Who we are
We are a personnel and consulting agency active since 2004. We pride ourselves on the high standard orientation on the labour market, rich experience and knowledge of the issues especially in the segments of banking, finance, trade and pharmaceutical industry. Gradually, we are getting comfortable in the environment of IT companies as well.
We focus on the individual and targeted quality of our services and because of that we are a family type agency. Our employees are personally involved in the results, processes, work practices and creative working atmosphere in the company.
Our competitive advantage is the ability to react quickly to the needs of business and its changes. We can situationally update and adequately modify the personalistic techniques and methods according to the needs of our clients. We continuously learn and educate ourselves, we focus on gaining new knowledge and we further mediate it to our customers.
Long-term cooperation with our clients is the proof of a correctly chosen path. We can proudly say that some of our clients cannot imagine their daily work struggle without us and vice versa, we cannot imagine it without them.
Currently we are placed 1st in the personnel agencies quality ranking. We have won the category Small Personnel Agencies and we are accredited with RecruitRank Awards, awarded by the Profesia internet portal for the direct evaluation of job seekers. Simultaneously we are the only agency to gain two awards of the year 2013. Additionally our employee Lucia Ostrolucká, was ranked third in the category Recruiters – HR Professionals and Consultants.
Mgr. Silvia Korbašová, PhD.
She has completed psychology at Comenius University in Bratislava, where she has also completed PhD study.
Since 1995 she has been working in the field of human resource. She gradually gained experience in the field of searching and selections, including creating methodology and realization of Assessment and Development Centre, personnel audit, managerial trainings, mystery shopping, and various surveys of work climate, etc.
She worked for Istrobanka, a. s. for six years, first as a Staff recruitment and development specialist and later as a Staff training and development division manager. She gained a lot of experience during six years of external co-operation with the Institute of Banking Education of the National Bank of Slovakia, where she worked as a managerial training lecturer. She focused especially on trainings in the field of managerial skills, communication, business talks, negotiations, etc. At the same time she co-operated with several companies that operate especially in the area of banking, insurance, business and building industries, where she prepared and realized projects in the field of selection, personnel audit, Assessment and Development Centre and trainings.
Later she operated in the pharmaceutical industry for three years where she worked for the company Léčiva, a. s. and Zentiva, a.s. as a Human Resources Manager.
She herself has completed plentiful trainings in the field of human resources and management, for example, in companies: Dynargie Praha, Mercuri International, Catro Praha, Integrity Consulting Praha. She has also completed a long-term training (seven years) in the area of dynamic psychotherapy. She has completed trainings focused on the method of Assessment Centre in Czech companies Catro and Motiv P. In 2012 she has completed a certified couching course TASC accredited by the International Couch Federation.
She occasionally gives lectures at Comenius University in Bratislava, Department of Psychology.
Since 2004 she has been in charge of a personnel consulting agency Persea, s.r.o
Mgr. Lucia Ostrolucká
She has completed the study of marketing communication at the Faculty of mass media communication UCM in Trnava. Since the completion of the study in 2004 she has been working as a Personnel consultant in Persea company, currently on the post of a Senior consultant.
She is focused predominantly on the search of candidates for managerial, business, support and service work positions. She especially leads interviews focused behaviourally; she verifies professional and personal eligibility of candidates, their knowledge, abilities and skills according to the client´s needs. In the long term she is focused on the field of business and pharmaceutical business where she is able to orientate above standard. She occasionally participates in business meetings for medicine representatives or dealers of plentiful companies for the purpose of acquiring thorough knowledge of our clients’ environment.
As for the organizational side she organizes and co-ordinates trainings, educational seminars and schooling of Assessment and Development Centre. She helps with the technical support and participates on the preparation of training and schooling manuals and other necessary materials.
She has completed courses focused on conducting interviews in personal work and a double accounting course.
PhDr. Jana Zemandl, PhD.
She is a graduate of psychology from the University of St. Constantinus and Methodius in Trnava. After completing the study she worked in the Institute of experimental psychology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, first as an internal doctoral candidate and later as a scientist. The scientific and publishing work included an active participation in national and international conferences. She continually devoted herself to lecturing psychology at Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava and Soft Skills trainings.
Since 2010 she has been working as a Consultant in Persea, s.r.o. She manages selection projects for a wide spectrum of working positions, from administrative and business specialists to the top management. She focuses mostly on pharmaceutical, financial and business companies. She individually manages Assessment Centre, especially as a segment of selection processes including the use of psycho-diagnostic methods. She co-operates on projects in the field of personnel audit, Mystery shopping and employee satisfaction surveys.
She has completed courses aimed at conducting interviews in personal work, use of communication techniques, conducting Assessment Centre and use of psycho-diagnostic methods. She has participated in several business negotiations of medicine representatives or business dealers of several companies in order to gain a thorough knowledge of our clients´ environment.
