Hoyck is back! Frank E. Hoyck is back and bringing back reinforcements. Hoyck Management Consulting (HMC) is reviving after two years of dormant business activity. Together with a team of experienced HR professionals, HMC continues its successful consulting activities in the field of HR management.

With Güldem Demirer, Viktor Beyfuss and Jens Gehrmann, HMC was able to win three experienced HR professionals as Associate Partners, each with different expertise.

Dr. Güldem Demirer, businesswoman, is an interculturally versed expert for international HR solutions with over 17 years of corporate and management experience with global players in the IT and telecommunications industry; with T-Mobile International, T-Systems International and Deutsche Telekom AG. As Head of Compensation & Employee Benefits, Global Mobility Management, Organizational Design and as Interim HR Director in China as well as Project Manager in Malaysia, she has managed global teams as a Six Sigma Blackbelt and is well-versed in the use of agile management techniques. Since 2018/2019 Güldem has been active as a consultant with a global network.

Dr. Viktor Beyfuß, theologian & sociologist, has worked as an executive and compensation manager for banks as well as a consultant for a Big 4 consulting firm and respondeo. His work focuses on the development, introduction and adjustment of national and international remuneration systems and the evaluation of function and salary structures on the basis of job evaluation systems. This includes the initiation, planning and control of all change projects associated with changes in compensation and risk management, both at a head office and in the branches or national subsidiaries of companies.

Before founding HR2 – Hochzwei GmbH, a consultancy specializing in cross-border employee assignments, Dr. Jens Gehrmann, sociologist, was Head of Human Resources & Organization at Porsche Automobil Holding SE and Head of Human Resources Policy & Controlling at Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG. In this function, he was responsible for the topics of executive consulting, compensation & benefits for executives, cross-border employee deployments, and personnel controlling & reporting.

Our newly founded team of HR professionals is looking forward to supporting you in all HR management issues with many years of practical experience and enthusiasm. We will advise you personally – without “Jugend forscht”.

SAP won GEO’s ‚Best Plan Effectiveness‘ Award Hoyck Management Consultants congratulates and is proud of being part of this remarkable success story


SAP was able to convince the jury of this year’s GEO Award 2017: In the end of April the German software company was honored for the performance of its new designed employee equity plan in the ‘Best Plan Effectiveness’ category with the renowned prize of the Global Equity Organization, the international largest organization for equity compensation. The aim to ensure that SAP employees participate in the success of the company was reached within a few months after introduction. Already up to 70 percent monthly of the employees participate in the new share plan and building up wealth as SAP shareholders.

Under the lead of Heike Neumann, the Global Head of Executive Rewards & Global Equity of the SAP, both, SAP and Hoyck, developed a global employee equity compensation plan: Own SAP. Own SAP is one part of the new equity compensation strategy of SAP, which is based on two global equity compensation programs. Therefore the existing complex landscape of different equity based compensation programs was migrated in two global equity based compensation programs: Own SAP for all employees (excluding Executive Board) and Move SAP as a more flexible tool for incentivizing specific groups of employees and executives. With the introduction of the new employee equity plan Own SAP the company consistently implements its compensation strategy in order to enable employees to participate in the company success. Since the launch of the new employee equity plan in the end of 2016 SAP employees worldwide can participate in the continuous, monthly wealth accumulation in form of shares.

Hoyck Management Consultants are pleased with the award and congratulates their long-standing client SAP for the success of the new employee equity compensation plan.


Andreas Hofmann, Partner and Managing Director Hoyck Management Consultants:

“Excellent concepts and successfully project implementation for customers benefit both, our high demands on ourselves and our value proposition. We’re really thrilled about the fact that a joint employee equity program has been honored again with the renowned GEO Award. With ‘Own SAP’ the team around Heike Neumann has won already the GEO Global Equity Award in the ‘Most Innovative and Creative Plan Design’ category in 2016.This year’s award underlines the successful teamwork, the smooth implementation and the outstanding power of persuasion of the employee equity program.”


Here you can find more information about the Global Equity Organization and the GEO Award.

Hoyck Management Consultants accompanies the KRONES AG, a leading manufacturer of machines and complete lines in the fields of process, filling and packaging technology, in the further development of the international HR organization and in the redesign of core HR processes


The challenge

Following a strategic realignment and reorganization of the entire company, the project focused on a strategy-oriented development of the HR organization and the redesign of core HR processes. The central aim of the project was to raise and sharpen the value proposition of the HR organization in the implementation of the new company strategy.


Procedure and results

Based on a stakeholder analysis structured interviews with all Board members, selected executives and employees of the HR function on the topics of HR strategy & positioning, HR operating model, HR processes & instruments and roles & competencies were conducted. In this connection questions regarding the current status, current “pain points” and the direction for the future have been raised and answered. Furthermore a complete HR process map was created and the existing HR capacity allocation to these processes was analyzed.


In a second step, a target model/vision of the new HR organization and the future positioning of HR was developed in a couple of workshop with representatives of the HR department. The workshops also delivered a clear description of the responsibilities of the various HR units. Based on these descriptions roles within the various HR units were defined and all roles were merged in an holistic HR role model. To steer the cooperation within HR as well as the access of internal customers to the HR organization, a governance model for the new HR organization was finally developed.


In a further step, core HR processes were redesigned and defined (on the basis of a process model used in the company) taking into account the specified responsibilities and roles within the new HR operating model. In this connection special attention was payed on the targeted design of the overall process ( involving all stakeholders) and the responsibility and procedure for future continuous process design and improvements were “practized”.


The joint development of a gradual implementation plan for the target HR organization and the implementation of first steps completed the project. The cooperative coexistence of equals between the (HR) employees of the company and our consultants combined with practice-oriented tact for the feasible and the definition of compatible, meaningful intermediate steps were guarantors of success for a sustainable transformation of the HR Division.

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