AMS Expands into Russia

June 21, 2021 – Global provider of talent outsourcing and advisory services, AMS, has continued its global expansion opening a dedicated Russian entity. This latest move follows an increase in demand for talent solutions in the country across multiple industries, including pharmaceutical, life sciences and fast-moving consumer goods. “Located in Moscow and with a dedicated team with the knowledge, experience and connections to support clients across the destination, this new Russian-based focus will allow the company to continue its international expansion,” AMS said. “Demand for talent outsourcing solutions in Russia has been on an upward trajectory in recent years and as this increased – with more of our clients seeking support in the country – having a dedicated entity to support clients in the destination was a natural move for AMS,” said Maxine Pillinger, managing director EMEA at AMS. “Data and employment compliance in Russia is particularly complex.”

“There are a lot of labor restrictions and red tape employers are faced with, particularly when it comes to managing personal information, so it’s no wonder more organizations are seeking expert outsourced advice,” she said. “While we’ve delivered solutions across Russia before, this dedicated team with on-the-ground knowledge allows us to support wider growth in the location and further expand our remit. This is just one of many planned stages of international growth that AMS is working toward and we’re excited to continue our expansion plans.”

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Russia has an evolving market economy with enormous natural resources, particularly oil and natural gas. It has the 15th largest economy in the world by nominal GDP and the sixth largest by purchasing power parity. Since the turn of the 21st century, higher domestic consumption and greater political stability have bolstered economic growth in the country. Nevertheless, it remains a risk environment for recruiters looking to expand in the region.

AMS has industry expertise in a number of sectors, specifically retail and financial services; investment banking and professional services; technology and media; defense, engineering and business services; energy; and healthcare and life sciences. Over 4,500 of the firm’s talent acquisition and management experts partner with more than 100 clients, operating in 40 languages and over 90 countries.

Recent Partnership

AMS recently formed partnership with WayUp, an HR tech platform that enables employers to recruit qualified and diverse early-career candidates. The strategic partnership will enable AMS clients to have access to the WayUp platform, which includes more than six million candidates from over 7,100 colleges and universities nationwide, with over 71 percent self-identifying as underrepresented minorities. Over the last seven years, candidates from the Way Up platform have been matched with roles in organizations such as Citi Group, Unilever, and Johnson & Johnson.

“We’re thrilled to introduce WayUp’s innovative business model and technology solution to AMS clients as the latest development in our sourcing technology strategy,” said Jo-Ann Feely, AMS global managing director, innovation. “The company’s advanced data analytics and streamlined dashboards enable organizations to identify emerging-talent candidates that provide diverse perspectives, skills, experiences and roles to help our clients accelerate innovation and success. WayUp’s platform gives AMS another opportunity to help companies respond to our dynamic marketplace by designing workforces built for change and finding diverse people with the right skills.”

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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