21.11. absl latvia invites to submit nominations for 12th annual cee bs awards 2024
Shoutout to all Latvian Global Business Services, BPo, ITo organizations! The 12th annual CEE Business Services Summit & Awards is set to take place in March 2024. It's time to roll up your sleeves and nominate your organizations in the open categories. This year, Latvia can take pride in having a separate category, "Most Vibrant Employer – Latvia," along with a list of other appealing categories such as Best CSR Initiative, Most Promising New Entrant, Best Uni-Business Corporation, and more are awaiting your nominees. It's time to shine and let the European Business Services community know about your achievements. The submission deadline is November 24, 2024. However, we've heard that the submission period might be extended until the end of November.
Don't leave it to the last minute. Reflect on what has been achieved, be proud of yourselves, and submit the nomination, giving your company a chance to win and receive international recognition. This is the only awards ceremony in Europe - don't miss it. Find the open categories and nomination submission link here: https://bit.ly/3sBhH0m
11.10.2023 ABSL Latvia is proud of guest lectures given in 2022/2023
Last week, ABSL Latvia representative Monta Ieleja visited MSC Shared Service Center Riga to express appreciation to all the active employees who generously contributed their time in the academic year of 2022/2023 as guest lecturers under the ABSL Latvia initiative, which aims to enhance awareness about our industry among students.
We are especially proud of the immense involvement from MSC Shared Service Center, as they have been the most dedicated organization among all our members in this particular iniciative. An impressive group of 12 guest lecturers together has delivered 33 lectures, totaling nearly 50 hours of active engagement with students throughout previous academic year. It's worth noting that the actual number is even higher, as some lectures were conducted independently of ABSL's involvement and are not included in this count.
26.09.2023. ABSL STANDS FOR THE REVISION OF NON-TAXABLE AMOUNT FOR HEALTH INSURANCE
Global Business Service/IT Centers in Latvia have consistently set an example for rest of the market when it comes to providing a wide range of benefits to their employees. Health insurance has evolved from being a ‘good to have’ to an absolute ‘must-have.’ However, the impact of inflation has significantly driven up the costs of medical and health services, subsequently affecting the prices of health insurance policies.Given the substantial increase in health insurance costs, even business services industry is compelled to reconsider this specific benefit. At present, due to the substantial financial burden it places on organizations, health insurance is viewed more as a luxury than the norm it once was. For a comprehensive view, please read the full opinion article by ABSL Latvia’s Executive Director Monta Ieleja. We urge everyone to go beyond reading and join us in signing the initiative on manabalss.lv to raise the non-taxable amount for health insurance policies to €1000. Link here: http://bit.ly/46pvOE9 It’s important to understand that inaction in this regard could further strain our government healthcare system and prolong waiting lines for government-funded health services.
22.09.2023 absl participates in lu career day
ABSL Latvia is excited to announce the participation in the Latvijas Universitate Career Days, taking place on September 28.
Be sure to visit the ABSL Latvia booth to get the latest information about job opportunities available at GBS/IT centers in Latvia. We are an industry that offers competitive salaries, modern offices, an international work environment, and incredible career growth opportunities – all waiting for you!
During the event, we will have engaging activities for students. Don't miss out on the chance to receive ABSL presents featuring items from all our members. Isn't that exciting?
11.09.2023 ABSL Summit in poland
ABSL Latvia representatives had an amazing time at the ABSL Summit in Krakow! The past few days were filled with enlightening discussions, stories, and case studies on generative AI, diversity, inclusion, and equity policies, the significance of talent management, training, and reskilling strategies, as well as the impact of geopolitics on our lives and potential outcomes in the near future. We also delved into resilience and the importance of data and metrics to measure progress.
The summit was not only informative but also provided a fantastic networking opportunity. The atmosphere was electric, and dynamic discussions on GBS growth in Europe and future trends kept us on the edge of our seats.To sum it up, borrowing Piotr Kraśko’s words to conclude the event: “ABSL Summit - quite okay!” and we couldn’t agree more. Looking forward to the next one!
