Human Resources

«Add as many mail coaches as you like, you will never get a railroad by doing so.»
J.A. Schumpeter 1883-1950

The human resources departments should play a much more important role in organisations than is currently often the case. Apart from the conventional task of recruitment, employee development and support, the human resources department should be regarded primarily—or far more—as a strategic partner of the different departments. It is not simply a cost centre, but rather a decisive factor when it comes to selecting and developing the right talent. The development of the “Business Partners” areas clearly shows a positive trend, while there is still a need to promote and demand more networking by the individuals involved. As far as the human resources departments in particular are concerned, we cover and support the following issues:

  • Compensation Models
  • Salary Surveys
  • Diversity
  • Talent Management
  • Succession Planning
  • Organisational Development
  • Coaching

The dialogue with recruitment agencies and head-hunters should be considered an opportunity to broaden market knowledge and to brainstorm. Finding out about issues, structures and changes relevant for direct competitors offers a real chance to quickly detect any trends that may influence the the industry in question. Regulatory requirements and changes are also openly discussed. In addition, broader market intelligence is becoming increasingly important.