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Training programs, more appreciated than benefits packages

22 ianuarie 2020 |
Training programs, more appreciated than benefits packages

In 2020, many employees are no longer looking for a job. But what do they want more? According to a research conducted by the consulting company Valoria, 42% of employees are looking for a good salary and an attractive package of compensation and benefits, but immediately after that, 35% put professional development first. In the […]

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The economic significance of the gift, from interest to altruism

20 decembrie 2019 | Articol de: Constantin Măgdălina, Emerging Trends and Technologies Expert
The economic significance of the gift, from interest to altruism

One does not give without expecting that one will receive something back in exchange. The unspoken truth of most individuals or companies is that giving creates an obligation. The secret invisible hand of exchange economies sets in motion capitals of relationship, goods, and services. Giving and receiving does not only mean the transfer of ownership […]

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PwC Saratoga 2019: One third of employees leave the companies voluntarily, before completing one year

19 decembrie 2019 |
PwC Saratoga 2019: One third of employees leave the companies voluntarily, before completing one year

Voluntary termination rate was 18.7% this year, with 5.1 percentage points up compared to 2017, according to the human capital efficiency analysis, PwC Saratoga 2019. A similar trend, but not of the same magnitude, is observed in the case of involuntary termination rate, with 4.1 percentage points up compared to two years ago, to 23.3%, […]

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KPMG in Romania launches The Romanian Market 2019 Customer Experience Analysis

2 decembrie 2019 |
KPMG in Romania launches The Romanian Market 2019 Customer Experience Analysis

After 10 years of global rollout, evaluating consumers’ appreciation of the experiences they have received from brands across a range of sectors in multiple countries, KPMG is pleased to announce the launch of the 2019 Customer Experience Excellence research in Romania. The central theme of the report is customer excellence as a source of competitive […]

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The economy of election campaign

26 noiembrie 2019 | Articol de: Constantin Măgdălina, Emerging Trends and Technologies Expert
The economy of election campaign

As we approach the end of the year and the discussions about the budget for 2020 are emerging, the accusations of unprofessional public money management, deficits over expectations, growth below estimations, unsustainability of certain measures take shape in the public space. The national currency collapses under the impact of reporting a very likely deficit of […]

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How does the leader of 2030 look like?

5 noiembrie 2019 | Articol de: Constantin Măgdălina, Emerging Trends and Technologies Expert
How does the leader of 2030 look like?

With the reach of one billion smartphones globally in 2012, companies are entering an era of accelerated transformation. Unlike traditional companies, 21st-century companies are 10-40 times more efficient. Companies formed based on the old economy if they do not remodel their business will have their „Kodak moment”. What will be the implications? Multiple. Over 10 […]

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KPMG in Romania appoints two new partners

1 octombrie 2019 |
Gabriel Mihai Tanase, Partner, Technology & Cyber Security, and Horatiu Mihali, Audit Partner, will join KPMG in Romania’s partners team from 1 October.

Gabriel Mihai Tănase, Partner, Technology & Cyber Security, and Horațiu Mihali, Audit Partner, will join KPMG in Romania’s partners team from 1 October. The new promotions announced by KPMG in Romania reflect our trust in the success of the Romanian business environment and in Gabriel’s and Horatiu’s abilities to transform new challenges into opportunities for […]

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Corporate Sapiens – Transforming Through Mental Models

12 septembrie 2019 |
Corporate Sapiens is an executive seminar that transforms people to transform the organisation

On October 15th, together with Christophe Gillet, we break through our cognitive biases / we transform our mental models. What? Why? How? Say no more & find out more below. TAYLORISMISOVER • Disruptions and complexity create huge uncertainty for organisations & for leaders; • New initiatives must aim at transforming to survive in the new […]

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Is it really worth finding out who we are and what our potential is at 40-50 years old?

26 august 2019 | Articol de: Elena Badea, Managing Partner, Valoria Business Solutions
Is it really worth finding out who we are and what our potential is at 40-50 years old?

Bad mouths say that it is „trendy” to do coaching. Others say it’s a waste of time or it’s expensive. Many believe that they do not fit in this approach and that they are „as good as they get”. On the other hand, young people, especially the so-called „young professionals”, choose to take coaching sessions […]

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Lights and shadows in the picture of Romanian industries

10 iulie 2019 | Articol de: Author: Constantin Măgdălina, Emerging Trends and Technologies Expert

Did you know that industrial production companies expect lower turnover in 2019 than in 2018? Or that 11% of construction and real estate firms will not increase investments in 2019? On the other hand, trading companies continue to grow this year, albeit at a moderate pace. And all this in a year when Romania’s economy […]

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When will the man be dismissed of artificial intelligence?

