On HR’s struggle against COVID, current market trends, and love of sweatpants

Over the past couple of months, I have had the pleasure of having a virtual coffee with a handful of HR execs from a number of companies and industries. We discussed how their companies fared in the pandemic, focusing primarily on people. During our conversations, I was struck by how the pandemic elevated the role… Read More

“I’m looking for a job. I’m ready to switch industry.”

Statements like these have become much more frequent in recent years, propelled, to some extent, by a genuine desire to switch industries/occupations or seek out new professional challenges, but also by the many changes that have been sweeping the labor market in the wake of technological progress, the development of AI, and broader adoption of… Read More

Carpenter Consulting honored with the 2020 Business Superbrands title!

When I founded Carpenter Consulting in 2005, I was a head hunter with several months of experience, having no name in the industry and no clients. I entered the market blindly, not knowing the strength of my competitors. However, at that time, I haven’t seen any risks, but instead, I had a lot of bold… Read More

A meteor shower, instead of hail – an analysis of economic and labor market forecasts, in search of the sun rays

Sometimes I am under the impression that the COVID-19 has a much greater force than is attributed to it in a medical context. At one point, I found myself cringing at the very thought of reading another report. But you can’t be afraid of the truth or bury your head in the sand. You have… Read More

The power of the silver wolves

– meaning, those on which employers frowned upon for many years and who now became their great hope One of the most important trends observed for a long time in labor markets all over the world is the aging of the population. Next year, 2020, the number of older people in the world will exceed… Read More