March 2023 - Poland
POLAND: TALENT URGENTLY NEEDED
Interview: “There is a labor shortage in Poland”
Interview: “IT business is clearly the most challenging one"
Analysis: Liability issues for managing directors of subsidiaries
February 2023 - India
INDIA: ECONOMIC GROWTH FUELS LABOR MARKET
Interview: “Talent in India is highly aspirational”
Interview: “India means patience and relations"
Interview: “India - employment contracts for expats"
October 2022 - Uzbekistan
UZBEKISTAN – NEW PLAYERS, NEW OPPORTUNITIES
Interview: “The west is a preferred economic partner”
Interview: “Central Asia has moved up the priority list"
Interview: “A lot has been done in the last five years"
September 2022 - Romania
ROMANIA'S LABOUR MARKET KEEPS ASKING FOR MORE
Interview: “Romania is no longer just an extended workbench”
Interview: “The Romanian diaspora is an interesting reservoir of candidates"
Interview: “Labour shortages are still an issue"
June 2022 - Bulgaria
BULGARIA: NEARSHORING HOTSPOT DUE TO COST ADVANTAGE?
Interview: “Bulgaria remains attractive for the German economy”
Interview: “Companies invest a lot in education and training"
Interview: “There are not enough skilled workers"
May 2022 - Hungary
HUNGARY: LOCATION ATTRACTIVENESS IS UNBROKEN
Interview: “Strategic industries are gaining importance”
Interview: “Technical managers are in demand"
Interview: “Paper has been completely abolished"
February 2022 - Poland
POLAND – ECONOMIC BOOM DESPITE BAD PR
Interview: “Germany and Poland have proven to be a crisis-resistant duo”
Interview: “Recruitment is a challenging task"
Interview: “Polish Deal”: A revolution in personal taxation
November 2021 - Russia
RUSSIA – OPTIMISM DESPITE THE LINGERING PANDEMIC
Interview: “Huge demand for production facilities”
Interview: “Demand for talent has increased significantly this year”
Interview: “Not everything works online”
October 2021 - GCC Region
THE GULF REGION IS BACK TO RECRUITING
Interview: “GCC countries have implemented groundbreaking megaprojects”
Interview: “Local talent is scarce”
Announcement: Dr. Markus C. Slevogt joins CT advisory board
Interview: “HR reality & trends in the GCC”
September 2021 - Romania
ROMANIA – LABOR MARKET SHOWS UPSWING
Interview: “Things are fun again”
Interview: “In comparison to other EU countries, the tax rates are low”
Interview: “Production related positions require a lot of research”
August 2021 - Central Asia
CENTRAL ASIA – REFORM COURSE RAISES HOPES
Interview: “Uzbekistan is like a promising project”
Interview: “Costs for sales development are low”
Interview: “Trust counts more than written contacts”
Announcement: Georg Graf joins the CT Executive Search advisory board.
June 2021 - Independent Consultants
INDEPENDENT CONSULTANTS – GUIDES TO FOREIGN MARKETS
Interview: “Successful market entry with independent consultants”
Interview: “Cooperation proves itself on uncharted territory ”
Interview: “Capital investment is moderate”
May 2021 - Turkey
Turkey – Economic Growth Despite Turbulence
Interview: “German-Turkish economic relations will continue to grow”
Interview: “Turkish employees are adaptable and reliable”
Interview: “There is a light at the end of the tunnel”
April 2021 - Russia
Russia - with Sputnik into the Boom?
Interview: “Russia still attracts a lot of attention of foreign investors”
Interview: “The pandemic has changed customer behaviour quickly”
Interview: “Russia’s business potential is underestimated”
March 2021 - India
Trends, Outlook and Opportunities
Interview: "India is the market to be in"
Interview: "Bringing on board the right managing director is crucial"
Interview: "India is an entrepreneur-friendly country"
February 2021 - Iran
Iran - full speed towards the next economic boom?
Interview: "The outcome of the US election has clearly had a positive effect on the economy"
Interview: "Momentum can develop quickly"
Interview: "The trend is becoming increasingly positive"
December 2020 - Middle East
A Look at the Middle East: Trends & Opportunities
Interview: "Diversification has progressed to different degrees"
Interview: "Emirates are most attractive location"
Interview: "Pick candidates that are socially flexible"
October 2020 - China
Full Spead Ahead - Is China back to Normal?
