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Aviation Recruitment Episode 1: How well prepared are companies for hiring?

S1:E1 | 9th August 2022


I am joined by Arpad Szakal – Principal Consultant with Cormis Partners, an Executive Search Organisation.

Arpad is a genuine and engaged professional who loves what he does and enjoys helping people in their careers. In simple terms – HE CARES!

It is always a pleasure talking, listening, and learning from such a positive individual.

During the 6-part series, we visit many steps of the recruitment and retention journey that is so relevant in today’s market. There is then a wrap-up session that looks at the Candidates position.

The 6 part series and wrap-up sessions are:

1. How well prepared are companies for hiring?
a. Do companies have a strategy and storyline?
b. Does the interview team have the correct detail and cultural message and are they prepared?
c. Is there an understanding of the WHAT – WHEN – WHY & HOW regarding career development?
d. Techniques of assessing candidates

Music by: DivKidVideo
Full track name: Commander Impulse – DivKid



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Chris Notter started his career with H.M.Customs & Excise before moving into Freight Forwarding. He then entered the Airline side of the business, spending 29 years with German Carrier Lufthansa. Chris always references Lufthansa as being “the best possible training platform that anyone could have been given in their early career years.” Since leaving Lufthansa, Chris has held senior leading industry roles including -Head of Cargo with Etihad, both VP of Operations at the HUB and VP of Network with Qatar Airways. More recently and during some 5 years with Saudi Cargo, he has held the position of VP Network Operations as well as Chief Ground Handling Officer. Since early 2019, Chris has once again returned to Consultancy as well as hosting the EVA Podcast series.