On Tuesday 6th December 2022, EMEA Recruitment was joined by our career development partner, Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) for a hybrid event in Geneva, Switzerland.
How to Find your High-Performing Self and Leverage this in your Career was available in person for those living or working in Geneva, or virtually for those who could not attend.
The event explored how to acknowledge and appreciate your unique features and accelerate your growth, as well as how to perform consistently on the basis of unidentified fundamentals that give you confidence and belief.
Speaking was Jonathan Cave, the Founder and CEO of MyPhy, who helps senior executives, leaders and business owners master the art of “InPowerment”.
This session in Geneva was the first in a series of three events we’re hosting in partnership with IMA – each will be available virtually or in person, to enable guests from across Switzerland to partake in each meeting.
A Journey in Personal Leadership
On 6th December, attendees learned:
Jonathan Cave had a successful career as a highly-trained lawyer/partner in a multi-family office in Geneva, where – for nearly 15 years – he helped high and ultra-high-net-worth families grow their businesses and protect their fortunes.
At the age of 40, he reoriented his career and trained in coaching, public speaking, and leadership.
Upcoming Events in the Series
In the New Year, we will be hosting further events with IMA on the following topics – dates to be confirmed:
How to Boost your Energy Levels at Work and at Home – Zurich or virtual
How to Create your Personal Inspiring Vison & Roadmap to Success – Zurich or virtual
If you have any questions or would like to receive an invitation to these events, please get in touch with Mark Robinson, who manages our Finance & Accountancy recruitment team in Switzerland: email@example.com
On Thursday 9th March, we hosted the second event in our A Journey in Personal Leadership series, in partnership with Institute of Management Accountants (IMA).
This session, How to Boost your Energy Levels and Apply this to your Daily Life, took place at TradeXBank in Zurich on Thursday 9th March between 16:00-17:00, which was followed by an opportunity to network with fellow attendees over drinks and food.
Jonathan Cave, Founder and CEO of MyPhy, explored how to better understand the interaction between your emotional, mental and physical state at any time, and how to proactively influence your energy levels to deliver high performance on a consistent basis.
The first event in the series, How to Find your High-Performing Self and Leverage this in your Career, was held in Geneva in December and generated significant positive feedback.
Mark Robinson, who manages our Finance & Accountancy recruitment team in Switzerland, was joined in Zurich by Meriel Graham - Director, Mike Baldwin - Associate Director, Annie Gosnell - Senior Consultant, and Lauren Eagar - Senior Consultant, who were available to answer any questions guests may have had about recruiting or career planning.
The third event in the series, How to Create your Personal Inspiring Vision & Roadmap to Success, will be held later in the year.
On Tuesday 29th November 2022, we hosted a virtual event for our Human Resources network on Responsible Reward.
Responsible Reward: Driving your ESG Agenda was brought to you in partnership with Reward Value, a non-profit research initiative that believes that current executive compensation practices no longer fit the societal context in which companies operates.
We explored how to develop a Compensation and Reward strategy to help drive the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) agenda within your organisation.
Katie Insley, Associate Director in our HR recruitment division in the Netherlands was the host for this event. She was joined by Reward Value’s Managing Director & Founder, Frederic Barge, and Professor of Reward Management & Sustainability at Vlerick Business School, Xavier Baeten.
Both speakers presented their thoughts and experiences, before we opened up the discussion with a Q&A session.
Alternatively, if you’re interested in attending future events – either virtually or in person – please reach out to Katie, who will send you details.
Frederic founded Reward Value in 2018. In cooperation with all stakeholders, Reward Value aims to contribute to a much-needed redesign of executive compensation practices.
Frederic’s career began in the banking sector, before he became HR Director of Diageo in 2003. He has since been the Global Head Performance & Reward at ING, Head Reward & Performance Management at ABN AMRO Bank and SVP Total Rewards at Ahold Delhaize.
Xavier has master’s degrees in Economics, and Tax and Accountancy. He has been Professor of Reward Management & Sustainability at Vlerick Business School for over 28 years, having joined in 1994.
Xavier is also a Member of the External Sustainability Board at KBC Bank, Chairman of the Remuneration Committee at the APB-Belgian Pharmaceutical Association, and Member of the Remuneration Committee at VGD.
On Thursday 29th September 2022, EMEA Recruitment attended the Recruiter Awards in London.
The Recruiter Awards was established in 2002. It has become the UK’s largest event for the entire recruitment community, recognising outstanding achievements by agencies and in-house recruiters.
We were delighted to be shortlisted in the Best Professional Services Recruitment Agency category, recognising outstanding service through recruitment solutions to sectors such as Accountancy, Human Resources and Procurement.
Paul Toms, our Founder, took a group of our Administration and Marketing team to the event, to acknowledge the hard work that goes into our operations behind the scenes.
