Natalia Pavlova, M-Choice: «How millennials choose their employer»
In 1991, a book by William Strauss and Neil Howe called "Generations" was published. In it, the authors identified four generations that are most socially active at the moment: Baby Boomers (born during the birth rate boom after World War II from 1946 to 1964), generation X (1965 - 1980), millennials/generation Y (1981 - 1996), zoomers/generation Z (1997 - 2012). Strauss and Howe note that people born in the same time period have similar values and behaviors, as they grew up under the influence of the same historical events. Moreover, common values and behaviors manifest themselves in completely different areas, whether it is building relationships, choosing a hobby or getting a job. In this article, we will focus in more detail on millennials, namely, what representatives of this group pay attention to when choosing an employer.
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Inga Tuzhba, M-Choice: «8 qualities that a leader should have today»
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How to understand why you were not hired
After an unsuccessful interview, a person usually receives a formal "we will call you back", and then "we have chosen another candidate". At the same time, the real reasons for refusal may be different - from the unspoken wishes of the boss regarding the gender and age of the employee to unexpected failures during the interview. We learned from experts why applicants are most often rejected after an interview, how to analyze its results and request feedback.
What role does the gender equality play in the development of the company?
An important lever for stimulating innovation in the company is the creation of a leadership team, which will include people of different gender, geography, experience and age. Such a team will come up with non-standard solutions more effectively: everyone brings their own unique experience and views to the workflow.
Natalia Pavlova, partner of the recruitment agency MChoice, told why gender equality is important for business.
How to fire without a conflict?
In every company there are moments when you have to part with an employee, and sometimes with several at the same time. In the crisis year of 2008, as the head of the HR department of a large international company, I was faced with a situation of forced mass dismissal.
Natalia Pavlova, Partner of the M-Choice recruitment agency
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Five questions to a candidate which will help to reveal the candidate for the role of a leader and will protect from mistakes
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Natalia Pavlova, M-Choice: Discrimination in the labor market — myth or reality?
In the USA, the protests of BALM (Black Leaves Matter) have become noisy. We watched the events from afar, because it is considered that the topic of discrimination and unequal opportunities is not relevant in our country. In our country, women since Soviet times, according to the laws of the legal society, have equal rights with men and often occupy leadership positions in companies, there is no problem of skin color, and the zodiac sign cannot become an obstacle in hiring. Is the issue of discrimination in the selection of employees in the company relevant at all then? Unfortunately, yes.
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OLGA NOVIKOVA, HR DIRECTOR OF MEGAPOLIS, EX VICE PRESIDENT OF HR SUNINBEV, HR DIRECTOR OF PWC, VICE PRESIDENT OF HR GOLDEN TELECOM (TOP HRD RATING)
I have worked with Natalia Pavlova and the Choice team for many, many years, we worked with her in telecom, FMCG, for a total of 12 years. Why I always choose Natalia and the MChoice team to solve my tasks, the team treats in detail the understanding of the profile, the understanding of the company, as well as the understanding of which manager is looking for a person, because the success of the search depends on the personality of the manager. The company never has punctures, never in 12 years has there been such a thing that they did not close a position, I consider this an exceptional success. If you want a recruiter to come, understand the task, treat it with a soul, and this happens very rarely (MChoice does not have a stream, they really work with a soul), understand both the functionality and the personality qualities of the manager, understand what he needs and qualitatively closed the vacancy, then contact Natalia Pavlova and her team. With all the wealth of choice, it is always extremely difficult to find the best, M-Choice agency can rightfully be called the strongest in their profession.
NINA PILIPSHANOVA, HR DIRECTOR OF THE MIRATORG AGRICULTURAL COMPLEX
We have been working with the agency "MChoice" for the second year, colleagues have closed several complex projects for us. I would like to mention their high-quality and painstaking search, consultants are deeply immersed in the market, provide a large pool of candidates, work for results, with high dedication, with a sense of the company's DNA, understanding of business needs. My high recommendations.
