• We have enough top managers, but they lack opportunitiesMany leaders today hope to never return to the way they work before the coronary crisis. The demands placed on them are constantly growing. Neuroscience will increasingly play a key role in their development, and the leader of the future will rely more on knowledge of his biology, says Igor Šulík, Managing Leadership Partner at Amrop Jenewein. In an interview for Trend, he also talks about the education and the search for managerial talent, the Executive Search market, or the motivation of top managers to change careers. The interview is in the third part of the Human Resources series.
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  • The company can educate managers. Or it must know how and where to search for themAccording to the AESC study, in five years, next-generation leaders and an innovation culture will be crucial elements in the competitiveness of companies. There are several ways to look for future managers and leaders – many organizations educate themselves in talent programs. Others search for them in an external environment. In the second choice, personnel agencies or consulting companies can also play an important role. The magazine Trend has looked in more detail at both options – at their differences and benefits in particular. The article is part of the Human Resources series, whose professional partner is Amrop Jenewein.
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  • Best of Man: Martin KrekáčThe monthly magazine Goldman, published with an addendum – Unsuitable for the average, has prepared a premium release Best of Man on the occasion of its fifteen-year presence on the media market, bringing readers the twenty-three best interviews from 2002 to 2017. In the best of the best selection, the editor also included an interview with Martin Krekáč, founder and chairman of Jenewein Group, which was published by Goldman in 2016. In the interview, Martin Krekáč answers questions concerning the beginning of Jenewein Group's success story 30 years ago, as well as other successes and plans in work and his personal life. A catchy content, just like four years ago, is illustrated by great photographs by Jozef Barinka.
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  • Family Business barriers in SlovakiaTo summarize the recommendations leading to the mitigation of barriers currently encountered by Family Companies in Slovakia, based on the analysis, the Slovak Business Agency prepared a study Family Business Barriers in Slovakia. The almost eighty-page publication has six chapters in which the authors deal with the family business management, generational change, property succession, the family company dividing, etc. To achieve the goal, they also used interviews with family business representatives and with experts providing Family Business Consulting in addition to the theoretical background. The final chapters contain conclusions and recommendations not only for family companies but also for the makers of economic policy in the family business field.
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  • BLOG: How are we coping up with the age range of over fifty years in our team? We are handling it great :) According to Finnish age management expert Juhani Ilmarinem, there are eight fundamental principles in human capital management in matters related to the age structure of employees. He mentions knowledge of the aging issue, a friendly and fair attitude towards age, managers who consider age-friendly management as part of the corporate culture, functioning lifelong learning, flexible working hours, etc. The individual principles are interconnected and interact with each other. The vision is a situation where no one feels age discrimination and can reach their full potential. How are we handling it at Jenewein Group? You can read more in our Office & Happiness Manager Ingrid Svitaničová's blog.
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  • For more effective performance, use – the brainOrganizations and people are constantly looking for what attributes their culture should have in order to best fulfill their mission. For quite many years, the change in corporate culture was associated primarily with a change in people's behavior, which then led to the transformation of the entire organization. With the growth of neuroscience knowledge, we know that many things are completely different today... Read more in an article by Igor Šulík written for the magazine InStore – Amrop Jenewein is a partner of its rubric People.
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  • Tracking down talents or filling positionsMost top managers and HR professionals, as well as business families and their companies, know that strategic executive search and leadership services are typically employed to fill key management and specialised positions. And yet many assign a task of finding suitable candidates to recruitment agencies. It may seem that the difference between a recruitment agency and executive search company is just a matter of how and how much a client will pay for the service. But how does it work in real life? More about this topic writes in an article for annual publication, the Career and Employment Guide, of The Slovak Spectator Martin Krekáč, Chairman & Founding Partner at Amrop Jenewein.
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  • BLOG: We experienced it together and yet far from each other"In the last few months, the world has come to a completely different level. How much we, in the short or long term, are affected by what we have experienced is very individual. However, I dare to say that the system has been hit too much in many ways and areas. Therefore it isn't able to return to the standard regime without any changes. Yet the question is whether or not we want it to return to the old functioning..." – read our new blog – Patrícia Lofajová, Junior Research Consultant at Amrop Jenewein, thought about the feelings of returning to work.
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  • Many family companies do not have a well-thought-out plan and respond spontaneously to a sudden crisis. They usually do it wrong...Many companies are realizing a lack of preparedness only when a crisis occurs. Therefore it should be considered to think about how best to prepare for critical periods in time and to include these aspects in strategic planning. The founding members of the Partners of Family-Owned Companies association Michal Kukula, Managing Partner from nebotra consulting and Rastislav Mackanič, Client Partner from Amrop Jenewein, talk about this in an interview for Forbes Slovakia. The Partners of Family-Owned Companies association is a partner of a special June release focusing on the topic of Family Business.

