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HR stands for Human Resources. It is also short for HRM, Human Resources Management. The HRM department is often also mentioned ‘HR’. Some people prefer people management. We quote from Wikipedia:

Human resource management (HRM or simply HR) is the management of human resources. It is a function in organizations designed to maximize employee performance in service of an employer’s strategic objectives. HR is primarily concerned with the management of people within organizations, focusing on policies and on systems. HR departments and units in organizations typically undertake a number of activities, including employee benefits design, employee recruitment, “training and development”, performance appraisal, and rewarding (e.g., managing pay and benefit systems). HR also concerns itself with organizational change and industrial relations, that is, the balancing of organizational practices with requirements arising from collective bargaining and from governmental laws.

02-20-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Tom Haak  |  Published in Trends in HR

HR operations has been highly undervalued. The last years we have seen an upgrade of HR Operations that will continue in 2017. Most likely HR can add most value in the HR operations area. The requirements for the people in HR operations are different though, and probably we need a new breed of HR professionals […]

01-30-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Tom Haak  |  Published in Trends in HR

Not Man* vs. Machine but Man AND Machine This morning Xing mailed me the link to an article with the title “Mensch oder Maschine: Wer trifft bessere Entscheidungen?” (Men or Machine: who makes better decisions?”). This is putting men against the machine. I think a better question is: “Wie können Maschinen Menschen helfen bessere Entscheidungen […]

01-23-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Tom Haak  |  Published in Archive

On February 16, 2017, Nmbrs will organise a knowledge sharing session around the theme “HR Automation”. The Nmbrs knowledge session are targeted at everybody who loves HR and who is looking for ways to improve HR-processes in their organisation. At the session, Tom Haak of the HR Trend Institute will give a briefing on what the […]

01-23-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Tom Haak  |  Published in Trends in HR

In their article “Organizational Design: the rise of teams” McDowell et. al. describe how new shapes of organisations are emerging. From static hierarchical organisations to networks of teams that are able to adapt to the continuously changing environment. Traditionally the focus of HR has been on individuals. Many of todays HR practices (as recruitment and […]

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 […]

01-4-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Tom Jager  |  Published in Trends in HR

The Human Resources game has significantly changed in the recent years. These folks have really stepped up and expanded the opportunities provided to the users of their technologies. The HR technology itself continues to develop and expand its footprint by involving more and more tools. In this article, we invite you to walk the memory […]

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 […]

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

Last week David Mattin, the global head of Trends & Insights of TrendWatching.com 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 […]

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 […]