31.08.2023 absl latvia encourages to use open courses provided by sse riga
ABSL Latvia encourages businesses within the industry to use employee training opportunities with the help of ERAF program which subsidizes up to 70% of associated expenses. It's important to note that this support program remains accessible only until the end of this calendar year. Given that we are currently in the final months to leverage this support, ABSL Latvia has introduced a new approach for companies to strategize their workforce development initiatives. We encourage companies to explore the option of open courses facilitated by educational institutions. As such, there is no need to plan training for substantial employee groups. Instead, by adopting this particular approach, you can nominate one or only a few representatives from the organization to participate in these open courses. This format ensures that the audience for these courses is composed of individuals from various organizations and industries. In the video you will find an interview with Rihards Garančs from Rīgas Ekonomikas augstskola - Stockholm School of Economics in Riga giving more details about their dynamic education programme “Effective Manager Programme”.
17.08.2023. ABSL Latvia invites industry experts to become guest lecturers
Last chance alert!
ABSL Latvia has prolonged the submission window for Latvian GBS/ITO industry experts willing to become lecturers (from ABSL member companies) and who are keen to enrich the academic year 2023/2024. Act now – grasp this chance to become a guest lecturer. Submit your lecture by August 20th!
For the submission link, please get in touch with the association at [email protected].
04.08.2023 CMA CGM appoints new head of the business services centre
ABSL Latvia is thrilled to announce that our member organization, CMA CGM (formerly known as Containerships), has appointed a new Head for the Business Service Centre in Latvia. Please join us in warmly welcoming Vita Ersta to this significant role!
Vita brings with her diverse experience in the realm of customer service, having dedicated more than 10 years to honing her skills in this field. Notably, she has spent over 5 years leading an operations team in one of the international freight transportation organizations, showcasing her exceptional leadership abilities. Furthermore, for the past 5 years, Vita has been involved in HR management, adding another dimension of expertise to her impressive skillset. With Vita at the helm, we are confident that the CMA CGM Business Service Centre in Latvia will continue to thrive. Her passion, dedication, and diverse experience make her a perfect fit for this role.
Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Vita Ersta!
02.08.2023. norit joins absl latvia
We are thrilled to announce the newest addition to our community - Norit Latvia! This privately owned US company has earned a strong reputation in the activated carbon market, and we couldn't be more delighted to have them on board.
Based in Riga, Norit Latvia boasts a team of approximately 40 talented individuals who efficiently handle diverse global tasks for Norit companies across North America, Europe, and Asia. Their expertise spans crucial areas such as Data Management, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, General Ledger, Cost Accounting, and Purchasing. Oskars Cakuls, a high-level professional with over 10 years of invaluable experience in the GBS industry, is leading the organization.
ABSL Latvia an invaluable platform that facilitates niche-specific knowledge exchange and talent attraction. We are confident that Norit Latvia's participation will not only enrich our community but also accelerate their progress towards greater success. We extend our gratitude to Norit Latvia for entrusting us with their partnership. Your commitment reinforces our shared mission to drive positive change and growth in the industry.
world latvian economics and innovations forum
As July comes to a close, we take a moment to reflect on one of the most highly anticipated events, the World Latvian Economics and Innovations Forum, which took place on July 5th. This gathering brought together esteemed government decision-makers, entrepreneurs, leaders, and individuals who share a common interest in the economic development of Latvia.
ABSL Latvia's Chairperson of the Board and Deputy head at SEB Global Services in Riga, Alesja Kircenko, had the honor of participating in a thought-provoking discussion titled: "Latvia’s Got Talent: Retention and Upskilling of the Labor Force as a Competitive Global Advantage." Alesja Kircenko shared the panel with Evita Simsone and Janis Kukainis, and the engaging conversation was moderated by Laura Ramanis. The discussion raised insightful experience sharing and the exchange of ideas surrounding the crucial topic of talent retention and upskilling, which play a pivotal role in shaping Latvia's competitive global advantage in today's dynamic economic landscape.
monta ieleja (ex.geidane) returns to fill absl Latvia executive director's position
This week marks the final week for our exceptional Executive Director, Jānis Atslens, as our former one - Monta Geidane is set to return from her long-term leave. We extend heartfelt gratitude to Janis for his dedication and contributions during his time with us. Best of luck in his future endeavors!
During this time Janis has achieved remarkable milestones that elevated ABSL Latvia to new heights:
✔ Active participation in University Career days through ABSL, connecting with young talents.
