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New premises for the Pedersen & Partners Riga office, “Dienas bizness” - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

Riga, Latvia – Pedersen & Partners Riga has moved its office location to newer, larger premises.

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Josef Buttinger named HR Person of the Year at HR Inside Summit - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

Vienna, Austria – Austria's largest HR event – the annual HR Inside Summit – was held for the third time at the Hofburg former imperial palace in Vienna. At the event, the second annual “HR Awards” were presented, honouring innovative HR ideas and projects in four categories: “Strategy, Leadership and Personnel Development,” “Tools & Services,” “Recruiting & Employer Branding,” and “Newcomer of the Year.” A special award is also presented to the “HR Person of the Year.”

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Choosing the right time to leave a company - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

Warsaw, Poland – “How long should I work at one company?” This is a question that l hear a lot. It’s likely that you have already asked yourself this question – and chances are you’re still at a loss.

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Professional burnout, and what to do about it, “biz.liga.net” - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

Kiev, Ukraine – How do you prevent your dream job from turning into the worst mistake of your life? Most career professionals go through periods of self-reflection and search for meaning – a phenomenon known as burnout. “It is common for professionals to seek a new job in a fresh domain, and for different reasons. The majority of them do not understand that they’re experiencing burnout, and they start looking for external reasons. The main factors pushing workers to radically change their life and career vector include dissatisfaction with their chosen profession, financial issues and lack of career growth,” says Vladimir Kolomoets, Country Manager for Ukraine at Pedersen & Partners.

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You add a lot of value when working in the technology field, Riga TechGirls - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

Riga, Latvia – “You create something from nothing, and you work together with plenty of smart, humorous, and focused colleagues.” Valerija Makijenko, Head of Development at Visma Enterprise Latvia. Evita Lune, Global Digital Economy Partner, interviewed Valerija for Riga Tech Girls, an IT community in Riga, Latvia dedicated to tech, start-up and digital education.

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Employment in Belarus: “If you want a top career, learn the language” - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

Minsk, Belarus – How easy is it to find a good specialist in Belarus? How do language skills affect salaries, and what is the demand for narrowly-focused specialists? What’s going on in the labour market? And is it true that there are more and more highly-paid vacancies? Lola Trapsh, Country Manager for Belarus at Pedersen & Partners, discusses these questions and more.

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How to build a sustainable talent pool for Consumer Goods companies - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

Tallinn, Estonia – Talent is a hot topic – at the national level, in business ventures from global corporations to start-ups, and everywhere else, it seems. Everybody knows that "talent" is important for their own business or country, and feels obliged to mention it frequently. But what is actually behind these words? Does your organisation have a clear talent strategy and an action plan, and has it defined what exactly it wants to achieve? Most importantly, does the strategy exist only on paper, or is there clear follow-up on progress and measured outcomes?

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Digital transformation, innovation, and culture - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

The “digital” buzzword is to today's business world what “internet” was in the 1990s. And "digital transformation" covers a wide range of new (but different) technologies now in the same way that "the internet" once did, encompassing innovations such as big data analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and robotic process re-engineering. Yet it is a deceptive half-truth to assume that the deployment of bleeding-edge technology is all that is needed for digital success.

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Your tech company is your gym for personal growth, Riga Tech Girls - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

Riga, Latvia – Evita Lune, Global Digital Economy Partner, interviewed Gunita Kulikovska, Founder and CEO of Vividly for Riga Tech Girls, an IT community in Riga, Latvia dedicated to tech, start-up and digital education. Vividly was founded in 2016 by young architects and tech professionals driven by the synergy between architecture, virtual reality, and people. Its CEO does not speak the traditional start-up language  – she is a visionary, who aspires to facilitate the development of a new medium (virtual reality) as the paradigm shift in the way architects communicate with their clients and teams.

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Artificial Intelligence vs the Human Factor, “Production Manager Poland” - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

Warsaw, Poland – AI: Human labour transformed. Artificial intelligence will force companies to revisit and reinvent their processes; this is the only way in which they will become more efficient, innovative and focused on new processes. Cooperation, teamwork, creativity, flexibility, efficiency, and diversity of corporate cultures will become increasingly significant at all levels.

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Pedersen & Partners co-hosts executive coaching session on managing high performance teams  - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

Lima, Peru – What are the characteristics of a high performance team? What does it take to assemble, manage and develop one? At a recent business breakfast event in Lima organised by Pedersen & Partners in association with Club Empresarial from Peru, the business community had a chance to discuss the importance of the executive coach in developing successful teams and achieving company growth.

