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Companies Unfreeze Education Budgets, Still Seek Value

  • May 16, 2012
Corporate expenditures on educating personnel have returned to pre-crisis levels, but that doesn't mean that companies are now ready to buy everything at once. Businesses continue to search out the most effective ways to raise the qualification and enthusiasm of their employees.

Ericsson Goes From Oil to Mobile

  • December 27, 2011
The head of Russian operations for telecoms giant Ericsson, Maria Radtke, was fluent in English, Swedish, French, German and Spanish when she arrived in Moscow in 2010. She could not, however, speak Russian.

Sberbank, Others Help Small Business

  • December 22, 2011
"Why does a carwash need the Internet?" That was a running joke at a conference on small business and the Internet, as guests questioned how a modest brick-and-mortar business could make use of online services.

Hotels Train in English, Manners, Motivation

  • November 22, 2011
As international hotel companies open more properties in Moscow and hire thousands of new employees, the training of hotel employees is set to increase in both importance and scale.

Russian Dads Pursue Right to Parental Leave

  • November 16, 2011
When Alexei Ostayev brought his case to the Constitutional Court, he became part of a trend: Working fathers are seeking the same rights as working mothers.

Q&A: Zimin's Conversion to Capitalism Comes Full Circle

  • October 28, 2011
At 78, Dmitry Zimin is not your typical businessman. His success in creating VimpelCom, and growing it into the country's first corporation to go public on the New York Stock Exchange, overshadows his own personal transformation.

MBA Market Goes for High Prices, Best Deals

  • October 25, 2011
When it comes to MBA and Executive MBA programs, students are requesting both the most expensive and the cheapest, shortest programs. And students are demanding more: They want programs tailored to their needs.

Pharma's New Jobs Aimed at Changing Market

  • August 17, 2011
When Anastasia Bikineyeva took a recruiter job at AstraZeneca earlier this year, it was a new position both for her and for the Russian arm of the British-Swedish pharmaceutical giant.

Study: Russia Lags in Managing Employees

  • July 15, 2011
Chief executives of Russia's biggest companies have actively managed their employees to achieve bullish financial results this year, although fewer than half of them spend enough time managing, a consulting firm said.

Psychologists Are Happiest Workers

  • July 13, 2011
Digging though other people's emotional distress happens to be the most pleasurable job for Russians, while fixing computer trouble is the worst, according to a study by recruiting web site SuperJob.ru.

A Personal Assistant Is Only a Click Away

  • June 22, 2011
She can order you a table in a restaurant, put together a  spreadsheet and meet your grandmother at the airport with a bouquet of flowers. She is anonymous, won't take up any space — and best of all, she has stopped asking for commitment.

Salaries Going Up, Candidates Get Picky

  • April 01, 2011
Salaries across most sectors are projected to grow in 2011 as the market recovers to pre-crisis levels and demand for job applicants increases, human resources specialists said.

Post Crisis, Job Applicant Quality Is Down

  • March 30, 2011
Job seekers are failing to match the requirements of prospective employers, a new survey by recruiting agency Kelly Services has revealed. The average candidate received a skills-to-requirements rating of about three out of five.

Bureaucrats to Learn English

  • January 13, 2011
The government wants at least 20 percent of federal officials to be fluent in a foreign language by 2020, and is even prepared to send them abroad to study in order to put Russia on a path toward an innovative future.

Parents Hope Kids DonТt Get Their Jobs

  • December 20, 2010
A majority of Russians say they would rather not see their children follow in their professional footsteps, according to a survey released Friday.

Demand for MBAs in Russian

  • May 12, 2010
The worldТs third most-spoken first language and, more importantly, its most popular second language, English is often, somewhat ironically, labeled the lingua franca of the business world.

Russian Education Endowments Lag

  • May 12, 2010
Almost three years after the law on endowment funds was passed, about 50 such funds have been created in Russia, with roughly 70 percent of them totaling 2.7 billion rubles ($90 million), according to an estimate by the DonorТs Forum Association, which runs the Development of Endowments in Russia program.

Russians Shy Away From Specialization

  • May 10, 2010
The specialist MBA, a concept that may seem a contradiction in terms, had a growing presence in Russia before the crisis. However, over the last year this academic commodity has all but disappeared from the countryТs business education market, research has shown.

Immigrants Make Up 10% of Work Force

  • April 01, 2010
There were 2.4 million officially registered migrants in 2008, although the real figure is likely three times higher, according to a report on Russia's demographic development commissioned by the United Nations Population Fund.

World Bank Warns of High Unemployment

  • March 25, 2010
Unemployment is expected to stay at about 9 percent in the first quarter of 2010, "with some improvement throughout the year, mostly a result of higher seasonal employment," the World Bank said in a report.