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 IPO Readiness: To Dos for Board and Compensation Committees
A viewpoint by Pay Governance, strategic hkp/// group Alliance Partner North America and Asia

IPO Readiness: To Dos for Board and Compensation Committees

An IPO concerns the core areas of a company. In addition to aspects such as incentives for executives, there are other tasks and governance issues for the management. 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 Digitalization: HR is catching up
Press Information - results of the study "HR drives digital"

Digitalization: HR is catching up

HR organizations have caught up with digitalization but are not yet active as digital drivers in companies. These are the main findings of the study "HR drives digital" by hkp/// group and Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg Lörrach (DHBW). 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 Sales compensation
Sustainable compensation systems that support the company's performance

Sales compensation

Sales functions vary widely. As a result, standardized incentive systems are often ineffective – and standardized compensation systems even more so. 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 Equity-based compensation drives company performance
Equity driving performance and ownership culture

Equity-based compensation drives company performance

Companies take strong measures to develop a corporate equity culture. Results from the recent Global Equity Insights Survey. The hkp///group study is conducted in cooperation with the Global Equity Organization GEO 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 Strong tool in times of uncertainty: Equity-based compensation
Results of the Global Equity Insights Survey 2020

Strong tool in times of uncertainty: Equity-based compensation

Ownership and employee engagement are the key objectives of equity-based compensation for companies worldwide, according to the recent Global Equity Insights Survey from the management consultancy hkp/// group. 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 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 ...

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 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 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 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 IVV 4.0 – What lies ahead for German institutions
hkp/// group experts Isabel Jahn and Petra Knab-Hägele interviewed by hkp.com

IVV 4.0 – What lies ahead for German institutions

The consultation draft for the new version of the Remuneration Ordinance for Institutions (IVV 4.0) preoccupies HR managers in financial institutions. hkp.com talks with Isabel Jahn and Petra Knab-Hägele about the upcoming changes. read more ...