About Tom Haak
Tom Haak is the founder and first Director of the HR Trend Institute.
Tom has an extensive experience in HR Management in multinational companies. From 2006-2014 he was the global HR Director for ARCADIS, the leading global natural and built asset design and consultancy firm, with 22,000 employees worldwide. Prior to ARCADIS he worked in senior HR positions at Aon, KPMG and Philips Electronics.
Tom has a keen interest in innovative HR and how organizations can benefit from trend shifts.
Recently I presented my view on the status of HR Tech (HR Tech Trends: update). One of the conclusions: there seem to be good opportunities in the learning area.
As a follow up on this presentation, I had a short brainstorm with some network partners. The question on the table: which trends should be considered when designing innovative learning solutions? This is a short summary of our conversation (that will be continued)...............
Article by Tom Haak 21 May 2018
HR organisations are changing. What are some of the trends we are sensing?
Article by Tom Haak 20 April 2018
Change Resistance Bingo: print out the card below, hand it out during a meeting where the plan is discussed. When you hear a phrase that resembles a phrase on the card, tick the box. If you do not like the plan, use one or more of the phrases on the card. In that way, you can both slow down the plan and win the Change Resistance Bingo.
Article by Tom Haak 6 February 2017
Metaphors are dangerous. For this blog post I try to use cooking as inspiration, and a little bit as a ... View Article
Article by Tom Haak 16 April 2015
Most companies have a list of core values. Many of these lists look alike. I looked up some companies. The ... View Article
Article by Tom Haak 11 February 2015
In most organizations I have worked in engagement (or job satisfaction as it was formerly called) was measured annually or ... View Article
Article by Tom Haak 12 January 2015
Last week I was talking to a young HR entrepreneur, looking for some venture capital. One of her questions was: ... View Article
Article by Tom Haak 4 December 2014
In the last months of the year many HR teams are are finalizing their plan for the next year. There ... View Article
Article by Tom Haak 25 November 2014
HR and management often want to do too much too quickly. I have been guilty as well. My personal archive ... View Article
Article by Tom Haak 14 November 2014
What would my list of important characteristics of HR leaders look like? The top of my list, not necessarily in ... View Article
Article by Tom Haak 27 October 2014