HR Talks (by
HR Talks (by
Marc Ernst,
HR Talks #2 (by with Nathalie Ulrich, HR & Communication Director Benelux @ HeidelbergCement (FR)
20 minutes Posted Nov 30, 2020 at 12:58 am.
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Marc Ernst, founder and director of, talks in French for more than 20 minutes with Nathalie Ulrich, the HR & Communication Director Benelux @ HeidelbergCement

HeidelbergCement is one of the world’s largest building materials companies. The company is the number 1 in aggregates production and ready-mixed concrete and number 2 in cement. The group is present in the Benelux through CBR, Inter-Beton and Sagrex, and in the Dutch market with ENCI, Mebin and Sagrex.

The following topics, among others, are addressed:

- The conduct of social elections in the company, the advantages and disadvantages of electronic voting during it, the characteristics and conditions of a good social dialogue and the German Mittbestimmung model

- The findings of a recent global survey by KPMG of 1300 HR directors: 60% of them recognise the need for HR to reinvent themselves, to rethink their practices, concepts and tools.

- the diversity and more specifically the gender policy at HeidelbegCement, where a remarkable number of women are part of the board of directors and the management of the company

- The digital transformation within the company and in the HR field, driven by the Group CHRO who is also responsible for the global digital transformation - which is quite exceptional.

HR Talks alternates between Dutch and French. The interviews are invariably about recent developments in HR and current socio-economic topics relevant to HR. The guests are HR professionals (CHRO, HR director/manager, L&D manager, recruitment manager, eHR system/tools manager, HRIS manager...), working in a company, government organisation or non-profit organisation. Sometimes the guest is a CEO / general manager, board member or line manager with an interesting vision on HR and not working for an HR service provider. The podcasts are monthly and last 20 to 25 minutes.

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