Bosses of all nationalities are only human… With their individual negatives and positives

You cannot say that a line manager of one nationality is better or worse than that of the other – in the end of the day they are all human with their individual positives and negatives.


Meet Ivanna, an HR Manager with almost 20 years of experience working for a large multi-national company. She joined them in Russia where she built an excellent career progressing from a Management Trainee to a number of top HR roles, she worked at a Regional level being based in Moscow, worked on a major HR project for Europe as a member of a virtual team flying to London for team meetings, and then took a risky decision to go on an assignment as Head of HR for Egypt and Northern Africa. Continue reading


Remain True to Yourself and Learn to Respect the Host Country Culture

Meet Maria (we agreed to change the name to preserve anonymity), an HR professional with close to 20 years of experience which started in one of the Big 4 consulting companies in Russia by giving her great exposure to a highly processed and organised international business and took her on projects to Russia, Ukraine and USA. Maria then went on to work for a small HR Consulting Boutique, where she was responsible for setting up all the processes herself and developing new business in parallel, she then joined a well known FMCG and worked for them for eight years before the job took her to Switzerland first and then to the UK. We met up with Maria in London to talk about her background, experience, and approaches to embracing change. Continue reading