The IT division of RWE Supply and Trading is spread across several locations in Europe with main sites in Essen and Swindon/UK. In an entertaining 3-day meeting, the IT strategy for the group company was to be discussed and continued. The planning team, consisting of 2 English and 3 German RWEST employees as well as Uwe Rotermund from noventum, gladly accepted this "challenge". RWE quickly decided that it should go to Barcelona, which offered a good cultural balance and complement to the demanding professional framework.
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Targeted personnel planning is of crucial importance for the sustainable success of a company. It creates an efficient basis through alignment with corporate and personnel objectives, upstream top-down planning, automated data preparation, transparency and the consideration of key factors. The integration of gap analysis and key factor analysis into the decision-making process enables the comparison of different planning scenarios in which personnel measures such as personnel expansion and/or personnel development are taken into account. The personnel cost calculation based on these scenarios forms the basis for well-founded decisions. This holistic approach not only promotes the optimal use of resources, but also the long-term adaptability of the organisation to changing requirements. The use of automated tools based on a centralised data source is the technological key to strategic personnel planning.
Merging companies is a complex process in which many factors need to be taken into account. One of the most important aspects is human resource management. However, HR issues are often not given sufficient consideration during purchase negotiations.
The experienced people & culture consultant Michaela Gottwald provides valuable insights into why human resources should be focussed on at an early stage and what challenges HR management faces in post-merger integration.
Companies are under great pressure to change. Work is being redefined, employees are striving for meaningfulness and want to actively participate in the work process. Digitalisation, agility and staff shortages are driving the demand for "New Work". These changes are a challenge for managers. They have to adapt the way they work and find new roles for themselves and their teams. Leadership training is therefore becoming increasingly important. Successful leadership training can help managers to further develop their skills and potential.
To ensure the success of a management seminar, there are a few steps that the client and participants should take into account.
The IT strategy is an important building block in the planning and further development of IT, regardless of whether it is organised as a department, business unit or even a group company. The IT strategy defines the objectives and ensures that IT understands the company's business objectives and aligns itself with them. In this respect, the annual review of the IT strategy is a good opportunity to check whether IT is still prioritising the right things and aligning its skills and resources with the needs of the specialist departments and internal customers.
The proALPHA group of companies, a renowned provider of ERP+ software solutions for the medium-sized manufacturing industry, has acquired Persis GmbH. With this takeover, proALPHA is expanding its portfolio in the area of human capital management (HCM) and focussing on the development of a group-wide HR strategy. As an integral part of this development, the HRM team at noventum consulting GmbH will continue to support customers as a reliable and competent partner in the introduction, customisation and expansion of their Persis solution in the area of HR management.
For Stadtsparkasse Lengerich, the time was ripe for a new mission statement in spring 2023. One reason for this was the generational change on the Management Board, but it was also important to align the bank for the challenging years ahead and to create a strong, easy-to-understand and attractive orientation for employees and applicants. Customers and business partners also needed to understand what Stadtsparkasse Lengerich stands for and why it is so important that this organisation exists and plays a very useful and important role in the business ecosystem. noventum organisational consultants moderated the process.
In today's data-driven business world, data-driven decision making is crucial for global organisations. Sonepar Deutschland GmbH recognises the relevance of this approach and relies on Microsoft Power BI as an effective reporting and analysis tool. As a long-standing partner of Sonepar, noventum consulting already successfully helped to redesign and consolidate the company's central data warehouse in 2018. We have now taken the next step in our collaboration: the implementation of Power BI to improve reporting and analyses.
In autumn 2022, Backstube MALZERS set up a project lasting several months to further develop its attractiveness as an employer. Motivated by participation in the Great Place to Work® employee survey, a project group made up of employees and managers from all areas of the company drew up suggestions for improvement, which were implemented in individual projects. Organisational developers from noventum consulting supported the agile process. Following the great success of the first round, the second "Future Kneaders" group has been working at MALZERS since June 2023.