Corporate Governance & Board Compensation


Article Supervisory board competences transparent for the first time
The qualification matrix of the supervisory board in accordance with the new version of the German Corporate Governance Code

Supervisory board competences transparent for the first time

An analysis of the implementation and reporting in the Annual Reports 2022 of the companies in the DAX index family read more ...

Article Market comparisons and appropriateness of compensation
For executives, top management and supervisory board bodies

Market comparisons and appropriateness of compensation

The disclosure of compensation data for shareholders as a basis for say-on-pay decisions requires professional and properly documented process for defining top management compensation levels that are in line with the market. 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 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 ...

Compensation & Benefits, Grading


Article hkp/// group strengthens strategic HR consulting 
Oliver Baierl, a high-profile HR and regulatory expert from the financial sector, joins hkp///group

hkp/// group strengthens strategic HR consulting 

hkp///group appointed Oliver Baierl as its new Senior Director on October 1st, 2023. He joins from KfW Bankengruppe, where he has held various positions since May 2015 – most recently as Head of Compensation & Benefits. read more ...

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 ...

Performance & Compensation Benchmarking


Article Delivering a clear vision: HR in the transformation driver’s seat
Johannes Brinkkötter and Petra Knab-Hägele on findings from the hkp// group Transformation Lab

Delivering a clear vision: HR in the transformation driver’s seat

The hkp/// group Transformation Lab recently brought together HR managers for an exchange on aspects of building, dismantling and transforming companies. A conversation about learnings and experiences. read more ...

Article Organizational benchmarks - executive resources in different functional families
hkp/// group Workforce Insights Snippets, Part 4

Organizational benchmarks - executive resources in different functional families

How does the number of executives at different value levels develop in different function families? Compensation experts Verena Vandervelt and Sabrina Müsel provide answers. read more ...

HR Strategy & Transformation


Article Patrick Maloney strengthens strategy and transformation consulting at hkp/// group
Change-experienced HR and communications expert joins hkp/// group as Senior Director

Patrick Maloney strengthens strategy and transformation consulting at hkp/// group

Effective December 1, 2023, Patrick Maloney joins hkp/// group, a management consultancy specializing in strategic HR management and corporate governance, as a new Senior Director. read more ...

Article Employee retention - a major challenge throughout the world
Frank Gierschmann and David Voggeser interviewed by hkp.com

Employee retention - a major challenge throughout the world

The USA is experiencing one of the largest waves of resignations ever. hkp/// group experts Frank Gierschmann and David Voggeser explain what exactly this is all about and how it relates to the German-speaking market. 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 ...