EKATERINA USPENSKAYA, HR DIRECTOR OF 36.6, FORMERLY HR DIRECTOR OF DIXIE, HR DIRECTOR OF URALSIB. (TOP HRD RATING)
M-Chois is always ready to send the best recommendations to the agency. I have been cooperating with Natalia Pavlova for many years. She is distinguished by the highest expertise and professional erudition, an amazing balance of tact and measure. There has not been a single case that a replacement for the selected candidates was required. Natalia carefully studies the company, its traditions and corporate culture, the characteristics of top managers, etc. and this allows you to select candidates who not only meet the professional criteria as much as possible, but also harmoniously fit into the team in the shortest possible time. I happened to use it to close a variety of positions both in the financial industry and in retail. Conclusions on candidates always contain a lot of very personalized information and details that greatly facilitate the choice and highlight both the strengths and weaknesses of candidates, as well as their personal characteristics. Thank you very much! May our cooperation last for many years!
OKSANA NAZAROVA, HR DIRECTOR OF "CHTPZ", FORMERLY "DIXIE", "RUSAL". (TOP HRD RATING)
My best recommendations to the MCHOYS team are characterized by high organization, involvement in each project, working with the customer 24/7, excellent knowledge of the market, advanced expertise in the use of modern recruitment technologies. All vacancies are closed promptly, efficiently, with a deep study of the market! Work with "Mchoice" I am always sure that the team will present the best of the best, working out each project as efficiently as possible. In communication, colleagues are very comfortable, with high empathy, attention to detail, maximum immersion in the needs of the customer. Some of the strongest Executive Search teams on the market.
MARIA ZOLOTKOVA, VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING "AZBUKA VKUSA", EX-MARKETING DIRECTOR "YANDEX ZEN", DIRECTOR OF THE VERTICAL "AVITO".
I would like to warmly recommend the agency "M-Choice", with whom I have been working for many years. The guys are great professionals, on the one hand, on the other hand, they feel great and understand what anyone needs. They work with candidates in great detail. They always help me, including at the level of advice and support. It is always a great joy for me to work with the team.
SVETLANA PAVLENKO, DIRECTOR OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT AT EUROCEMENT GROUP EUROCEMENT GROUP (NUMBER OF COMPANIES: 20,000) IS THE LARGEST CEMENT MANUFACTURER, TOP 3 IN THE WORLD MARKET.
We work with the Small Choice agency to close vacancies at the CEO-1, CEO-2 levels. The team shows high quality of search for top-level candidates, they always conduct projects by direct search, which is very important, especially in the conditions of conducting complex and confidential projects. We recommend our colleagues as effective business partners in the search for personnel, leading projects of different levels of complexity. Consultants on our projects work promptly, are attentive to requests, tactful and diplomatic. We hope that our cooperation will continue.
LYUDMILA VOLKOVA, HR DIRECTOR OF DELOITTE, FORMERLY AVITO, SUNINBEV
I highly recommend M-Choice as a reliable executive search company focused on the customer, on the result. All submitted projects have been successfully closed. We are absolutely satisfied with the quality of the submitted candidates, the level of feedback, a deep understanding of Avito's business, the culture demonstrated by consultants, out of the box search solutions in the process of finding vacancies in e-commerce. Special thanks to Natalia Pavlova, an experienced and committed expert.
EKATERINA ROZHDESTVENAYA, DIRECTOR OF RECRUITMENT AND PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT OF THE T-1 GROUP OF COMPANIES (INNOTECH, TECHNOSERV, REKSOFT), THE LARGEST IT INTEGRATOR, VTB ASSET.
We started working with M Choice this year on a number of top positions. From the very beginning of our work, we saw an incredible focus on results and willingness to help us. The consultants tried to hear our request and worked it out point-by-point, while showing flexibility when changes appeared on our part. The submitted resumes were as close as possible to our requirements, our recruitment team could only find time to get acquainted with a large number of relevant candidates from M Choice. I can recommend the company as a reliable partner who will do everything to help close even the most difficult vacancy. By the way, we closed one of the most difficult top projects with them, which we no longer hoped to close.
