HR Analytics Case Study: Why Expats Quit – and how to Retain them

The labor market is globalizing at high speed. Students are doing foreign exchanges and internships to boost their CVs, young professionals are eagerly applying for international assignments, virtual teams and frequent, long-distance commuting have become mainstream, and intercultural management experiences are these days a requisite to get ahead in corporate life. In sum, people are…

People management requires serious thought

3 Dos and Don’ts of People Management

Just last week, The Predictive Index published its 2018 People Management Survey. The survey was held among more than 5000 people across various industries and holds some very interesting findings – not just for managers but for HR too. In this article, we’ll highlight some of the findings from the report. They’ll help you get…

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…

The Design Thinking process

How Design Thinking Is Disrupting HR

How can HR design employee experiences that empower critical thinking, teamwork, and innovation? Design Thinking is an approach that will change HR in its core. It will develop a human-centric mindset that focuses beyond designing programs or processes to create meaningful experiences. In one sentence: design thinking is a process for creative “problem solving” Design…

Performance management becomes development oriented

How to Master the Shift from Performance to Development Management

Currently, many organizations question their performance management. The reason for that is an increasing number of employees in competence-based jobs as technical and manufacturing jobs are disappearing due to automation. According to a study by the World Economic Forum, cognitive flexibility, creativity, emotional intelligence and active learning are the most important competencies for the future.…