In our line of work, we are privileged to work with brilliant leaders.

We aim to get to know you by understanding your leadership style together the philosophy and culture of your business. This is an integral part of attracting, developing and retaining great talent for your organisation.

The pandemic has encouraged a new set of leadership behaviours and empathy has emerged as a critical skill.

Whether it has been to manage a remote team during the pandemic, or ensuring employees are safe when going onto a site, business leaders have had to focus on their team’s health and well-being while sustaining a culture that brings out the best in them.

A recent global study by HBR (Harvard Business Review) highlighted that 89% of professionals felt their work-life balance was getting worse. It is therefore essential to listen to the individuals in your team and imagine what it would be like to be in their shoes. As Executive Search and Management Consultants we appreciate the importance of this, every day, from both a candidate and client perspective.

Clearly the economic impact of Covid-19 differs from a larger, established business compared with a SME or a start-up. We have also noted industry specific trends and those less impacted have continued to hire at pace. Conversely, other businesses have had to instigate cost-saving programs, resulting in resizing or restructuring of teams.

In either of the above situations, we have consistently remained the first point of contact, whether for someone who recently been made redundant and is looking for a new opportunity, or helping an organisation grow at pace with the right talent. Leaders have found themselves in situations where they must let go of their people, but some have lacked the experience or skill to do it with empathy.

Being emphatic extends beyond your team, beyond your business and should include those with whom you interact daily. People buy from people and creating a win-win situation will lead to everyone benefiting.

To ensure a better outcome and improved experience for you as the hiring manager, and your candidates:

Several research papers indicate a re-emergence of a War for Talent during 2021 and there is no doubt it remains a highly competitive hiring landscape. Randstad Risesmart UK polled 85 HRDs, from organisations employing approximately 50,000 people, to establish their views on talent in the wake of Covid-19. Almost two-thirds (65%) reported that organisations will need the best people on board to help them rebuild following the pandemic.

Candidates engage with employers and brands when they are treated as individuals.

We believe that showing empathy enables you to differentiate yourself and your business in this highly competitive talent market.

Yvonne Erlandsson, Senior Consultant

Friisberg & Partners International are delighted to annouce its newest member of the Swedish team.

Michael Rooslien has over 20 years of Executive Search experience and specialises in C-level and Board-level assignments for companies of all sizes, primarily in the industrial and technology sectors as well as in consumer retail. He is a trusted advisor to both national and international clients.

Michael started his executive search career as Senior Partner within a boutique Executive Search firm, later becoming the Managing Partner of another international search practice for over 15 years. He then spent the four years immediately prior joining Friisberg as the Managing Partner of another leading international Executive Search firm.

Michael brings a small support team with him.

With Michael now onboard Friisberg & Partners International has strengthened even further its established presence in Stockholm - to better support existing and future clients in Sweden, across the Nordics, and everywhere else they do business.

Friisberg & Partners International is delighted to announce three significant additions to its Partnership in Oslo and Stockholm, further strengthening its already market-leading presence with seven offices in the Nordic Region.

KinderStiff Consulting, with Partners Benedikte Stiff and Hild F. Kinder are now the Friisberg Partners in Norway, based in Oslo. Michael Rooslien joins Friisberg Sweden as a Partner, in the Stockholm office, and in addition he brings an established research team with him.

Peter Strandberg, Friisberg President said:

“The addition of these leading professionals to Friisberg & Partners International will enhance our ability to provide clients with world-class talent advisory and leadership expertise in both the Nordic Region and across the globe. Our new teams bring strong expertise in executive search as well as deep sector knowledge that will enable Friisberg to continue provide even more first-class advisory services whilst expanding our global organisation.”

KinderStiff Consulting’s focus is recruitment into senior management positions and of non-executive directors for both privately owned and listed clients – especially those companies experiencing transformation and growth.

Benedikte Stiff

is a qualified psychologist with cutting-edge expertise in assessing people and applying development methodologies, and is an experienced evaluator of the ability of managers and management teams to deal with demanding challenges. Her main sector focus is on consumer and retail, real estate, technology and academia.

Hild F. Kinder

has broad experience of working in banking & finance, real estate, industry and life sciences. Her functional speciality is business development. She has an MBA in finance, and has previously worked as a financial analyst, achieving top rankings.

Michael Rooslien

brings two decades of executive search experience of recruiting senior executives and management teams for clients that range from major international corporations to small, high-growth entrepreneurial companies. He specializes in the technology, industrial sectors and consumer & retail.

Benedikte, Hild and Michael are all very excited to be joining Friisberg & Partners International and are looking forward to working closely with the firm’s clients and partners across the globe.

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