On June 2nd, 2018 I was a guest in Leipzig to find out about the latest HR trends.
The motto of this year’s HR Innovation Day was once again innovations in HR work. In addition to exciting keynotes on the subject of artificial intelligence and people analytics, the latest findings on employee satisfaction, leadership and work techniques were presented. What makes the HR Innovation Day so unique is the family atmosphere, both among the visitors and between the speakers and the audience. This creates a space for lively exchange and discussions on the subject of HR.
In addition to many international speakers, such as Tom Haak from the HR Trend Institute in Amsterdam and Rebecca Lundin from Celpax in Stockholm, speakers such as Phillip Schuch from Düsseldorf and Dr. Daniel Mühlbauer from Munich exciting insights into the latest HR methods and trends. The first lecture started at 08.00 and dealt with evidence-based HR management. This included dealing with fundamental questions such as “What is the meaning of motivation in contrast to meaningfulness and appreciation?” “What are the differences between the target groups?” And is Generation Y really that different from the baby boomer generation?” Many exciting questions , to which we have received very surprising answers with the help of numerous studies.
Another presentation dealt with employee satisfaction. Rebecca Lundin spoke about employee morale and the ability to efficiently, daily, anonymously and in real-time measure day-to-day employee satisfaction. The influencing factors that are visible in this way enable companies to react specifically to positive and negative events. The important issue of cultural adaptation was also raised. Christoph Athanas from metaHR in Berlin once again drew attention to the importance of the cultural fit between employees and the company. Every company is characterized by its own corporate culture, which must be conveyed in job interviews. This is the only way to ensure that the candidate receives a realistic picture of the future employer. But this is also a challenge for the applicant. Is he or she realistic? Which corporate culture really suits him? Here again the need for honest, transparent job interviews becomes clear.
Finally, Martin Gaedt should also be mentioned here, who caused a stir in 2014 and 2016 with his books “The Myth of Skilled Labor” and “Rock your Idea — Changing the World with Ideas”. Anyone who has ever seen him live knows that Gaedt himself brings the necessary creativity to his lectures. Porcelain plates are smashed or paper airplanes used to show how quickly new ideas can arise when creativity is allowed. With his contribution: “Rock your recruiting — 7 billion ways to 7 billion people” Gaedt finally whets the appetite for innovative human resources work. With many inspiring and amazing examples on the subject of employee recruitment, he showed how important creativity is in everyday professional life.
Because new ideas not only need creativity, but also courage and, above all, the right environment to implement them. With this in mind, I wish everyone a creative day!