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8 Challenges The Recruitment Industry Faces And How To Overcome Them

On 12 June, I was invited to hold a seminar on „The Future Of Recruitment“ in Budapest, organized by our Partner office Ikelosz/ Kennedy Executive Search Hungary. And just like with the Rubik’s cube – a famous Hungarian invention – it is not always easy to define what the right move is. What does the future hold for us? What will change, what will stay the same? So far, all we know is that “it will
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Diving Into The Third Reason For Gender Pay Gap

Here comes the third posting on gender pay gap, written by Wilma and Eline from Lens,/ Kennedy Executive Search The Netherlands. The New York Times writes that the gender pay gap is mostly established after women have children. It adds another ‘how come’ to the list of explanations for the gender pay gap, next to deeply rooted beliefs about role models and hidden sexism. Is motherhood the third reason for gender pay
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Personal Branding: The 60/ 40 Formula You Have Not Heard Of Yet

Are you branding yourself properly and correctly? Personal branding is something we are or should be concerned with if not on a daily basis then very often. Are we communicating the right message to our clients or potential employers and are we vigorous enough in our communication? After working with Executives and MBA students on developing their personal brand, I have seen that most people are looking in the wrong
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Gender Pay Gap – Why Women Do Not Negotiate

Here comes number 2 of the series of 3 postings on gender pay gap by Wilma Rossieau and Eline Joseph from Lens,/ Kennedy Executive Search The Netherlands. There are many reasons about the gender pay gap. And some of them seem to be homemade: “In our previous blogpost about the gender pay gap, we showed through various quotes of our female respondents, that the pay gap is still alive & kicking on the work fl
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Will Big Data Take Over Your Job?

“Everybody who can be replaced by a machine deserves to be”, said Dennis Gunton. Dave Heilbron from Lens,/ Kennedy Executive Search in Amsterdam (look at their beautiful new homepage!) is irreplaceable and tells us about the risks that Big Data will be taking over our  jobs: Robotisation, artificial intelligence and big data will have enormous impact  on our jobs in the future. For quantitative jobs, such
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Gender Pay Gap – Are We Done With It In 2017?

Gender pay gap: are we finally done with it? What do we hear and see when talking to the Kennedy Partner offices in Amsterdam, Budapest, Copenhagen, Denver, Frankfurt, London, Milan, Monaco, Paris and Prague? This posting, number 1 of a series of 3, comes from Wilma Rossieau from Lens/ Kennedy Executive Search The Netherlands. In Europe, the overall salary in 2015 of women was 16,9% below the salary of men. In manage
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Valentine Day’s Special: Your Job. Still A Love Story?

My colleague Mirka from Prague has written what job search and interviews have in common. And indeed career management and love work – or don’t work – for the same reasons. Or not? Let us break down the different phases of a relationship, ugh, I mean your job: First love: The first weeks in the new company. You have high expectations and feel highly energized. It is so much better here than with you
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Salary Negotiation: 33 Things To Negotiate Other Than Money

Congratulations! You have mastered the job interviews, left all your competitors behind and enter the final phase of your job search phase: the salary negotiation. What can you expect? A typical salary negotiation is unfortunately very often minimal to inexistent: you will be asked your expectations – and then, an offer is made. A real negotiation, however, does not always take place. Do not underestimate this
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Right Or Wrong: “Headhunters Are Only For Executives”

Is it right or wrong that headhunters are only for executives, CXO and director level? Read on this posting by Jorg Stegemann, CEO of Kennedy Executive Search and Paul Battye, Partner at Kennedy for the United Kingdom, CEO of Moorlands Human Capital and Practice Leader Finance. The above is… wrong, of course. Several factors determine how we choose our assignments and for which kind of recruitment needs we will
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9 Steps To Get A Promotion This Year

New year, new luck. 2017 is your year and it is time to move on, internally or externally. Here at Kennedy Executive Search and in all markets we serve, we see that companies have difficulties finding the right talent. And in a booming market, retention also becomes more important. Retention? Sure. And what does your employer do for you to stay? Where do you stand today in your career (see my posting on Forbes on the
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