HR Think Tank
Discuss with the community about current and future HR topics.
💰 Net wage - how to get the best out of it?Discussion
Dear Community,Inflation and recession have probably been the most frequently used terms in the last few months. Everyone has witnessed it, and everyone has experienced the effects first-hand. Increasing costs of living and taxation affect how much is left of the net wage at the end of the month. However, SMEs in particular, which are trying to keep their costs as low as possible due to the unstable economic future, cannot always offer a salary increase. You’re probably asking yourself what other alternatives are there. No need to look further, we got the perfect answer: “Net wage optimisation” 💡What does “Net wage optimisation” mean?With net wage optimisation, employees give up part of their gross wages, but in return receive additional benefits or allowances - which are, under certain conditions, tax-free. For the company itself, this form of benefit also means that there are no non-wage labour costs - which is advantageous for both parties, isn't it? 👍What can I do as an employer?
Internal communication - what is it all about? ✍️Discussion
Dear Community,how do you stay up-to-date with what's going on in the company and other departments? E-mail, intranet or exchanges during the coffee break? ☕️What does internal communication look like in your company? Do you have regulated processes and instruments that you use to communicate information? 🗣️ 😇 We’ll cover the first questions about internal communication in advance:1️⃣ What does "internal communication" actually mean?Internal communication is a corporate communication tool. It uses clearly defined media and communication channels to convey relevant messages and ensures communication between organisational management and staff. At best, the company's goals are communicated through this organised exchange of information. In addition to formal communication - i.e. the official channels used by a company - informal communication is also a component of internal communication, also known as “corridor talk” or in-house communication.2️⃣ What kind of internal communication in
🤔 Employee feedback - now what?Blog
Dear Community,Who of you are familiar with the following questions:What is going well / not well in your daily work?What suggestions for improvement would you have for your lead or your team?What do you wish for in your role or in the company? All these questions (and more) are addressed in employee engagement surveys. The goals of such surveys can vary. For instance, they can be used for:💯 Performance and feedback🚨 Satisfaction and early warning system👍 Opportunities for improvement Employee engagement surveys not only show that you care, but they can also be helpful for strategies, policies, and help HR with future challenges. If the surveys add so much value for employees and companies, why do employees often get the feeling that their answers are not acted upon or become less important?"What" happens after such questioning is an indication of whether or not respondents feel understood. If the "elephants" in the room are not being addressed, the evaluation might seem to be not
💥 New year, new strategyNews
Dear Community,The new year is always a good occasion to reflect on the past year and think about how and what could change in the upcoming months. A new year is often associated with "new beginnings", but for HR departments it is much more a matter of "new strategy". 👀 So, how is your HR team preparing for what is likely to be a challenging year for the people function? What is your HR strategy for the new year 2023? 👉 Have you already thought about what you might want to change or focus on?If not, don't worry: our CPO Ross Seychell provided you with a... Summary of HR strategy trends for 2023 💡 1. Focus on your goals and prioritiesOne of the most important things in 2023 will be how to support employees in the face of the recession while avoiding burnout. This is why setting up and communicating strict priorities will be essential in the new year. Also, making sure that business goals are broken down into department and team goals so that the HR Team knows what is expected of th
Recognition and Reward Strategy 'Think Tank'
A ‘Think Tank’ category dedicated to all things Remuneration, Recognition/Award, Reward, BenefitsThis is a ‘hot topic’ in HR/People at the moment with how we review someone’s Total Reward - not just their salary and ensure we are providing the support that they need to have a good overall Wellbeing. This is across Physical, Mental, Emotional and Financial.Remuneration - Basic Pay, BonusesRecognition - This is non-monetary, non-gift - something anyone can give to anyone else or in some cases nomination based Awards.Reward - These are the prizes, gifts, etc. that can come as a result of Recognition/Award. i.e. someone wins ‘Employee of the month’ then is rewarded with £50Benefits - These are things like enhanced Pension, Insurance, etc. Collectively this makes up someone’s Total Reward - which can often be quite different from one employer to the next - as some might offer higher Remuneration but few/no Benefits - the outcome being lower Total Reward (not higher as many might think).