Attending was Sarah James, our Office Manager, Victoria Minns, Accounts & Payroll Executive, Laura Henderson, Attraction & Development Consultant, and Rose Jinks, Marketing Manager.We’d also like to extend our appreciation to all of our clients and candidates that provided testimonials and case studies for our application – we couldn’t have done it without you!
Following a fantastic evening, Paul said: “A great night, even though we didn’t scoop an award. Thanks so much for all the hard work behind the scenes to get us nominated – next time!”
Sarah added: “What a great night out and an honour to be nominated. Well done to everyone in the company that worked so hard towards our nomination.”
The Recruiter Awards was held at JW Marriott Grosvenor House on Park Lane, London. The evening kicked off with a drinks reception, followed by a three-course meal, entertainment by comedian Angela Barnes, and the awards ceremony.
Now in its 20th year, the Recruiter Awards has presented over 500 prizes to agencies and in-house recruiters, as well as marketing and technology excellence.
The Great Room at Grosvenor House is a perfect setting to celebrate with colleagues and network across the industry.
We would like to offer our congratulations to all the winners and fellow shortlisted attendees on the night, as well as congratulating the Recruiter Awards on its 20th anniversary!
EMEA Recruitment were excited to host an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) Roundtable in partnership with Syngenta.
On Wednesday 19th October 2022, we hosted senior Human Resources and ED&I leaders in Zurich for a face-to-face Roundtable event.
We were pleased to be joined by Syngenta’s Group Head Diversity and Inclusion, Rubén Alejandro Ramirez, who was a recent guest on the EMEA Recruitment podcast: https://www.emearecruitment.com/podcasts/a-champion-of-dandi-ruben-alejandro-ramirez/204
In order to provide a safe space for attendees to discuss their ED&I journeys and to enable us to support leaders in their roles, we invited a select group from our network in Switzerland. We were proud to be bring together a vibrant group of professionals from a broad range of sectors, including financial services, chemicals, hospitality and pharmaceuticals.
Keely Straw, who leads our HR recruitment team in Switzerland, was the host for the Roundtable. She was joined by our Switzerland Country Director, John Byrne, and Senior Consultant, Charlotte Cruise, who has led a number of Women in Procurement initiatives in the past.
We explored the following topics:
We have received feedback from our network that there is a lack of this type of event taking place in Switzerland. We are proud to be leading the way in providing an opportunity for HR and ED&I leaders to discuss their journeys and network across different industries.
We enjoyed sharing the topics and ideas discussed at the event!
On 16th June, we hosted our second in-person event of the year with CIPS Switzerland.
It was great to see so many familiar faces and meet some new people sharing our passion for Procurement & Supply Chain.
We had three wonderful speakers commenting on the topic of Perma-Crisis - Michelle Wang, Head of SCM Contracting & Partnerships at Hitachi Energy, Valentina Coco, CEO and Team Culture & Engagement Consultant & Coach, and Corina Cioranu, VP Global Packaging and Personal Care at Unilever. Plus, a very engaging panel discussion led by Pauline King, Head of Group Procurement at SwissRe.
We received some fantastic feedback from attendees, with 70% saying the content was relevant and interesting, 100% of attendees confirming that the evening benefitted their understanding of the topic, and 100% agreeing that they made useful connections at the event. Equally, over 90% of respondents said the event was inclusive and representative across P&SC.
“I think it’s very good having events like this and I’d like to do it more often.”
We expected, with the battle of conflicting priorities - supply issues, sustainability, diversity, inflation, etc. - that Procurement would be entering an operational/firefight mode.
What we heard from our speakers, however, was that they were really driving strategy further and with greater success during these times of increased pressure, and that long-term strategic, solution-led, business impact/value stream approaches that centred around partnerships and engaging wider business initiatives have been crucial to survive and thrive in this environment.
It was interesting to hear from Corina Cioranu and Valentina Coco on the importance of developing the relationship with peers in Finance and how gaining cross-functional internal sponsors is key to executing successful strategies and the Procurement function to effectuate real business impact.
A lovely terminology we will be adding to our vocabulary is “cris(is)-unity”, which really describes how Procurement has been acting as the glue to bring organisations together over the last couple of years. Thanks, Michelle Wang!
It also led to some very exciting conversations/realisations that we are in the midst of a big culture change in the wider Procurement & Supply Chain space. In attendance was a truly representative group of inspiring leaders from a range of different sectors and backgrounds. We enjoyed some healthy discussions showing a much welcomed diversity of thought and innovation, and we would like to thank everyone in attendance for creating such a fantastic evening with honest, authentic and insightful exchanges.
We would also like to offer a huge congratulations to Varsha Asporata for her first successful event as Chairperson for CIPS Switzerland.
If you’re interested in attending similar, future events, please get in touch with Charlotte Cruise, our Senior Consultant: firstname.lastname@example.org