Mgr. Zuzana Bartalská
After finishing the secondary school she continued to study entrepreneurship in tourism in a postgradual course. After completing the course she worked as a financial accountant for two years. An interest in human resources and desire for education led her to the study of psychology at University of St. Constantinus and Methodius in Trnava which she successfully completed in 2011. During her university studies she worked in an international solicitor´s office as an assistant.
Since 2012 she has been working on the post of an Assistant of personnel consultants in Persea, s.r.o., where she is responsible for a total administrative and partly professional support of consultants in the selection projects. She also devotes herself to looking for candidates for special positions and she conducts personal interviews for the positions in field of business and administration.
She completely organizes Assessment and Development Centre, she administrates, interprets the psycho-diagnostic part and she quantitatively processes the data.
As for the organizational side, she is the one who guarantees and co-ordinates trainings, educational seminars and courses. She helps to provide technical support and participates in the preparation of training and educational manuals and other materials needed.
Mgr. Mária Prognerová
In 2015 she has completed the study of Personal Management at the Comenius University Faculty of Management. During her studies she worked as a team leader at fast food restaurant. In 2013 she started working in Persea, s.r.o. as a part time support for Personnel Consultants.
After her graduation she started full time job in Persea, as a Assistant of personnel consultants. She ensures administrative and professional support for consultants in the recruitment projects.
She actively research LinkedIn for suitable candidates and is dedicated to headhunting for specialized positions.
She completely organizes Assessment and Development Centres. She administrates, quantitatively processes and interpretes data from the psychodiagnostics part.
From the organizational side she ensure and co-ordinates trainings, educational seminars and courses. She helps to provide technical support and also participates in the preparation of training and educational manuals and other needed materials.
She successfuly completed I. and II. modul of The Use of Psychology in the Selection Process training, which she attended with the aim of acquiring knowledge in recruiting area.
Our external team
Our external co-workers help us with numerous projects, especially in the area of education:
He has completed psychology at Faculty of Philosophy at Comenius University in Bratislava, where he also completed his doctoral study.
He has been working at the Department of Psychology at Faculty of Philosophy of Comenius University in Bratislava. At the same time he has been working as an independent consultant in the field of human resources. He particularly focuses on the selection and appreciation of the potential of human resources by psychological means. In this area he links the newest scientific knowledge with his experience and he belongs among experts in Slovak and European scope.
He has rich experience in the selection of employees for various posts in different contexts – from foremen and production managers to top management, from industry to IT or banking and finance. His clients are top Slovak as well as international companies. By his work he has influenced a long term development of many of them. He consistently strives for such an approach to human resources which improves employees’ productivity and consequently brings satisfaction to both sides. He has managed or participated in many projects concerning the employees´ motivation, their satisfaction, connection of the working performance and remuneration, as well as projects concerning the satisfaction of clients and their psycho-graphical characteristics.
Besides Slovakia he also works in the Czech Republic, he participated in projects in Poland and Lithuania. At the same time he is a very experienced lecturer in the area of soft skills training and also in the special areas of managerial education, as well as in the psychology of services aimed at customers.
She has completed psychology at Comenius University in Bratislava, where in 1998 she also completed her doctoral degree.
Since 1998 she has been working as a lecturer at the Department of psychology of the Philosophical Faculty of Comenius University. She specializes in social psychology, health psychology, and psychotherapy. She has rich experience in conducting social psychological trainings.
Since the completing of her university study she has also been working in external lecturing and consulting services. She has rich experience in conducting social and business skills trainings.
During her professional career she has co-operated with plentiful companies working in the field of banking, insurance, business and building industry where she has prepared and realized projects in the area of the selection of employees, personnel audit, Assessment Centre and Development Centre.
She, herself has completed the training focused on the method of Assessment Centre in Czech companies Catro and FONTES H, s.r.o.
Concerning the work with people, she also has experience in consulting and psychotherapy. She has completed a long-term training in Dynamic psychotherapy (9 years) and currently she is being trained in katathym imaginative psychotherapy and family and couples therapy.
He is a psychology graduate and his original specialization was clinical and forensic psychology. At present he is a professor at the Department of Psychology at Philosophical Faculty of Comenius University in Bratislava.
From 1993 to 1999 he was the head of the Department of Psychology and from 1991 to 1993 he was the chairman of the Academic Senate of Philosophical Faculty of Comenius University. He has completed long-term trainings in dynamic and process orientated psychotherapy. He works as a lecturer of trainings. He coordinated several foreign study stays – University of Pittsburg (USA), Process Work Center, Portland OR (USA), University of Amsterdam (NL) and many others. He used to be the chairman of Slovak psychotherapeutic association and the vice chairman of Slovak psychiatric association SLS and currently he is still a committee member of both of these associations. He is also a member of many scientific boards and editorial boards of scientific journals.
