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Spring Issue 2010

No Great Expectations

  • March 24, 2010
Russias crisis persists and this year there will still be job cuts, albeit in specific sectors, so dont expect the kind of growth in the labor market we saw prior to the economic downturn. This was the broad outlook for 2010 among leading recruitment consultants in Russia who also mentioned the outside possibility of a second dip later in the year, general concerns over indebtedness among firms and the perception that this will prove to be a transitional year for the market.

Todays HR

  • March 24, 2010
The human resources manager, the gatekeeper to employment in many firms, has long been seen as a feely, touchy role just a social club member, said Ruslan Ilyasov, the head of HR at Russian consumer electronics chain, Eldorado. Over the last two years this  reputation has been altered, as HR directors have become highly accountable for bottom line results, he explained.

Pipeline Management

  • March 24, 2010
Educating a workforce requires careful coordination. To ensure that companies have a sufficient supply of potential managers, HR departments and business schools often work together to provide individuals with the skills their firms are looking for. But the MBA, one of the tools they use, has come in for criticism recently. Chris Willett brought together Svetlana Chekalova, HR director at Sibur, and Sean Meehan, dean of external relations at IMD, to try to find out the true value of business education and how Russian companies could better exploit it.

Pharmaceuticals: Strength in Numbers

  • March 24, 2010
The global pharmaceutical industry has been a comparative success against many other struggling areas of the world economy. While, like any sector, there have been job cuts, the industrys redundancies have been considerably lower than in other fields.

A Pay Check-Up

  • March 24, 2010
With a pulse returning to Russias labor market, the question many employees and jobseekers are now looking to answer is whether any return to life in the employment sector will be reflected in their pay packets.

The Post-MBA Job Search

  • March 24, 2010
Application rates for MBA courses remain relatively stable. For those applying for, studying on and graduating from MBA courses, what comes next the availability of jobs and salary levels once they have the qualification is still one of the key questions.

Events Diary

  • March 24, 2010

Todays HR

  • March 24, 2010
The human resources manager, the gatekeeper to employment in many firms, has long been seen as a feely, touchy role just a social club member, said Ruslan Ilyasov, the head of HR at Russian consumer electronics chain, Eldorado. Over the last two years this  reputation has been altered, as HR directors have become highly accountable for bottom line results, he explained.

A Lean Import

  • March 24, 2010
With the testimony of Akio Toyoda, Toyota's president, before the U.S. Congress in February and his apology for safety failures, Japanese corporate culture has been brought into the spotlight. The export of Japanese business knowledge is not limited to corporate governance practices many firms have sent teams to study Kaizen, or lean manufacturing. In Russia its adoption has been sporadic.