Once Tandemploy, always Tandemploy? – Given the speed at which our environment is changing, we might not want to go that far. But the fact is: For more than three years now, we have not lost a single customer. Every (!) pilot has been extended because our software convinces and provides organizations with tangible support in achieving their goals. Even before the crisis, many companies recognized how important it is to know their employees and to make their (sometimes hidden) skills visible and promote them. Others are now following suit. Our users and fans include companies such as the Lufthansa Group, SAP, and Evonik, but also various mid-sized companies such as insurance companies, suppliers, banks, just to name a few. Employees in 58 countries and 276 cities worldwide are networking with SaaS for a wide variety of reasons and working models. Trend: rising.
How is Tandemploy different? What is the secret of our success (which is actually not so secret)? – The five main points that inspire our customers are: Read more
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Everyone is talking about skills taxonomy as THE next big thing. Why? The Corona crisis has let many companies experience firsthand what is meant by a “rapidly changing environment” and “new framework conditions” to which organizations must be able to respond. Sure, the pandemic is an extreme situation, but in terms of work structures, it has only compressed and accelerated the change that has been in the works for many years. Digitization is not a byproduct of the pandemic, but a profound technological and cultural development of global proportions that is fundamentally changing the way we live and work. Companies that fail to recognize this and neglect to update their work structures and business models will fall by the wayside sooner or later. Most likely sooner. For this update, they need one thing above all: people and all their diverse skills.Read more
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#justgiveitatry, is what we always say. Try things out, see what goes well, learn from mistakes, and consistently expand upon things that were successful. If you will, agile work the way we practice it is a sequence of many small pilot projects that naturally fit into the day-to-day workflow. In order to implement changes in large companies that fundamentally change the way hundreds, thousands, or even hundreds of thousands of employees work, pilot projects are a suitable and effective instrument. They make it possible to test new tools and processes on a manageable scale with little risk and to subsequently assess whether it is worthwhile to introduce them broadly. Read more
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“Continuing education, flexibilization, corporate culture: How the Covid19 pandemic is changing equal opportunities in companies” – this is the (translated from German) title of a study published by “Initiative Chefsache” in March. It shows those who see Corona as an opportunity to finally drive change in the working world at an appropriate pace, that there is still a lot to do. And that, unfortunately, change doesn’t always mean moving forward. The numbers show that the pandemic has had an adverse effect on equal opportunities between men and women. In addition to a lack of flexible working models and a conservative corporate culture, the employees surveyed in the study complain mostly about the lack of up-to-date and appropriate learning and training opportunities.
We have compiled the most important figures from the study and used them as an opportunity to show how things could be improved and how companies can use the pandemic to make learning an integral part of the work culture in the day-to day lives of their employees, break up rigid structures, and promote positive change in terms of equal opportunities. Read more
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Best Practice: How the “People Advisory Services (PAS)”-Unit of EY uses a digital Talent Marketplace by Tandemploy for its own transformation – Podcast-interview with Christian Vetter (EY)
At the latest since the onset of the Corona crisis, digital transformation has arrived on the radar of those companies that previously preferred to put off the topic until some distant time in the future. Changing established processes and behaviors, introducing remote work options and digital tools, allowing flexible hours, and all this while also dealing with the other crisis-related consequences for the core business is a huge challenge for many. Companies that are unsure how to handle these challenges on their own rely on the services of management consultancies. The major consulting firms, in turn, are also transitioning, triggered by growing digitization and changing needs in the working world. Read more
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When we talk about a good employee experience, we also mean good educational and developmental opportunities for employees within companies. In many areas of business, continuous learning is an integral part of the job profile – at least it should be. The conditions under which organizations operate are constantly changing, sometimes insidiously, sometimes with a bang, as the pandemic has shown. But how do companies create a good learning experience throughout the entire duration of an employee’s stay within the company?
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Best Practice: This is how the Lufthansa Group leverages its full potential during the crisis
How much potential do companies waste if they do not utilize and promote the hidden talents and skills of their employees? This question is driving more and more organizations, in addition to the need to work in a more connected and flexible way, made even more visible by the crisis. A digital talent marketplace enables both: improved talent management and a collaborative, agile way of working. The Lufthansa Group recognized this and launched its talent marketplace CanDo in the middle of the crisis. In the interview at the end of this article, Tamara Winter, Manager Performance & Potential Management at Lufthansa AG, talks about the motivations, the path to the launch of the marketplace, and her preliminary conclusion after the first few months.Read more
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In part 2 of our mini series “Rock & Role” we are about to share a Tandemploy Best Practice with you. Our colleague Christoph is taking on a new role in the product team these days. In the following interview he tells us how he manages this role next to his role as Digital Marketing Manager, how it changes his daily work routine, and how he deals with role conflicts.
