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AIMS International Spain celebrates 35th anniversary

AIMS International Spain celebrates 35th anniversary

Vienna/ Madrid – February 19th, 2014

This February marks 35 years since one of Spain’s first Executive Search companies was founded. Stemper, established in 1979 by Carlos F. Ordás, pioneered a market in which there were very few specialists, becoming throughout the years one of the leading examples in the Executive Search profession. “Since we first started, we believe that quality and professionalism are key factors in delivering services that involve high added value, such as in Executive Recruitment”, says Carlos F. Ordás. Stemper has continuously evolved in order to adapt to its client’s changing environments, conducting over 4,500 recruitment processes and working for nearly 1,000 clients.

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Challenges of talent management 2014

Challenges of talent management 2014

An AIMS International Chile seminar

Vienna/ Santiago – February 11th, 2014

The AMERICAS regional meeting will be held this year in Santiago de Chile from  March 19th  to 22th at the Ritz hotel in Santiago. We´ll take the opportunity to do a seminar about the Challenges of talent management in 2014, with three key speakers: Rodrigo Jordan, prominent businessman and lecturer , who will deliver an evaluation from a teams´perspective. Carlos Osorio, founding director of the master in innovation at UAI in Chile, will give the vision of innovation and Daniel Ekberg , President of AIMS International, will talk about talent in the business world of globalization.

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Why you shouldn’t move to a multimedia CV

Why you shouldn’t move to a multimedia CV

How important is format in a resume? What about format vs. content? Are Video CV’s the future? What can you do to improve your chances?

BBC columnist Elizabeth Garone questioned Grégoire Depeursinge, VP EMEA and Managing Partner Switzerland at AIMS International as well as other executive search professionals about this topic. Read the BBC article here and the full text of Grégoire’s statement below and make up your mind:

Question: what has been the evolution of CV’s over time in terms of format and content?

Gregoire Depeursinge: There has not been a very great evolution: content and format are still what they were years ago when they were done with a typewriter. Of course, the importance of private information in a CV has declined for legal as well as societal reasons and we are no longer expecting candidates to tell us about their religious beliefs or political orientation, but the content is still essentially the same it was 10-15 years ago. What has changed is that CV’s are now present on multiple platforms like social networks, candidate databases, etc. and can easily be adapted somewhat to suit a particular application.

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AIMS Finland the number one global business driver in AIMS International

AIMS Finland the number one global business driver in AIMS International

High calibre speakers showcase how to realize growth

Vienna/ Helsinki – November 22nd, 2013 – AIMS Finland set up an exclusive event with a handpicked selection of speakers for its international clients and consultants at the Ravintola Palace in Helsinki’s harbour

Top level management members of 42 international companies met in Helsinki to discuss diverse strategies to realize substantial growth. Executive managers from Cramo Oyj, ST1, Tieto Oyj and Futurice delivered exciting presentations about their enterprises’ growth strategies and the successfull implementation of those. They should be challenged by the audience which was a compilation of the international managment scene in the Nordics flanked by 39 international AIMS consultants from the EMEA region. The exchange of experience was to prick up one’s ears.

When the sun was rising picturesque above the waters of Helsinki harbour, Rolf Heeb, former President of AIMS International, opened the stage for the top calibre exchange of ideas: FULL SAILS AHEAD – AMBITION FOR GROWTH.

Showcasing the search for an EMEA CEO of a Japanese company he elabourated on the leadership skills which are a strong demand in todays’ global business world and which have been very different in former years. Details about how international consultants can ensure that their global clients adapt their leaders’ competencies according to these huge changes were delivered. And Rolf Heeb illustrated examples of which leadership competencies provide a basis for the successful implementation of a growth strategy in todays’ business environment.

Find the outlines of the presentations of the other speakers here:

Per Lundquist, Senior Vice President Operations, Cramo Oyj – leading the way in rental business

Cramo Oyj has realized quick growth from 1 to 14 countries and from a revenue from 54.000.000 € to 680.000.000 € in the last 12 years. Mr. Lundquist presented Cramo’s way for this success.

Mika Wiljanen, CEO, ST1 Oy – a brave growth story by creating market

ST1 is a forerunner for creating sustainable energy solutions and a leading responsible energy company in Finland and Nordics. CEO Mika Wiljanen elabourated in depth about the way st1 goes to create the organizational energy to grow.