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Middle East & Africa headquarters in Dubai – challenges and opportunities  - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Focusing on the Consumer sector in particular but also taking a number of other sectors into consideration, we have seen an increasing number of international firms moving their Middle East & Africa headquarters to Dubai, and in the process facing the inherent challenges of hiring senior executives across North and Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Middle East & Afrika Headquarters in Dubai – Chancen und Herausforderungen - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

Dubai, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate – Die nähere Betrachtung insbesondere des Konsumsektors, wie auch einer Reihe anderer Branchen, zeigt eine steigende Zahl internationaler Unternehmen, die ihr Headquarter für den Mittleren Osten und Afrika nach Dubai verlagern und vor der Herausforderung stehen, ihre Top-Führungskräfte in Nordafrika und südlichem Afrika zu gewinnen.

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Las Sedes Centrales para Oriente Medio y África se establecen en Dubái – retos y oportunidades - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

Dubái, Emiratos Árabes Unidos – Centrándonos particularmente en el sector de Gran Consumo, pero también teniendo en cuenta otros sectores de la industria, hemos visto un creciente número de empresas internacionales mover sus sedes centrales para Oriente Medio y África a Dubái y, en el proceso, hacer frente a los retos inherentes a la contratación de ejecutivos de primer nivel en toda África del Norte y Subsahariana.

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Sub-Saharan Africa executive compensation particularities, “Fin24.com” - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

Johannesburg, South Africa – “In the Sub-Saharan Africa talent market, job titles and therefore pay scales mean very little – i.e. a Vice President in one country could be a senior manager or a Director in another. Typically companies have simply been grateful that they can get talent to relocate to some of the countries where they operate in subsidiaries, so now they find themselves with confused pay scales. They find their calculations to be driven by what the markets dictate rather than what their organic pay scale specifies for corresponding positions elsewhere in the world,” explains Martin Pike, Managing Director of Sub-Saharan Africa region at Pedersen & Partners. 

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Pedersen & Partners promotes Gary Williams to Partner - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

February 5th, 2016 – Munich, Germany – Pedersen & Partners, a leading international Executive Search firm with 56 wholly owned offices in 52 countries, is pleased to announce the promotion of Gary Williams to Partner and equity owner of the firm.

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Leadership in South African universities: How can Executive Search professionals help?	 - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

Johannesburg, South Africa – If we are to be successful when searching for executive management in South African universities, we need a complete understanding of what "transformation" means for that particular entity. Our tertiary education system is on a steadfast path of change, expansion and inclusivity. Funding is under great strain, but the pressure to be world-class has never been greater. Academia has a responsibility to create a long-lasting legacy and contribution to South Africa’s democracy. 

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Pedersen & Partners appoints Dean McHugh as a Regional Client Partner 	 - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

February 2nd, 2016 – Bangkok, Thailand – Pedersen & Partners, a leading international Executive Search firm with 56 wholly owned offices in 52 countries, is pleased to announce that Dean McHugh has joined its Asia Pacific team as a Regional Client Partner.

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Pedersen & Partners appoints James Prideaux as a Regional Client Partner - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

January 25th, 2016 – Bangkok, Thailand – Pedersen & Partners, a leading international Executive Search firm with 56 wholly owned offices in 52 countries, is pleased to announce that James Prideaux has joined its Asia Pacific team as a Regional Client Partner.

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 Pedersen & Partners appoints Frank Behrendt to lead its Financial Services Practice Group in Africa - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

January 21st, 2016 –  London, United Kingdom – Pedersen & Partners, a leading international Executive Search firm with 56 wholly owned offices in 52 countries, today announced the appointment of Frank Behrendt as a Principal and the Head of the Financial Services Practice Group Africa.

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Beijing smog driving away expat talent, “HR Magazine” - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

As smog in Beijing exceeded to 22 times higher than the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s limit in December, the pollution is leading to more than just an array of health problems – it is making it harder for the Chinese capital to attract and retain foreign talent, according to Pedersen & Partners.

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Multinationals in Greater China are localising their top management, Partner Gautier Vasseur to HR Magazine - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

The average annual gross compensation for top executives in the world’s largest companies increased in 2015 by 3.8% to EUR 1.45 million (HKD 12.22 million), according to Executive Search firm Pedersen & Partners. The survey covered 1,800 top executives in 340 large companies in 18 countries.

