Promerit becomes a part of the Mercer Group

· News, Public Relations

With united power, we accompany organizations on their way to the digital future. With our focus on the human being.

We are proud to be part of the Mercer Group as of January 2018. Mercer’s international presence and Promerit’s innovative power open up new opportunities for our customers preparing for their digital future. Our approach to human-centered digitization has received a lot of positive response lately. People & Digital is the combination that makes organizations successful. This is what enables companies and employees likewise to unlock the opportunities of digitization. Digital culture, digital skills and a new world of work are our contribution.
Promerit and Mercer share passion for people management, the same values ​​and passion for the success of our customers.
We look forward to tackling challenges and creating success with you in the future.

Kai Anderson
Partner & Member of the Board
+49 89 273397-30

Promerit wins HR Excellence Award in the category of Talent Acquisition Strategy

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Promerit wins HR Excellence Award in the category of Talent Acquisition Strategy

Together with its client Infineon, Promerit was distinguished with the 2017 HR Excellence Award in the category of Talent Acquisition Strategy (Corporations). The jury praised the project’s consistently strategic approach, in which recruiting was systematically geared towards the most relevant target groups and specifically linked to talent marketing.

Using this approach, analogies from marketing and sales were carried over to personnel recruitment: based on the definition of strategic key roles, a talent acquisition product portfolio was first developed that permitted the differentiated management of target groups depending on market availability and strategic relevance. For the most relevant target groups, personas were developed and both selling (targeted messages) and sourcing strategies (channels, target companies, events) were defined in each case. Accordingly, the roles in recruiting were also revised and systematically oriented towards so-called talent attraction managers (TAMs), who can combine active sourcing and marketing measures. As a result, there are 39% more filled positions with a simultaneous 77% reduction in headhunter costs.

The project team, with project leader Luiza Fink and project manager Michael Eger, celebrated their success together with their colleagues from Infineon led by Nicole Goodfellow and Severine Fiegler. Promerit partner Michael Eger commented: “The deciding factors of the project’s success were not only the truly strategic approach and consistent execution, but also the direct incorporation of the talent attraction managers into the project team as well as Infineon’s openness to ideas. In the end, not only did we have great results, but the project was also a lot of fun!”

For further information about the project or consulting services in the field of talent acquisition, please contact Michael Eger .

Digital Human

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Yes, we have entered the digital age. And yes, it’s a VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity) world. Things are changing faster than ever. And they are getting more complex than ever.

At such pace and complexity, we tend to overlook something crucial: The human being is at the center of the entire transformation called digitalization. How do we make sure, it receives full attention? How do we establish a digital culture in organizations? How do we develop digital competencies? What is an appropriate environment for what we call the New Work Order?

Dr. Bettina Volkens, Member of the Executive Board at Lufthansa Group and Kai Anderson, CEO at Promerit AG provide answers in their book “Digital Human – der Mensch im Mittelpunkt der Digitalisierung” and it is clear to them that the human being is at the center of digitalization. Authors such as Roland Boekhout, Member of the board ING Group, Thomas Ebeling, CEO ProSiebenSat1, Christian P. Illek, member of the board Telekom and many more provide exclusive insights into their digitization projects as well.    

“Digital Human” was published on 9th of November as book, e-book and audio book by Campus Verlag.

HR Tech World in Amsterdam

· Events, News

HR Tech World

#Promerit | #HRTechWorld | #UnleashYourPeople | #Amsterdam

“Future of Work” is the motto of the HR Tech World, which is held from the 24th to the 25th of October 2017 in Amsterdam. According to this motto, experts from across the globe will discuss the big topics of HR these days: the global leadership crisis, the 4th industrial revolution and the disruption of new technologies.

Needless to say, Promerit will be on site and our experts from the business units HR Business Transformation, HR Digitalisation as well as our Technical Research & Innovation Center will await you at our exhibition stand No. 124. There we will show you pros and cons of different HR systems from suites to best of breed-solutions. Our consultants are keen to answer your questions concerning digitalisation, process transformation, HR services and HR-IT solutions.

Our understanding of HR digitalisation is strictly user centered, who is often not a systems expert. This has been a key concern for us right from the outset and we have now applied that focus in countless projects and products. The same also applies to the concept of the integration of different systems and applications to enhance efficiency and acceptance. We really looking forward to meet you in Amsterdam and to discuss joint ideas for your challenges.

If you have any questions concerning this event or if you want further information, please feel free to contact:

Agile methods don’t necessarily make an agile company

· News, Research

A study on agility in companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

These days, agility is one of the keywords used most often and is considered to be a central feature of successful companies. That is why it is all the more important for us to know how relevant agility really is, what it really is, and how people or organisations become agile.

Together with Professor Heiko Weckmüller at FOM University of Applied Sciences and the media partner Personalmagazin, Promerit and Haufe surveyed more than 1800 employees and around 1000 managers in companies from Germany, Austria and Switzerland in order to investigate the current situation and the development of agility in companies.

The study confirms that the key to an agile organisation lies in strategy and culture, structures and processes, and the competencies of employees and management. But many companies in these countries still have a hard time implementing agility. The results of this representative survey show that there is still much to be done in this area: as far as the level of maturity of agility is concerned, companies are moving in the middle of the spectrum, and dissatisfaction with this situation is increasing. What stands out in particular here is the differing perception of managers and employees with regards to motivating management models and forms of collaboration. The study results confirm the following: change often fails due to people and processes, not technology. The volume of studies “Agilitätsbarometer 2017” [Agility Barometer 2017] gives ideas for making the right decisions to make companies more agile.

You can find the most important results with accompanying practice-based cases from HSE24 and Daimler and the accompanying interview regarding the study results with Kai Anderson, Board member and partner of Promerit AG, and Joachim Rotzinger, managing director of Haufe, in the current issue of Personalmagazin (08/2017).

For further information about the  agile Companies and the research please contact Carolin Englert and Sarah Fritsch: