full Ownership


We believe that we can only succeed in our search if there is a close collaboration, trust and business partnering with our client


Our Methodology

Client intake 

The success of filling a key position depends on truly understanding the business challenges, the corporate culture, the leadership values and the combination of functional and soft skills required for the scope of the position

Therefore, we start with a client intake meeting, deep-diving into your organisation and acting as critical sounding board in defining the job profile and profile requirements.  


Branding and Building Talent Pipeline   

There  is a war for talent. The right talent in a key position, can make a difference in the success of your company.  More and more companies need to brand their organisation as an employer of choice. We invest time and money in driving awareness and interest in your employer brand and build your talent pipeline for your key positions with only top talent in the labour market. We identify potential candidates by leveraging on our network and by investigating the labour market (sourcing, identification, screening, interviewing and reference checks).

Meeting Shortlist Candidates 

We give our clients the opportunity to choose but at the same time we only present them top candidates (shortlist). The candidates we have selected fit well with your company’s culture and have the right experience and background for that specific opportunity. We can offer the best candidates, including candidates who are not actively looking for a new opportunity, but are only open to change jobs for the right opportunity. 

Final Conclusion and Mutual Agreement 

We ensure frequent communication with our client and candidate to share compensation information and to facilitate the negotiations in order to come to a mutually beneficial arrangement for both client and candidate. Our success is defined by the long-term commitment and key position of the person hired. As a consequence, we connect and help with closing the hiring process. 

Smoothly onboarding 

During the onboarding period we stay in touch with our client and candidate to ensure a successful onboarding and a sustainable hiring. 

Who we are...

Taking Turns is founded by 2 passionate, positive and fully-energized partners.


"Florence Debusschere holds a Master in Applied Economics and a Master after Master in Tax. She started her career as Corporate Tax Consultant at Arthur Andersen and specialised in Transfer Pricing at PwC. After a couple of years she decided to switch her career to start up the interim management division for an American stock quoted company. Afterwards Florence accepted the role of Sr International Talent Manager at Alpro responsible for attracting and retaining the right talents for Alpro’s current and future business needs through Employer Branding and Learning and Development initiatives






As a co-founder of Taking Turns, Florence returns to her roots and real passion which is “connecting with people and businesses”."

"Griet Vanneste completed her Master in Economics at the University of Ghent. She continued her studies (LL.M/MBA) with the international European Master in Law and Economics (Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Università di Bologna and got selected as one of the three European representatives at Berkeley University, USA).

Griet started her career at Fortis Bank (now BNP Paribas Fortis) as relationship manager for international corporates in various industries and strengthened this experience as senior corporate relationship manager at the Spanish bank Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria.

In order to combine her experience of understanding business drivers and people, she grasped the opportunity to work in the selection and recruitment sector since 2013. She decided to leverage her background and passion and go the extra mile in Executive Search and Interim Management, as co-founder of Taking Turns."

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