About 50 human resources specialists, people interested in HR, lecturers and students came to the HR Round Table 2018. Since the event was initiated by Prof. Dr. med. Irene López and Thomas Buck (HR Information Systems) they had invited HR experts as speakers with exciting insights into the HR World to the Cologne Business School. The presentations concentrated on the issues feedback culture, AI-assisted recruiting and the importance of internal relationship maintenance after an insolvency.
How to give feedback effectively
Eike Reinhardt and Daniel Goetz, Managing Directors of Agateno Organisationsberatung (Agateno Organizational Consulting) held the first presentation on “How to give my employees the right feedback”. They particularly recommended to formulate praise and criticism in a way that it is well perceived by the employee. Both speakers gave helpful advice to the audience on how to conduct feedback talks: The employee has to be involved in the conversation right from the start. He could be asked, for example, to evaluate his own work performance. HR managers should also develop a sense of nonverbal communication. Especially for future CBS graduates with ambition to quickly move up in leading position feedback culture is an issue with high relevance.