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Publication of the handbook for human resources management in renewable energies “Hamburger Handbuch – Personalmanagement Erneuerbare Energien” Renewable Energy Hamburg Cluster investigates the latest trends in human resources

In order to further advance the energy revolution, the EEG (German Renewable Energies Sources Act) was amended in summer 2014. There were important amendments regarding direct marketing and the detailed definition of expansion strategies for renewable energies. For many businesses, the results are quite considerable challenges for human resources departments, such as the need for training and qualifications, a more flexible approach to market fluctuations and staff loyalty. The new “Hamburger Handbuch – Personalmanagement Erneuerbare Energien” published by the Renewable Energy Hamburg Cluster deals with these and other issues.

Following to the motto “from practical experience for practical application,” the Renewable Energy Hamburg Cluster in cooperation with the steering group from the forum for personnel and qualifications and Dr. Frank Edelkraut (Mentus GmbH), Thomas Streveld (Mercuri Urval GmbH) and Prof. Dr. Tim Warszta (University of Applied Sciences at the German West Coast) developed the idea of the Hamburg hand book for human resources management in the renewable energy sector. More than 20 authors from the Renewable Energy Hamburg Cluster and its network contributed to the publication.

"We, the Cluster, want to support our members in adjustment and improvement processes in this field by using expertise and creative solutions, also from other industries,” said Jan Rispens, Managing Director of the Renewable Energy Hamburg Cluster. “In the handbook, we present a compendium derived from practical experience that will hopefully give the decision makers valuable stimuli for their daily work,” the authors added.

The expert contributions tackle subjects such as training possibilities in renewable energy, recruiting skilled workers and managers, competence management in renewable energies, operative management and the family friendliness of businesses in the region. The handbook is primarily directed at the human resource officers, managers and deciders of other sectors.

The “Hamburger Handbuch – Personalmanagement Erneuerbare Energien” can be ordered as of now from: