Training mit den Navy-Seals – 5 Schlüsselfaktoren zur Führung

Ich schätzte mich glücklich, meine Karriere in der Marine der Vereinigten Staaten zu beginnen und im schönen San Diego NAS North Island stationiert gewesen zu sein. Ich wusste immer, dass ich sehr viel im Militär lernen würde, doch was ich nicht wusste war, wie die Freundschaft und das Training mit den Navy-Seals mich zu einem…

Recruiting: How to hire the right candidate?

 Employees are the heart and soul of a business. You can have a great business model or a large sum of funding, but you won’t succeed without the right people to drive your goals forward. Bad employees can negatively influence your business in many ways. They can affect the whole team by lowering morale and…

Corporate Insurance 101: What does your company really need?

A few weeks ago we published an article detailing the most important insurances plans in Germany for individuals, so it was only logical for us to write a post for businesses. With so many things to consider when starting or running your own business, corporate insurance and risk management can often be the last thing on…

HeavenHR Speaker Series: Employer Branding

Branding has been an useful strategy for businesses to attract customers and inspire customer loyalty for decades, but the concept of Employer Branding is a relatively new idea. The term “Employer Branding” was first coined in the mid-1990s, but the focus on building a strong employer brand didn’t pick up steam until the mid-2000s, when…

Feel-good management in the workplace – a valuable tool or a fancy trend?

In the current age of high staff turnovers and skill shortage, companies have to adopt new strategies to maintain a competitive advantage in the war for talent. Topics such as employer branding, culture development and workplace wellbeing are becoming more and more important when it comes to retaining employees and attracting more qualified candidates. From…

HeavenHR Hackathon Vol.1

On the 2nd and 3rd of September, we hosted our first in-house Hackathon at HeavenHR. Our employees formed spontaneous teams, developed an idea for a product and pitched their prototype – all within 48 hours. The only rule: the product must be location-aware and run on mobile devices. For this, we utilized Estimote Beacons that…

6 ways to make your meetings more effective

Meetings can be a great opportunity for your team to share knowledge, discuss ideas and make important decisions. However, more often than not, meetings are not as effective as they should be. If you’ve ever found yourself in an unproductive meeting, or one you can’t wait to get out of – don’t worry, you are…

HeavenHR Speaker Series: It’s a man’s world. Is it really?

In recent years, more women than ever are occupying management roles in Germany. However, some argue there are still a lot of barriers for women in the workplace. In the start-up sector, for example, senior female employees are vastly outnumbered by their male counterparts. Accordingly to the European Startup Monitor, only 13% of German founders…

8 ways to boost employee productivity this summer

Have you ever imagined being on the beach while sitting in your office chair? I have too. As the temperature rises, productivity at work often take a slump. The heat and fun that come with summer provide extra distractions, and companies should take proactive measures to ensure staff efficacy.  Here are 8 ways to boost…

HeavenHR Speaker Series: Recruiting is dead, long live recruiting!

The search for the right employees is one of the most important tasks in Human Resources – and also one of the hardest. Traditional recruitment tactics such as newspaper job advertisements are no longer sufficient to attract top candidates. Social developments, technological innovation and changes in supply and demand has all dramatically affected the labor…

Why Businesses Should Use Digital Personnel Files

The digitization of personal information has extended to every facet of modern life – from our social media profiles and dating site biographies to our Pokémon Go user accounts. While not all digital profiles are here to stay, from an HR perspective – having all necessary information and files in one place and as accessible…