Antal surveys for Russia & CIS

Annual survey among the employers

Each quarter we ask employers about the current situation and company’s staff plans. In these researches we always ask about salary changes, hiring/cutting plans and the most wanted positions.

Job Market Overview & Salary Survey

We annually ask candidates from Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine about job switching, salary expectations, rewards, company benefits, rate of job satisfaction, relocation etc. More than 60 000 people took part in our researches during more than 10 years!

From 2020 research you will learn:

  • How did salary change in more than 15 industries during the year
  • How did the crisis affect different industries
  • Bonus rate of company’s employees
  • What are the reasons to choose the exact employers
  • Top-15 bonuses in compensation package
  • The main ways to find a job
  • Extra motivation in the company
  • Advantages and disadvantages of the remote work
  • Preferable regions for the relocation

And a lot more!

You can also request for a specialized labor market review. For more details, please visit

#HRzero: Well-being in the new remote work world

In 2020 many companies started to work in a new mode. Well-being programs for workers are not an exception. How companies can take care of their remote workers, motivate and cheer them up? Antal Russia conducted a survey among 110 companies about Well-being programs for remote workers. Moreover, our experts, HR professionals and workers from Orange Business Services, IKEA, Rockwool and Russian Towers shared their experience in development of Well-being and worker’s support programs. The main points of the research are:

  • How did the COVID-19 affect the Well-being programs
  • Presenteeism & livism
  • The most common elements of Well-being programs
  • Sabbatical as a way to keep a valuable employee
  • The best Well-being practices

#HRzero. Business during the pandemic

From the first #HRzero release you learn:

  • How 2020 was planned and how each of us adapt plans an build new reality right now
  • What is still a priority for the company and what is something companies have to refuse to
  • New challenges and salvations in the second half of 2020

research is provided on a commercial basis

“The transfer of workers to the permanent remote work from” research

During the current year many workers suddenly had to try a new format of working – home –office. Probably, the question of transferring workers to a permanent remote work format is being discussed in your company right now.

  • What are the risks of the remote work?
  • Do the rent savings worth the worker’s Well-being?
  • Which functions shouldn’t be transferred to the home-office?
  • How the KPIs can be controlled? How to estimate worker’s effectiveness?
  • Who has already transferred its personnel to the home-office in your industry?
  • These and many other questions we analyzed in our new research.

We conducted a series of in-depth interviews with function managers of 19 companies from different economy sectors. We asked about the way they organized the process of transferring workers to the home-office mode. Moreover, we questioned about 500 workers of what they think about remote work form, how do they estimate their effectiveness and are they satisfied with their Work& Life balance.

The research includes the following parts:

  • Part 1. Ability to work from home
  • Part 2. Using the ability to work from home
  • Part 3. Home-office effectiveness
  • Part 4. Technical part
  • Part 5. Communication
  • Part 6. Forming a team
  • Part 7. Education
  • CV and recommendations

Regional division in a standard report – Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

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“Automation of HR-processes” research

From the research you learn about new tendencies in automation of HR-processes and how do companies automate HR work – personnel recruitment, its education, assessments, motivation and formation of reserve workers.

We have investigated HR-processes automation cases in the Russian companies to make a highly detailed research on this question, systematize the best practices and consider mistakes and difficulties, which business has faced during the process of automation.

In the research you will find summary data about 200 companies’ experience, automation tools, program products, budget, automation results, difficulties and more.

To receive a free copy of the study, please submit your application by email.

“Succession planning: Russian experience” research

We analyzed succession planning experience in 33 Russian and international companies, that work in 15 different industries in Russia.

From year to year competition for the best candidates in the labor market rises. Succession planning instrument allows employers to keep and motivate personnel, save knowledge and experience inside the company and get prepared for the unexpected leave of key-workers.

From this research you will learn which succession planning tools are used in Russia, which difficulties in succession development do companies face, and how to raise company’s successors if succession planning system does not exist.

To receive a free copy of the study, please submit your application by email.

Guide to Successful Hiring in Russia and CIS

Michael Germershausen

The book helps foreign hiring managers to get to know with the Russian reality. It also may help
Russian HR professional in the dialogue with a foreign head office.

“There are many things that surprise us and hit us. Of course it took a lot of time to get used to some local specificities. However we like to run business in Russia and we tried to reassure our readers in this!”

Book’s author – Michael Germershausen, Managing Director Antal International for the Eurasian Region

In the book you will find answers on the popular questions of how to build a management team in Russia and CIS countries, useful recommendations, interesting articles about how to run business in Russia. And the icing on the cake – transcription of the Russian alphabet and Russian names.

To receive a FREE copy of the book (PDF version by e-mail or printed version by mail), please send a request to Luke Jones by e-mail.

Why Russians don’t smile

Luke Jones

Why Russians don’t Smile is a guide for the expats, who recently has moved to Russia, for those who are going to move and for those foreigners who are not very familiar with Russia and CIS countries.

Luke Jones wrote a book based on his almost 20 years experience of life and work in Russia. He is fluent in Russian and traveled a lot about Russia and CIS countries.

In the book he explained popular myths and stereotypes about Russia, added some useful information for travelers, gave a piece of advice for foreigners on how to avoid typical mistakes and highlighted some peculiarities of life in Russia which are important for those Europeans who work in our country. The book is not only about life in Moscow, it also describes other regions and CIS countries.

To receive a FREE copy of the book (PDF version by e-mail or printed version by mail), please send a request to Luke Jones by e-mail.