HR Trends: Quiet Quitting what is it and how would you handle it?Blog
Quiet quitting is becoming a popular topic among the HR world. Different sources describe this term as doing exactly what you need in your job, nothing more and nothing less. This is contrary to the “go above and beyond” mentality, which is normally what allows you to develop within your working place. There are different theories about why employees are giving up to going the extra mile. One of them is the situation during the pandemic, in which mental health became a main topic, thus enhancing the importance of work-life balance. This phenomenon can bring new challenges for HR professionals: 💪🏼 It might be necessary to explore new ways to maintain employees motivated.💆🏻♀️ This might be an opportunity to prevent burn-outs, enhancing practices to maintain mental health among organizations. 📌 It might help to find better matches between employee and job offers, since employees are not willing to do a job they are not really motivated for.🤝 Furthermore, the importance of organiza
🎄🎁 What are some great ideas for Christmas presents to give to employees?
Dear community,A while back, a fellow Personio user asked an interesting question in the round and I would like to re-share it with this community, since it hasn’t been discussed here yet.I hope this can be useful for those looking for inspiration, so I look forward to the discussion! Hi there! I would love to start a discussion about 🎅🏼🎁 Christmas gifts for employees (it's never too early to start 😀).As Director of People, it’s my task to select Christmas presents that the company will gift to its employees. So far I've already organized the following gifts: branded hoodies, engraved AirPods, etc. This year, I am thinking about giving a yearly subscription to an online service where you can read thousands of summarized books, but I am still looking for ideas - how about you? Now we would love to hear your input!What is something that you have given to employees, or ideas about what you could give them this year?Or, to flip it around: what would you, as an employee, be happy to rec
Total Annual Leave Entitlement (Annual Allowance + Public Holidays) - UK+IRE focus
LinkedIn Poll results - Total Annual Leave Days (UK+IRE) inc. Public Holidays I felt that as a new community member, I would start by sharing some latest poll results.As people move into December - holiday leave becomes a topic but for the now and as a potential area to improve the EVP.So here are the findings from a week-long poll within the UK+IRE.Total votes: 1,293-----Percentile ranges based on Total A/L days (inc. Public Holidays):28 Days: up to the 14th percentile29-33: between 15th-70th percentile34-36: between 71st-89th percentile37+: upwards from the 90th percentilePlease feel free to use it in your reviews and proposals.This does not separate out Leave days where this total may include volunteer, wellness or other alternative days - which were not intended to be part of calculation.
Recruiting in times of recession - What challenges do you face?HR Hot topic 🔥
Dear Community, The topic of recession is currently on everyone's minds. The effects are already noticeable in many areas. It will make you think about changing your HR strategy, implementing different work schedules and making changes in your recruiting. How are organisations in your country dealing with it? We want to know your thoughts on this subject. Especially about how recruiting should (or maybe must?) change in 2023. A survey in our last Online User Group Meeting has revealed that 71% participants answered that the topic is very relevant, we would like to collect further thoughts with you here. Recruiting in times of recession:What is the direction for successful recruiting in 2023? What challenges and opportunities will your HR department face in the upcoming year? Are you preparing to deal with this issue specifically? What is relevant for your recruiting in 2023? How can you move forward and which KPIs are important for recruiters now? 💡 Feel free to share your thoughts
How will your company and your HR team be affected by a possible recession?
Hi Personio community! I'm Steffi and I work in product management at Personio, accountable for our Talent Management products. We are currently thinking ahead and are trying to shape our plans for 2023. I thought I’d ask you all for your combined brain power and your input. Specifically, we're wondering how the economic environment will affect our customers, that’s all of you, your needs and plans for next year. Specifically, the following topics are on our mind: Will there be an increased focus on cost savings? An increased need to monitor cost, and thus targeted reporting for this? Will there be less headcount growth and thus less recruiting needs? Will there be more focus on performance management, e.g. discovering low performers? How does inflation affect employee salaries? etc etcHow can Personio best support you during this period? What will be important to your company and your HR team in 2023?If you are also thinking about this and you want to share your thoughts, please post
Update On The German Documentation Act – Here Are All the DetailsNews
ℹ️ In short: Unlimited employment contracts can be signed digitally. However, certain specified information must be provided to the employee and signed by hand from the employer (or an authorised person on behalf of the employer). In future, employers who do not provide such information in writing (wet ink) can be fined up to EUR 2,000 per case. The Detailed VersionIn Germany, the “NachweisG” (Documentation Act) has existed since 1995, according to which specific information of the employment relationship had to be handed over in writing (wet ink). The list of information has been extended with the update and has to be handed over in a shorter time period, valid as of 1st of August 2022.What Are The Sections That Must Be In Written Form?For example, the employee must be informed in writing (wet ink) of the following (please review the law to get the complete overview):Name and address of the contractual parties Start date of employment End date or expected end date of limited-term emp
