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15 Mar 2016 - 12:03

A typical after work dinner that took a crazy turn. Jiri, my Czech headhunting colleague...

 Funny headhunting dinner in Prague

3 Mar 2016 - 11:02

In 2015 TARGET Executive Search hit again 1 Mio Euro turnover. "We reached again...

22 Feb 2016 - 13:37

TARGET is 22 years. It has grown up and it is still growing. It has been an exciting journey with peaks and valleys. Thank you for being part of this ongoing journey, as clients, as candidates, as colleagues. Through YOU we are ready for the future!

10 Feb 2016 - 09:40

Both are foreigners coming to a new country, to a new culture and environment. The expat is flying in business class, while the refugee is risking his life in a small boat. The expat lands directly in a comfortable home and a responsible job. The refugee is stranded in a prison-like camp, has to queue for the basics of life and has no hope for a job. Actually we do not know anything about his/her job qualifications and we do not really care either. We didn’t ask them to come. Did we ask the expat to come?

28 Jan 2016 - 16:07

“If only I had more time..” “I really have no time for this..” ..”I am running out of time with this task..” ..”Sorry I need to run..”

16 Dec 2015 - 15:35

If you can just spend 1 million dollar, then read on. I recently met an investment banker at a business breakfast. We exchanged ideas about business, politics, the usual stuff. Back in the office I took his business card and checked the website. His company is based in Singapure. On the website there is a button „The Club”. I pressed it and read the following:

18 Nov 2015 - 12:35

Employer branding seen with critical eyes. This recruitment company got so fed up about the discrepancy between nice messages and corporate reality that they decided to make this video and hold up a mirror... and won the award for the best German business video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDkoKvbOM0E

20 Oct 2015 - 13:12

I think, we can all agree that the ability to assess correctly and honestly candidates is one of the key skills of each Recruiter/HR Consultant. One needs to choose (independently or based on the given procedures) fitting assessment and interviewing methods and adjust them based on the position and client needs.

13 Oct 2015 - 08:49

A “discrepancy” to consider

The classical “discrepancy” between research and practice, between researchers and practitioners is more present on the “practice” side when we speak of organizational field (given the fact that the researches in this field are based on data collected from the companies, so they are mostly very practice-related studies). That is to say that when it comes to organizational studies (as opposed medicine, or to physics for example, or technical field) it is more likely to find very “grounded in reality” researchers and very “theory ignorant” practitioners. Often you may find the case that practitioners benefit very little from the conclusions, insights of the studies made about organizations, about teams, about leaders. 

5 Oct 2015 - 12:04

Headhunting...well it’s a “hell of a job”. Of course, I speak from the headhunter’s perspective. Each day I encounter all sorts of people and bizarre situations, some are funny, but most of them are not. Some candidates have no realistic expectations of us and this article is addressed to them, to make our work together easier and our lives happier.