April 10, 2019 – Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire new recruiters and open new locations. Global recruiting consortiums, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas.
Global executive search consortium PRAXI Alliance Worldwide Executive Search recently added Duman Management Consultancy in Turkey as its newest member firm. The PRAXI Alliance global network now spans four continents, with more than 30 countries and 70 offices worldwide.
Established by Yigit Duman in 2014, the firm is headquartered in Istanbul and has a strong focus on organizational development and leadership consulting.
The Duman team includes 10 consultants with generalist backgrounds and particular strengths in the industrial, consumer goods, logistics and facilities sectors to serve large international organizations as well as small to mid-sized Turkish firms.
“Duman helps us build out our capabilities not only in recruiting top talent but in developing and engaging them as well,” said Fabio Sola, network director at PRAXI. “Being able to provide this level of full-service support around the world is becoming increasingly important.”
Turkey has the world’s 17th largest gross domestic product and is among the founding members of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. The country has a sizeable automotive industry, which produced over 1.3 million motor vehicles in 2015, ranking as the 14th largest producer in the world.
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Turkish brands like Beko and Vestel are among the largest producers of consumer electronics and home appliances in Europe, and invest a substantial amount of funds for research and development in new technologies related to these fields. Other key sectors of the Turkish economy are banking, construction, home appliances, electronics, textiles, oil refining, petrochemical products, food, mining, iron and steel and machine industry.
PRAXI has seen global growth over the past 12 months. The consortium recently added HRS Advisors in Finland as a member firm. HRS Advisors, established in 2012, is based in Espoo (Helsinki), with offices in Tampere and Turku. Leveraging their longtime experience in recruitment and management, Toni Koskinen, Tarja Kohtamäki and Pia Paavilainen, have developed HRS Advisors into a team of qualified experts in executive search, specialist recruitment and HR consulting. The firm operates in more than 80 industries serving both Finnish and international clients.
In addition, it added Paris-based executive search firm FSC Group to its fold. After almost 30 years, FSC Group has developed a strong reputation in the French executive recruitment market and abroad through FSC Executive Search. President Guillaume Vital and his team work across sectors, serving a broad client base on HR-related services and innovative digital solutions via their joint venture, AdMyJob. FSC Group includes the following divisions: FSC Executive Search, HR Signature (middle management, key specialists, talent pipeline), Monceau Carrieres (outplacement, coaching, training) and Downstream (HR consulting).
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media