Managing the Crisis and Recovery


Article Restructuring: Reducing personnel costs and managing downsizing
On- und offsite Unterstützung in der Wirtschaftskrise

Restructuring: Reducing personnel costs and managing downsizing

To get through the crisis safely, many companies have to review their personnel costs and requirements. hkp/// group supports companies on site and in a remote capacity in the optimization of personnel costs and requirements. read more ...

Article Restrictions and retention: Retaining talent in the current crisis
Frank Gierschmann and David Voggeser on the necessity of retaining success-critical employees

Restrictions and retention: Retaining talent in the current crisis

Cost-cutting, restructuring and downsizing re seen as ways of ensuring economic survival. Frank Gierschmann and David Voggeser explain why measures are also needed to retain employees who are critical to success. read more ...

Corporate Governance & Board Compensation


Article Maximum compensation: Implications for Management Board compensation systems
Dr. Jan Dörrwächter and Johannes Harrack interviewed by hkp.com

Maximum compensation: Implications for Management Board compensation systems

When the Second European Shareholder Rights Directive was implemented specific regulations on the maximum compensation were incorporated into the German Stock Corporation Act. An with Dr. Jan Dörrwächter and Johannes Harrack. read more ...

Article Top management compensation between Corona crisis and social responsibility
hkp/// group analysis of “Executive and Non-Executive Director Compensation in Europe 2019”

Top management compensation between Corona crisis and social responsibility

European top managers waive parts of their compensation due to the current Corona crisis. CEO compensation of STOXX companies for the financial year 2019 remains at last year’s level. Findings of a recent hkp/// group analysis. read more ...

Digitalization, Start-ups & IT-Tools


Article Employee representatives view the use of AI in HR with a certain amount of skepticis
Update zur Umfrage des Bundesverbands für Personalmanager BPM & Ethikbeirat HR-Tech

Employee representatives view the use of AI in HR with a certain amount of skepticis

Co-determination side and HR are equally in favor of clear ethical frameworks in the use of AI and modern technologies. Update on the survey by the German Association for Human Resource Managers BPM & Ethics Advisory Board HR-Tech. read more ...

Article HR Analytics & HR Benchmarking
Using Big Data right

HR Analytics & HR Benchmarking

Are KPIs being used to manage personnel and HR activities according to strategic objectives? Or to operationally control HR processes? The degree of maturity of HR analytics still leaves room for improvement. read more ...

Compensation & Benefits, Grading


Article Grading needs governance – and not at corporates
Carsten Schlichting and David Voggeser interviewed by hkp.com

Grading needs governance – and not at corporates

In times of increasing agility and internationality, central governance is needed in the evaluation of positions and functions. Carsten Schlichting and David Voggeser in conversation. read more ...

Article Current Market Practice on Equity-based Compensation
David Voggeser and Andrew Thain interviewed by hkp.com

Current Market Practice on Equity-based Compensation

In 2019, hkp/// group and the Global Equity Organization once again conduct the Global Equity Insights study - the biggest research on global market practices regarding equity-based compensation. read more ...

Performance & Compensation Benchmarking


Article Top executive and non-tariff employee quotas in Germany
hkp/// group Workforce Insights Snippets, Part 2

Top executive and non-tariff employee quotas in Germany

What proportion of employees do non-tariff employees make up in terms of different functional areas and industries? Part 2 of the hkp/// group Workforce & Compensation Insights with compensation experts Verena Vandervelt and Sabrina Müsel. read more ...

Article Fair pay: Societal change is needed
hkp.com im Interview mit Henrike von Platen und Jennifer S. Schulz

Fair pay: Societal change is needed

Das Entgelttransparenzgesetz wird vier Jahre alt. Hat es eingelöst, was sich die Verfasserinnen und Verfasser versprochen haben? Henrike von Platen, Fair Pay Innovation Lab, und Vergütungsexpertin Jennifer S. Schulz im Interview. read more ...

