Publications |  June 10, 2015

Civil servants may be required to continuously educate ourselves

According to the agency RIA Novosti this initiative was proposed by the Ministry of Labor. Dmitry Akopov, CEO of Jacobson Partners discussed this with Kommersant FM anchor Oksana Barykina. |  October 02, 2014

Transitional period

One of the most important indicators of the economy is the demand for automotive products. According to experts, by September car sales in Russia fell by 12.7% in the first eight months of the year. Hard times came both for the automakers and related sectors related to the automobile industry. Under these conditions, the larger the company the harder it is to change for it in a short time. Experts point out that many companies are focused on improving the efficiency of the management. Active changes are taking place at AvtoVAZ, the largest automaker not only in Russia but also in Europe. Its production is the best-selling in Russia: about 250,000 cars were sold within eight months of this year, accounting for about 17% market share in Russia. Sales of Renault over the same period were half less. |  March 25, 2014

Investment Profit

Forestry enterprises face a difficult situation. On the one hand, the Soviet-era model of forest management requires extensive investments in the development of new territories. On the other hand, it is necessary to change the obsolete equipment and introduce foreign technologies. In addition, electricity tariffs are going up and services of competent professionals are expensive. We need to change the system, but not to cut costs, experts say.

Dmitry Akopov |  March 13, 2014

The Bonus Component

In early 2014, the amendment to the law on the Central Bank has come into effect giving it the right to assess remunerations of bank employees in terms of their compliance with the scope and nature of the bank's activities and risks it takes. |  February 21, 2014

The Germans secured the right to be out of reach

Germany introduces the out of reach mode. More and more employed Germans refuse to handle their employer's problems outside the working hours. This movement has been called the right to be out of reach. At the same time employees are allowed to take work home. The time spent on the project is clocked on the schedule of working hours. Read more in Svetlana Belova's article. |  December 26, 2013

Cutting Recruitment Budget

During the crisis, marketing and recruitment budgets are cut first.

A quarter of Russian employers will reduce recruitment next year. Another 5% will cut staff. That is the conclusion made by ManpowerGroup and Penny Lane Personnel. Dmitry Abzalov, President of the Center for Strategic Communications and Dmitry Akopov, CEO of Jacobson Partners discussed the situation with anchorman Andrei Norkin. |  December 18, 2013

Culture of Competition

Culture of competition is underdeveloped in Russian companies.

Russians do not like to compete with their colleagues. According to the research conducted by the fund Public Opinion, 52% of respondents do not approve of competition at work. And those who are accustomed to competition, most often struggle to share bonuses and clients with their colleagues. |  December 04, 2013

Lawmakers Against Greed

Last month, the Government submitted to the State Duma a bill on limiting severance payments. Dmitry Akopov, CEO of consulting company Jacobson Partners, believes that it was right that Russia joined the European campaign against high severance payments for terminated top-managers. |  November 26, 2013

Tatneft has reached retirement age

Shafagat Takhautdinov, CEO of Tatneft, who has held this post for almost fifteen years, is retiring. He will be succeeded by Nail Maganov, former First Deputy General Director and brother of the Vice-President of LUKOIL. However, experts do not expect that the appointee will either change the strategy of the company or conduct some kind of rapprochement with LUKOIL. |  November 06, 2013

Steel Pool

Over the next few years, the staff shortage in Metallurgy will only get worse. Some companies have come to realize that the talent pool of technical experts should be formed independently and literally from school, believes Dmitry AKOPOV, CEO of consulting company Partners.