The ACF International provides a forum for sharing ideas and knowledge which contribute to building and enhancing the reputation and quality of the European career management industry.

CRANET Study Report 2022 – HRM In Switzerland, People and Practices

As member of the Cranfield Network on International HRM (CRANET), the University of Lucerne – through its Center for Human Resource Management – explores current and future human resource management challenges and trends.

ILO downgrades labour market recovery forecast for 2022

The ILO’s World Employment and Social Outlook Trends 2022 report warns of a slow and uncertain recovery, as the pandemic continues to have a significant impact on global labour markets.

Values-Based Leadership in Action

​Values-based leadership is both a leadership style and philosophy that builds on the shared beliefs and assumptions of the leader and the team.

Invest in job satisfaction, and the results will come automatically

Work performance and happiness are like a chicken and egg: which comes first? A major US study provides answers.

Diversity and inclusion: more than good employment practices

Being a good employer involves diversity and inclusion in the workplace. It also improves your company’s performance. How do you make your workplace more diverse?

Passionate employees do not always deliver the best performance

Are you sure you are looking for passionate employees? Research has shown that it is not a foregone conclusion that enthusiasm will actually benefit the company.

Unemployment in the Euro area drops further

According to the European statistics office Eurostat, unemployment in the euro area fell to 6.8 percent in March, the lowest level ever recorded in the bloc of countries. For the European Union as a whole, it is 6.2 percent of the working population.

‘Back to human’: Why HR leaders want to focus on people again

Chief human-resource officers in Europe say a shift to employee-centric policies is long overdue. The pandemic is a big factor in their thinking, but process fatigue has been building for some time.

Where will Switzerland be working after the COVID-19 pandemic?

As the coronavirus pandemic hit, companies turned to remote working as an experiment – unplanned, but largely successful. Now, many employees want to stay in their home office at least part of their working time.


Many of you may already know that good employee onboarding is proven to dramatically increase a new hire’s chance of staying with your organization as well as their general happiness at work.