Interview: "Overall, the lockdown was tough"
Interview: China - A Labour Market Update
Analysis: Strategies for Managing Enterprise Downsizing and Salary Reduction
September 2020 - Africa
Africa - growth markets below the radar
Interview: "There are no blueprints"
Interview: "Understand the landscape before large investments"
Interview: "Rapid development povides opportunities"
August 2020 - Russia
Russia - restart after the lockdown
Interview: "That was tough"
Interview: "Companies are resuming their expansion plans"
Analysis: The Russian labour market - rapid recovery or long depression?
July 2020 - Freelance Experts
Freelance experts - guides to foreign markets
Analysis: Market entry with freelance experts
Interview: "Capital investment is moderate"
June 2020 - Romania
Romania is back to business
Interview: "German companies benefit from the size of the market"
Announcement: Marcus Honkanen to support CT Executive Search as Senior Advisor
Interview: "Romania's image has improved"
Overview: Legal framework in Romania
May 2020 - Regional Advisory Boards
Leveraging Expertise for Difficult Markets
Overview: Advisory boards - competence centres for difficult markets
Interview: "Companies benefit from smartly composed advisory boards"
Interview: "Advisory boards tie know-how and networks to the company"
February 2020 - India
Growth Market IndIa – How to RealIze the OpportunItIes?
IntervIew: “InItIal and growth stages are best served by a local professIonal”
Interview: “Awareness of sustainable growth is stIll very low"
Interview: “IndIan labour law Is the outflow of IndIa’s socIalIst orIgIn”
November 2019 - Hungary
Hungary - Economic Growth Fuels War For Talent
Interview: "Austrian companies are affected by labour shortage”
Interview: “Bureaucracy shows clear signs of improvement“
Interview: “Integrity of leadership team is of paramount importance”
October 2019 - Ukraine
Ukraine: From Crisis to Boom?
Interview: "Attractive for labour-intensive production”
Interview: “Many sectors need to catch up"
Interview:“Ukraine is still an employer market"
September 2019 - South Eastern Europe
South Eastern Europe - Low Wage Location on the Doorstep?
Interview: "German economy is broadly represented"
Interview: "Shortage of workers is steadily intensifying"
Interview: "Bucharest is not Romania"
August 2019 - China
China - Market Opening Against the Trend
Interview: "Criticisms are repeatedly raised by the EU as well"
Interview: "Opening is in Chinese self-interest"
Analysis: Recruiting in China - key legal considerations
July 2019 - Eastern Europe
Eastern Europe – Labour Shortage as Investment Obstacle?
Interview: “Labour shortage Is the number one investment obstacle”
Interview: “There is labour shortage in certain segments"
Interview: "Dense research network with local competence"
June 2019 - Russia
Russia Sanctions - Impact and Outlook
Interview:"Surprisingly little criticism on import substitution"
Interview: "Interesting market despite challenges"
Interview: "Everybody should return to sensible cooperation"
May 2019 - Eastern Europe
Eastern Europe: Executive Search in Boom Times
Interview: "No Longer an Extended Workbench”
Interview: "Companies are dependent on direct search”
Interview: “High level of intercultural competence required”
April 2019 - India
Executive Search in India - A War for Talent
Interview: "Key to success is doing business the Indian way"
Interview: "Placing the right Country Manager is decisive"
Analysis: Expatriates in India - Visa, WorkCulture, Socioeconomic and Payroll Considerations
Issue March 2019 - Iran
INSTEX – A Booster for Iranian-European Trade?
Interview: “Iran has had a very difficult year”
Interview: “Business policy of banks is illegal”
Interview: “Companies embark on hibernation strategy”
Issue February 2019 - China
China: Is the global growth engine stuttering?
Interview: “China is highly innovative”
Interview: “Half of Client Requests Concern Shanghai“
Analysis: Five Fraud Prevention Strategies
Issue January 2019 - Russia
Russia - Recovery or Stagnation?
