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Management advice for ambitious companies TEXT: MALIN NORMAN | PHOTO: SIGNUM HR & MANAGEMENT
With the help of Signum HR & Management, managers and CEOs can get full support in all things relating to the crossover between a business and its people. This year, the company also launches its brand-new service, Management Habits. Since its start in 2004, Signum HR & Management has been a successful business partner focused on recruitment, selection and assessments, and (re)organisation with a client base consisting of large corporations such as BP, but also local family businesses, often with international subsidiaries. According to Cathy Gemis, who owns Signum together with Daniël Deleus, the 64 | Issue 56 | August 2018
company has received plenty of additional questions from its clients over the years, such as, “Can you help us with this conflict? What do we need to do with our customer service department? How can we integrate our warehouses into one location? I have managers, but not a real management team — how do I build that?” So, in response to their clients’ needs, in 2015, Signum took the opportunity for somewhat of a restart. “It was clear that with a width of new ideas, old ideas that had not come into reality yet, and clients who wanted us to help them with ‘more’ than what we had been able to offer before, the company was ready to develop further.”
Helping through stormy waters Signum’s clients require more knowledge, insights, advice – call it a sounding board – in two main areas. The first is how to manage a business through stormy waters. For instance, finding a strategy for growing, downsizing or facing other changes in the market. Here, Signum makes the action plan customised, concrete and practical. Looking at the specific company, its goals and its people, Signum helps build a clear, actionable implementation, which will allow companies to make the necessary changes themselves. It also provides support during the implementation with assessments of people, support in the change process and communication, or
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