Although the market for online video sharing is highly competitive these days, the Russian video creation and sharing service Coub is serious about its international expansion, confident that its "coubs," looped videos of up to 10 seconds long with musical tracks often added to them, have sufficient potential for conquering audiences all over the world, not just in Russia.
Addressing the issue of underperforming staff can be time consuming and stressful for both the individual and his manager. A structured approach to discussions and performance goals can help reach a solution.
Expats may be feeling a little isolated and under pressure from the market downturn but there are positive steps they can take. Here's some valuable advice from a recruiter who has seen both sides of the coin, as a long-term expat himself.
I have spent a few decades reporting on people and the integrated world economy. I am convinced that western governments in particular made a big mistake trying to return their economies to the status quo prior to 2007.
Moscow School of Management Skolkovo pulled out all the stops to celebrate its anniversary. Politicians, business leaders, educators and students joined forces to discuss what the school has achieved so far — and what challenges lie ahead.
More students now consider studying abroad as a way to make themselves more attractive to employers. Countries, like Germany, have very different education systems and it is essential to understand the opportunities available.
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