Interview: "Sanctions are the main topic for European businesses"
Interview: "Opportunities get out of sight"
Analysis: Sanctions - overview and recommendations
November 2018 - India
Make in India - GDP Growth Attracts Manufacturers
Interview: "Biggest mistake is not coming to India"
Interview: "India is big not only in terms of territory"
Analysis: Interim Management - Disrupting the Management Consulting Model
October 2018 - Africa
Emerging Africa – Opportunities and Challenges
Interview: “Africa is the fastest growing region in the world”
Interview: "Placing the right country manager is key”
Interview: “Investors lack information"
September 2018 - China
China - Challenges in Production Paradise
Interview: "Escalation of trade dispute creates uncertainty"
Interview: "European companies are considered fair employers"
Issue Summer 2018 - Russia
"Russia - Success Through Localization"
Interview: "The risk is worth it"
Interview: "Russia has become more competitive"
Analysis: Localization - approach and legal framework
Issue June 2018 - Iran
"Driving on Sight"
Interview: "There is no total embargo"
Interview: "We are engaged in scenario developing"
Analysis: Great interest in European employers
Issue May 2018 - China
"HR Update China"
Interview: Executive Recruitment for the Chinese Provinces
Analysis: Structuring a Salary Package in China
Analysis: HR and Payroll in China: Eight Quick Tips That Can Make a Difference
Issue April 2018 - Russia
"Opportunities despite turbulence"
Interview - Opportunities for Expatriates in Russia
Interview - Economic Prospects in Russia
Interview - Services of the German-Russian Chamber of Commerce
United Arab Emirates: Growth Through Diversification?
Interview: “Economic Diversification is Essential”
Interview: “VAT Introduction is Administrative Challenge”
Interview: “Candidates Consider the Emirates an Attractive Location”
Issue January 2018 - Ukraine
"Ukraine: Economic growth provides opportunities"
INTERVIEW: "Waiting on the sidelines can be expensive"
ANALYSIS: "Current trends on the Ukrainian Labor Market"
ANALYSIS: "Alumni database: Achieving success with fresh forces"
Issue December 2017 - Eastern Europe
"Sales in Eastern Europe"
INTERVIEW: "Great openness for new ideas and solutions"
INTERVIEW: "We must work on value system and team spirit"
INTERVIEW: "Candidate selection should focus on personality"
Issue November 2017 - Thailand
"Thailand - Gateway to ASEAN"
INTERVIEW: "German products enjoy excellent reputation"
INTERVIEW: "Companies should produce in Thailand"
ANALYSIS: "Developments on the Thai executive market"
Issue October 2017 - Russia
"Russia - Getting ready for growth"
INTERVIEW: "Companies are buying for all they are worth for"
INTERVIEW: "Poor road infrastructure is an important factor"
INTERVIEW: "We expect sustained demand for sales-related specialists"
Issue September 2017 - Iran
"Getting started in Iran"
INTERVIEW: "Economic growth will be tangible next year"
INTERVIEW: "Many industries still lack the serious international players"
ANALYSIS: "Labour market provides investment backwind"
Issue Summer 2017 - Gulf Region
"Dubai & UAE - Gateway to the Gulf Region?"
INTERVIEW: "Business enviroment differs from european standards"
INTERVIEW: "Those who live in Dubai know the world"
ANALYSIS: "Executive Search on the Arabian Peninsula"
Issue May 2017 - Emerging Markets
"Executive Search in the Emerging Markets"
INTERVIEW: "Suitable candidates can be found in every country"
INTERVIEW: "Russians make quick decisions"
Issue April 2017 - Russia
"Russia: Business success through localization"
INTERVIEW: "Amount of special investment contracts speaks for existing interest"
ANALYSIS: "Companies still need to invest a lot in education"
Issue March 2017 - Iran
"Iran: From euphoria to realism"
INTERVIEW: "European quality and technology are highly valued in Iran"
ANALYSIS: "Sales Managers wanted!"
OVERVIEW: "Iran: Opportunities in spite of uncertainty"
Issue February 2017 - Russia
"Russia: Good times for investors"
INTERVIEW: "The impact of the Eurasian Economic Union has so far been limited"
ANALYSIS: "Labour market provides for backwind"
INTERVIEW: "Local governments pay close attention to investors in the region"
Issue January 2017 - Recruitment
"Management Recruitment in international sales"
OVERVIEW: "Assignment of management positions in international sales"
INTERVIEW: "You need to bee extrovert rather than introvert"
Issue December 2016 - Gulf Region
"Gulf Region: A paradise for Expatriates?"
