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Case Study UNFCCC

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Bonn has established itself as an important location for the United Nations and, in particular, the heart of the struggle against climate change. That's because Bonn is home to the UN Climate Secretariat (UNFCCC). The organisation was founded following the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 and started out with a mere handful of employees. Today, it employs 500 people from over 100 different countries. This rapid growth created a need to transform human resource management and adapt to new challenges and requirements. At the Paris Climate Change Conference in 2015, the UNFCCC set itself more ambitious goals. In order to work towards these goals administrative hurdles in HR needed to be removed and central processes needed to be automated and simplified. "Until now, our HR management tended to be reactive and focused on administrative processes. This has prevented us from adopting a strategic approach to HR", explains Niels Lohmann, Talent Manager and Head of HR Learning and Performance at the UNFCCC. "In particular, we lacked a systematic approach, efficiency and transparency, as well as engagement with our managers in the Learning and Performance domain". In response, the UNFCCC increased its investment in talent management to boost the HR department's efficiency, create leeway for employees to offer a better service, and support managers with more targeted interventions. Why Cornerstone? Through process optimisation and adapting HR to the organisation's strategic objectives, the UNFCCC's appeal as an employer would increase. On one hand, the existing team would identify more with the organisation, while on the other hand, this would enable the organisation to attract the very best candidates in the long term with a strong employer brand. Tackling climate change with learning and development Industry: Political organisation and, as part of the United Nations, a subject of international law Region: Global Number of employees: 500 Live since: 2012 Business Impact: Standardised Learning Platform, flexible access to the cloud, more transparency and strategic performance management, closer cooperation between managers and employees, significantly increased compliance rates, an HR team focused on value-creating activities Learning Performance Connect

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