Employee Participation & Equity-based Compensation


Article Equity-based compensation trends reflect global challenges
Global Equity Insights Survey 2021 provides latest insights on global market practice of equity-based compensation

Equity-based compensation trends reflect global challenges

Equal Pay is top priority, say-on-pay votes also affect equity-based compensation, COVID-19 viewed as one-off exogenic shock: Global Equity Insights Survey 2021 provides insights on global market practice of equity-based compensation. read more ...

Article Equity-based compensation works
David Voggeser and Andrew Thain interviewed by hkp.com

Equity-based compensation works

Equity-based compensation works - this is the major conclusion of the Global Equity Insights Survey 2017, an annual analysis of international market practice in the area of equity-based compensation. read more ...

HR Strategy & Transformation


Article HR Transformation: Remaining innovative
HR Strategy & Transformation

HR Transformation: Remaining innovative

Mastering challenges in HR can make a significant contribution to a company's competitive edge. Firms must continuously strive to improve the ability to innovate of their HR departments – a recurrent topic for many organizations. read more ...

Article Threat of data protection penalties: What measures companies must take
A LinkedIn article by hkp/// group Managing Partner Michael H. Kramarsch

Threat of data protection penalties: What measures companies must take

According to the latest data protection ruling by the CJEU, the transfer of personal data from the EU to the USA is no longer permitted. On LinkedIn Michael H. Kramarsch summarizes important measures companies should be considering now. read more ...

Employee Experience Design & Agile Methods


Article Design Thinking for Employee Experience
Leon Jacob @ the Employee Experience conference in London

Design Thinking for Employee Experience

Leon Jacob explains how Design Thinking helps to design the Employee Experience. In April he will teach you how to turn employees into fans using agile methods: at the EX Design Bootcamp in Frankfurt. read more ...

Article AI in talent management—everyone’s talking about it, but is anyone doing it?
Sabrina Müsel and Frank Gierschmann interviewed by hkp.com

AI in talent management—everyone’s talking about it, but is anyone doing it?

The hkp/// group experts Frank Gierschmann and Sabrina Müsel discuss the current use of artificial intelligence and modern technology in talent management. read more ...

Strategic Talent Management


Article Investors’ focus on Human Capital Management – opportunity for HR
Institutional investors are increasingly focusing on ESG (environmental, social, governance) issues - HCM aspects are being prioritized more than ever

Investors’ focus on Human Capital Management – opportunity for HR

At first, the investors' focus was on financials, then governance issues played a key role, followed by a broader view on sustainability. In the meantime, human capital management (HCM) issues are being prioritized more strongly. read more ...

Article The hkp/// group Retention Management Toolbox
Mitarbeiterbindung in der Krise: Fluktuationskosten senken, Leistungsträger halten

The hkp/// group Retention Management Toolbox

Cost and process optimization, restructuring and downsizing are key concepts in times of crisis. At the same time, it is important to retain important talents. The Retention Management Toolbox supports you in this. read more ...

New Performance Management


Article New performance management
From strategy to individual conduct

New performance management

What is the purpose of performance management? How do we bring performance back into performance management? Should individual performance affect the bonus or not? How can performance management become a daily habit? read more ...

Article Creating HR Transformation
hkp/// group Innovation Lab - the new event format

Creating HR Transformation

In spring 2019 a new event format started: the hkp/// group Innovation Lab. HR experts, forward thinkers as well as corporate professionals came together discussing solutions for the transformation of the personnel management. read more ...

HR in Financial Services


Article Remuneration Ordinance for Institutions 4.0 finalized
Amended version of the “Institiutsvergütungsverordnung” (IVV 4.0) published

Remuneration Ordinance for Institutions 4.0 finalized

On September 24, 2021, the amended version of the Remuneration Ordinance for Institutions (Institutsvergütungsverordnung, IVV 4.0), which had been expected since the beginning of the year, was published in the German Federal Law Gazette. read more ...

Article Transformation, Consolidation and Restructuring
Support by consulting and management experience

Transformation, Consolidation and Restructuring

Banks, insurance companies, asset managers and financial service providers are under increasing pressure to rethink their business models and internal structures, with far-reaching changes often being inevitable. read more ...