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In the course of digitalisation and the increased use of homeoffice offers, new digital technologies are spreading rapidly in the organisation of internal cooperation. However, this development is not only a blessing – but goes hand in hand with changed work routines and new sources of stress. Tools don’t work? You only communicate – and don’t feel like you get any work done? Messages arrive on your mobile phone even after work?

These are just a few examples of #technostress. Learn with our training courses how digital technologies influence and burden your everyday working life – and what you can do about it. Whether as a company or out of your own interest – test the solutions developed in the #STRESS-LESS project via our project website or by App.

You want to create structures to holistically create a healthy digital working atmosphere? A training course has been developed for #companies to assess their own processes and take organisational countermeasures.

Interested? Visit us on our #homepage. The trainings for companies will take place in presence, if you have any questions, we will be happy to answer them personally.

All trainings are of course free of charge. We look forward to seeing you!

Further information can also be sent by e-mail to: info@hafelekar.at

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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

2nd STRESS-LESS Newsletter

The STRESS-LESS project provides digital stress prevention solutions for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as up-to-date information on how digital stress is dealt with in partner countries. Here you can find the latest project newsletter with details of all activities:

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LEITNER AG

trainings for executive

We worked betwen 2008 and 2012 on a regular basis together with LEITNER AG, a global specialist in ropeway engineering. The Leitner Group sets great value on staff development processes, as described in detail in the organizational and management model and the internal code of ethics.

Our role was it to assist LEITNER Technologies mainly in two areas which are built upon each other.

  1. surveys of staff, with the following topics:
  • The surveys are aimed at all staff across the country and are conducted anonymously. There is enough room for your own opinions and statement.
  • Analysis key statements for the management.
  • Detailed analysis of results
  • Development of an overall assessment
  • Proposal on possible areas of action
  1. Training for managers – here are some examples:
  • Fundamentals of management of employees
  • Personnel management workshops
  • Successful conducting of staff dialogues
  • Conflict management in the company
  • and more workshops individually catered for LEITNER AG

Client

LEITNER Technologies

Project duration

Staff surveys from 2008 till 2011
Annual trainings from 2008 till 2012

Partners

Trainers (German and Italian speaking) from the Hafelekar network

DigiVET

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Digital Media for VET in SMEs

Digital media offers a new and effective way to engage employees who have low levels of qualifications in small SMEs in learning. In many countries the formal education level of employees is still weak and migration within and to Europe has led to an inflow of additional learners who lack the levels of language to engage in learning using traditional techniques. Digital media can help to overcome this barrier to learning by using more audio, video and visual material to support learning. However, many VET trainers and SMEs lack the competences needed to use digital media.

The objective of the project is to enhance the use of visual digital media in SMEs, to support the training of employees with low levels of qualifications. This will be done through the development of modular online learning programs about the use of visual digital media. The focus will be on visual material for the field of VET learning and shaped by guiding principles and concepts which were used, implemented and evaluated in Germany by ISOB and ‘SoWiBeFo e.V.’ (e.g. ‘Coaches for Digital Learning’ and ‘Media Pedagogy for Teachers’). The conceptual model for learning and the expertise generated from the projects will be used to develop similar material for VET trainers and facilitators of learning in small SMEs.

Objectives

VET trainers and facilitators in SMEs will acquire competences for digital learning in two steps:

  1. acquiring basic skills in digital visual media use
  2. using digital media in training of staff who have low levels of qualifications

A key feature of the project is the provision of support from trained coaches within the partner organizations, who will be available to support in-company trainers and facilitators as they introduce digital learning. In-company facilitators will work with the end recipients (low qualified staff as learners), digital and visual forms of workplace learning.
Final beneficiaries – Low qualified employees and employees with a lack of educational language skillsVisual media as instructional videos make learning independent, allow for repeating the content as needed, and can be designed to promote language proficiency at the same time.

