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Who do headhunters hunt?

What does the work of a headhunter involve? And what difference is there between recruitment and headhunting? Let’s shed some light on the subject …

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Is now the right time to ask for a raise?

At a time when Europe is experiencing multiple crises and inflation is setting new records, employees have more reasons than ever to ask for a raise. Would it be foolish to waste this favourable opportunity to negotiate your salary? Should employees request the highest amount possible, given that this opportunity might not arise again any time soon? While the saying “there’s no harm in asking” is still as valid as ever, the current situation makes it wise to consider the positions of both the employer and the employee.

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Norwegian energy and green tech company establish in Tallinn in search for talented IT professionals

Norwegian tech company Cegal has opened a new office in Ülemiste City, Tallinn, to attract highly talented and skilled IT professionals. Cegal focuses on cloud technology and specializes in the energy sector and green shift for customers worldwide. The company is awarded many prizes for its work on diversity and for being a great place to work.

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Helpful insights for drawing up a modern CV. A LinkedIn profile is the modern CV, opening up many opportunities

When seeking employment, it is required to give potential employers an overview of your skills and work experience, and a CV is the most widespread form. The Internet is full of CV writing guides and it can be quite difficult for someone who is not involved with recruitment every day to evaluate what kind of CV is most attractive to an employer. A professional spends just seven seconds to review your CV and assess eligibility.

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Challenges and the future. How have recent crises changed recruitment?

The last couple of years have been difficult, perhaps even extreme – first the COVID-19 pandemic and then the war in Ukraine. Both of these are ongoing, meaning that isolation, fear and uncertainty will be with us for some time. These kinds of events bring about many changes in habits, plans and expectations; in addition, similar changes happen in our professional lives. Here are some findings illustrative of the current situation that every employer should take into consideration.

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Our headhunting network is global

CVO Recruitment has been operating in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania for more than 20 years. Over the years, we have supported thousands of companies, both local and international, in recruiting employees in the Baltics. However, looking for ways to strengthen our international reach and presence, we have joined global headhunting network InHunt World.

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Onboarding program completes a successful recruitment

Recruiting a new employee is usually time-consuming activity. Sometimes it’s also expensive and somewhat complicated. Therefore it’s even more important to understand that the recruitment of a new employee does not end with signing the employment contract. In order to have mutually satisfying new employment relationship, it is important to provide systematic support to the new employee, especially during the first months of employment – this is possible by implementing a well-planned onboarding program.

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What will the autumn bring to the labour market?

Spring was anything but ordinary, and in the light of this experience, it is more difficult than ever to predict autumn. However, by observing the labour market daily, we have written down what we are currently seeing and experiencing, and what we can draw from it for the coming months.

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5 suggestions for carrying out successful IT recruitment

About half of our recruitment projects are related to the IT sector, which is why we believe we have a comprehensive overview of the candidates’ expectations and the labour market in this area.

Our Recruitment Partner Heleen Anderson shares 5 recommendations for carrying out successful recruitment for IT profiles during the current times.

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The third season of CVO Recruitment trainings at Software Development Academy has successfully finished

Software Development Academy aims to train junior programmers and enrich the labour market with new technical specialists. Through the trainings offered by CVO consultants, the participants gain a better understanding of the IT labour market and career opportunities.

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Labour market turnaround – listen to our insights at Äripäev podcast

The coronavirus crises turned the situation on the labour market upside down. Our Recruitment Partner Heleen Anderson discussed the changes and new trends on the labour market and recruitment field at Estonian business newspaper Äripäev podcast.

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The crisis brings changes to the labour market

The labour market which has been highly competitive and candidate-driven in recent years, seems to be shifting and giving back power to the employers.

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Do you need help in finding a new job?

Job Search Academy is focusing on the job search preparations, career counseling, and providing support to the job seekers so that the process would be more successful and have a positive outcome. We provide different solutions from webinars to personal consultations and rely on our expert knowledge and experience in the recruitment field 

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