Anna Koj - EARS

Biography 

Anna Koj, Consultant, European Affairs Recruitment Specialists, EARS

Anna has extensive experience in high-profile strategic communications, public affairs, institutional relations and project management in public and private sector.

She holds an MBA with an additional specialization in Communications and Leadership. Throughout her career, working with key international and EU institutions and a number of high-level international partners, she has developed a particular focus on civil and human rights issues, public diplomacy and business ethics. She conducts trainings in advocacy and healthy leadership practises.

In her work, Anna brings together the entrepreneurial spirit and the humane approach. She takes the time to understand the client’s needs prior to and throughout the whole recruitment process, ensuring they are properly reflected and addressed. At the same time, exploiting her pro-active can-do approach she makes sure to do the utmost while searching for the perfect candidate for her client.

Anna attaches great importance to professional integrity, committing to provide the highest quality service. 

Workshop

Recruiting for Associations

EARS – the European Affairs Recruitment Specialists is the first dedicated agency supportingclients in the recruitment of profiles in EU Affairs and international relations.

The aim of the workshop will be to involve the public in an interactive exchange on the key aspects of recruiting for associations. We will look at market trends and tendencies and address concrete questions and challenges building on real-life experience brought to the event both by the association executives present, as well as by EARS consultants.

Amongst others, we will look at the following thematic areas specific to recruiting for associations:

Recruitment as a strategic decision:

  • Consultants vs permanent staff
  • Secondment from membership vs own staff

Recruitment options for associations:

  • Internally managed process based on applications received
  • Externally supported headhunting process

Recruitment as a positioning and communication tool:

  • Internal: a strong message of commitment to the members
  • External: thought leadership sign to external stakeholders