Is gamification the next ‘big thing’ in human resources management or just another nice-sounding buzzword? Can the playful approach provide real value, or are they just superfluous bells and whistles? Does gamification provide completely new ways of interacting with employees? These are just a few questions that need to be clarified in our series “Gamification in HRM”.
Simplify → play → motivate!
But from the beginning: Gamification brings, as the name suggests, a playful approach to represent a complex issue for each user and to fuel the debate with just that fact. In terms of human resource management, this can happen in all sorts of disciplines.… Continue
On-Boarding is the process of integrating new employees into a company. Significant are the first steps, because the successful “On-Boarding” of a new employee increases the satisfaction and performance, while potential stress factors can be avoided. The motivation and euphoria that every new employee brings along can be excelled through efficient integration and thus have a direct impact on the quality of work. But what ensures an optimal On-Boarding process and how can it be facilitated?
Where does the introduction process begin and when does it end?
For a company, integrating an employee begins with the publication of a job advertisement.… Continue
Cloud computing, digital personal data, big data, crowdsourcing, HR-Analytics, …
Question: Where is the HR in the HR blog?!
Answer: Well, how much “human” is actually still in the HR? Are we not all a bit IT today, a bit digitized and networked? And if not, is there any future for HR as a professional independent department?
The above expressions could be read on technical pages, IT blogs or computer magazines. One would assume that HR had long been fully digitized and has arrived in the “4.0-era”, but the reality is different. So what are HR managers doing? Are there still boundaries between personnel and IT or digitization experts?… Continue
Study “Employee Experience: Hired and forgotten!?”
The fact that the process of hiring employees is expensive and complex, no one doubts. The only way around it is to have satisfied, motivated employees who don’t think of a job change. Especially in times when talents and skilled workers are fought for, it is necessary to take more care of your own employees with appropriate measures and to bind them to the company. Easier said than done, as the latest study “Employee Experience: Hired and forgotten!?” by jacando shows. In the study, about 150 employees from Swiss and German companies were surveyed on the topic of “Employee Experience” and its importance nowadays, the great impact that digitalization has on it, and how this impact ultimately affects employee attitudes.… Continue
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