02/10/2016 - 10:40

Both are foreigners coming to a new country, to a new culture and environment. The expat is flying in business class, while the refugee is risking his life in a small boat. The expat lands directly in a comfortable home and a responsible job. The refugee is stranded in a prison-like camp, has to queue for the basics of life and has no hope for a job. Actually we do not know anything about his/her job qualifications and we do not really care either. We didn’t ask them to come. Did we ask the expat to come?

01/28/2016 - 17:07

“If only I had more time..” “I really have no time for this..” ..”I am running out of time with this task..” ..”Sorry I need to run..”

12/16/2015 - 16:35

If you can just spend 1 million dollar, then read on. I recently met an investment banker at a business breakfast. We exchanged ideas about business, politics, the usual stuff. Back in the office I took his business card and checked the website. His company is based in Singapure. On the website there is a button „The Club”. I pressed it and read the following:

11/18/2015 - 13:35

Employer branding seen with critical eyes. This recruitment company got so fed up about the discrepancy between nice messages and corporate reality that they decided to make this video and hold up a mirror... and won the award for the best German business video.

10/20/2015 - 14:12

I think, we can all agree that the ability to assess correctly and honestly candidates is one of the key skills of each Recruiter/HR Consultant. One needs to choose (independently or based on the given procedures) fitting assessment and interviewing methods and adjust them based on the position and client needs.

10/13/2015 - 09:49

A “discrepancy” to consider

The classical “discrepancy” between research and practice, between researchers and practitioners is more present on the “practice” side when we speak of organizational field (given the fact that the researches in this field are based on data collected from the companies, so they are mostly very practice-related studies). That is to say that when it comes to organizational studies (as opposed medicine, or to physics for example, or technical field) it is more likely to find very “grounded in reality” researchers and very “theory ignorant” practitioners. Often you may find the case that practitioners benefit very little from the conclusions, insights of the studies made about organizations, about teams, about leaders. 

10/05/2015 - 13:04

Headhunting...well it’s a “hell of a job”. Of course, I speak from the headhunter’s perspective. Each day I encounter all sorts of people and bizarre situations, some are funny, but most of them are not. Some candidates have no realistic expectations of us and this article is addressed to them, to make our work together easier and our lives happier. 

09/17/2015 - 11:07

We have all seen the pictures of hundreds of refugees walking on the Hungarian highway. In the afternoon of Friday Sept 4th a large group of refugees left from Budapest Keleti railway station and started to walk towards Austria, 170 km ahead of them. 

08/31/2015 - 11:01

The organized people, like me, have a never-ending issue with lack of communication from counterparts, both in business and private life. Answering an email/call/sms and stating the situation status (Not solving the topic on the spot! We know people aren’t some vending machines that operate immediately...) is a natural way how to treat a communication partner on the other side. We honestly find it difficult, and it drives us crazy, when there is QUIET on the other side. That means the communication stays open and some part of our mind capacity is still bothered with that. I guess people on the other side do not realize it. Learning about details of how different people perceive the world and make decisions, using MBTI knowledge base, I do recognize that many people find it very natural not to answer at all or answer only in the last second. They find it natural to communicate this way and don’t understand us on the other side. So much for the theory and trying to understand each other better after learning some scientific staff.

08/25/2015 - 10:04

Nowadays, being "communicative" is a key-skill, listed in every job description. It means that the candidate must be able and willing to inform colleagues as well as the general management about any fact relevant to the company.