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Jens Behrendt – Human Resources Consulting & Coaching

Quality and tailor-made HR solutions for the profit and non-profit sector.  Consulting, coaching & mentoring for organizations, teams und professionals

SERVICES FOR ORGANIZATIONS AND COMPANIES

Recruiting

  • Succession planning
  • Job descriptions and vacancy announcements
  • Application management
  • Selection process (design of interviews, tests, assessment centers)
  • Co-ordination with search firms
  • Contractual modalities
  • Probationary period management

Staff Learning and Development

  • Needs and gap analysis
  • Learning strategy
  • Cost-effective learning and training
  • Design and facilitation of workshops and conferences  (strategy and team-building; expert meetings)
  • Presentation skills training
  • Official writing training

Interim Management

  • Restructuring and reengineering of human resources units
  • Streamlining and optimization of HR workflows and procedures
  • Support to operational, day-to-day people management
  • Design and implementation of change management projects

FOR STUDENTS, YOUNG AND SENIOR PROFESSIONALS

  • Career coaching
  • Application coaching (job analysis; CV)
  • Interview training
  • Transition coaching
  • SPECIAL: Application for jobs in International Organisations/NGOs

CAREER RECORD

Since July 2018   Head of Human Resources, Wikimedia Germany

2017                 Head of Talent, MetaDesign GmbH, Berlin/Germany

2015 – 2017    Director, Human Resources Service, European University Institute, Florence/Italy

2012 – 2015   Head, Talent Management/Dep. Director Human Resources, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Vienna/Austria

2003 – 2012   Head, Human Resources/Deputy Director, Centre for International Peace Operations (ZIF), Berlin

2002 – 2003   Programme Advisor, United Nations Development Programme, Jakarta/Indonesia

1994 – 2002   Programme Officer, United Nations Volunteers, Geneva & Bonn

1992 – 1994   Project Co-ordinator, Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Accra/Ghana

TEACHING & COACHING

  • Career and transition coaching, Impactpool, Sweden (since 2018)
  • International HR Management at Hertie School of Governance, Executive Master in Public Administration, Berlin (since 2012)
  • International Organizations, Free University Berlin (2006-12)
  • International Careers, Scuola Superiore Sant’ Anna, Univ. di Pisa (since 2011)

WORKSHOP DESIGN & FACILITATION

  • OSCE Talent Management Meetings (2013 – 2015)
  • International Expert Meeting on Peace Operations, Berlin (2008)
  • Strategic Review Workshop Early Warning, UN Staff College, Turin (2007)
  • UNDP Country Office Retreats (Laos 2003; Indonesia 2003)
  • UNV Global Workshop, Bonn (1997)

UNIVERSITY AND POST-GRADUATE STUDIES

1991 – 1992    German Development Institute, Berlin & Pakistan

1985 – 1990     Free University Berlin, Department of Political and Social Science

1988 – 1989     School of African and Oriental Studies, University of London

PUBLICATIONS

 MY APPROACH TO COACHING AND CONSULTING

In more than 20 years as programme officer, project manager, and human resources executive in Germany and abroad I came across many applicants, colleagues, fellow managers, and external consultants. And of course, I have sat on the other side of the table, as a job seeking candidate trying to cope with more or less professional selection procedures and recruiting systems. This has given me quite some insight into the concepts, mechanics, and variations of the “hiring game”.

Based on my experience I have worked out my own toolbox and learning paths for organizations and individuals I have the pleasure and privilege to advise, coach, mentor, and help to manage their business day-to-day and beyond.

As the enthusiastic and competitive tennis player that I have been for a long time I also learned a lot about myself, my personality, and some analogies between how I play my sport and how I approach my work. As a baseline player I want to stay in control of the game, see the whole playing field, anticipate what’s going to happen next, and prepare for it. And when it gets complicated or tough – don’t give up! Finally, both sport and work should be fun, because if it is fun, we are more motivated, creative, and productive.

CONTACT

Jens Behrendt – Human Resources Consulting & Coaching

Phone:  +49 – 0162 – 675 20 91

Email:     behrendt-consulting@web.de

Skype:   Jens.behrendt47