✔Organizing a highly appreciated Volleyball tournament, uniting our industry in friendly competition.
✔Releasing two consecutive yearly industry reports, providing valuable insights to stakeholders.
✔Successfully resuming face-to-face events, fostering community and collaboration.
We're proud of what we've accomplished together and excited to continue our journey with Monta back in the fold.
News on absl latvia employee training project
👉 ABSL Latvia
implements an employee training project with ERDF financial support for
companies to promote the introduction of technological innovations and
increase the productivity of the workforce.
💡 We would like to introduce ABSL Latvia member and project participant Intrum Global Technologies. "We will certainly continue to work on how to develop the digital skills of all our employees, not only those who work in the field of technology, but we also want Intrum Global Technologies to become a world leader, guided by customer experience and perspective!" says Dace Kreicmane, Human Resources Manager at Intrum Global Technologies.
Watch the full interview here- https://lnkd.in/duqmT9aZ
Read the full employee training project publication here.
More information about the project implemented by ABSL Latvia can be found here - https://lnkd.in/dyrcX2pW
News on absl latvia employee training project
ABSL Latvia implements an employee training project with ERDF financial support for companies to promote the introduction of technological innovations and increase the productivity of the workforce.We would like to introduce ABSL Latvia member and project participant Atea Global Services. "The ABSL training project allows the company to save up to 45% of the training budget, which in turn can be directed to even more successful development." says Lauma Legzdiņa, Education and Training Specialist of Atea Global Services. Watch the full interview with Lauma here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45bB5LDyNFQ Read the full employee training project publication here. More information about the project implemented by ABSL Latvia can be found here - https://www.absl-latvia.lv/atbalsts-apmacibam/
nordic language skills - investment in professional qualification
Check out the latest opinion article by ABSL Latvia on Nordic language skills as an investment in professional qualification.
“English language skills are no longer considered an advantage for job seekers, but an absolute necessity. On the other hand, the ability to speak one of the Nordic languages (Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish and Danish) is becoming more and more important and demanded by employers for those professionals who want to work and succeed in the GBS sector,” says Jānis Atslens, Executive director of ABSL Latvia.
business services firm of the year in latvia - seb global services riga
On March 8-9, the annual CEE Business Services Summit & Awards 2023 event took place in Warsaw. This conference and award ceremony is one of the most important industry public and networking events in Central and Eastern Europe
Congratulations to ABSL Latvia member SEB Global Services Riga, which won the award - Best Business Service Industry Company in Latvia!!!
Survey on actual topics for knowledge shareing events
To better understand ABSL members expectations regarding knowledge and success sharing events (webinars, topical club meetings etc.,) we would appreciate if you could take an anonymous survey that will take 5 min of your time. Please find the survey here.
This information will help us greatly to plan knowledge sharing events for the 2023 to better meet your interests and topics that are important for your organizations.
Please submit your opinions until January 31.
absl latvia experts has conducted 26 guest lectures
ABSL Latvia is actively involved in promoting the recognition of the GSB industry and training young talents by offering its experts guest lectures to leading Latvian universities.
In the fall semester of 2022, ABSL Latvia industry experts conducted 26 guest lectures at universities!
Many thanks to all lecturers for their hard work and cooperation partners at universities for chance to reach out to students!
MSC Shared Service Center Riga - entrepreneur of the year in riga!
Congratulations! ABSL Latvia member MSC Shared Service Center Riga has received Riga City council’s award “Entrepreneur of the Year in Riga in the International Business Centre Sector”.
The award is a feat of MSC Shared Service Center Riga hard work in the local GBS industry with outstanding achievements, as well as involvement in promotion of the industry to the public and outstanding business developments.
08.04.2022. absl latvia annual general meeting
On April 8, the Annual General Meeting of ABSL Latvia was held in person. The members of the Association discussed issues important to the industry, which concern the promotion of the competitiveness of Latvia's image, the availability of labor, and the enhancement of the talents of current and future employees. Two new board members of ABSL Latvia were elected: Vladislavs Sorokins (Allnex GBS Director) and Rodion Shiryayev (Managing Director of MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company Shared Services Center Riga).
The general meeting was attended by colleagues from the Riga Investment and Tourism Agency, who once again confirmed the importance of the GBS industry in the economy of Riga and Latvia as a whole.
