Human Resources Management

It's time for HR!

Human Resources is the biggest challenge for the CEO and companies in the future. It is time for HR to make the same leap that the financial function has made over the last decades and become a real partner for the CEO and the business. The management of human capital must have the same priority as the management of financial capital.

The success of the company will increasingly depend on first-class employees, an efficient culture, and an efficient organizational and operational organization. In the future, strategic company decisions will no longer be possible without the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). However, HR has to reposition itself strategically and organizationally in order to become important for the CEO and the business.

"With his HR expertise, his pragmatism and know-how on HR trend topics, Mr. Baier convinces me and my whole team again and again. Thanks to his support, we were able to achieve successes in a very short time, which still have a lasting effect on our organisation today and have brought our HR department a long way forward. From the development of the HR strategy to the implementation of measures and process optimization. The cooperation is always absolutely professional and trusting."

Thomas Kruer, Head of Personnel, Lebensversicherung von 1871 a. G. München

Current topics for the CHRO

Digitization in HR, Human Capital Mgmt, Workforce Mgmt, Skill Mgmt, Renumeration framework


4C GROUP is official partner of Workday

Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. Founded in 2005, Workday delivers financial management, human capital management, and analytics applications designed for the world’s largest companies, educational institutions, and government agencies. Organizations ranging from medium-sized businesses to Fortune 50 enterprises have selected Workday. 

Our competence broschures for the CHRO

Current articles


Self-Check to HCM Readiness - Checklist

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Success without (personnel) strategy

A clear orientation of the human resources department is crucial for success

Publication in FAZ Personaljournal 2/2019

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4C GROUP AG | International guideline for human capital reporting DIN ISO 30414
  • Importance of Human Capital for Organizations
  • Core content and application of the guideline
  • Benefits and implications
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Introduction of Human Capital Management Systems - Are you HCM ready?

Cloud-based Human Capital Management (HCM) systems as part of future HR strategies and drivers of digital transformation

Publication in FAZ 3/2019

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Key metrics in HR - Human Capital Reporting

First guideline for human capital reporting published: ISO 30414

Publication in HR Performance 2/2019

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Skill Management - "Wonder Weapon for Business"

"Do you know the skills of your employees?" Most companies have to answer this question in the negative and thus give away part of their potential. Competence management can provide an answer here and serves as a driver of personnel development in your company.
Publication in "FAZ Personaljournal"

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Headcount and personnel costs one step ahead - exact planning of staff and personnel costs

No plan survives long-term contact with reality, Deutsche Bank has found. Nevertheless, it is essential to plan staff levels and personnel costs precisely. The Rolling Forecast as a solution.

Publication in "Personalwirtschaft"

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Via app to internal career - a self-developed app for internal job search

Internal career development as a driver of digital transformation in HR: For Deutsche Bank it is more important than ever to use the potential of its employees and offer them perspectives. The solution is a self-developed app for internal job search.

Publication in "Personalwirtschaft"

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Team 4.0 (Multiteaming) - One for all

If employees work in several teams or projects at the same time, this has advantages and disadvantages. Whether the so-called multiteaming approach is worthwhile for them and the company depends in particular on the structure of the organisation.

Publication in "Personalwirtschaft"

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Clinic in your pocket - University clinics focus on career planning by app

Against the background of the blatant lack of nursing staff, clinics describe the prevailing complexity and lack of transparency about development opportunities within a hospital as a further challenge. 


Publication in "Das Krankenhaus" (The Hospital)

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Digital Business Transformation in HR - Career Planning in 5 Minutes

The “Digital Prototype Career Management” can be seen as an example for an increasingly stronger spreading Digital Business Transformation, representing the digital change of all sectors of modern economy.

Publication in "HR Performance"

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The job in the bag - Interview with Christian Baier on the topic "Development and Implementation of a Job App"

Deutsche Bank restructures. Existing positions will be eliminated and new ones created. A specially developed app shows the bank's employees quickly and precisely what new job opportunities they have. Christian Baier helped develop and implement this app. immobilienmanager spoke to him about it.

Publication in the "Real Estate Manager"

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Not always the full program - Agile project approach in a non-agile enterprise environment

"Agile Project Management" and "Scrum" - the Next Big Thing. Everybody is talking about it and many a consultant would prefer to oblige entire large corporations to unconditional agility. In practice, however, things usually look different.

Publication in the "HR Performance"

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Women in salary negotiations - "Tell me what to earn!"

The problem of the gender pay gap is well known. But why is it that women with the same qualifications often earn less than men? Claudia Irsfeld has conducted a number of job interviews and salary interviews and has found answers and solutions that go beyond what the literature provides.

Publication in "managerSeminare"

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Hard on the own wind practice - Training for business consultants

Consultants are a demanding target group as training participants. In order to build a constructive and intensive relationship with them, trainers have to get involved with them and adapt the seminar accordingly. An HR manager from a medium-sized management consultancy and an external trainer report on how this works.

Publication in "Training aktuell"

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Guest lectures on Human Resources Management

Congresses and lectures in 2017-2019


Congresses (guest speaker: Christian Baier)

  • 04.04. -05.04.2019 - Gravity - Konferenz für Employer Branding & Arbeitgeberattraktivität
  • 10/30/2018 - Hessischer Unternehmertag (Wiesbaden; nur Sponsor)
  • 09/13/2018 - 10. HR Forum (Mainz)
  • 05/30/2018 - Personalkongress Hessenmetall (Frankfurt)
  • 05/03/2018 - Kongress KlinikManagementPersonal (Hannover)
  • Bayme vbm (Personalkongress 2017) – Digitale Transformation in HR ein Beispiel aus der Praxis
  • Zukunftskongress Staat und Verwaltung 2017 – Digitalisierung in HR
  • 9. Roundtable-Meeting Kompetenznetzwerk Krankenhausmanagement 2017 (Planung und Steuerung von Krankenhäusern) – Skill-Management
  • Gipfeltreffen Immobilienmanager Human Resources 2017 – Digital Transformation HR

Guest lectures universities (guest speaker: Christian Baier)

  • 06/20/2018 - Universität Mainz „Strategische Unternehmensführung“
  • 06/13/2018 - Universität Düsseldorf „Strategisches Personalmanagement“
  • 05/29/2018 - Universität Göttingen „Digitalisierung in HR“
  • 01/17/2018 - Universität Mainz „Workforce Management“


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