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Spotlight on Ukraine

Anita Lettink
Anita Lettink
Hello. There is only one topic I can write about this week, so I am sending a slightly different newsletter. I’ll be back in 2 weeks with the regular Future of Work topics. In the meantime, hug your loved ones.

Like many of you, I am watching the war in Ukraine unfold. Even though we saw things unravel, it was still a shock to wake up one morning to a new reality, where the war had started with the country and the Ukrainian people under heavy military attack.
Over the past months, I have been engaged with companies in Ukraine. I’ve met many talented people as we worked on projects. It’s unthinkable that they are now executing the contingency plans to relocate their people while many of them have been drafted to fight for their country.
Ukraine has a thriving, vital Technology Ecosystem, as well as a startup scene, and that includes a list of young companies that create people solutions – see below. Some of them moved their headquarters to other countries, but what they all have in common is a workforce in Ukraine.
These companies will need paying clients so their employees can rebuild their lives. As all infrastructure runs in the cloud, the companies can survive as long as people buy their services. But given that the current situation is full of uncertainties, signing new clients seems a herculean task.
One thing is certain: their people won’t be able to return home shortly. And that means these companies need our help. They need everything: a new office, places to let their people work, meet with clients, run their business, house employees. And in the longer term, support to repair and refurbish offices and homes. If you can offer logistical or financial assistance, now’s the time to let them know.
This is not the time to take a look at the list and start poaching people from affected companies to ease your staffing problems, unless they specifically ask for a job. I realize that businesses are not philanthropies, but sometimes you have to do the right thing.
I know that many of you have been involved in fundraising activities. It’s heartwarming to see how people reach out to help others in times of great distress. I have a list of young Ukrainian companies below. I am sure that they would appreciate your note of support. Let them know you think about them and offer your help.
Other ways to help:
Sergio Caredda created an awesome “HR for Ukraine” Notion site that is expanding every day. It is chock full of resources, from FAQs to relocation support to job boards and counseling services. It has everything you need when you work with people that are affected by the war.
Until next time, Anita
List of companies
Casers We help companies to organize case competitions, universities to teach on real business tasks, youth to get practical experience, get acquainted with TOP companies and receive a job offer or internship.
Choizy Career guidance online platform.
CleverStaff Applicant Tracking System offering customizable software for Recruitment.
Hirio A smart toolbox which enables to design digital processes and automate the applicant funnel for mass recruitment teams.
HR-Hanza Hanza Recruitment solution.
Hurma HR and Recruitment system.
JobTailor Job tracking solution.
MatchHR MatchHR helps companies find and hire the best tech talent the world has to offer.
Morbax Digital Talent Management Platform – Review thousands of profiles from your talent pool in seconds with ML. Morbax automatically sources, pre-selects, and evaluates candidates before an interview and shortlists the best-matched candidates to the company’s HR representatives.
My1stJob Youth job-resource, where candidates and companies instantly find each other by target Soft Skills, a system of filters and comparisons.
Nuwork A unique HR-instrument for ultra geo-targeting vacancy placement.
Onboard Onboard is a training system for sales, support, and partnership departments. Focus on company growth, while Onboard pumps up employees and partners with automated courses, quizzes, and performance insights.
Party.Space Party.Space is a video chat platform for creating engaging virtual corporate and community events.
PeopleForce HR Software for Business. Plai is a people and performance management platform for forward-thinking companies, designed with millennials in mind.
Recruitty Recruitty is a marketplace that matches tech talent with the world’s most innovative companies. Recruitty combines job matching with career counseling to help people find a job they love.
Re:zume An HR tech software for quick and quality job search. At its core, it is a career roadmap for company employees and job seekers. The service makes it possible for companies to create clear career paths for their employees.
StudyDive Single platform to manage employee development plans that helps companies to increase employees’ learning engagement while decreasing spending on content procurement and management.
TalentScan is a full-cycle platform with artificial intelligence. It is designed to find and interact with IT recruiters and job seekers, minimize the timing of closure vacancies and improve the efficiency of teamwork.
TechMagic TechMagic builds user-friendly and functional HRM and HRIS applications for startups and established businesses in the HR tech industry.
VR Inn VR-tech company focused on enterprise training solutions to deliver, manage, and control training of employees.
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