Too often, human resources are not yet the highest priority in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Not because the importance is underestimated but because of a lack of resources. Especially in the age of digitization, it is particularly important that companies also switch to online processes. This can be changed.
Massive lack of resources in HR departments
In very small companies, most of the time, the CEO personally takes care of all Human Resource Management topics – along with all his other tasks. In larger companies, there is an organized HR management. However, it is usually a one man or woman department. … 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
Satisfied employees are essential for a company’s success – they are more motivated, creative, loyal and help to improve the company’s reputation. But how do we find out how satisfied and loyal our employees are? Very easy – with employee feedback. But is it really that easy? It is not enough to simply ask the employees once a year whether they are happy or not. One has to be able to analyse received feedback seriously, to share the results transparently with the respondents and to implement improvements according to the results. Employee feedbacks are a powerful instrument in a company. But only if they are being carried out in an appropriate way.… Continue
Skilled worker shortage – in recent years 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?
According to the recruitment agency Manpower, 41 per cent of companies in Switzerland have difficulties to find skilled worker. Is that because of the lack of skilled workers or is there another explanation for this?
„Many companies have specific requests to their workers. Young graduates with a university degree in a MINT subject and 15 years of professional practice are often sought.… 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
In our last blog article, we discussed the term “new work” in general. We have seen that new work reunites many different phenomena which determine the work of the future. The workplace is one of them. In the workplace of the future, spaces are being reinvented, and within this context, the need for workers to actually work inside the company’s walls is questioned.
Individual workplaces belong to the past. Work zones are currently trending. Innovative companies focus increasingly on a wide range of working environments that adapt to the work activities of the employees. In addition to workspaces which are suitable for teamwork and cross-departmental encounters, there is a need for quiet retreats if one needs to concentrate.… Continue
Globalization, work migration and technologisation – topics which substantially shape todays job market and raise significant questions: How does tomorrow’s job market look like? Where and, in particular, when will we work? How will we communicate? And what hierarchies will be in place? How much importance will work play in a person’s life, and above all, why and what do we work for?
Terms like self-responsibility, self-reflexion, self-realisation, freedom and community thinking, virtual collaboration, augmented reality and crowd innovation will steadily gain more importance. In short, we talk about the work of the future: Classical concepts of work will be reconsidered and reinvented in relation to time, space and organisation.… Continue
In recent years it has been one of the most widely discussed topics in the media. On our blog a little hidden between Big Data, Candidate Experience, Trend Studies and E-Recruiting, it is high time that we devote ourselves to this topic. For it still troubles HR managers every day. But is it really an economic or even social problem, or is it made by the companies? And what can they do about it? The new series “Specialist deficit: Utopia or Fact?” Will bring light into the dark and illuminate the topic from different sides.
An interview with Prof. Dr. Michael Beckmann, Professor of Human Resources and Organization at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of Basel.… Continue