17 mai 2019 | Articol de:  Constantin Măgdălina, Emerging Trends and Technologies Expert

When in 1997 and 2016 the world champions of the GO game were defeated by artificial intelligence, the media announced an incipient functional end of the species. Moreover, in 2014, a Hong Kong company promoted an algorithm as director, with the right to vote in the board of directors. On the other hand, the progress […]

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The employer brand is a competitive advantage

18 martie 2019 | Articol de: Alina Făniță, CEO, PKF Finconta
The employer brand is a competitive advantage

Promoting the company to attract new employees is very important. As the staff crisis is becoming more acute in Romania, communicating a company’s value helps strengthen employee attractiveness, retention, productivity and satisfaction. The approach that targets these goals and achieves them through storytelling, visual elements, employee benefits, healthy organizational culture, and much more is called […]

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Purpose supports the means in value-based businesses

11 martie 2019 | Articol de: Florentina Șușnea, Managing Partner, PKF Finconta
Purpose supports the means in value-based businesses

Today everything is happening in the network. The interconnections between its nodes increase exponentially to the benefit of those who make it. Companies interested only to thank their shareholders miss the opportunity to connect to the network. The shareholders are just a node – the network is also made up of employees, consumers, suppliers, the […]

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Preparing the new generation of business leaders

14 februarie 2019 | Articol de: Alina Făniță, CEO, PKF Finconta
Preparing the new generation of business leaders

The new technologies impact the organization’s performance. The transformations generated by technologies force companies to change, processes to adjust, and leaders to get better. Unfortunately, a research made by Fortune magazine shows that only 7% of CEOs believe in their companies’ leadership capability and only 10% that the leadership development initiatives have a clear impact […]

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The Board of Advisors, a growth opportunity for entrepreneurs

31 ianuarie 2019 | Articol de: Florentina Șușnea, Managing Partner, PKF Finconta
The Board of Advisors, a growth opportunity for entrepreneurs

In Romania, addressing a topic such as the board of advisors is not simple. From translating the English term into adapting it to the business practice. Semantic reflexes and the local business culture do not seem to stay on our side. And yet, under the impact of globalization and the spread of new business models, […]

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The agile manager turns obstacles into opportunities

21 ianuarie 2019 | Articol de: Alina Făniță, CEO, PKF Finconta
The agile manager turns obstacles into opportunities

The formation of the autonomous teams is not a new idea but has a history that goes back 50 years ago. This quest has set a solid foundation for configuring what we call today agile organizations comprising multidisciplinary teams of 8 to 10 people who take responsibility for the various outcomes and make their own […]

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Why do employees quit the job when they win the lottery?

7 decembrie 2018 | Articol de: Elena Badea, Managing Director, Valoria Business Solutions
Why do employees quit the job when they win the lottery

If the top management of the company decides to make changes in the organization then the inclusion of personal development in the change management plan is an essential component. Most of the people involved in changing an organization’s culture are not aware of their own contribution to its problems, being more concerned with blaming others. […]

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The business outlook of professional services in 2018

29 noiembrie 2018 | Articol de: Florentina Șușnea, Founder & Managing Partner, PKF Finconta
The business outlook of professional services in 2018

A country’s economic performance is service-based. In the most competitive countries in the European Union, the service economy claims leadership. The development of the services sector is also desirable for Romania if it wants to be a competitive economy. Therefore, the development of this sector is very important, whilst monitoring of its development is necessary […]

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Declining trust in growth forecasts of Romanian companies for 2018

26 noiembrie 2018 | Articol de: Constantin Măgdălina, Emerging Trends & Technologies Expert
Declining trust in growth forecasts of Romanian companies for 2018

For companies in Romania, 2018 started pessimistically, with shaky confidence in the evolution of the economy. Meanwhile, the evolution of business sentiment in the second semester seems to have deteriorated further. This indicates the results of the Business Outlook Barometer in Romania 2018, conducted by consulting company Valoria. The study asks simple but essential questions […]

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The future of human resources in the view of the CEOs

19 noiembrie 2018 | Articol de: Elena Badea, Managing Director, Valoria Business Solutions
The future of human resources in the view of the CEOs

The dynamics of the business environment, education and demographic changes brings to light the pressing problem of the labor force. If companies allowed themselves to select candidates a few years ago, they are now struggling to find them. Strenuous recruitment processes have been significantly simplified to facilitate recruitment. Companies have implemented development programs, flexible work […]

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