In an earlier article we already discussed what exactly is meant with cultural fit and why it is a good choice for companies to consider it while looking for new employees. As a reminder: employees with a good cultural fit tend to stay longer in a company, are more motivated and help to create a harmonious teamwork. On the other hand, cultural fit shouldn’t be seen as a synonym for uniformity, because this would not be a good thing for the company either. All of this is easier said than done. The question here is, how one can find a cultural fit.… Continue
In recent years it has been one of the most widely discussed topics in the media. Again and again, companies are saying that there are not enough applicants and therefore a large number of vacancies remain unoccupied. But what is the role of the companies? How do they recruit and retain qualified talents and can they do something to boost the number of applicants?
More than one in two German small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) complain that not all orders can be taken due to a lack of personnel, as a study by Ernst & Young has shown this year. In order to avoid these shortages, companies must strategically position themselves on the labour market, in order to attract attention and recruit the most qualified talents – no company want to lose neither its best candidates nor its most qualified employees to its competitors. … Continue
Have you ever applied for a job and never received any feedback? Or have you ever filled in an online form for more than 30 minutes, and then, after a short pause, learned that you exceeded the time-limit and that all entered data has vanished? Or did you ever have to „chop up“ your job references because your scans still exceeded the upload limit even after the one hundredth attempt? Such experiences are annoying, but unfortunately they occur way too often. And they are an essential part of your candidate experience.
Algorithms for candidate matching, a chatbot as the first “contact person” and Big Data in talent management – digitalisation in HR is versatile and knows no boundaries. So it is not surprising that you sometimes ask yourself how this development will influence HR’s responsibilities and tasks. What is clear, however, is that digitalisation is no longer to be stopped, will gain further importance in the coming years and will bring about some change. Does this mean, however, that HR profiles will change completely and the HR manager of today will cease to exist?… Continue