Circle K Business
Centre in Riga -
TOP employer of 2021 in
GBS sector in latvia
Congratulations to ABSL Latvia member Circle K Business
Centre in Riga with recognition as the TOP employer of 2021 in the Global
Business Services sector in Latvia!
Circle K Business Center in Riga is part of the international company Circle K Group, which is the leading motor fuel trader in the Baltics and Scandinavia with more than 100 years of experience.
CV.LV TOP Employer is the most influential and most popular annual award in Latvia, which is based on the evaluations of employees - candidates, current and former employees. The best employers are identified in 12 different categories.
03.11.2021 ABSL opinion published in "dienas bizness" special edition about real estate in 2022
Dienas bizness has just released its special edition about real estate in 2022, where you can find insightful articles on how ABSL Latvia members - TietoEVRY in Latvia and Accenture have changed their offices.
Moreover, the edition also includes a case study from If P&C Insurance explaining how the company is planning to significantly change the concept of their office in Riga and where do they take the inspiration and good examples from. There you will also find ABSL Latvia Executive Director's comment about the current situation in Global business services industry in Latvia and how organizations are shaping their offices to meet employees' changing needs after the pandemic.
You can find Dienas bizness special edition "Nekustamais īpašums 2022" at the largest press stores in Latvia or download the e-version here: https://lnkd.in/eQV8f9-6
22.10.2021 ABSL moderates a panel discussion at hr week latvija
It was great to see a high-level representation of the Global Business Services industry at the event. Thanks to Jelena Niznika (SEB Global Services), Alise Dravina (DNB Bank ASA) and Rasa Gicēviča (Cabot Latvia) for joining ABSL Latvia discussion about the importance of diversity and inclusion policies in large and multinational organizations.
Thanks to Alesja Kircenko (Deputy Head at SEB Global Services and Chairperson of the Board at ABSL Latvia) for joining the conference with her story of leadership and how we as human beings can develop this competence.
18.10.2021 ABSL joins panel discussion at brel forum
ABSL Latvia Executive Director Monta Geidane participated in the panel discussion "The Pivotal Role of Sustainability in Real Estate" within BREL Forum. "Although the majority of office tenants are only in the first phase of introducing a list of seemingly simple actions towards sustainability, this effort cannot be underestimated. On contrary, this tendency shows that we are stepping in the right direction - companies are voluntarily investing their time and effort to leave less impact on the environment by encouraging their employees to make small changes in their daily habits and also by showing great examples in the office environment. Even if it's currently not the case when office tenants are the ones who require RE developers to ensure a certain quality of construction materials used or a certain level of energy efficiency of the building, still office tenants are thinking about those questions and I tend to believe that in near future growing number of office tenants will choose only certified buildings," comments Monta Geidane during the discussion.
21.09.2021 ABSL Latvia signs contract with katrīna ošleja
ABSL Latvia has signed a contract with Katrina Osleja (management training provider) within the European Regional Development Fund program “Support for employee training needs”. Starting from now all those companies that previously communicated their training needs from this particular service provider, can use the ordered training programs immediately with 30-70% of costs covered by European Union funding. All other companies representing the Global Business Services industry in Latvia are welcome to get introduced to the training offer here: www.katrinaosleja.lv. This is a kind reminder that you can choose any training provider based in Latvia in order to raise the qualification of your employees and receive 30-70% of costs covered from ERDF program.
07.09.2021 industry is more actively automating its business processes
You can find out more data and statistics in the article published on Dienas bizness here: https://bit.ly/3BRMN2L
30.08.2021 Ieva aizvakara (atea global services) elected as board member of absl latvia
Congratulations to Ieva Aizvakara (Business Area Manager: Procurement & Customer operations at Atea Global Services Ltd.) on being elected as board member of ABSL Latvia. Starting from September 2021, Ieva will join the rest of ABSL Latvia board members - Alesja Kircenko, Kim Leandersson, Ieva Zirne, Lelde Lipska, Intars Sloka, Sintija Morica. All together they make a team with a strong desire to support the industry and its needs!
We wish Ieva to have a great dose of energy, success and courage on this wonderful journey!
