COVID-19: 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 Corona puts an end to a decade of compensation increases among DAX companies
hkp/// group analysis “Annual Report Evaluation Management Board Compensation DAX 2020”

Corona puts an end to a decade of compensation increases among DAX companies

Compensation of DAX CEOs suffers the biggest slump since disclosure became mandatory: average compensation of DAX CEOs falls by 28% to an average of EUR 5.3 million in the face of sharply declining earnings so far. read more ...

Digitalization, Start-ups & IT-Tools


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 ...

Article 6th HR Start-up Award: application stage started!
The award for founders with solutions for the future of work

6th HR Start-up Award: application stage started!

In 2021, the BPM, hkp// group, Human Resources Manager Magazin and Quadriga are once again calling on all founders in the HR sector to apply for the very recognized HRM innovation award. read more ...

Compensation & Benefits, Grading


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 Management information, not data salad
Carsten Schlichting and David Voggeser on compensation benchmarks

Management information, not data salad

Offering a competitive total compensation package is a key factor in attracting and retaining talented individuals for critical roles in companies. Firms need an overview of the compensation situation in their specific industry. read more ...

Performance & Compensation Benchmarking


Article Internationalization and location of top executives in German mid-sized companies
hkp/// group Workforce Insights Snippets, Part 1

Internationalization and location of top executives in German mid-sized companies

How international are German companies really? In Part 1 of the hkp// group Workforce & Compensation Insights, Verena Vandervelt and Sabrina Müsel answer this question with a focus on workforce and managers. read more ...

Article Global Equity Insights Survey 2021
The most comprehensive analyses of worldwide market practice of equity-based compensation

Global Equity Insights Survey 2021

Volatile markets, external forces and global shocks have significantly influenced equity programs over the past year, according to the ninth edition of the Global Equity Insights Survey. Check out the study flyer for insights. 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 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 ...

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 Retain for Success: Employee retention for the upswing
David Voggeser & Leon Jacob interviewed by hkp.com

Retain for Success: Employee retention for the upswing

In an interview with hkp.com, the hkp/// group experts David Voggeser and Leon Jacob report on the balancing act of having to build up and reduce staff at the same time - and, above all, to retain employees who are critical to success. 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 Performance Management in the Energy Sector
Dr. Jan Dörrwächter and Frank Gierschmann interviewed by hkp.com

Performance Management in the Energy Sector

The energy industry is changing. A lot is demanded of the people shaping this revolution: agility, new skills, driving changes and much more. Performance management can take on a key role. 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 Succession planning for executive management
Laura Hohmann and Regine Siepmann interviewed by hkp.com

Succession planning for executive management

The latest hkp/// study shows that companies whether based in Germany or Austria or Switzerland attach the utmost importance on finding the best candidates to fill vacant executive management positions. 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 Global Performance Management
Case Study Performance Management

Global Performance Management

By presenting a concrete case study hkp/// group expert Frank Gierschmann shows an example for designing and implementing a global performance management process. 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 Evaluating Supervisory and Executive Committees at Financial Institutions
Between regulatory Requirements and voluntary Best Practice

Evaluating Supervisory and Executive Committees at Financial Institutions

Initially overlooked, the January 2014 amendments to the German Banking Act (KWG) tightened up the requirements for evaluating supervisory committees at financial institutions. hkp.com spoke to Petra Knab-Hägele and Regine Siepmann. read more ...