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Institute for Human Resource Management

Competence centre for continuing education, research and consulting in HRM and organisational development.

We are renowned as a leading provider of continuing education in HRM, complemented by the areas of leadership, change management and education management. We lead the way in supporting HR managers, leaders and consultants to obtain professional qualifications, develop competencies and follow their career paths. We offer specialised courses, CAS and DAS programmes and MAS degrees. We also deliver tailored in-house training programmes to businesses, from seminars to CAS certificate courses.

We have our finger on the pulse with our research projects, addressing current trends and issues in enterprises, the job market and society. Our research is networked and applied. In collaboration with partners from industry, business associations and universities we apply our results in a way that is effective and beneficial to practice. 

With our experts from research and practice we bring together the best of two worlds: our independent consulting is both research-based and highly implementable. We achieve the goals set by our clients by means of a flexible approach, based on specialist and process consulting, integrating changes in organisations on the levels of strategy, structure, culture and people.

Core Competencies

Swiss HR Label

Excellent Practice in HRM (Link to German page)

to Swiss HR Label

Career Path Toolkit

A tool for practice in your company.

to Career Path Toolkit

Head of the Institute

Prof. Dr. Martina Zölch
Prof. Dr. Martina Zölch

Head of Institute for Human Resource Management

Telephone +41 62 957 24 78 (direct)


Nathalie Röthlisberger
Nathalie Röthlisberger

Assistant to the Head of Institute for Human Resource Management

Telephone +41 62 957 27 45 (direct)

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FHNW Campus Olten

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland Riggenbachstrasse 16 4600 Olten
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