Polish HR Forum (Polskie Forum HR – PFHR) is a federation of employment agencies operating on the Polish market  since 2002. The organization’s main goal is to set and improve standards in the field of HR services.  The federation was founded as an initiative of the market’s most important players with many years of experience   in global personnel consultancy. Nowadays, members of the Polish HR Forum include both large international   companies and small agencies with Polish capital. PFHR is a member of Polish Confederation Lewiatan as well as   Ciett and Eurociett.

Extended DISC Polska belongs to an international group operating in over 40 countries around the world. The  tools developed by them have been successfully used for many years in – among others – recruitment, enhancing   the effects of development programs, trainings, coaching and outplacement programs. Extended DISC provides   complete reports concerning job market, as well as tools and tests for developing one’s own unique analyses used   in improving teamwork, measuring the correctness of recruitment decisions, diagnosing natural predispositions and   talents, assessing the employees’ competencies and analyzing their dedication and satisfaction.

About us

Bridge the Gap Sp. z o.o. provides advanced HR services. We offer professional support in the field of direct search for middle and higher management positions as well as highly specialized independent positions. We carry out Interim HR Management projects, conduct assessment, diagnosis and build competency development plans with the use of Assessment and Development Centre tools. We provide individually selected training projects in the field of search & selection and broadly defined soft skills related to management, leadership, change and effectiveness.

The company’s founder is an expert in the field of HR, once a manager of recruitment departments for world- class leaders from the personnel consultancy sector, now the Chairman of the Board, an Executive Consultant and a member of the Board of the Polish HR Forum, business trainer, lecturer at postgraduate studies at Warsaw’s prestigious universities and a regular member of the jury in the ‘Top HR Manager’ contest – Karolina Adamiec-Vook.

A perfect knowledge of the market, attention to Client’s needs and high quality advisory services enable us to form a long-term business relationships both with local companies as well as with leaders on the international market.

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Direct Search

  • direct search for key and specialized positions
  • recruitment of valuable candidates from highly specialized domains
  • vast array of national and foreign contacts
  • knowledge and experience transfer
  • search among the best candidates
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Search and Selection

  • search & selection (permanent recruitment)
  • recruitment for highly specialized positions
  • preparation of competency profile, offer editing and applications’ pre-selection
  • development of ‘candidate attraction plan’
  • Extendend Disc® individual analysis
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Interim HR Management

  • HR functions and tools outsourcing
  • HR and job market consultancy
  • temporary support in carrying out necessary actions
  • filling the gaps in a company’s organizational structure
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  • creating competency-based models
  • assessment and diagnosis of talents and competency gaps
  • indicating high potential and development recommendations
  • consultancy in the field of HR decisions
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Trainings and Workshops

  • identification of competency gaps and training requirements
  • development of broadly defined soft skills
  • individually selected training projects for specialists from different fields
  • workshops for project and sales teams
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Career planning

  • building career paths
  • full personnel consultancy
  • full support on all stages of recruitment process
  • creating candidate’s image
  • developing self-presentation skills
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Our Goal

Why Bridge the Gap?

Workforce management is like building bridges. It is a constant process of creating firm connections and the art of proper adjustment of the right elements. Planning employment or a career path – just like construction planning – has to be based on detailed measurements and optimal use of natural surroundings. Just as bridge building is finalized with one keystone that is crucial to the whole construction and sets all the other elements in their respective places making them a perfect, strong structure, one well-selected specialist may become a key element to the functioning of a team and a properly selected team influences the success of the entire enterprise. Hiring a wrong employee is a costly mistake. That is why it is worth to use professional advisory services.

Bridge the Gap is an idiom reflecting well what we do. 

It is a passion for connecting, conciliating, adjusting and building long-lasting, professional business relationships.  

We perceive our Clients from the angle of various elements which, together, make them successful.   Nowadays, where there is a vast mismatch between qualifications and market’s needs real talents are worth one’s   weight in gold. That is why we pay close attention to the job market, candidates, their competencies and aim to   make them a part of an excellent ‘structure’. We assess all elements, analyze each one’s structure and find the   appropriate place. Regardless of whether you’re searching for short-term solutions or key solutions for the future of   your business we will find the keystone for Your Company’s success. BRIDGE THE GAP!

Our experts

Karolina Adamiec-Vook

The Founder, Chairman of the Board
and Executive Consultant at Bridge the Gap.

She has been working in the personnel consultancy business, providing HR consulting services, for 10 years. She has gained her professional experience while working for world-class leaders from the personnel consultancy sector. As a Country Manager at REED in Poland she was responsible for the development of business in REED’s key European region both in the area of recruiting specialists and managers as well as in creating solutions for temporary work and outsourcing. At Adecco Poland, where she led a team responsible for international recruitment projects, she supported the realization of strategic goals of business clients through forming and implementing systems, including mass ones, which helped effectively recruit the best employees.

  • A trainer and a certified assessor of ‘Targeted Selection System’ methodology and tools.
  • A certified AC/DC Assessor – Ernst & Young Academy of Business;
  • A member of the Board at Polish HR Forum and Vice-President for the Recruitment Section.
  • A lecturer at postgraduate studies at the Warsaw University, co-founder and subject coordinator of specialized postgraduate studies at Koźmiński University in Warsaw;
  • A regular member of the jury in the ‘Top HR Manager’ contest;

Ritu Vadgama

Senior Consultant

Ritu is a Senior Consultant with Bridge the Gap. She holds a Master’s degree in Psychology and has more than 6 years of experience in the field of Recruitment. Her native language is English.

She specializes in middle and senior level hiring for bulk and niche requirements. A major part of her work deals with IT Recruitment.

Prior to Bridge the Gap, she worked with Oracle and Capgemini in India and also with some executive search firms in India and in Finland.

When in Oracle she handled the End to End recruitment cycle for their internal IT projects. At Capgemini she handled the end to end recruitment cycle for their new service line ITS (Infrastructure Transformation Services).

She has worked on a number of technologies and skillsets. She has been successful in hiring Java Developers/ Architects, C++ developers, Dot Net developers, Datacentre Architects, Virtualization Architects, SAN, NAS Architects, etc.

She has also done a lot of functional hiring for Business Analysts, Test Analysts, Risk Analysts, Quantitative Analysts, PeopleSoft Functional Consultants and Basel testing for global investment banks and financial firms.

At Bridge the Gap, she is responsible for the IT search and is also involved with assessment centres.

She is very much an individual contributor as well as a team member. She sees herself as an optimistic, detailed oriented person, open to challenges.

She enjoys travelling and learning new languages.

Joanna Nowacka

HR Consultant

Joanna is a graduate in Management and French philology at the University of Warsaw. She is also a certified Assessor from Earnst&Young Academy of Business. Currently, Joanna works as a Recruitment Consultant at Bridge the Gap, where she leads recruitment projects and participates in Assessment Center sessions.

Joanna is involved in sourcing of candidates for the open positions. She prepares a market analysis in terms of the availability of the best candidates, participates in resume selection, conducts telephonic and direct interviews with candidates.

Earlier, she worked as an International Mobility Specialist at Schneider Electric in the HR department. She was in charge of coordinating the relocation processes of internal clients.

Maja Martyniuk-Wojcieszczuk

HR Consultant

She was studying social psychology at University of Social Sciences and Humanities. Maja leads recruitment projects regarding middle and executive management candidates and she participates in Assessment/ Development Center sessions. Maja prepares a market analysis due to the availability of the best candidates in regard to the customers’ needs and due to the analysis of the key candidates’ characteristics. She participates in resume selection, conducts telephonic and direct interviews with candidates. Vegetarian bookworm.