3D HR: Down, Up and Sideways

Last week, I was on the phone with a woman called Ilse. Ilse had been working in HR for one of the well-known global HR service providers for almost her entire career. Now she had decided to move on and wanted to talk to me about which roads to take, because ‘Well, you know quite…

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…

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.…