Can you encourage that, seniority?

Kun je dat stimuleren, senioriteit? 4 maart 2024 Ik was altijd pessimistisch gestemd als mij deze vraag werd voorgelegd. Dat is toch vooral een proces van aan de haren omhoogtrekken? En hooguit weggelegd voor zo’n 15 procent van het medewerkersbestand? Maar er gloort hoop. Toch eerst nog even terug naar senioriteit. Wat is dat ook […]

Headaches due to disgruntled employees

Headaches from dissatisfied employees 5 February 2024 Managers get headaches from all the changes they have to make. It is not just the changes themselves that give them a headache; dissatisfied employees also cause them sleepless nights. Here's the thing. Managers are the drivers of change. At the same time, they are constantly being judged on employee satisfaction. That satisfaction has to be high, [...]

New role names model Baarda

The story behind our new role names 11 December 2023 The time has come. Model Baarda has new role names. The common thread in our search was that the strength of each role had to shine through. This search certainly did not happen overnight. Because so many people, so many opinions and you can't escape the fact that everyone [...]

What exactly is cognitive ability?

What exactly is cognitive ability? 11 December 2023 Cognitive ability has nothing to do with giving good advice. On the contrary, it is the necessary capacity to make decisions in situations you encounter while working. If those situations are relatively straightforward and unambiguous, you need to have less [...]

How does company culture affect the remuneration package?

How does company culture affect the remuneration package? 13 November 2023 Knowing corporate culture, is my contention, we also know which remuneration package is preferred. Culture, after all, is the common understanding of what is fair and what is not. Here, the collective perception of how the wage bill should be distributed. Thus, job evaluation fits perfectly well with a [...]

How far do you have to go if you want to be transparent about salary?

How far do you have to go if you want to be transparent about salary? 6 October 2023 Are organisations with transparent salary policies more successful than those that are not? Tricky question. Because everyone will have a clumsy sense that that relationship can never be established with complete precision. Simply and simply because success depends on so many other factors, that disclosure or not will never [...]

Everyone's job description!

Everyone's job description! 7 September 2023 Tell me, how many job descriptions can a company like ours actually have?' By far, this is the most frequently asked question I am asked as a remuneration consultant. And whether I can make an estimate based on this - I admit it straight away: completely unknown to me - key figure [...]

School performance no proof of talent

School performance no proof of talent 7 August 2023 That an 8 on your report card does not guarantee success may be well known, but that does not explain it. How come? Why is it that excellent school performance is no guarantee of a career that shoots into space like a rocket? I do [...]

Mature 35-plus without growth prospects, a worrying group

Mature 35-plussers with no growth prospects, a worrying group 7 July 2023 Growth, growth, growth. All those talent managers, chief happiness officers in front and the entire army of coaches behind them talk about nothing else: growth. As if there will never be a limit to it, this growth. I looked into whether those growth opportunities can be quantified. Important, if we want employees [...]

Do bonuses bring out the worst in people?

Do bonuses bring out the worst in people? 13 June 2023 Evolution has given us an autopilot, the reptilian brain. Which works like a Mafia henchman, fast and effective, unscrupulous. Thinking takes time, morality only distracts. Behaviour by the reptilian brain we exhibit in emergency, precautionary or [...]

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