10.08.2021 ABSL welcomes GBS/IT professionals to become guest lecturers
ABSL Latvia is looking for GBS/IT professionals from among the association's member companies, who would be willing to become visiting lecturers in higher education institutions based in Latvia. The new study year is just around the corner. It is your opportunity to share the knowledge, experience with young and talented minds eager to learn more about various business processes serviced globally, the industry as such, and the job opportunities that it brings to graduates.
Do not hesitate to contact your HR department to get more information on how to apply to become a guest lecturer or simply contact the association by email: [email protected].
26.07.2021 Aļesja kirčenko (deputy head, seb global services riga) elected as absl latvia chairperson of the board
"To become the next ABSL Latvia Chairperson of the Board is a huge honor and responsibility at the same time. I am personally proud of all the things that we have achieved with the help of the industry association and I truly believe that new heights are waiting for us. Thanks to all ABSL Latvia Members and Strategic partners we are a strong and ambitious association striving for the best," says Alesja Kircenko.
Read the full article here: https://bit.ly/3rym87b
19.07.2021 f.BIKOVS STEPPING DOWN FROM ABSL LATVIA CHAIR AND BOARD POSITION
ABSL Latvia informs all its members and the GBS community in Latvia that Fredis Bikovs is stepping down from ABSL Latvia Chair and Board position due to personal career commitments."This was an exciting journey for me and a new one is on the way. ABSL Latvia is now over 2 years old, still young, but already a very strong organization. I still remember in detail how it was born, all the discussions with GBS Leaders, partners, government institutions, meetings in Riga and Warsaw, workshops, etc. Today, looking back on this 2+ years journey, I couldn’t imagine a better result. Thank you all for the cooperation and I do believe that the industry development is left in good hands," says Fredis, Former Chairperson of The Board, ABSL Latvia.
03.07.2021 SEB GLOBAL SERVICES WILL MOVE TO NEW OFFICE
SEB Global Services will move to a new office at the beginning of 2023. The company has signed a contract with real estate developer Galio Group officially confirming its future plans to move to office center GUSTAVS located at Gustava Zemgala gatve 73. The construction process of the building has already started. SEB Global Services will lease around 11 000 square meters ensuring physical workplaces to more than 1000 employees. The new 6-floor office building is designed and will be contracted to reach all the requirements of BREEM Excellent certificate. ABSL Latvia congratulates its member SEB Global Services in Riga with its future plans! You can find more information here: https://bit.ly/2TuU2Nr
31.05.2021 ABSL LATVIA RELEASES BUSINESS SERVICES REPORT 2021
It is with great excitement to announce that ABSL Latvia in collaboration with its trustful partner Investment and Development Agency of Latvia has just released already the second Annual Report of Business Services Sector in Latvia. Many thanks to all Business Services organizations for devoting your time to participate in the survey, and thus becoming an important part of a comprehensive and at the same time highly valuable report, which covers all possible questions around the growth of industry - level of RPA implementation, pandemic impact on business operations, salary levels, changes in the site selection process, and many more.
Thanks to all our partners for providing valuable content for the report - Fontes, Deloitte Latvia, ERDA, Colliers Latvia, Tilde ~, Investment and Development Agency of Latvia.
Without all of your support, it wouldn't be possible and this is why we believe that the newly released report is a celebration for all of us.
Feel free to visit ABSL Latvia homepage and download the newly released report: https://lnkd.in/e5FVrSY
26.05.2021 INTERVIEW WITH FREDIS BIKOVS PUBLISHED ON DIENAS BIZNESS
Interview by ABSL Latvia Chairperson of the Board Fredis Bikovs published in Dienas Bizness journal, where Fredis answers a list of questions about possible improvements in government attempts to raise the qualification of the working-age population, how to connect life-long education programs and offer with actual economic needs, how to raise people digital skills, and adults' involvement in life-long education programs as such.
You can read the full interview in Dienas Bizness journal for entrepreneurs released on May 25, 2021.
24.05.2021 ABSL SIGNS CONTRACT WITH KIC
ABSL Latvia has signed an agreement with Komercizglītības Centrs SIA within the European Regional Development Fund program “Support for employee training needs”. Starting from now all global business services centers based in Latvia have an opportunity to get efficiency management courses, highly popular "Managing Service Productivity" course by Komercizglītības Centers SIA with 30-70% of costs covered by European Union funding.
