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Graduate MSc Human Resource Management - Anne Wemmenhove

Graduate MSc HRM - Anne Wemmenhove
Graduate MSc HRM
Anne Wemmenhove
Where do you work now? And what is your role there?

I work for Vanboeijen in Assen and Meppel. This is a health care organization providing living and daycare for mentally disabled people. My role is HR advisor. In this role I develop HR policy and procedures and advise middle management on how to deal with a broad range of issues regarding their personnel. For example, I advise about dealing with an underperforming employee or with a conflict between several team members.

How has your time at FEB helped you to be successful in your current job?

I can look at the way we work and the procedures we develop with a research-based view. As a result we have already added some instruments (for example an assessment) to the selection process and taken a critical look at the personality tests used. I am also able to discuss with my HRM manager the strategic HR planning for this year and help him improve it.

Please share two of your favourite memories about your time at the University of Groningen.

I love learning new things! I’d already worked for ten years before I started the Master’s programme, so it really felt like luxury. I love to learn, so I really liked studying again. I also made a few great new friends, with whom I am still in touch.

What three tips would you give to students currently preparing for the job market?
  1. Start networking as soon as possible! That’s the best way to find an interesting job.
  2. Don’t be afraid to try something, even if you’re not sure this is your dream job. You always learn a lot and find out what your qualities are. Especially at the beginning of your career, it’s not a problem to switch a few times.
  3. Manage your expectations. Don’t expect to become a HR advisor or consultant or manager overnight. Start as a recruiter, HR officer/assistant or some role like that and you will learn a lot that you’ll need in the rest of your career. You can climb up from there!
Last modified:25 January 2018 09.54 a.m.