Entrepreneurship is something that Richard Branson said he fell into by mistake. For Sergei Vykhodtsev (left), the founder and CEO of Velle Oats as well as the 2008 Entrepreneur of the Year, it was a conscious choice. He believes itТs the best use of his time and resources. Victor Sedov (right), the president of the US-Russia Center for Entrepreneurship and a competition judge, believes it was the right choice. Chris Willett spoke to the pair to find out more about entrepreneurship in Russia.
In its most basic definition, outplacement is practical support from professional consultants designed to help people leaving a company, either because of redundancy or severance, continue in their careers. The reality of outplacement is much more than that. For someone losing a job it can be a real lifeline and for companies having to depart with key members of staff and management it is one of the most helpful and appreciated benefits they can offer.
The phenomenon of working from home is one that has become increasingly popular in the West over the past few years. In fact, there are currently over 60 million people in Europe working from home, according to statistics published in Noviye Izvestia last year, accounting for 12 percent of the working population. Moreover, the number of people wanting to work remotely is still increasing.
The application procedure for the Open UniversityТs MBA course in Russia is essentially a self-selection process. УAs with the philosophy of the Open University in the UK, the course is open to anyone,Ф said Judy Armitt, a consultant and lecturer with the institution, on a recent visit to Moscow to lead one of the universityТs seminars.
Over the last few years Jobs and CareersТ biannual overview of RussiaТs labor market has almost continually reported a plethora of vacancies, a lack of qualified professionals and increasing salary expectations. УGone are the days when candidatesТ expectations and demands grew not by the day but by the hour and money was forced to dance to talentТs tune,Ф said Stanislav Alekseyev, the managing partner at Transeach International.