He is the author and co-author of seven monographs and more than one hundred articles in scientific journals and study materials for managerial education.
Since the beginning of the 90´s he has been devoting himself to trainings and lecturing workshops in psychological soft skills with the focus on managing people, business negotiations, problem solving, time and stress management, crises management, public presentation, verbal and non-verbal communication, etc. He has worked out and led educational programmes for various institutions and companies in the area of banking, telecommunications, energetic and pharmaceutical industry. He is also engaged in the selection processes for occupying managerial posts.
He is a graduate of Philosophical Faculty of Comenius University in Bratislava, study program Psychology. Since 2001 he works as a teacher at the Department of psychology at Comenius University in Bratislava. He lectures and coordinates courses about motivation, emotionality, and psychological research. He coordinates a socio-psychological training.
For more than ten years he has been working as a trainer and consultant in the area of development of human resources. He focuses on these areas managerial skills, problem solving and the work with demanding clients, business negotiations, effective presentation, time and stress management, people motivation, team building, self-reflection.
In the long term he is interested in topics such as motivational psychology, emotionality, problem solving and various strategies of public presentation. He is the co-author of six monographs, the author and co-author of more than forty scientific publications including the area of managerial education.
He has completed a three-year psychotherapeutic training and concurrently many educational and training seminars in the field of psychotherapy, communication, conflict solving or time management. He has coordinated foreign stays in Process Work Center, Portland OR (USA) and University of Amsterdam.
. He is one of the co-founders of Process orientated psychology in Slovakia and a long-term co-worker of the League for mental health, an organization of the national scope focused on the promotion of mental health and the reduction of stigmatization of people with mental difficulties, with the co-operation of which he has developed and coordinated several preventive programmes.
She is a graduate of psychology from the Comenius University in Bratislava. After the completion of her university study in 2002 she worked for two years at Psychiatric Clinic of College Hospital Ružinov in Bratislava as a clinical psychologist. She devoted herself especially to psycho-diagnosis, individual and group therapy.
She has worked in the field of human resources since 2005.She started in the personnel consulting company Principium, s. r. o. where she worked for three years as a Consultant. She led selection projects for a wide spectrum of work positions: for financial, pharmaceutical, production and business companies. She individually prepared methodology of Assessment Centre as a part of selection procedures. She actively devoted her time to the use of psycho-diagnosis in the selection procedure and also as a part of selection AC. She also gained knowledge in management and methodical preparation of the courses for the unemployed where she worked as a Lecturer.
Since 2008 she has been working as a Senior Consultant in Persea, s.r.o. She focuses on selection procedures for managerial and specialized posts in banking and finance sectors and in business companies. She is well orientated in the field of IT. She recruits candidates for managerial and special positions, especially through headhunting. At the same time she specialises in Assessment Development Centres. She is responsible for the complex preparation of AC and DC projects from setting the methodology to conducting them and interpreting the results to the client and providing feedback to the assessed participants. In the long run she has been engaged in psycho-diagnosis methods, either as a part of the Assessment and Development Centre, or as an independent method.
She participates in many projects in the area of personnel audit, Mystery Shopping and surveys of satisfaction of employees and she actively works as a Lecturer of trainings focused on the area of communication, management, sales, and human resources.
She has completed courses aimed at the conduction of interviews in personal work, use of projective techniques and psycho-diagnostic methods in the selection process. She gains detailed knowledge of our clients´ environment also by the participation in business meetings in real practice, for example, in the banking environment or in the environment of businessmen in the area of services, commodities and information technologies.
Get inspired by us
In one small town firemen were called to a house because smoke was pouring from its window on the first floor. Firemen rushed into the house and found a man in a smouldering bed. After they rescued the man and extinguished the mattresses they asked a logical question: “How did it happen?” The man responded, “I don’t know, it was on fire when I lay down on it.”…Many of us could have this written on the tombstone.
(Robert Fulghum, It Was on Fire When I Lay Down on It)
We indeed agree with him. We also took to heart a recommendation of one of our candidates:
„Take care and be nice to each other“.
We try to do so for example also like this:
When all the solutions fail we can still turn to the inspiring bunny suicides comics:
In general we love reading, for example:
Sándor Márai, Irvin D.Yalom, Dominik Dán, Dan Brown, Maxim E. Matkin, Milan Lasica, Július Satinský, Haruki Murakami, Stieg Larsson, Milan Kundera.
Good thing we have Christmas and the joy of life they bring. Pre-Christmas time we usually spice variously. For example by riding motorbikes, having golf simulator lessons, playing bowling or cooking together.
Overall we enjoy humour most of all. We make fun of everything that can be made fun of and mainly of ourselves.
There is nothing to be afraid of because:
Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end :-).
So take care too and be nice to yourselves! And proud ;-)