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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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Effective business processes, a guarantee of performance

16 noiembrie 2018 | Articol de: Alina Făniță, CEO, PKF Finconta
Effective business processes, a guarantee of performance

Transformation from the ground or step-by-step change? When time has no more patience with the general directors, they need to choose the first option. But when management is careful about changes in the operating environment, changing step by step is the best solution. Changes happen permanently in the eyes of decision makers. There are technologies […]

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„Would you, please, fix them?” (2)

12 noiembrie 2018 | Articol de: George Agafiței, Strategy Designer & Innovation Catalyst, Certified Associate Emergenetics®
Would you please fix them 2

Coaching – one of the most unpredictable trades in the world. Coaching – one of the “riskiest” jobs in the world for both the coach and the coachee. Coaching – one of the most fulfilling activities in the world. I was speaking in the first part of this article about the need for clarity in […]

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Moments and sketches of economic evolution

9 noiembrie 2018 | Articol de: Constantin Măgdălina, Emerging Trends & Technologies Expert
Moments and sketches of economic evolution

Romania’s economy grew in 2017. Government incresed the wages and pensions. The public investments declined. The European Commission reviewed negatively country’s growth forecasts for 2018. But the Government has communicated to the population about an unprecedented growth. Imports have increased as have the consumption of the population. The National Bank has limited the indebtedness level […]

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Corporate governance is compatible with entrepreneurship

6 noiembrie 2018 | Articol de: Florentina Șușnea, Founder & Managing Partner, PKF Finconta
Corporate governance is compatible with entrepreneurship

Originally designed for big companies, corporate governance seems to be just about them. It only applies to listed companies for protecting the rights of shareholders and stakeholders. That corporate governance is provided with a framework for monitoring management activity and that the goal is to encourage better results. But this concept also applies to small […]

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„Would you, please, fix them?”

30 octombrie 2018 | Articol de: George Agafiței, Strategy Designer & Innovation Catalyst, Certified Associate Emergenetics®
Would you please fix them

Coaching – one of the most unpredictable trades in the world. Coaching – one of the “riskiest” jobs in the world for both the coach and the coachee. Coaching – one of the most fulfilling activities in the world. Coaching is about having respect for the other. Nearly 10 years ago, Aoki-san, a coach from […]

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The intelligent city is not a fad, it’s a necessity

29 octombrie 2018 | Articol de: Constantin Măgdălina, Emerging Trends & Technologies Expert
The intelligent city is not a fad it s a necessity

In June 2018, the ranking of the most „smart” cities in the world was published. In other words, the most advanced cities in terms of human capital, social cohesion, the economy, the environment, governance, urban planning, international outreach, technology, mobility, and transport. Romania is missing from this ranking Conducted by the prestigious IESE Business School, […]

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The main 5 trends of 2019 in digital marketing

22 octombrie 2018 | Articol de: Gabriela Streza, Business Development Director, Valoria
The main 5 trends of 2019 in digital marketing

Each year brings new directions of evolution for digital marketing. Some of these are confirmed by medium- or long-term trends, others run very quickly and are lost in the long run. What is clear is that much of digital marketing has reached an advanced level of professionalism. You can no longer activate in this area […]

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Valoria survey: Managers adjust the prospect of business growth for 2018

9 octombrie 2018 |
Valoria survey Managers adjust the prospect of business growth for 2018

According to the survey on „The business outlook in Romania for 2018” released by Valoria, 75% of companies in the second half of the year, compared with 84% at the beginning of the year, say they will have a higher turnover this year. Moreover, 40% of companies, compared to 24% previously, say they will keep […]

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Romania regresses to economic competitiveness

2 octombrie 2018 | Articol de: Constantin Măgdălina, Emerging Trends & Technologies Expert
Romania regresses to economic competitiveness

Last year, 62th, this year in the 68th place, Romania loses its economic competitiveness worldwide. This is what reveals, for our country, the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index. Because it is very common to compare oneself with countries in the region, it is worth mentioning that Bulgaria is ranked 49th, rising from the 50th […]

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79% of companies say keeping employees involved is the biggest HR challenge in 2018

1 octombrie 2018 |
79% of companies say keeping employees involved is the biggest HR challenge in 2018

According to the survey „Trends and Challenges in HR 2018” conducted by Valoria in collaboration with BusinessMark, 79% of companies say that the most important strategic challenge in HR is to maintain a high level of employee engagement. On the second place is the retention of the high-potential and the highly-performing employees (61%), and on […]

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