Project Duration

November 2019 to June 2022

Project Partners

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SymfoS – YC

SymfoS for Youthcare

“SymfoS for Youth Care” develops an innovative counseling method based on the approach of symbol work. Its implementation in the youth care system would significantly improve the integration chances of disadvantaged young people (NEETS) in Europe. Due to a lack of integration in many areas of life, they are increasingly excluded from participation in society.

With the methodical approach of symbol work (developed by Wilfried Schneider) as an innovative counselling tool, the project aims to enable young people in youth welfare to effectively support disadvantaged young people. Innovative features are on the one hand the transfer of the previous method from vocational guidance to the youth welfare system in each partner country and on the other hand the extension of the SymfoS educational approach with web courses for initial training (Higher Education) at universities (Social Care).

In youth welfare, working with symbols offers young people an additional, universal language. In short, symbolic work means getting a person to reach out to themselves. Symbols are helpful in situations that are difficult or impossible to describe with other means of communication.

Project duration

September 2018 to August 2021

Web

Homepage: www.symfos-youth.eu
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SymfoS
Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/groups/8704665

Project Partners

Sozialwerk Düren (Deutschland)
Hafelekar Unternehmensberatung (Österreich)
Asociacion Caminos (Spanien)
Colegio Oficial de Ciencias Politicas y Sociologia (Spanien)
University of Gloucestershire (England)
Instituto Politecnico Do Porto (Portugal)
Associacao A3S (Portugal)

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TeBeISi

Partial Certification Information Security

The IT sector is characterized by short innovation and product cycles among developers and manufacturers. Due to constantly changing requirements in the IT sector, learning and recognition of informal skills is a decisive factor. The lack of certification opportunities leads to a lack of experts* in the field of information security. This is why the “Betriebswirtschaftliches Forschungszentrum für Fragen der mittelständischen Wirtschaft e. V.” (Business Management Research Centre for Questions of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses) was initiated. (BF/M Bayreuth) initiated this European joint project.

The Europe-wide uniform assessment and recognition of informally acquired skills has enormous potential for combating the shortage of skilled workers in the field of information security. Newly developed job profiles reflect the current needs of small and medium-sized enterprises. Based on this, a learning curriculum is being developed and previously acquired knowledge is recognised and validated.

Project duration

September 2018 to August 2021

Web

Homepage: www.tebeisi.eu
Facebook: www.facebook/tebeisi

Project Partners

BFM – Betriebswirtschaftliches Forschungszentrum Mittelstand (Germany)
Hafelekar Unternehmensberatung (Austria)
SCV – Studio Centro Veneto (Italy)
MRU – MYKOLAROMERIS UNIVERSITY (Lithuania)
WSBINOZ (Poland)

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AISAB

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Applied Innovation for Students and Business

The AISAB Project addresses the need within the EU to improve the level of innovation and its impact, particularly in SMEs. Building on the work of other innovation projects and materials, it will develop approaches to develop the skills that support SME innovation from an HEI context and through VET. These complementary streams of work will see implementation of initiatives to drive innovation, both during the project and also on a sustainable basis, by embedding the outcomes in the day-to-day activities of HEIs and organisations delivering VET to SMEs.

The project objectives are to develop learning materials aimed at enhancing student skills in assessing and implementing innovation, and build tools that students can use to facilitate their impact when consulting in SMEs. It will also develop a toolkit for SMEs to self-diagnose their innovation practice, as well as putting in place business intervention approaches that can be used to enhance innovation practices in SMEs.

Objectives

  • Develop a series of tools and techniques that leverage the work of previous projects, and established good practice, into a HE context for use with students to enhance their knowledge of innovation;
  • Create a handbook/process guide enabling HE students to work within SMEs to assess and develop innovation practice to enhance their skills in assessing and implementing innovation;
  • Design and develop a toolkit for SMEs to self-diagnose innovation practice and identify weaknesses;
  • Develop business intervention approaches to enhance innovation practices in SMEs;
  • Create case studies for use in a VET and HE context to support dissemination and exploitation of project results;
  • Write and present a research paper exploring reasons for weaknesses in the underlying culture and support infrastructure relating to innovation in SMEs.

