Tom Haak is the founder and director of the HR Trend Institute. The HR Trend Institute follows, detects and encourages trends. In the people and organization domain and in related areas. Where possible, the institute is also a trend setter.

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9 Trends in Employee Mood Measurement

Not too long ago the main instrument to gather data about the mood of the employees in various parts of the organization was the annual employee engagement survey. Once a year, or once every two years, a long questionnaire was distributed to the employees. Usually, 50-70% of employees responded. The answers were analyzed and often…

Starting with HR

Starting with HR: 4 Practical Tips

The newly appointed people operations manager of a fast-growing scale-up (120 people today) called me. She had just started, and asked if I could give some advice. We drank a coffee in Amsterdam. Below a short summary of my tips. 1. Don’t hire an HR manager My first message was: I would not have hired…