IRINA PETROVA, HEAD OF RECRUITMENT DEPARTMENT, E.ON/UNIPRO - THE LARGEST GERMAN ENERGY CONCERN
On behalf of the management of E.ON Russia, I thank you for your fruitful work and effective cooperation in recruiting personnel for our company. We are delighted with your professionalism, the highest level of competence in the selection of personnel and the level of candidates that you provide to us. Your company is an example of high quality services, an individual and customer-oriented approach to customer needs, flexibility in the organization of the process and the use of tools. And, of course, I would especially like to mention the atmosphere of the company with a positive attitude and optimism of consultants who, performing even the most complex projects, do it with ease and confidence in the final result.
ELENA GORBANEVA, HR DIRECTOR OF NMZHK GROUP, EX-HR DIRECTOR OF CHERKIZOVO.
I want to recommend the agency "M-Choice". I am grateful to you for a very high-quality study of our projects, deep expertise, for understanding the business, for an exclusive and unusual search, for your great professionalism. You are strong experts, professionals in your field, able to close projects of any level of complexity.
SVETLANA STRELOVA, HR DIRECTOR, FARM RETAIL COMPANY "RIGLA"
I would like to express my gratitude to the M-Choice agency for effective cooperation and professionalism. I worked with Natalia Pavlova and I was impressed by her competence and deep knowledge of the market, understanding of its capabilities and needs, I was impressed by her constructive approach and customer orientation.
SVETLANA LASHKINA, DIRECTOR OF ECONOMICS AND FINANCE, ROSTEC UNITED ENGINE CORPORATION
I express my gratitude for the joint work on finding staff. We were impressed by the team with their professionalism, ethics, attention, patience, and customer orientation. Consultants have done a tremendous job on a project to close a top-level vacancy. Colleagues surprised with their in-depth knowledge of the market, in particular the CSR, the ability to lure any candidate for the company's tasks, showed an impressive pool of interesting candidates. I am impressed with their work and definitely recommend the agency as an effective and efficient business partner.
ROSTISLAV SAMOTSVETOV, FINANCIAL DIRECTOR OF NMZHK GROUP, FORMERLY BLACK EARTH FARMING, AVITO, P&G
It is not the first year I have been cooperating with Small Choice, the team has repeatedly helped us with the closure of key positions in NMZHK, Avito. Black Earth Farming. I can definitely say that they are bulldogs in hunting, if they have taken up a vacancy, then others have no chance, they will close it. Prompt, fast, clear work. Consultants perfectly grasp the specifics of any business, always within deadlines. We are satisfied with the search result, the work is carried out at a high level.
ELENA VASILCHUK, HR DIRECTOR OF MANGO TELECOM, FORMERLY MEGAPOLIS, BEELINE
I recommend my colleagues as professionals of the highest league. High return in working with the client with a guaranteed result. They subtly feel the needs of the customer, solves the most difficult tasks. In our cooperation, cases are only with operational results and with full dedication. Very positive and humane professionals in their field.
VALENTINA TAPURIA, HEAD OF RECRUITMENT TRANSMASHHOLDING - MORE THAN 50,000 EMPLOYEES
We have recently started working with the M-Choyce agency, connecting them to the search for the first and second line of management. We were very pleased with our colleagues' efficiency, quality and attention to business needs. Advantages of work: 1) agency consultants save the client's time, qualitatively remove the vacancy profile, 2) provide a resume in accordance with the search criteria, 90% to the point, 3) search specifically for the customer, and do not resell the candidate base, 4) always in touch with the client, 4) undertake extremely complex projects, 6) comply with confidentiality conditions, 7) know the sector perfectly, 8) lure candidates who are not in search well. I recommend the agency, if you need a spot, accurate closure of the vacancy.
OKSANA FESCHENKO, HEAD OF HR RUSSIA, NESTLE ICE CREAM (HEADCOUNT 15 000 GLOBALLY)
M-Choice team is very experienced and proper expert in Executive search area. The deepest knowledge of Labor market, professional communities and customer orientation allow to provide high quality service and close vacancies quickly. They feels free in the different business environment and have flexible approach to Clients. They are always ready to support with target consultation and professional coaching.
