PRAXI ALLIANCE members gathered on May 8-9, in Athens, Greece, for the 2015 Spring Summit. Participants included new members from Denmark, Russia (via videoconference) and Thailand, as well as China, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and, of course, Greece.
Professor Charalambos Gotsis, a Professor of Economics at the University of Piraeus and an experienced board member and CEO, gave a presentation about the current Greek business climate. Members also received insight about the executive recruitment process from Eleftheria Thessolonikefs and Georgia Aravani from the Mellon Group HR division, a valued client of PRAXI ALLIANCE.
Member collaboration and the exchange of best practices were also focal points of the summit. The foundation was set for industrial and geographical teams as well as a framework for improving client communications and reporting, and the announcement of a new website, due to be online in August, highlighted a strong commitment to solidifying and enhancing the PRAXI ALLIANCE brand.
“Giving members the opportunity to sit down and share diverse ideas and best practices is the driving force behind our success”, said Fabio Ciarapica, PRAXI ALLIANCE Network Director. “We look forward to adding many more seats at the table”.
Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev will be the new Director of GAM - Civic Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art of Turin and Castello di Rivoli - Museum of Contemporary Art, known collectively by the Italian press as the “superfondazione.”
Christov-Bakargiev was selected from among 171 candidates identified by PRAXI, providing search and selection services of Executive profiles worldwide.
Members of PRAXI ALLIANCE Worldwide Executive Search analyzed and discussed this topic at their 2014 Autumn Summit in Shanghai.
The firm has offices in Trondheim, Bergen and Stavanger and is led by CEO Per Inge Hjertaker.
“With the addition of Per and his team, we are fulfilling our mission to build and strengthen our Nordic presence”, said Fabio Ciarapica, PRAXI ALLIANCE Network Director. “Our clients in this region should expect an exceptional level of service and professionalism”.
Praxi4People is a modular software developed by PRAXI to support HRD processes. It has been implemented over 40 times and applied for 6 years in companies of various sizes and in different sectors. The experience accrued and the suggestions received from our clients have allowed us to move on to Praxi4People 2.0: more user-friendly than ever, with new functions and able to run on multiple devices.
Praxi4People 2.0 is the fruit of the experience we have gained through dozens of implementations in companies of all sizes in numerous sectors.
EFFICIENCY - no manual uploading: personal data are simply taken from the wages system or other sources, and added to using the processes managed by praxi4people, which then restores the data required for other external processes.
CONTROL - The Personnel Department and Managers can keep control of all the data they need to make decisions (remuneration analysis, merit-based aspects, training needs, in-company mobility, changes to organisation, succession plans).
DEVELOPMENT - The system assists personal development, consistent with the company’s development strategies (skills mapping, performance assessment, development plans, training programmes, to mention but a few).
The application is modular and handles recruitment, employee records, skills systems, performance assessment, MBO, assessment of potential, needs analysis and training.
A sophisticated reporting system allows for data to be processed and exported to spreadsheets.