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 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 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 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 digitization in banks: the crisis as a catalyst
Petra Knab-Hägele and Holger Jungk interviewed by hkp.com

HR digitization in banks: the crisis as a catalyst

Fintechs and online provider have long been challenging traditional banks. Now the corona crisis is increasing the pressure to become more efficient digitally. HR can contribute to this. Petra Knab-Hägele and Holger Jungk explain how. 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 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 ...

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 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 ...

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 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 ...

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 Candidate Experience as Key in Agile Recruiting
hkp/// group expert interview

Candidate Experience as Key in Agile Recruiting

Over recent years, attracting suitably qualified employees has emerged as a major success factor. hkp/// group Senior Manager Leon Jacob explains the background and the potential of candidate-focused recruiting. 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 Between Pain, Innovation and Feasibility
Frank Gierschmann and Anna-Maria Hirschfeld interviewed by hkp.com

Between Pain, Innovation and Feasibility

Performance Management is changing. In today’s dynamic markets, the traditional approach of a standardized, annual process comes under increasing pressure. 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 ...