🌍💚 Earth Week at Personio - become a climate-neutral employer with Personio & Planetly.Personio Green
Dear Community,April 22nd is World Earth Day, which this year takes place around the motto "Invest in our Planet". As part of this, we at Personio have launched Earth Week. During this week, everything revolves around the topic of sustainability & environment and how we can contribute to it in our daily work.We would like to take this opportunity to talk to you about sustainability in companies and to introduce Personio Green to you in detail.What is Personio Green?Together with Planetly, you as a company calculate, reduce and compensate your carbon footprint. You can get important information about your employees' carbon footprint directly through Personio - no need to send a separate survey to employees, saving time and effort. As soon as you are CO2 neutral (usually after a few weeks), you will receive a Planetly certificate and a Personio badge as a "Green Employer". We also highlight this on your career page or homepage - a big advantage in the race for the best talent. We who
Attraction Plus: Five Talent Tactics to Help You Navigate the New World of WorkTutorial
Dear Community,Our HR Experts at Personio have put together a very insightful whitepaper with useful talent strategies that will help you navigate the new world of work. Check it out! Attraction Plus: The Key to Top Talent The “Great Resignation” is neither a blip on the radar nor a one-time emergency for organisations looking to hire. From where we stand, it’s the beginning of an entirely new era: one entitled Attraction Plus.While businesses have had plenty to contend with throughout the pandemic, a fundamental shift has occurred – employees have gained accelerated influence over their working environment. These raised expectations are not influencing the conversation, but redefining it completely.The new laws of talent attraction are both internal and external and require an exacting blend of both. Defined by the idea that talent needs to be attracted afresh at every stage of their career journey.New laws of talent attraction are needed.Employees are far more open than ever before t
Internationale Women's Day - What are your thoughts?
Dear Community, Today is International Women's Day! This year’s theme, #BreakTheBias, calls on us to imagine a gender-equal world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination.A world where differences are valued and celebrated and we are all equal. It also aims to overcome the prejudices that sometimes make it difficult for women in the working world. For example, there is the prejudice that women around 30 will soon become pregnant. Mothers are often accused of being "unpredictable" because the child is "constantly sick", and when the children are older, a woman is too old to still have a big career. The gender pay gap in the EU stands at 14.1% and has only changed minimally over the last decade. It means that women earn 14.1% on average less per hour than men (Source). 📢 Discuss:As HR Professionals, what challenges do you encounter with these demands? Do you celebrate this day during the year? What are your thoughts on it in general? And here's some history - how did Women's Day
Risks & Opportunities Management
Hey all, I am Athina, Talent Manager at Tractable.A question for discussion to the group here, how do you understand and act on risks & opportunities for your team members?After recently moving to Personio, we are excited as a team to both centralise our people information and automate processed through the platform. We are growing fast at Tractable and looking for ways to make the best use of our platforms, for our various processes, aiming to centralise initiatives on the systems that members are familiar with. That’s how we thought of using Personio to record risks & opportunities of all team members.At Tractable we are passionate about our people development, from the People team we are working to make sure we enable our people’s growth and they feel happily challenged and evaluated within our company. This is why we run regular performance & growth management 1to1s between our managers and individual members. Part of this process is for the managers to understand poten
HR Trends 2022: The 5 Items You Need On Your Agenda
When it comes to the world of HR, what’s on the docket for the year ahead? 2021 was full of twists and turns, and 2022 will likely be no different -- but one thing is for certain: the prominence that HR gained during the pandemic, in driving strategy and resilience, is here to stay. We asked Personio’s Chief People Officer, Ross Seychell, what he sees as some of the major topics that are going to carry over into the New Year. We hope you enjoy! In my opinion, 2021 was the year where HR professionals truly strengthened their role and led the charge on company success. From designing hybrid working models, to building strategic plans to help businesses scale, and helping employees get better at what they do. But, what’s ahead of us in 2022? In this article, I’ll cover the five topics me and my team are keeping our eyes on — and what you should consider adding to your agenda, too. – Ross Seychell, Chief People Officer at Personio The Journey Ahead Of Us In 2022 As our study in coordinati
Maternity, Adoption and Paternity Leave