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  • The agility as one of the effective curesThe new coronavirus has affected all areas. Even though our fight is not over, one thing is almost certain: the world will be different than before. The company owners and executive management are mostly responsible for the strategy of surviving and perceiving the crisis as an opportunity. However, much also depends on the employees' attitude and passion. Not enough of their support is clear proof that it's the right time to improve the company's functioning and approach system. Read more in an article by Lucie Országhová written for InStore magazine – Amrop Jenewein is a partner of its People rubric.
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  • Even family companies need leadersIn their consulting practice, family business consultants often get in touch with an underestimation of succession preparation. One of the mistakes is that business family leaders are trying to find new themselves just in a younger edition. Managing Leadership Partner at Amrop Jenewein Igor Šulík is talking about family companies, leaders, and also new trends in leadership management in a joint interview with the owner and CEO of Human Inside Erika Matwij for the weekly magazine Trend. The article belongs to the Family Business series, of which Amrop Jenewein is a partner.
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  • The crisis will cogently test the quality of corporate governanceWe do not yet know the depth of the current crisis, but it will affect everyone – even family companies. Finding a balance between short-term actions and a long-term perspective will be crucial for them. In the weekly magazine Trend, Matej Taliga, COO & Private Client Partner of Jenewein Group, and Michal Kukula, Managing Partner of nebotra consulting are talking about lessons, preventive actions, and the necessity for developing a crisis strategy. The interview opens a new Family Business series, whose partner is Amrop Jenewein.
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  • Joining a Storm-hit Crew – Tips for Managing the Executive's OnboardingSurprising though it may seem at the current time, senior executives are continuing to accept job offers, and are getting to sit in their new chairs for the first time. This said, they are more likely to be occupying their old chairs at home, preparing meals and homeschooling the kids. How can we manage onboarding in these circumstances?
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  • The Short Term Is the New Long TermThe world of disruption we are living in means CEOs need to engage in ‘live planning’, allowing their company to adapt to change rather than fading away, Federico Cúneo, Chairman of Global Amrop, tells Semana Económica.
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  • I've built a successful family business... who will I entrust with it?The political changes from the end of the last century brought freedom but also new opportunities for many people to do a business activity and build their enterprises. We have gained most of our experience and knowledge “on the go”, but many have succeeded in building successful family businesses that are one of the important pillars of the economy. However, many first-generation family business owners and leaders have recently come to an age when they seriously reflect on various issues...  Rastislav Mackanič, Amrop Jenewein Client Partner, answers many of them in the InStore article, especially those related to talent management and family constitution.
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  • Self Isolation – Letting the Light into the RoomAre you or your staff in isolation? As the coronavirus escalates, let’s take a look at what being grounded might be doing to your mood, and how to lighten the mental load. Here are some key points that we invite you to read and share with your colleagues, staff and wider entourage.
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  • BLOG: 30 years of originality and uniquenessJenewein Group has entered into the celebration of its 30th anniversary by the Feast of the Three Kings in 2020. We laid the foundations of our Czech-Slovak consulting group in Vienna thirty years ago. We have become great after that time. Read a speech written on this occasion by Martin Krekáč, chairman and founder of Jenewein Group.
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  • Remotely Possible – Top 10 Tips for Video InterviewsAs the first country to be hit by Covid-19, and having experienced an intensive lockdown, China has taken the lead in finding ways to keep key activities running. This extends to Executive Search, interviewing and hiring. How can we push forward with candidate interviewing through these difficult times? Amrop China's Andrew Thomson gives his top 10, tried and tested tips.
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  • Managing uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemicWe are the guide in strategic decision-making and we always try to assist in the key moments of your business. Also we are considering how to deal with the current situation with COVID-19. We have compiled 10 practical steps, using our knowledge, experience, and expertise from open sources. This text is shared as our attention and we believe it will be useful. Stay healthy and be optimistic!
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  • 9 positions without which companies won’t be able to operate neither today nor tomorrow (9)The success of manufacturing companies increasingly depends on mastering a range of processes in different areas, requiring professionals with specific characteristics and knowledge who have a positive attitude to modern technologies, market insight, developed business thinking, and the ability to learn and progress. We are talking about Operations Officers, to which we have devoted the ninth –final part of the series, where we were step by step introducing nine major positions for organizations and the characteristics of the optimum candidates that will surely shine at them.
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