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01-16-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Tom Haak  |  Published in Trends in HR

Generally good people want to become better. It is not so easy to give relevant feedback to people who are already very good at what they are doing. Recently, performance management has got a somewhat negative connotation. Many organisations are revamping their performance management process. Earlier we argued that performance consulting (helping people to become […]

01-9-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Tom Haak  |  Published in Trends in HR

Employees are expecting an experience at work In her excellent article “Consumerization of HR: 10 trends companies will follow in 2016” Jeanne Meister captured all the trends she describes under the label “Consumerisation”. People are more and more expecting an experience at work that is comparable to the experience they have at home. Netflix knows […]

01-6-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Tom Haak  |  Published in News

On January 1, 2017, the Leipziger-HRM-Blog (curated by Peter Wald) published an interview with Tom Haak, director of the HR Trend Institute. 5 + 1 questions on Tom’s expectations for HRM. We quote one question and Tom’s answer from the interview: Peter: “In your opinion, why is HR Management so often and to some extent […]

12-29-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Tom Haak  |  Published in Trends in HR

Natal Dank, of Southern Blue Consulting, recently had an interview with Tom Haak on hot HR trends for 2017. The interview was recorded at the beautiful new office of Rvdb in Amsterdam.  A summary of the interview, and a link to the interview on YouTube, can be found on the website of Southern Blue Consulting. Trends […]

12-20-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Tom Haak  |  Published in News

The ForeWork Initiative: Engaging Creative Professionals Across the Globe to Revolutionize the Future of Work Companies, both big and small, are facing new challenges as the usual workplace linchpins – regular hours, offices, management hierarchies, hiring practices – start to lose hold. As these systems continue to become more outdated, companies need to look forward, […]

12-19-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Tom Haak  |  Published in Trends in HR

Last week David Mattin, the global head of Trends & Insights of gave a briefing on some of the major consumer trends for 2017. Very insightful and very inspiring. TrendWatching uses a framework with 16 major consumer mega trends. In his briefing Peter focused on five areas, and he specified some specific trends in these […]

12-5-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Tom Haak  |  Published in Trends in HR

The traditional survey process Both at Philips Electronics and at KMPG, where I worked at the end of last century, I was involved in the design and implementation of the employee engagement measurement process. These were the days of the big surveys. With the help of a prominent provider (ISR) we designed the survey, with […]

11-29-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Tom Haak  |  Published in Trends in HR

Until recently you had to complete a questionnaire to determine your personality profile. Today this is no longer necessary. Based on text you have written, or the public profile that you have created by using social media, your personality profile can be determined. Apply Magic Sauce The university of Cambridge powers a project called “Apply […]

11-23-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Tom Haak  |  Published in Trends in HR

The last two years we published an overview of the HR trends of which we expected that they would have an impact on HR in the coming year (“9 emerging HR trends for 2015” and “11 HR trends for 2016“). Number one on the 2016 was “HR embrace agile”. Although we have seen this topic […]

11-9-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Tom Haak  |  Published in Blog

The last years the HR Trend Institute has been using the overview of trend areas below, to guide the search for innovative and creative HR practices. The trend areas of the HR Trend Institute The trends are well-known, and all of these are long-term trends. The changing shape of organisations Trends area number one on […]