In 2015, Berlin was designated the fastest growing hub in the world for new companies, with companies like SoundCloud and Foodpanda expanding into the global market with seemingly lightning speed. As we prepare to head to the German capital for our upcoming Speexx conference on December 6, let’s take a look at some of the reasons why Berlin is an exciting place to be today.
If global processes are being shaped by technology advancement, how important will communication and interpersonal skills still be? Richard Cannane - Global Training & Development Manager at Trafigura - comments on the soft skills needs at his organization.
Improving gender equality is a priority for many major companies, including Accenture and General Electric. As they’ve demonstrated, attention to equality should begin even before employees enter the workplace; starting with fair hiring practices.
Large organisations need to process thousands of applicants sometimes in a very short time-frame. A filter such as a language test drastically reduces costs and ensures a higher chance that HR Managers take pride in the quality of their hires, turning the “chaos of recruiting” into a smart process.
HR doesn’t always have the best reputation. From laughable caricatures to flippant memes, human resources departments can be the target of often undeserved workplace lampooning. However, companies with excellent HR departments are defying—and changing—this outdated reputation.
More than ever, HR and business leaders are using data to measure and improve employee loyalty and reduce turnover. Deloitte referred to this in a recent report on human capital trends and suggested that it’s time to "rewrite the rules." Good data is an asset when it comes to making decisions and constructing an HR strategy for the changing times, and much of it is easier to gather than you might imagine.
Few things in the corporate world generate such vociferous reactions as the performance review. Held annually, employees meet face-to-face with their judge, jury and potential executioner. Sometimes, the outcome is positive, with the employee relishing a well-earned pat on the back, hefty bonus or promise of better things to come. Other times, well, the experience is not quite so pleasant.
For the 6th consecutive year, the reality check on eLearning and L&D practices Speexx Exchange took place on November 30 Berlin, at the Intercontinental Hotel. HR thought leader and Speexx Exchange keynote speaker Laura Overton - CEO of Towards Maturity inaugurated the day.
Taking care of talent in a local environment is challenging enough. Once your team broadens its horizons, it can be tough to maintain morale. Here are some smart ways to help your team be successful as it grows.
The industry of learning has been in a constant state of development, incorporating new tools and adjusting to what technology allows it to do. The continuous adaptation makes me think that we might not be speaking about a reinvention of Talent Management in the true meaning of the word. The discussion here is rather about ...