Minna Tornikoski, Head of Leadership and Talent Management, Tieto Oyj – Aligning Organization and Culture to strategy renewal

Nevertheless Tieto Oyj is renewing and rebuilding the company due to the requirements in the markets today. Mrs. Tornikoski presented Tieto’s focus areas to make the transformation happen through people.

Tuomas Syrjänen, CEO and founder, Futurice – The Futurice way of leading growthFuturice has grown substantially during the past few years and won in succession the Best Place to Work completion in Finland and Europe several times. CEO and founder, Tuomas Syrjänen presented their unique leadership philosophy and recipe for success.

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Christian Schulte +49 178 2854744

About AIMS International (www.aims-international.net)

Incorporated in Vienna, Austria in 1992, AIMS International is an international executive search organization of independently owned and managed executive search firms who work collaboratively to execute executive search assignment for global clients around the world. AIMS International is represented by over 350 consultants in more than 90 offices in over 50 countries throughout all continents. It was ranked the largest executive search partnership in the world by Search-Consult Magazine.

For more information, please visit www.aims-international.net.

The ABCA Q3 2013

The ABCA Q3 2013

November 28th, 2013 – Vienna, Austria – AIMS International, a preeminent global Executive Search and Talent Management organization, has launched the 8th issue of its Business Climate indicator. The ABCA delivers a global insight into the executive search business.

This analysis of the Executive Search Market surveys past, present and expected business conditions in 7 major business segments. It approaches the last 4 months and forecasts the next 4 months on the basis of interviews with AIMS International partners and consultants in 44 countries. The first ABCA was published in Q2 2011.

“Every issue of the ABCA delivers useful information for any business leader. AIMS International covers the whole world and as trends in Executive Search firms are very early signs of changes – good or bad, the ABCA analysis provides concise information about these trends. It is a good indicator of where the future is heading”, says Daniel Ekberg, President of AIMS International.

The ABCA Q3 2013 shows the following significant results:

1. 34% (Δ -2%) of the AIMS International partners and consultants evaluate the current state of business locally as good, 50% (Δ +1%) as middle and 16% (Δ +1%) as bad.
This shows there have been small changes to the evaluation of the business situation in the local markets which is a small mark for a stabilization of the local economies which had been visible already in the Q2 2013 ABCA.
Solely evaluating the situation in the EMEA Region, the local business situation is worse as only 26% evaluate the situation as good.

2. Allowing multiple answers, significant differences in the development of important business segments during the last 12 months have become obvious: business in Industrial, Engineering and Logistics, as well as the Automotive, the Financial Services, the IT&T and the Energy segment show a decrease of -8% as an average.
Only the two business sectors FMCG, Retail and Luxury goods, and Pharmaceuticals, Health Care and Life Science are relatively stable in comparison to the ABCA in 2013 Q2.

3. Following the answers to the questions about revenue development in the last 4 months, stabilization has taken place. There is a shift from companies with decreasing revenues to stable and increasing revenues (Δ +10%). However, global markets in the 7 industry segments are still in rough waters but trending upwards.
Solely evaluating the situation in the EMEA Region is worse, as 19% evaluate the turnover as decreasing in this region.How is the revenue development in the last 4 months?
G1

4. The strongest market for Executive Search in EMEA seems to be Finland, in the AMERICAS Canada, Chile and the US. In APAC the business is stable.

5. Only 50% (Δ -8%) of the interviewees evaluate the number of current direct search projects in their countries as large or sufficient, the 50% (Δ +8%) as not enough. Alarming is that only 7% of the companies evaluate the number of direct search projects in their markets as large.How is the number of current direct search projects?
G2

6. As for the forecast for the next 4 months (2013 Q4), 86% (Δ -3%) expect the business to be stable or better, 14% (Δ +3%) as worse. The significant increase of interviewees with a positive business expectation (Δ +10%) is a signal of tendencies toward better markets.How is the forecast for the next 4 months?
G3

The overall outlook for Q4, 2013 is more promising than in 2013 Q1 and Q2.

Corporate Communications

Christian Schulte +49 178 2854744

 

About AIMS International (www.aims-international.net)

Incorporated in Vienna, Austria in 1992, AIMS International is an international executive search organization of independently owned and managed executive search firms who work collaboratively to execute executive search assignment for global clients around the world. AIMS International is represented by over 350 consultants in more than 90 offices in over 50 countries throughout all continents. It was ranked the largest executive search partnership in the world by Search-Consult Magazine.

For more information, please visit www.aims-international.net.