How to Hire the Best. New Case by the MIM and UFuture

15 February 2019

MIM-Kyiv reshapes managers hiring practices in Ukraine.

“We would be ahead of time rather than merely follow the suite,” is a slogan of the UFuture Talents 2019, the new innovative program for the future senior management team of the UFuture Group. This program was specially designed for the company to develop a new generation of managers.

The program was commissioned by Vasyl Khmelnytsky, the founder of the UFuture Group. It is comprised of 122 hours of lectures, 40 hours of in-class group activities, 2 business simulations. 26 program participants were selected out of 170 candidates. The best students will be invited to join the company.

Mr. Khmelnytsky who initiated the program shared his vision. “I was inspired by what I heard when I visited Israel. I asked many university professors about what they taught their students and what skills would be necessary for the future. They answered that they did not know which skills would be in demand; instead, they taught their students to be flexible and to make things happen. Thus, I decided on investment in the Ukrainian labor market. I once read that only 3% out 20% of people who want to change are actually taking steps. Our joint program is for that 3 %. UFuture practitioners teamed up with MIM’s faculty to leadership, management, finance, marketing and strategic planning.”

Prof. Iryna Tykhomyrova, the President of the MIM-Kyiv believes that UFuture Talents 2019 may drive changes in senior management hiring practices. “Talent will become the most valuable resource in the nearest future. Currently, Ukraine is suffering from the talent shortage and poor skills of those available for hire. You could either sit and wait for the right person or you may help your own people to become the right one. Our partner is well aware of what kind of people they need and is ready to invest in the development of those people,” Prof. Tykhomyrova said. “I would like to address the fear that people are leaving after taking learning activities at the expense of employers. Wouldn’t it be worse if untrained stayed?”