Managing the Crisis and Recovery


Article HCM: By no means a fad
Human Capital Management will soon be impacting the entire corporate landscape

HCM: By no means a fad

Human Capital Management and ESG as focus topics of the DGFP network meeting on September 8, 2022. read more ...

Article Meeting the challenges of sales compensation
Compensation expert John Pfeiffer in hkp/// group Remote Talk with Constantin Härthe

Meeting the challenges of sales compensation

Sales and sales compensation were subject to strong trends even before COVID-19. hkp/// group expert John Pfeiffer explains what has changed due to the corona crisis and how sales compensation can be part of the solution. 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 For more sustainability in compensation
The former hkp/// group Senior Partner Joachim Kayser interviewed by hkp.com

For more sustainability in compensation

Real estate is facing major challenges in a wide variety of different ways. A discussion with industry expert and former hkp/// group Senior Partner Joachim Kayser on backgrounds, solutions and the action that needs to be taken. read more ...

Digitalization, Start-ups & IT-Tools


Article More than a matter of gender: start-up teams are diverse
encourageventures investor breakfast at hkp/// group office Frankfurt

More than a matter of gender: start-up teams are diverse

On October 24, 2022, Elke Eller and Harriet Sebald welcomed around 20 investors to the female investor breakfast of the encourageventures Rhine-Main Hub at the Frankfurt office of hkp// group. read more ...

Article Internal digitalization: executive managers as the key to success
Marco Klein (TRUMPF) and Holger Jungk (hkp/// group) interviewed by hkp.com

Internal digitalization: executive managers as the key to success

HR digitalization experts Marco Klein (TRUMPF) and Holger Jungk (hkp/// group) report on the TRUMPF Group’s path to becoming a digital champion and explain what the most important aspect is when implementing a new HR system. read more ...

Compensation & Benefits, Grading


Article Job evaluation: Agility – a driving force of innovation
John Pfeiffer and Verena Vandervelt interviewed by hkp.com

Job evaluation: Agility – a driving force of innovation

hkp// group Senior Directors John Pfeiffer and Verena Vandervelt on innovative and field-tested approaches to grading/job evaluation under dynamic conditions. read more ...

Article New research on compensation strategies
Insights into an international research project of the University of California/Berkley together with the ifo Institute and support by hkp// group

New research on compensation strategies

Compensation is a success factor for corporate goals. However, there is a lack of large-scale evidence on its effectiveness. hkp.com spoke with Ingrid Hägele, labor market economist, and hkp/// group Senior Partner Petra Knab-Hägele. read more ...

Performance & Compensation Benchmarking


Article Five success factors for effective fair pay projects
Insights by hkp/// group compensation expert Jennifer S. Schulz

Five success factors for effective fair pay projects

More and more companies have started putting their compensation reality to the test to avoid discrimination. hkp/// group compensation expert Jennifer S. Schulz explains five success factors for fair pay analyses. read more ...

Article Global Pay Trends on the Agenda
Jouco Bleeker and Barry Kitz interviewed by hkp.com

Global Pay Trends on the Agenda

The change of work and compensation makes measuring and comparing compensation of executives worldwide tough. hkp.com talked to hkp/// Remunet Managing Director Jouco Bleeker and Barry Kitz, Global ExecuNet Network Manager. 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 Calibrating long-term incentive systems
Setting challenging yet achievable targets as a key success factor

Calibrating long-term incentive systems

The calibration of performance targets – how the target levels are set for long-terms incentives or LTIs – has a decisive impact on the incentivization of executives and other staff. read more ...

HR Strategy & Transformation


Article Human Capital Management as part of EESG
A Viewpoint by Dr. Harriet Sebald and Michael H. Kramarsch

Human Capital Management as part of EESG

The focus of investors on ESG is also moving HR into the spotlight. Investors expect information on human capital management (HCM). Dr. Harriet Sebald and Michael H. Kramarsch classify the developments on the basis of current studies. 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 ...

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 Scrum, Design Thinking, Hackathons & Co.
Agile working methods in HR projects

Scrum, Design Thinking, Hackathons & Co.

Agile working methods are increasingly popular in HR projects. What opportunities and challenges come with them? And what should personnel management be aware of when using them? hkp.com spoke to Leon Jacob and Nils Meier. read more ...

Strategic Talent Management


Article Performance Management quo vadis - the end of Best Practices?
hkp// group consultants Karolin Schaper and Frank Gierschmann interviewed by hkp.com

Performance Management quo vadis - the end of Best Practices?

Where is the journey in performance management heading to? hkp// group consultants Karolin Schaper and Frank Gierschmann interviewed by hkp.com. 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 ...

New Performance 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 Communicating and implementing incentive systems
Understandable and action guiding

Communicating and implementing incentive systems

Incentive systems are only successful if the executives and other staff they affect fully understand them and gear their mindset and behavior toward the goals they contain. 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 Surveys & Benchmarking
Conducting external market comparisons for companies in the financial services sector

Surveys & Benchmarking

Finding the “right” level and structure for employee compensation is a sensitive issue. Compensation surveys and individual benchmarks can help to find answers for compensation policy decisions. read more ...