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What happens when you invest $Millions in Executive Search technology?

The answer is FileFinder 10. The result of a multi-million dollar investment, the stunning new generation of Executive Search technology is the most advanced – yet user friendly – software system the executive search world has ever seen.

Key benefits include:


• Incredibly intuitive. You look at the FileFinder 10 screen and know where to click to get the job done. No more guessing. No steep learning curve.

• Superior reporting. Beautiful, branded reports. Drag and drop layouts. MS Excel style business analysis functionality.

• Flexibility. You can change things. Views. Search screens. Codes. Templates. Roles. But you don’t have to; it is designed for executive search "out of the box".

• Automation. Arranging interviews? Web research? Importing data? It just got easier.

• Incredibly intuitive... Really!
 
The product is live, available and being used by search firms today. Already, clients from 11 countries have registered for upgrades. Already, we’ve signed up new clients who will be switching to FileFinder 10 from competing products – both in the US and in Europe.


We’d welcome the opportunity to speak to you about how FileFinder 10 can benefit your business.
 
The Dillistone Systems Team
Dillistone Systems Ltd

Registered address: 50-52 Paul Street, London EC2A 4LB, UK
T: +44 (0) 20 7749 6100
sales@dillistone.com

Switzerland – a picture of the future of recruitment in Western Europe?


Multi-Country search capabilities are key to success for executive search companies.

Whilst the proportion of foreigners in top management does not follow the internationalization of the economic activity in most European countries, the percentage of foreigners in the top management of Swiss multinational companies has increased dramatically during the last 15 years to over 50% according to some sources whilst the proportion in upper management is only slightly lower. The phenomenon has also hit SME’s where the number of foreign CEO’s is rising, notably with a great proportion of German nationals at the helm of small industrial companies. Finally, a certain number of roles (for example French nationals in procurement roles in French speaking Switzerland) have become almost exclusively populated by foreigners.

Studies on the subject are scarce, but it can be safely said that this movement has not been followed to the same extent in other European countries: it seems that the proportion of foreigners in reputedly “international” countries like Sweden or The Netherlands it is only of about 10-15% whilst it is still very difficult for a foreigner to reach top management level in a French or Spanish multinational company. 96% of the companies listed in the Swiss Market Index (SMI) have at least one foreign Board Member whilst this is true only for 28% of Swedish or Dutch companies. Furthermore, only 59% of all Swiss companies listed at the stock exchange are actually Swiss nationals (50% of SMI companies)[1].

In 2010, over 50% of the executive search assignments run by AIMS International in Switzerland have involved cross border candidate sourcing processes within several countries. The clients have been more faith in finding a perfect match for their needs in this larger pool of talent than in recruiting from the local workforce only. While this trend varies from one industry to another, it is especially strong for roles in international sales and engineering, manufacturing and supply chain management and even companies with activities focused exclusively towards the Swiss market have become more open to foreigners in upper management roles.

This Swiss “difference” can partly be explained by the smallness and cultural set-up of the country (3 national languages), its strong economic development and low unemployment rate, the important concentration of regional or global headquarters of multinational companies and last but not least, the export orientation of its economy, but it may also be one of the reasons for the country’s continued economic success in contrast to the relative morosity of its European neighbours as Swiss companies benefit from a larger pool of talent.

The supposition seems accurate that the Swiss situation is prefiguring what will happen in the rest of Europe with the continuing internationalization and the increasing importance of foreign companies and capital in the national economies combined with an ever growing need for talents with multinational experience.
The capacity to source candidates on a multi-country, pan-European or even global scale is thus to be evaluated as a very important element for long term success of all companies in their struggle for the best talent. Only Executive Search Firms which have consistently built up this ability over the last decades and developed a system of cooperation that ensures smooth handling of customer assignments regardless of territory boundaries will be able to meet their clients` needs. Global key account management processes and global industry practice teams cooperating efficiently across borders are first signals for the right set-up of international Executive Search Firms. The probability that they are able to source the best candidates wherever they may be located is higher.


[1] Heiltjes, Olie, Glunk, 2003 / Study of the University of Fribourg, Switzerland (Davoine, Dorthes, 2005)

About AIMS International
Headquartered in Vienna, Austria, AIMS International has been among the Top 10 Executive Search firms worldwide during the last 5 consecutive years. AIMS International is spread across all continents with more than 90 offices in about 50 countries. With over 350 global executive recruiting consultants, AIMS International provides a wide range of executive search services, including global talent acquisition and employee development worldwide to a substantial and diversified client base

AIMS International Ltd.
Switzerland
Gregoire Depeursinge
Rue de Romont 20
CH-1700 Fribourg
T:  +41 (0)26 322 00 86
M: +41 (0)79 416 94 14


AIMS International
Christian Schulte
Bienengasse 5
A-8060 Vienna
T: +49 178 2854744

TKM Global Logistics Ltd appoints Country Head - India

TKM Global Logistics Ltd appoints Country Head - India

TKM

TKM Global is a Logistics and Supply Chain service provider. It is owned by TM International Logistics Ltd.(TMILL) , a joint venture between TATA Steel, NYK Holding (Europe) BV and IQ Martrade of Germany. Established in 1986 with the core objective of offering India centric logistics services and solutions, TKM has developed itself into an integrated logistics service provider with core strengths in Airfreight Consolidation, Ship & Aircraft chartering, Ocean freight, Project shipment, Custom Clearance and Non Vessel Operating Common Carrier. The group’s sister concern in Dubai operates dry bulk vessels and in India, the parent company “TM International Logistics Ltd” owns and operates private berths in the East Coast of India. The group’s turnover is in excess of Rs. 6000 million with their own offices in India, Germany, Dubai and China.


Juzar Mustan Mala

Juzar possesses a professional degree in Accounting Practice from the ‘Universiti Malaya’, Kuala Lumpur. He is a certified trainer in managing quality improvement from Qualtec Inc. (Singapore) and also has a Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK) degree with a major in Marketing. Juzar started his career at Hanafiah, Raslan & Mohamed, an associate company of Arthur Andersen and then progressed to companies like Palmco Holdings Berhad, Perkapalan Shameline Jaya Sdn. Bhd., Boustead Shipping Agencies Sdn.Bhd. in Malaysia before moving to India to join APL Logistics to head their Indian operations. He then moved on to Aditya Birla Retail as their Head Supply Chain and in his last assignment as CEO Logistics at AFL (Air Freight Limited), Juzar was responsible for achieving profitable growth with a fast track integration plan in place.


3P Consultants

3P Consultants Pvt. Ltd established in 1990 is India's premier retained executive search firm ranked amongst the Top 5 search firms of India. We are member of Penrhyn International, a global network of highly qualified boutique search firms. Our clients include high growth Indian corporations and multinationals. Our team of 30 includes Principal Consultants, Associates and a dedicated in-house Research team. We conduct searches for positions that include CEO and Board Members as well as Vice Presidents and Directors. We are members of the Association of Executive Search Consultants Inc., the worldwide standard setting body of the retained executive search industry.

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