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…

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…

What to consider when hiring foreign staff | Part 1

In Germany, there are approximately 30.8 million employees subject to social insurance contributions, of which 2.8 million come from abroad (Federal Statistics Office, 2015). There are many benefits to hiring foreign employees, such as an increase in skilled labour, the promotion of workplace diversity and the facilitation of business expansion abroad. Germany is one of…

Rights Management Update

We are so excited to introduce our new Rights Management feature – a big step towards helping you better manage your team. With customized permissions, you can rest easy knowing the right employees have access to the right data and administrative functions. Employees have the access they need and you maintain control. The Rights Management…

HeavenHR Speaker Series: Growing your company by growing the people

Over the past few weeks, our team at HeavenHR has been working extremely hard to put together our first HeavenHR Speaker Series event. We are so pleased and humbled by the turnout, and even more encouraged to facilitate knowledge transfer within the HR community. What are the HeavenHR Speaker Series? The HeavenHR Speaker Series are…

German Insurance 101: What you really need

Let’s be honest – insurance isn’t fun. But it is important, and having the right insurance can save you from a bad situation. No one knows when they will need insurance. That’s why it’s crucial to plan ahead. Germany has one of the most comprehensive insurance systems, but the abundance of choice is a double-edged…

5 Lessons in Talent Management from the German National Football Team

With a remarkable ability to produce star players and consistent appearances in major tournament finals, Germany’s national football team has been one of the most successful football teams in recent history. Who can forget the emotional moment in 2014 – when Germany won its fourth World Cup title and became the first European country to win…