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.

Low-tech tools

15 Low-Tech Tools for HR Professionals

I am a big fan of cool HR tech. There are, however, also many low- or non-tech tools that can be very useful for the HR professional. In this article, I’ll share some of my favorite tools out of my low-tech toolbox. 1. Calculator The good old calculator belongs in every HR toolbox. Don’t overestimate…

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…