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Spring Issue 2015

How To Move Up When The Ruble Is Down

  • April 29, 2015
With the ruble's devaluation, some foreign executives have packed their bags and gone home, while others are adjusting to a new pay paradigm.

Hysteria Plays Role in Job Cuts

  • April 29, 2015
The latest downturn caught laggards unawares and the response has been "hysteria" according to one leading recruitment adviser. Some business owners are using the crisis as an excuse to make changes that they should have made five years ago.

71% of Graduating High School Students Can't Picture in Which Field of Business They Would Like to Work

  • April 29, 2015
More than half of senior high school students (62 percent) are aware of the profession they would like to have. At the same time, 71 percent of these students cannot answer to which line of work or field these professions are related.

During the Crisis More than 80% of Russians Would Agree to a Pay Cut, If Asked by Their Employer

  • April 29, 2015
In the current crisis, many companies prefer not to cut staff. Large layoffs took place in both 2009 and 2014. Instead, companies are looking to optimize costs by reducing wages and cutting bonuses.

Families Advised to Look Beyond Prestige

  • April 29, 2015
Many Russian families are considering a well-established international school for their children but they can be misled by perceptions of prestige.

Travels Lead to Foreign Ventures

  • April 29, 2015
The ruble's sharp decline has changed the equation for Russians who used to downshift to Goa, in India. A vibrant group of small business people have beaten an unusual path to a new job in a very different business climate.

Schools Challenged to Develop Technical Skills

  • April 29, 2015
While the shortage of qualified engineers and other trades has been apparent for some time, it has become a bigger issue since the economy turned down.

The Three Ages of a Career: Decisions and Possibilities

  • April 29, 2015
Changing lifestyles are challenging the cherished assumptions of human resources managers. Not only are people working to a much greater age, the evolution of work means that younger people also need to think differently.  

Occupation Does Not Correspond to Education for a Third of Russians

  • April 27, 2015
Every fourth respondent surveyed by the Levada Center and the National Research University Higher School of Economics is committed to lifelong self-education.

Around 20% of Russians Will Happily Write Up a Complaint About Their Employer If the Supervising Agencies Will Offer Them an Incentive Payment

  • April 27, 2015
Amid the crisis, the fight against off the books salaries has entered a new phase. Regional authorities, dejectedly calculating how many taxes go uncollected from employers that pay under the table salaries, have devised new methods to crackdown on tax evaders.
Spring Issue 2015
Spring Issue 2015
 — Hysteria Plays Role in Job Cuts as Economic Downturn Catches Firms Unaware
 — Moving Up when the Ruble is Down: What it Means for Salaries
 — Occupation Does Not Correspond to Education for a Third of Russians
 — Travels Lead to Foreign Ventures: Beating a Path to a New Job
 — Schools Challenged to Develop Technical Skills