February 2023 | I.K. Hofmann now part of the WEC
At the start of this year, I. K. Hofmann joined the World Employment Confederation (WEC). Based in Brussels, the WEC represents the global interests of the HR services sector. The WEC works to increase awareness among political decision-makers and opinion-formers of the importance and value of the HR services sector to the job market and the economy.
Sonja Heinrich, Member of the Executive Committee of I. K. Hofmann GmbH and President of I.K. Hofmann USA, sees membership of the WEC as an expedient and organic step. “A changing working world knows no borders. Therefore, we must face up to international challenges. For that, it is necessary to have a dialogue with appropriate partners. The WEC makes that possible.”
The aim of the organisation is to promote the employment sector as a key player in the shaping of the future of work and to champion policies that support its growth and development. Through cooperation and collaboration the WEC seeks to improve the competitiveness and sustainability of the employment sector.
“We feel extremely honoured and delighted to be part of the global WEC family”, said Mrs Heinrich. “And as a new member, we can hardly wait to swap experiences with other members, to get creative together, to benefit from one another and to jointly develop ideas for the future of HR management.”
On a global level, the WEC represents organisations active in the employment market in 50 countries and provides access to international political decision-makers (ILO, OECD, World Bank, IWF, IOM, EU) and stakeholders (trade unions, academia, think tanks, NGOs). In addition, its members offer more than 70 million people across the whole world access to the employment market and to meaningful work.
November 2022 | Ingrid Hofmann in Staffing 100 Europe List
Congratulations to our founder Ingrid Hofmann for beeing included in the annual "Staffing 100 Europe List". This list represents the most influential people in the European staffing industry. Honoring HR professionals who boldly advance and develop the ecosystem for HR solutions, even during one of the most challenging times in recent world history. We are very excited about this award, after all she's simply the best!
Find out more about our founder here.
August 2022 | We are Top Rated!
We’re excited to announce that we are part of the Top Rated Commercial Staffing Firms for the First Half of 2022. Great Recruiters Top Rated award recognizes the exceptional strides our firm has made in:
- Prioritizing our candidate experience
- Proactively seeking reviews—at every stage of the candidate journey
- Taking online reputation and brand seriously
- Improving our organizational efficiency through automation & real-time insights
Don’t take our word for it though, click HERE to see why over 80% of our candidates Highly Recommend our service and more than 9 out of 10 would recommend us to a friend.
July 2022 | We welcome our new Brand Ambassador Patrick Mccaffery
We are happy to announce our latest sports sponsorship with our new Brand Ambassador Patrick McCaffery. Patrick is a small forward who plays for the University of Iowa Men's Basketball team and is majoring in Sport and Recreation Management.
Since the beginning, supporting communities, sports and diversity is at the core of who we are as a company in Germany and that has carried on to I.K. Hofmann USA. It is reflected in our Mission Statement, and it lives in our daily actions. We are extremely excited to partner with Patrick as we look to support local athletics to bring communities together and provide them with jobs through our international "No Fan without Work" campaign.
November 2020 | I.K. Hofmann USA is being featured in SIA’s Global Power 150 – Women in Staffing 2020 List!
Congratulations to our CEO Ingrid Hofmann who was named to Staffing Industry Analysts' 2020 list of the Global Power 150- Women in Staffing.
The list, in its sixth year, recognizes female leaders and influencers in the global market space. The list is not a ranking but a shout-out to those whose unique vision and contributions take the industry forward, in niche as well as global markets. “The Global Power 150 – Women in Staffing 2020 are redefining leadership in their decisions, their compassion and their service to their teams and communities."
Click here to read the full article and to see Ms. Hofmann's Nomination in the Global Power 150 Women in staffing list.
January 2020 | I.K. Hoffmann USA celebrated the opening of its new location in Tuscaloosa, AL.
Members of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama joined Hofmann CEO Andy Decker for an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony. The branch opening allows I.K. Hofmann to pursue their goal to better meet the needs of their clients and assist people within the Tuscaloosa community to find and register for jobs.
March 9 of 2020 | Job Hunting
When you are job hunting, it is good practice to carefully read the job description for the position being offered and evaluate what the possible opportunities for progression might be. Often, there is apperception that in order to progress in your career you must transition into a managerial role.
However, that is not always the only option for growth and may not be the one that is best suited for you.
There are many positions that offer employees the opportunity to challenge themselves, learn more and earn more money without transitioning into a managerial role. Here are some great tips for how to grow your career without becoming a manager from Fortune.com:
- EXPAND YOUR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
If there is another department you are interested in working with, or work-related projects that you would like to be part of, speak to your boss about taking on the additional responsibilities and see if your compensation can be adjusted to reflect the addition of those tasks.
- DEDICATE TIME TO LEARN NEW SKILLS
Take initiative to expand your abilities and increase your value as an employee through additional training courses or certifications. Identify what skills are the most valuable to your company and work to acquire them.
- DO SOME CONSULTING
Consulting gives you credibility in your area of expertise. Whether you take on a side gig to earn some extra cash, or do consulting within your company, itis an excellent way to impart your knowledge and expertise while creating credibility.
- BECOME AN EXPERT IN YOUR AREA AND CAPITALIZE ON IT
Becoming the best at what you do turns you into not only a source of reference for your teammates, but also an authority figure. You will have an increased presence in your industry and likely be asked to take on additional responsibilities, progressing your career.
- PARTICIPATE IN INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS
Find organizations within your industry and join them or participate in events related to your industry. This will not only show that your work is important to you, but also expand your network, enable you to learn about potential opportunities, and give you a competitive advantage by learning how other companies approach the same industry related challenges.
- BE UPFRONT WITH YOUR COMPANY
Be transparent with your company about your desire to grow without managing. Many companies would rather find or create a role that fits than risk losing a competent team member.
- MOVE LATERALLY TO A COMPANY WHERE YOU CAN GROW MORE
If the only option with your current company is to move into a managerial role, it may be time to find another company with opportunities aligned with your goals. Other companies in the industry may be more innovative or considered great places to work, making the shift a beneficial decision. Transitioning to a smaller company might produce more opportunities for a variety of responsibilities while a larger company may offer the benefit of making more prestigious connections.
If you determine that a lateral move might be necessary, we can help!
Our recruiting agents have a wide breadth of knowledge on various industries and the skills employers find valuable. In addition, we utilize specific market analysis reporting which provides a solid grasp on the current compensation within your industry that is commiserate with your skills and we will work to get you within that range. Give us a call and let’s look at what potential opportunities are waiting for you!