OVERVIEW: "Executive Search in the Gulf Region"
ANALYSIS: "Legal Regulations for Expatriates"
Issue November 2016 - Iran
"Iran: Boom with obstacles"
INTERVIEW: "The intention to reform is noticeable"
INTERVIEW: "Payment transactions are one of our most important services"
INTERVIEW: "Come and visit the country and teh people!"
OVERVIEW: "Consulting Services for the iranian market"
Issue October 2016 - Emerging Markets
"Emerging Markets: Expatriate or local manager?"
ANALYSIS: "Emerging Markets: Expatriate or local manager?"
OVERVIEW: "In & out: Global Expatriate trends"
INTERVIEW: "Curiosity made me come to Russia"
Issue Summer 2016 - Iran
"Living an working in Iran"
INTERVIEW: "Here in Iran it is important to show things on your own example"
INTERVIEW: "Iranians remind me Italiens in terms of temperament"
INTERVIEW: "Iran is completely different in terms of commerce"
INTERVIEW: "Pride and family are of utmost importance in the East"
Issue May 2016 - Russia
"Import substitutionen - Opportunity or challenge"
INTERVIEW: "We have to get used to new normal"
INTERVIEW: "Import substitution is a positive trend for Russia"
INTERVIEW: "Technology transfer against market shares"
Issue March 2016 - Iran
"Entering the iranian market"
OVERVIEW: "Distributor or subsidiary?"
ANALYSIS: "Executive recruitment in Iran"
ANALYSIS: "Market entry consulting and distributor search in Iran"
Issue February 2016 - Central Asia
"Target market Central Asia"
INTERVIEW: "Closer collaboration is necessary among the five states of the region"
INTERVIEW: "Mongolia - The upgrading need is immense"
ANALYSIS: "Selection of senior staff in Central Asia"
Issue November 2015 - Russia
"Basic conditions for investing in Russia"
ANALYSIS: "Open arms and reduced costs: Investors feel fair wind"
INTERVIEW: "Investment decisions are now based on opportunities to utilize low factor costs"
Issue September 2015 - China
"Executive recruitment in the Chinese provinces"
INTERVIEW: "Mobility in China is inherently low"
ANALYSIS: "Drafting of employment contracts in China"
Issue Summer 2015 - China
"Doing business in China: Intercultural challenges"
INTERVIEW: "The best things to to do is to show interest in a different culture"
INTERVIEW: "I understand well how the germans work"
INTERVIEW: "The biggest challenge was creating a relaxed but productive atmosphere"
INTERVIEW: "I don't think that we should split people into different cultural groups"
INTERVIEW: "The culture is always the biggest challenge"
Issue June 2015 - Russia
"Russian import substitution: Impacts and options for action"
OVERVIEW: "Import substitution demands new business-models"
OVERVIEW: "Some industries obviously benefit from sanctions"
INTERVIEW: "Cooperation with Europeans would be more beneficial for the russian economy"
INTERVIEW: "Manufacture localization means a priority to us"
Issue May 2015 - Russia
"International specialists in Russian companies"
INTRODUCTION: "Russia: International Experts are in demand"
INTERVIEW: "We have very good experience in hiring foreign specialists"
INTERVIEW: "International specialists can improve organisations"
INTERVIEW: "You have to be curious and patient"
INTERVIEW: "The decision-making processes in russian companies are different"
Issue April 2015 - China
"Trends in China's HR market
INTERVIEW: "Chinese personnel market: No "cooling-off" in sight"
OVERVIEW: "Practical tips for foreign investors"
Issue February 2015 - Expatriates
"Career transitions for expatriates"
ANALYSIS: "Expatriates: Experts and cultural mediators"
INTERVIEW: "How does career consulting work for expatriates who are "willing to return"?"
Issue November/December 2014 - Ukraine
"Opportunities in the crisis"
INTERVIEW: "The opportunities in Ukraine are manifold"
INTERVIEW: "We hope for a quick solution to the political crisis"
ANALYSIS: "Customs valuation rules impacting importation of foreign.made googs into Ukraine: Nuances and pitfalls"
ANNOUNCEMENT: "Hannes Shariputra Chopra joins CT as Senior Advisor"