September 24, 2018 – 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 HRS Advisors in Finland as its newest member firm. The PRAXI Alliance global network now spans four continents, with more than 30 countries and 70 offices worldwide.
HRS Advisors, established in 2012, is based in Espoo (Helsinki), with offices in Tampere and Turku. Leveraging their long-standing 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.
“Driven by their deep understanding of work habits and core values like cooperation, communication and accountability, HRS Advisors provide a genuinely personalized recruitment process,” PRAXI Alliance said.
“HRS Advisors is well positioned in the Finnish market, solidifying our presence in the Nordics,” said Fabio Sola, network director at PRAXI. “Such an energetic and progressive team of individuals will most certainly make a positive contribution to our network.”
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The Nordic nations of Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark have a combination of high living standards and low income disparity that has captured the world’s attention, according to Investopedia. At a time when the growing gap between the rich and poor has become a political hot button in developed nations, the region known as Scandinavia has been cited by many scholars as a role model for economic opportunity and equality.
PRAXI has experienced a wave of growth of the past 12 months. In May, 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.
In addition, PRAXI added U.K.-based Cornerstone Talent and Summit Recruitment & Search in Africa as its latest member firms. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, Cornerstone is positioned to serve a wide range of industries across 11 African countries. The firm is led by managing director Sue Withers, who has a special interest in psychometric testing.
PRAXI also added Six Degrees Executive as a new member firm. Six Degrees, which has offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, provides in-depth specialist recruitment, talent consulting and C-suite appointments for its Australian market clients. David Braham, Paul Hallam and Nick Hindhaugh founded the firm in 2004, and have focused on building a team with strong sector knowledge and the ability to deliver executive-level talent.
In addition, the consortium added Madrid-based executive search firm Development Systems SA as a member firm. Development Systems serves clients in Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Mexico and Chile. The firm is led by CEO Maite Fuentes who has spent more than 35 years building a strong transatlantic partnership dedicated to executive recruiting and organizational 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