The iCombine Blog

Articles and News about the Future of Work, HR and iCombine.
How to easily develop inspiring ideas using the SparkCanvas method

How to easily develop inspiring ideas using the SparkCanvas method

In the context of our work we are often confronted with challenges that we have never faced before. Creativity plays a decisive role in these situations. SparkCanvas is an effective design method to develop concrete ideas and solutions using structured inspiration.

Going from in-person to remote work: A crisis-proof concept?

Going from in-person to remote work: A crisis-proof concept?

Remote work – a concept with increasing popularity, now known to everyone due to the Corona crisis and its corresponding restrictions. Many organizations had to switch their employees to work from home. All of a sudden, new processes, digital tools, and virtual meetings are regulating our everyday lives. This abrupt change carries risks, but can also be a great opportunity for the working world. We exchanged notes with experts who already possess many years of experience in this area.

iCombine cooperates with Digital Capability Center Aachen

iCombine cooperates with Digital Capability Center Aachen

Matching skills, experience and availability with the requirements of individual workstations is particularly relevant in the manufacturing industry. Together with our new cooperation partner, we are pursuing the mission of digitizing personnel resource planning in the industry as well.

Culture of Conflict – How to drive innovation with consciousness and empathy

Culture of Conflict – How to drive innovation with consciousness and empathy

Flat hierarchies, everyone is a friend, we get along well and also do a lot of things together in our free time. The culture in modern organizations is characterized by close and harmonious relationships. “Hire for Attitude – not for skills” places particular emphasis on these aspects. But what happens when conflicts arise? Instead of dodging the issue, we argue to use your consciousness!

iCombine enters partnership agreement with Zalaris

iCombine enters partnership agreement with Zalaris

We are proud to join the newly launched Zalaris marketplace as one of the first trusted partners. Here, our software will be introduced to Zalaris’ global customer base, ranging from large SMEs to corporate organizations.

15 anti-trends and 40 solutions for the future of work

15 anti-trends and 40 solutions for the future of work

What are the typical problems that currently exist in our working world? And how can we sustainably improve the workplace culture and cooperation in companies? We addressed this question at the beginning of the year. Our New Work Community has identified 15 anti-trends and worked out 40 corresponding solutions.

iCombine News – January 2020

iCombine News – January 2020

We started our year with the release of detailed user guides. Furthermore, iCombine participates in an online event that connects HR professionals around the world.

New Feature: People Pools

New Feature: People Pools

With people pools, you can group your experts by craft or business unit. Pool admins are now able to manage their superior duties in iCombine. This new feature introduces more transparency and helps you to outline your organizational structure within iCombine.

New Feature: Excel Export for Projects

New Feature: Excel Export for Projects

With our newly added report function, you process all relevant planning data by downloading it into excel. Get a comprehensive overview, prepare management summaries, and optimize your future planning efforts.

New Feature: Budgets for Projects and Roles

New Feature: Budgets for Projects and Roles

With budgets, you can now easily set limits and define planning requirements. The new release helps you to break down the total budget of a project into role budgets. By defining how many hours or experts you want to assign, you can make your planning needs even more visible to your teams.

New Feature: Project Permissions

New Feature: Project Permissions

With project permissions, you can facilitate project planning and team staffing tasks. Your experts can now become project planners with different access rights. Thereby, we boost collaboration and transparent decision making in your whole organization.

What is Flexwork? Meaning and Advantages

What is Flexwork? Meaning and Advantages

Many young talents are looking for more flexibility. New working models, including “flexwork”, can have a very positive impact on companies and employees. In this article, our guest author Jürgen describes what lies behind the term and what needs to be taken into account.

The 25+ elements you should know when talking about the Future of Work

The 25+ elements you should know when talking about the Future of Work

Why does work change, what does the future of work look like, and how can we shape it? When people discuss these question, they often relate to the term New Work. Learn what’s behind the buzz and check out the most relevant topics that are currently discussed in HR departments and board meetings.

6 actions that will boost appreciation in your workplace

6 actions that will boost appreciation in your workplace

Appreciation is key to a respectful company culture. A lack of appreciation directly influences business success and employee satisfaction. Here are six concrete action items that will boost recognition, satisfaction, solidarity and productivity in your workplace.

iCombine wins StartupXpress 2018 and teams up with Deutsche Bahn

iCombine wins StartupXpress 2018 and teams up with Deutsche Bahn

Today, we are happy to announce, that after applying to the Deutsche Bahn StartupXPress 2018 program and being invited to the finale at mindbox on May 8th, the jury picked 9 startups, including iCombine, as winners! More than 100 startups applied.

How Companies can attract Millenials by offering Project Structures

How Companies can attract Millenials by offering Project Structures

Our CEO Richard is convinced that project-oriented work is the answer to the needs of his generation. Companies can benefit from understanding the Millenial mindset and raise their attractiveness as employers. Learn how organizations can be enabled to offer exciting and diverse opportunities to employees while leveraging new competencies for the good of the business.

New Feature: Project Invitations are here!

New Feature: Project Invitations are here!

We happily introduce the next collaborative feature to increase employee engagement during the project planning phase. Now, planners are able to invite employees to express their interest for upcoming project roles. This feature increases the transparency inside an organization and represents a substantial step towards compiling motivated project teams.

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