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How you should react to suggestions made by your employees

As an HR manager, I am sure you are you are familiar with the following situation: You have an appointment with some members of your staff, who proudly present their proposals for whatever situation It may be about the further development of the annual performance review, your employer brand, the next employee survey, a training concept or a new structure of the assessment center for the selection of future trainees Your employees usually have prepared PowerPoint presentations Each participant receives a handout After an hour of presentation, questions, answers, the meeting is over As HR manager, you give your team some valuable advice to…

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What is your talent strategy?

Talented employees are a blessing for any company. Especially in the past decades, more and more companies have been striving for appropriate talent management. This of course raises the question about an appropriate talent strategy. Here is suggestion A: You have to actively locate talent in the company and pay particular attention to them, otherwise their valuable…

You can use questionnaires – however, they are not appreciative

Garth is 32 years old. He is starting to think about getting married, but unfortunately, he lacks a suitable woman. This is particularly tragic because he has had relationships with at least 10 women over the past 15 years. Some lasted longer, some not so long. With this last girlfriend, he finally had an idea. When she suddenly ended the…

What is your employee retention strategy?

Keeping one’s employees seems to be an issue of magnitude for many companies. It’s worth considering an employee retention strategy. Proposal A: When it comes to employee retention, we focus on those employees who are disproportionately valuable and difficult to replace in the company. Anything else would be wasted effort. We benefit from the extensive…

The psychology of travel policies

The alignment of management and organization in companies can be seen mostly in how everyday things are dealt with. A great example is the following case: A team consists of five employees. An analysis of their travel expenses shows that four out of five employees spend $1,000 per month. However, one of them spends up…

Diversity – the misunderstood concept

A farmer grows potatoes. At harvest, he selects his potatoes based on certain criteria. They have to be round and of medium size. This is what his buyer requires. But recently his buyer prefers a greater degree of variety. He also calls it “diversity.” The old criteria remain in place, but 20% of the potatoes…

Why “right people, right place, right time” is a dangerous approach

There is a specific definition for the term, “human resources management,” which is not only found in almost all textbooks but also in the human resources strategies of many companies. Millions of students have learned this definition by heart. Today it is the core understanding of the majority of staff working in HR departments. “The…

SMART goals have never existed

“Cleanliness, punctuality, order.” That’s what you get to read if you take a look at the annual objective setting of many employees of different companies. Clearly what is agreed upon in the context of numerous, complicated, annual performance appraisal interviews has nothing to do with the theory based on which goals should be formulated, i.e.…