TATIANA GUDANIS - HEAD OF THE AZBUKA VKUSA SELECTION DEPARTMENT
Colleagues, thank you very much for your professional contribution to the search for real masters of their craft! You are competent and strong, customer-oriented, with a deep understanding of who needs who. It is always incredibly comfortable to work with you, you are masters of hunting, we will be happy to continue working with you.
TAMARA SHCHEPINA, RECRUITMENT DEPARTMENT, KPMG
I want to thank M-Choice for working together on our projects. I am very grateful to the team for their help, special thanks to the Junior Partner Svetlana Kazanova, it is a pleasure to work with her. Everything was combined - professionalism, quality of candidates, communication. I will be happy to work with you and Svetlana on new projects!
VLADA MAGNICH, DIRECTOR OF THE PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH URAL MACRO-REGION X5 RETAIL GROUP ("PYATEROCHKA")
I express my gratitude to the agency in the person of Natalia, Pavlova, whose high professional level helps companies to find employees who are suitable for them in spirit and the applicant to find a comfortable company for themselves. Our interaction was easy and constructive. Natalia knows how to find the right words, dispel doubts and support in making a decision.
VITALY USTIMENKO, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER OF SKILLBOX, EX CFO PUBLIC MEDICAL COMPANY "MOTHER AND CHILD", LAPINO.
Strong, customer-oriented professionals with deep knowledge of the market. We successfully closed key vacancies with them during the company's IPO. My best recommendations. We continue to work with them already within the framework of another company.
ALEXANDER KARPOV, HR DIRECTOR, INVESTMENT COMPANY "SCHILDERSHOVEN FINANCE"
I recommend M-Choice as proactive, highly professional executive search experts well versed in the banking industry. When transferring a vacancy to a job, I am always confident in the quality of their consultations, timeliness, and diversity of the candidate pool.
AIGYUN KURBANOVA, EX-HR DIRECTOR MOSCOW, FEDERAL RETAIL COMPANY "MAGNIT", CO-OWNER OF THE SCHOOL OF CAREER MANAGEMENT.
As an HR with 15 years of experience, I have always been skeptical of many agencies, but I can safely recommend the agency "M-Cho", which I can confidently recommend, because these guys are deep in the topic, cool looking and checking candidates, choosing the best candidates from the market.
MIKHAIL KOSTRYGIN, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER - EUROCEMENT GROUP JSC
The search for the work I am interested in was carried out by Natalia Pavlova in a very short time (2 weeks). Requests for information were clear and at the same time informative, allowing you to fully present the profile of the vacancy. Communication with Natalia was also fast and clear, which shows the level of professional training and experience in the field of recruiting. I was very satisfied and recommend for my part to use the services of a staff search agency.
Agency Partners MChoice
«Мы относимся к подбору персонала как собиранию пазла, филигранно подбирая талантливых кандидатов, способных принести рост и процветание вашей компании»
Inga Tuzhba, Senior Partner
Имеет высшее экономическое образование. Окончила РЭУ имени Г.В. Плеханова. Специализируется на executive search проектах для секторов: финансы, логистика, строительство, агропромышленность, девелопмент, e-commerce. Более 20 лет в сфере рекрутмента, в том числе внутри крупных российских компаний. Быстрое понимание задач клиента, глубокое знание функционала позиций внутри отраслей, точечный подход к поиску кандидатов помогают Инге эффективно закрывать потребности клиентов в руководителях высшего звена.
«Часто я понимаю кто нужен компании даже больше, чем сама компания. Такая проницательность — результат большого опыта в executive search».
Natalia Pavlova, Senior Partner
Имеет высшее экономическое образование, степень MBA. Более 10 лет курирует проекты по подбору топ-менеджеров (C-level), а также международный поиск. Обладает высокой экспертизой в секторах: добыча, FMCG, финансы, промышленность, ритейл. 12 лет опыта работы в качестве HR партнера в компаниях Schlumberger, P&G и KPMG позволяют Наталье глубоко понимать бизнес-процессы, специфику индустрий и потребности клиентов в подборе персонала.
«Executive Search — это уникальная возможность каждый день расширять свою экспертизу, изучать бизнес модели и корпоративные культуры, находить талантливых людей, оценивать их потенциал и помогать компаниям находить эффективных лидеров».