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Could your ego help your career? "Gestión" - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

Lima, Peru – Some studies show that going into a crucial interview with an egotistical attitude could bring you an advantage. Employers often prefer a confident candidate who is convinced that s/he is the best person for this specific job – but perhaps it is just as important to raise your confidence by carefully analysing the job description before the interview!

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Belarusians don’t really know the meaning of unemployment, says Lola Trapsh for Onliner  - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

Minsk, Belarus – Lola Trapsh, Country Manager for Belarus at Pedersen & Partners, a leading international Executive Search firm that operates in 56 wholly owned offices in 52 countries, gives her expert insights into the realities of the employment situation in Belarus.

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Partner Evita Lune ranked in the Forbes Most Influential Business Women In Latvia list  for the second year running - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

Riga, Latvia – This year, Latvia was ranked 15th in the Global Gender Equality Index published by the World Economic Forum. This achievement is borne out by the number of influential and successful women in the country.

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The challenges of taking a break – a question of logistics, “Deutsche Verkehrs-Zeitung” - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

Vienna, Austria – The concept of sabbatical leave first appeared in the US several decades ago. Burnt-out American professors felt the need to take breaks to recover from the pressures of academia, and would return refreshed and ready for new ideas. Before long, the concept spread to European universities.

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Tough times for expats in Oman, Client Partner Chris Quy for International Finance Magazine - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Many companies are trying to reduce their numbers on their payrolls in a bid to cut costs. With oil prices showing no signs of heading up, companies in Oman are pulling all stops to reduce their employee cost.

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The power of BATNA in confident salary negotiations, “WU Executive Academy” - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

Vienna, Austria – Imagine going to your boss and requesting a 10% pay increase, only to be told: “That’s not possible – get back to work!” What happens next? There are two possibilities – either you leave for a new position with a bigger salary, or continue to work at the same job with the same salary, but the final outcome primarily depends on who has the better BATNA.

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Gender pay gap in Madrid, Client Partner Puri Paniagua for RTVE - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

Madrid, Spain – Workplace gender equality is the subject of research and discussion all over the world. While the specific numbers and reasons for the pay gap differ, the problem still persists. Pedersen & Partners' Client Partner Puri Paniagua analyses the gender pay gap in the region in an interview with Spain’s national broadcaster RTVE.

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Once upon a time – the end of the career ladder, “Kurier” - Pedersen and Partners Executive Search

Vienna, Austria – Continuous career advancement is a thing of the past; these days the career ladder can go down as well as up. 

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By Evita Lune, Partner and Country Manager Latvia

Introduction

Patient, obedient, long-suffering, helpless, fond of children, tender-hearted, responsive, ready to share, agreeable, obliging, hospitable, respectful to elder people, honoring men and as a consequence, voluntarily choosing to always remain in the shadow of men.

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By Evita Lune, Partner, Country Manager  Latvia

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By David Mashuri, Principal and Head of Central Asia

Management Demand

It's obvious to anyone crossing Kazakhstan today that this vast country located between the Russian, Indian and Chinese Giants is a paradox, though relatively unknown worldwide, its abundant natural resource wealth makes its population one of the potentially richest per capita.

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By Poul Pedersen, Managing Partner

If so, then you might be interested to know that the large regional private equity fund manager Enterprise Investors and the executive search firm Pedersen & Partners is operating a “MBI & MBO Club” in Poland, Romania, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Bulgaria, the Baltics and Ukraine.

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From our extensive experience with executive recruitment both in various geographical as well as in functional areas we have encountered the issue of lack of leadership talent in Central and Eastern European region. Real estate in Romania is booming and the demand for top performers in this sector has been growing exponentially. Russia is experiencing growing demand for HR directors and executives in investment banking. FMCG, Retail and Financial sectors in Poland already developed and trained highly qualified

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By Minerva Cernea, Principal and Head of North America

Evolution of the CFO role in CEE. What makes CFOs move: paycheck or challenge?

This article focuses on the changes of the CFO position in CEE, what motivates these people and what they understand to be their mission.

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By Ilham Hajiyev, Country Manager Azerbaijan and Poul Pedersen, Managing Partner

Management Demand

Over the past decade Azerbaijan has attracted significant amount of foreign investment. Investors are mainly global energy firms: Russian, Turkish, British and others.

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