Annual World Conference of Business Women in Madrid
(IWEC 15th Annual Conference)

November 28, 2022

These last few days I have had the incredible opportunity to attend the annual Conference of the IWEC Foundation (International Women Entrepreneurial Challenge) that has taken place on the IESE campus in Madrid. The theme of the 2022 conference has been: “Connecting Women’s Businesses Globally: The Transformative Power of Women…

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November 21, 2022

After working for eight business’, and 26 years in the headhunting industry and the last eight years being involved with the CFR Group my time has come to an end. What a ride it has been, JacksonStone & Partners became a member of CFR nine years ago when then Director…

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HR in growing startups

November 14, 2022

The sweeping success of TV formats like „Shark Tank“ or “Dragon’s Den” around the globe reflects the rising interest of entrepreneurial ventures and startups. The increased presence of startup incubators, hubs and VC’s further illustrate the high importance of successful startup ecosystems for a country’s long-term competitiveness and as driver…

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Employee Retention as an Answer to the War for Talents

November 7, 2022

In times of a shortage of skilled labor, employee retention is becoming increasingly important. A multitude of companies are acutely looking for skilled workers, experts, and specialists – nationally as well as internationally. Replacing an employee can cost a company up to twice a year’s salary. In addition to obvious,…

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Listening to Employees: It’s More Important Than You Think

October 31, 2022

Companies are currently facing labour shortages; they have many open positions and are struggling to find qualified people to fill them. The key could be engaged and satisfied employees and hight employee retention.  What we have learned during the Covid pandemic is that we need to continuously work with our…

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Labour shortages and DEI: solutions in executive recruitment

October 10, 2022

Talent competition has gone global. Companies of all sizes are stepping over each other to secure qualified candidates. Since these candidates are few in number and high in demand, their geographical location has become less important, especially now that technology provides the option to collaborate remotely with no loss to…

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Sufficient and Sustainable Food

October 3, 2022

Humanity faces a large number and variety of challenges to produce food in sufficient volume and sustainably. Among these are climate change with the different variants that affect countries in various ways (some hit by unseen droughts and others with catastrophic floods). Some of them are like reducing the carbon…

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CFR Global Executive Search
Global Conference
Bern 2022

September 27, 2022

Well, another conference has come to close and we’re all back at work, nose to the grindstone. It was good and it was also busy, some things are a bit of a blur when reflecting on the experience, not least due to the early starts, “the bus leaves at 7.35”,…

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Why do your best employees leave?

September 5, 2022

Why do your best employees leave? During many years working in HR industry, searching, interviewing and selecting excellent candidates, I concluded that many candidates who won the selecting process have one thing in common, they are not just happy getting a new job but they are happy quitting the previous…

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