Project duration

September 2017 till April 2020

Web

www.aisab.eu

Project partners

Universität Gloucestershire (England) – Koordination
Hafelekar Unternehmensberatung (Österreich)
PROMPT-H Bildungs GmbH (Ungarn)
Universität Sopron, Wirtschaftsfakultät (Ungarn)
Universität Primorska, Fakultät für Management (Slowenien)
Korona plus d.o.o., Ljubljana (Slowenien)
Fondazione Instituto Tecnico Superiore, Bergamo (Italien)
Universidad de Granada (Spanien)

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SymfoS

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Symbols for Success

SymfoS – Symbols for Success project promotes an innovative education and career guidance method addressed to young disadvantaged people based on sets of symbols.

Very often the traditional counselling methods are aimed at young people who have advanced writing and reading skills and are already supported by a strong social system. These kinds of interventions can be ineffective with young people who, for various reasons, find difficulties in expressing in words their situation, their needs and their goals for the future. Working with symbols is an opportunity for them to use a universal language to do it.

SymfoS aims to support young people who encounter difficulties in finding their own pathway within the education system and labour market to set their own goals for their future. SymfoS further aims to provide educational guidance and professional operators a holistic method that improves the overall quality of counselling.

Project duration

September 2016 till February 2019

Web

Homepage: www.symfos-youth.eu
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SymfoS/

Project Partner

Hafelekar Unternehmensberatung (Austria) – Coordination
Asociacion Caminos (Spain)
BALLYMUN JOB CENTER (Ireland)
Sozialwerk Düren (Germany)
ZeMiT (Austria)
CESIE (Italy)

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MOTIVES

MOTIVES – Measuring Organisational Training: Illustrating Value, Economic and Social

This project was initiated to motivate SMEs to implement and invest in training for the workplace (particularly for low skill workers).

The Partnership is developing a web based training evaluation toolkit, which aims to show employers the social and economic value of training outcomes and impacts. This toolkit is underpinned by the European Common Quality Framework (ECQF) and the Social Return on Investment (SROI) models.

The core partnership consists of 6 organisations representing five countries, Ireland, Austria, Hungary, Italy and Germany The project has developed a strong partnership with European organisations the majority of whom are engaged in working with employers in supporting VET provision to the needs of the labour market. The partnership therefore has a remit to publicise the project results within their professional networks.

Results

  • Research report indicating the national and European context
  • Evaluation toolkit and associated web framework with programmed reporting application for measuring the social and economic return on investment from training for SMEs
  • Training module for practitioners and associated training pack
  • Scientific report illustrating the key findings from the pilot of toolkit

Project duration

October 2010 till September 2012

Project Partners

  • Hafelekar Unternehmensberatung (Austria)
  • Ballymum Job Centre – Dublin (Ireland)
  • ANTARES s.r.l. – Rom (Italy)
  • Heves Megyei Kereskedelmi és Iparkamara – Erlau (Hungary)
  • Euregio Qualifizierungs- und Technologieforum – Ahaus (Germany)
  • Institute for the Development of Employee Advancement Services – Dublin (Ireland)
  • Stadt Münster (Germany)

DUKTUS

leadership development

The DUKTUS group develops, manufactures and markets high-quality systems for the transport of water and the deep foundation of constructions – made of ductile cast iron. We had the opportunity to assist DUKTUS and to set up and implement a comprehensive approach to leadership development.

Leadership development, with the following topics:

  • Hafelekar took over the overall design and organization of training sessions.
  • The Board has been actively involved in the initial phase of the project.
  • In the implementation phase 8 days of outdoor training were conducted which were found – by all participants – to be particularly successful.
  • In addition to management seminars, individual coaching sessions were conducted.
  • For the Executive Update specific recommendations were developed and presented in a group-wide final event.

Client

Duktus

Project duration

June 2009 till February 2010