Please contact Anna Gruzinska (+371 26336345, [email protected]) Marketing manager at Komercizglītības Centrs SIA in order to discuss which professional courses would be highly needed for your employees.
#trainingneeds #globalservices #funding
11.05.2021 absl RECOMMENDS TO PRIME MINISTER TO REVIEW HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT POLICY IN LATVIA
ABSL Latvia together with Foreign Investors' Council in Latvia has prepared an official recommendation letter addressed to the prime minister of Latvia K.Kariņš with a call to review and significantly improve the existing policy for human capital development in Latvia. The letter states that the existing activities and government initiatives carried out to raise the qualification of people seem not to be working. AmCham Latvia, Norwegian Chamber of Commerce in Latvia, Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Latvia (SCCL), Association of Exporters "The Red Jackets", Latvian Startup Association, and more than 20 well-known local and foreign capital organizations have supported the call for action.
Go to the full article here: https://bit.ly/2R1kYmT
07.05.2021 REMINDER TO USE THE eraf SUPPORT PROGRAM FOR EMPLOYEE TRAINING NEEDS
ABSL Latvia reminds about the EU funding program, which co-finances up to 70% of training costs. Global Business Services Centers can teach Northern languages (Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Danish), project management skills, IT, programming, production engineering, and telematics, logistics. Besides, recently new training areas have been added such as marketing, business management, e-commerce, and quality management.
Please contact the association to get more information by writing to email: [email protected]
29.04.2021 liaa RELEASES RELOCATION GUIDE
Around 8% of all talent employed by the Global Business Services industry in Latvia are foreigners - high-level professionals from countries like Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, India, etc. HR teams working with relocation projects receive many questions from foreigners about life in Latvia, culture, cost of living to help them make their final decision about moving to Latvia and taking the job offer in Riga or any other city of Latvia.
Investment and Development Agency of Latvia has just released a Relocation guide - an informative material answering all the possible questions around life in Latvia.
You can download the Relocation guide here: https://bit.ly/3eJlei7
Feel free to share it with all your foreign employees, friends, and the ones who still are on their way to decide about moving to Latvia.
27.04.2021 absl LATVIA OPINION ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON IR.LV
ABSL Latvia's opinion article talking about the impact of remote work on employees' work-life balance has been published on ir.lv.
The publication includes Colliers research findings on the correlation between remote work and productivity levels as well as valuable comments given by Antra Lazdiņa (TietoEVRY) and Ilze Sudraba-Karklina (allnex Latvia) on how those business service centers ensure that their employees have a well-balanced work and private life even during the pandemic times when job responsibilities have moved to everyone's personal living space for a quite long period. Read the full article here: https://bit.ly/3tXi9kV
18.04.2021. absl LATVIA CELEBRATES the SECOND ANNIVERSARY
Together we have achieved considerable results and a lot of achievements are still yet to come. Many thanks to all our members and strategic partners for your trust, support, and willingness to build one of the strongest business communities in the Baltics together with ABSL Latvia!
16.04.2021 Riga gets an award "most dynamically developing city - CEE", WHILE DNB bANK ASA TRIUMPHS AT CATEGORY "BUSINESS SERVICES FIRM - LATVIA"
Yesterday Riga received a prestigious award "Most Dynamically Developing City - CEE" at the 9th annual CEE Business Services Awards organized in Poland. The event gathered more than 197 top managers from 57 Business Services Centers across Central and Eastern Europe. ABSL Latvia congratulates all involved parties and stakeholders for doing their best to develop Riga as a highly attractive location for Global Business Services. The award proves that we are on the right track to reach the full potential of Riga. Congratulations also to DNB Bank ASA Service Center, Intars Sloka for getting global recognition with the title "Business Services Firm - Latvia". Well deserved due to one of the lowest employee attrition rates in the industry, development plans in the future, RPA implementation projects, as well as its continuous care of employees, especially during the Covid times.
