Digital certificate creation
Quick and legally compliant
Individual certificates through electronic
process at Axel Springer SE
Axel Springer is a media and technology company which operates in more than 40 countries. With the information offerings of its wide range of media brands (including BILD, WELT, BUSINESS INSIDER, POLITICO Europe) and classified advertising portals (StepStone Group and AVIV Group), Axel Springer SE helps people to make free decisions for their lives. Its successful transformation from a traditional publisher of print media to the leading company for digital publishing in Europe is now complete. The next goal has been set: Axel Springer wants to become the world market leader in digital journalism and digital classified advertising through accelerated growth.
The company is based in Berlin and employs more than 16,100 people worldwide. In the 2019 financial year, Axel Springer generated 73 percent of its revenues with digital activities.
From the logging of the task portfolio through to creating appraisals and signing employment references – for these processes, the HR departments of the media group use SAP-integrated software from EASY SOFTWARE. The entire process is based on standard SAP functionality, and runs as a web solution in the SAP back end and in the Manager Self Service of the SAP human resources portal
In many human resources departments, compiling employment references is a laborious task. At any given time, more urgent matters frequently have to be dealt with, and employees sometimes have to wait a long time for their employment references. Until recently, things weren‘t any different at Axel Springer SE. To change this, the media group installed a SAP-integrated process from EASY SOFTWARE AG for the creation of employment references. This process provides effective support to managers and human resources departments with the creation of employment references. It means that the employees promptly receive legally-compliant, high-quality employment references.
Axel Springer Medien Accounting Service GmbH (ASMAS), the human resources department of the company, oversees some 5,000 employees in the Axel Springer Group and issues an average of 1,500 reference certificates per year. In the past, this was completed manually using a wide variety of communication media, and therefore took long time. “In introducing the employment reference tool, we can ensure a balance between standardization and individualization,” explains Ms. Danijela Böttger, Head of Human Resources at ASMAS. „Every employee wants to have an individual employment reference. The PCM Process2Design from EASY SOFTWARE has made the reference process more efficient and quicker.” The HR service completes this task in two ways: an electronic process for initiating and processing the request for an employment reference, and the provision of readyto-use text modules that can be used repeatedly in different versions.
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In introducing the employment reference tool, we can ensure a balance between standardization and individualization. Every employee wants to have an individual employment reference. The PCM Process2Design from EASY SOFTWARE has made the reference process more efficient and quicker.“