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Role trumps position – this assumption has proven itself at Tandemploy. Although we use job descriptions when searching for new employees, we already evaluate which strengths and competencies the new team member brings along during the onboarding process and where these can be useful outside the defined position. In this way, we raise the awareness from the beginning that no one is stuck within one job forever and signal the following: We want to get to know you – with all your strengths, interests, and wishes regarding your work with us. Over time, this often results in completely new team constellations that help us move forward, but which we did not have in mind at all when we advertised the position.
Beyond the recruiting process, the need for new or changing roles arises in the day to day business as well. Which roles are needed essentially results from the following three questions: Read more
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HR is, without a doubt, one of the business areas most affected by disruption. That was already the case before the pandemic hit. This development has been further accelerated by Covid-19. In addition to new concepts for remote collaboration between employees, the focus is on personal and professional development of the people in an organization. And just like with the free choice of working hours and location, the emphasis is increasingly on self-determination. The days when middle management had the power to determine the career of the employees are over. Promoting career ownership, meaning that employees are responsible for shaping their own career in a self-determined way (with the manager in the role of a mentor and supporter), is becoming the main task of a future-oriented HR department. Organizations must create the framework for this, a framework of opportunities, if you will. Many large companies are already successfully working with software-based opportunity marketplaces such as the ones we are developing at Tandemploy. Today, we will show you what distinguishes these marketplaces from traditional talent management and why they are becoming more and more relevant. Read more
While others are just starting to address the topic of “digitalization”, employees in 58 countries and 276 cities worldwide are already using the Tandemploy software on a daily basis to network internally for a wide variety of reasons – for mentoring duos, job rotations, project work, onboarding, lunch dates, expert sessions and much more. The SaaS offers a broad range of matching topics to choose from, enabling organizations and their employees to transform into a mobile and vibrant corporate organism. Well-known companies like SAP, Evonik, Haspa, and Lufthansa are just some of the customers (and fans) of the matching software. From their Berlin headquarters, Tandemploy is not only conquering the German economy but is also increasingly gaining traction internationally. In 2020 the “brand eins” magazine listed the software in a row with Google Drive, Github, and Slack. Shortly afterward, America’s most famous morning show “Good Morning America” reported on the “Tinder for Businesses” from Germany. Read more
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As we all know, normality is a question of perspective. ‘That’s not normal!’ some people might say. Others might ask ‘What is normal?’. And the next group will claim ‘Normal is boring’. And: Who wants to be boring? Don’t we all want to be a little bit different? And don’t we have to be a little different in order to be innovative? But if everyone is different, then what is normal? Does the category “normal” still work in the VUCA world, where things are changing at a rapid pace?
If you’re looking for an easy answer to the question “What is the New Normal”, you will be disappointed. Instead we need to uncover the core values of the organization that we are working for and, from there, pave new paths for collaboration together. The result? – Unknown. And that’s a good thing. Read more
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In our series “Employee Experience” we will highlight all critical touchpoints of the “Employee Journey”. Today: Professional and personal development
“Why Men Don’t Listen and Women Can’t Read Maps”, was the title of a successful guidebook published in the year 1998. And even today, people from the entertainment industry fill huge venues with their stories about shoe-buying women and taciturn men. How simple would the world be if we could just label and categorize everyone. But let’s be honest: it would also be a pretty boring world.
Hence: Cheers to diversity! – Many companies would even sign on to that now – at least if a press representative is nearby. The topic of “diversity” clearly shows the difference between employer branding – meaning how companies would like it to be – and the employee experience – meaning how employees actually experience their work environment. Designing a good employee experience (unlike branding) requires that companies, and especially the people in talent management, really know and understand the individual skills, wishes and needs of their colleagues. Making new experiences and encounters possible, when they are needed and desired, replaces classic career development based on the “Design & Deliver” principle.Read more
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In the past few weeks, we have repeatedly been attested war-like circumstances in view of Covid-19. For HR managers nothing new so far. They have been at war for years, the “War for Talents”. This bellicose phrase has become part of the standard vocabulary in the HR field.
There are three main reasons for the tough HR challenges in the talent market:
the global competition,
the demographic shift,
the change in values, especially among young people.
Covid-19 and its aftermath now give the combating parties – companies all over the world – an involuntary cease-fire. The uncertain situation has led to hiring freezes and consequently to free time, which HR staff could and should use to reevaluate whether, over the past years, they have been fighting for the best people with the right “weapons”.Read more
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Employee Experience begins with empathy. If a company’s talent managers really want to understand what experiences people make in the course of their professional life, they have to try putting themselves in their position as best as possible. To feel what they feel. To understand their needs. Only then can they design products that create positive experiences in connection with working in the company.
Wait a second, “Products”?? But employees aren’t customers! Or are they? Read more
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