29.03.2021 NEW ABSL LATVIA BOARD ELECTED
18.03.2021 ANNOUNCED "TOP EMPLOYER 2020"ABSL Latvia congratulates CIRCLE K BUSINESS CENTRE for being officially announced as "TOP Employer 2020" in the newly added category "Global Business Services". More than 6700 votes were given to companies representing the industry, which is around 45% of all respondents participating in the survey. "Thank you goes to participants for sharing their votes and CV-Online Latvia for continuing the good traditions in special times. The biggest thank you goes to our employees who have created an environment that is recognized outside the virtual walls of our premises. “TOP employer of the year in GBS” award is an honor for both Circle K Business Centre and GBS industry in Latvia," says Ieva Zirne, Senior HR Business Partner at CIRCLE K BUSINESS CENTRE. #TOPDarbaDevejs2020 #circlek #globalservices #cvonline
11.03.2021 ABSL SPEAKS ABOUT FUTURE OFFICESVAS "Valsts nekustamie īpašumi" / State Real Estate, Latvia organizes a conference "Evolution of work environment changes - adapt, reform, continue", where ABSL Latvia representative Monta Geidane will tell more about the role of remote work and its evolution nowadays, she will be also touching upon the question on what kind of impact it brings to the office environment. You can follow the online conference on March 11, 9:30 am here: https://lnkd.in/eWPv-Dm
#environment #remotework #realestate
09.03.2021 ABSL OPINION ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON DELFI.LVABSL Latvia Executive Director Monta Geidane's opinion article was published on DELFI Latvia and Ir.lv, where she talks about the meaningful and goal-oriented involvement of responsible government institutions in raising people's qualifications and skills.
The time when we could train employees with the help of local education centres has passed already for several years, we need to focus more on education platforms coming from foreign providers (Coursera, Linkedin Learning, Udemy, etc.) so that we could learn those skills that are needed to work globally and speak in one common language with process owners around the globe. Please read the full article here: https://bit.ly/3eqKgUz
24.02.2021 NEW MEMBER JOINS ABSL LATVIAIntrum is a leading credit-management company with expertise in debt collection services. With its headquarters based in Stockholm, Intrum is present in 24 countries in Europe plus Latin America (Brazil), employing more than 10 thousand professionals. Intrum set up its IT operations center in Riga in 2010, taking care of providing software development services, implementation, and IT support for Intrum Group needs. Gradually growing its number of employees, Intrum Global Technologies currently employs more than 260 high-level IT professionals. Welcome and congratulations on joining the ABSL community of business services leaders!
23.02.2021 ABSL SIGNS CONTRACT WITH TRAINING LABABSL Latvia has signed an agreement with Training Lab within the European Regional Development Fund program “Support for employee training needs”. Starting from now all global business services centers based in Latvia have an opportunity to receive Training Lab professional courses for their employees with 30-70% of costs covered by European Union funding.
Please contact Ivars Juskevics (Co-founder and Consultant at Training Lab) in order to discuss which professional courses would be highly needed for your employees.
#trainingneeds #globalservices #funding
18.02.2021 CIRCLE K BUSINESS CENTRE EXPANDS
"I am personally glad that the performance of our professionals has convinced the decision-makers on the other side of the ocean to give us the responsibility to serve their local Circle K Service Stations from the business center based in Riga. The quality of provided services, the knowledge and experience of our employees, and the excitement in everything we do has helped us to expand our operations by servicing new continent," says Arturs Andzans Managing Director at CIRCLE K BUSINESS CENTRE.
You can read the full article here http://bit.ly/2NHLa3W
09.02.2021 GREEN CHANNEL FOR INVESTMENT PROJECTSWith the initiative coming from the Ministry of Economics and Investment and Development Agency of Latvia, finally, the fast-track "Green Channel" has been approved by the Cabinet of Ministers allowing significantly ease the administrative burden for investment projects.
"We highly appreciate that Global Business Services sector has been recognized as a strategically important and high value-added industry. The process improvements coming into force with the help of the so-called "Green Channel" initiative, means that the existing and also new investors will be able to set up the operations in Latvia much quicker than before and it will be much easier to recruit high-level professions from foreign counties. We are thankful for having successful cooperation with the Ministry of Economics and Investment and Development Agency of Latvia throughout the journey," says Fredis Bikovs Chairman of the Board at ABSL Latvia.
You can find the full article here http://bit.ly/3q5vKob
08.02.2021 INTERVIEW WITH ABSL ON DELFI.LV
You can read the full interview here http://bit.ly/3jutODk