Hi Personio Community! Hoping you can help me... We’re carrying out a research / benchmarking exercise in relation to our employee benefits and want to understand what other similar sized start-ups in the UK are offering to their employees. We’re particularly interested in gathering info about what other start ups are offering in regard to adoption, maternity and paternity pay. Our business is still in its infancy but is quickly growing. We now have almost 200 employees, some of them with 2 years service. We’re hoping to gather the following info:name of the company / sector number of employees what benefits do you offer? do you offer enhanced maternity / adoption / paternity pay? if you do offer enhanced pay, what do you offer your employees? what is the eligibility criteria? Thank you in advance for your help! M
5 Ways People Workflow Automation is Changing the Future of HRBlog
You’ve likely heard about People Workflow Automation by now, but do you know about the wide-ranging consequences and how it’s going to shift the way we think about and accomplish HR work? Personio’s Chief People Officer, Ross Seychell, dove into the topic in one of our latest blogs. Enjoy! As an HR leader, I know that opportunities are everything. They can help set your company up for success, and can drive growth in a host of ways. That’s why People Workflow Automation, as a category, to me is so exciting: because it’s set to help HR realize many new opportunities. How? It starts by automating people processes, across your entire business, to help HR go beyond itself, but I want to peel back the layers a bit and talk it through it more in-depth. Here are the five key ways I think people workflow automation is set to change the way HR is done. – Ross Seychell, Chief People Officer, Personio 1. By Reestablishing & Refocusing On People Processes Whether onboarding a new employee, pr
The 5 Metrics That Help Track Employee WellbeingBlog
At Personio, employee wellbeing was important to us well before the pandemic. With measures like yoga sessions and flexible working options, we emphasized supporting the health, satisfaction, and work-life balance of all our teams. And yet, Covid-19 still found a way to shake things up! It had us re-evaluate, adapt, and expand our previous measures. So, how did we come to these decisions? Was it based on gut feeling? Nope. Instead, we used data to make decisions to determine our initiatives. In this article, I want to share some insights into why employee wellbeing belongs on every HR team’s agenda, and how we measure the wellbeing of our employees here at Personio. – Cassandra Hoermann, People Experience Lead at Personio What ‘Employee Wellbeing’ Means At Personio Healthy teams equal healthy business. That said, the word “healthy” can be interpreted in many ways: It can be about satisfaction, mental and physical strength, balance, but also about the (emotional) connection that exist
Vote Now: Is Your Team Prepped With A People Strategy?Poll
This month, we’re curious to hear your HR team’s experience with people strategies! Do you have one in place? Are they an important part of your work? If you don’t, why not? We’ve written about this topic before: Both from the perspective of Personio’s Chief People Officer, Ross Seychell, and as part of a handy guide we put together. But, what we’d love to do is hear from you! Using the poll below, let us know where your team is at currently with your people strategy and vote, vote, vote. And, of course, in the comments below, let us know your thoughts on them in general! After all, great HR work always starts with a conversation. We can’t wait to hear your thoughts! 💬💬
PersonioFlex: How We Developed Our Hybrid Work ModelNews
How do you foster a sense of community between team members who don’t see each other every day? What kind of spaces serve hybrid work the best? Implementing a hybrid work model not only requires a coherent model, but so many more considerations (employee trust and empowerment, communication and knowledge sharing, scaling culture, asynchronous work, and more). So, how does one even start? In this article, I want to provide some insights into how we developed our own PersonioFlex hybrid work model while showing and emphasizing the key principles you can’t forget to implement. Enjoy! – Ross Seychell, Chief People Officer at Personio Simply A Trend? No, A Transformation! Ultimately, the only constant in life is change. To prove that point, all you have to do is take a look at how the ways we work have changed since the pandemic began.Office work initially became working from home. When travel became possible again, mobile working (or ‘smart working’) increased. Now we’re transforming again
Can we change the word "Employees" for " People"?
It will be great to change every “Employee” word to “People or similar”. I think Employees is a word that has been changed, and replaced for so many others. Also, this will make our account more useful for different kind of contracts. Example: If we have Freelance people working for us, we want be able to add them to the platform since there are some liability issues to have in mind.
Vote now: What HR Topic Is Top Of Your Team's Mind? 🧠✨Poll
Three months have passed since the Personio Community was launched! And, lots of you have already shared questions about Personio or HR, in general. For all of us to get to know one another a bit better, we’d love to hear from you and to know what your HR is keeping their eyes on for the rest of the year! 👀Please let us know by answering the poll below. Keep in mind: Responses to the poll are completely anonymous, but we’d love for you to share your vote by replying with your own comment! Or, maybe the topic at the top of your list isn’t here? Simply comment below with your team’s focus areas for 2021 — we’re all ears!
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