The assessment centre: for some an absolute nightmare scenario, for others, the most effective selection procedure. Companies can find the perfect employee for an advertised position through intensive discussions with applicants and special examination situations.
You’ve made it past the application process and the initial screening and you’ve been invited to an interview. It’s normal to be nervous, especially if you have limited experience in selling yourself. There are a few unwritten rules that apply for all interviews. As soon as you know these, you can begin to fully prepare yourself for your interview. We provide helpful tips on how to prepare for an...
If you have sent a job application, you will usually have to wait a while to hear back. When is it worth asking about the status of your application? Depending on the employer and the position’s closing date, it will be time sooner or later to send a follow-up e-mail after the application. We explain how this should be done and what needs to be considered.
Crowdfunding is a way of raising funds for a project using an online campaign. It’s a popular way of financing, especially for private individuals and startups. Usually private individuals are addressed directly. Four main crowdfunding models have been established, which differ depending on the rewards you promise your donors in return. In our article, you will also learn about what makes a good...
Subsidiary A is in financial difficulties, while subsidiary B has money at its disposal. Instead of accepting high debit interest rates and low credit interest rates, wouldn’t it be more practical to simply redistribute liquidity? With cash pooling, this is possible, but beware: You also have to follow certain rules when granting intra-group loans. Otherwise, you may face the threat of legal...
Salary negotiations are important, if delicate topics for employees. You should prepare yourself so that you remain calm when talking to your supervisor and reach the desired conclusion. We provide you with useful tips and tricks on asking for a raise and starting salaries.
There are many different kinds of tax allowances, which can reduce the amount of tax you’re obliged to pay. Most taxpayers are entitled to tax exemptions that lower their tax bill so make sure you’re aware of the different allowances out there and see if you’re eligible for them.
If you are applying for a job, attach a cover letter to your application documents. This is a text in which you introduce yourself as a person and a worker. The art of writing a cover letter is to present yourself in the best way possible as concisely as possible. Most cover letters follow a similar structure so that HR managers can quickly grasp the essential information.
Continuous improvement and continuous learning: with PDCA, you ensure sustainable changes in both work and private life. The model, also known as the Deming cycle, helps to improve all possible situations – through an iterative, cyclical, and controlled process. How do you apply PDCA correctly?
Practical skills, professional skills, and technical knowledge: All this can be summarised as hard skills. At present, these skills are in demand in the course of digitalisation, and are becoming more and more important. But traditional hard skills are by no means outdated. What exactly are hard skills, which kinds exist, and how do they differ from soft skills?