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joka HR Services GmbH - One-stop HR Solutions
Johanna Taraszewski

Johanna Taraszewski

Managing Director






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Curriculum Vitae

Johanna Taraszewski | joka HR


Key Competencies:

  • Operational HR work / HR Leadership
  • HR Business Partner Tasks / HR Management Tasks
  • Leadership Experience
  • Communication
  • HR consulting in organizational development
  • Employee relations/ Works Council
  • Negotiations with the works council / company agreements
  • Integration
  • M & A processes
  • Due Diligence / HR processes
  • Integration of new businesses
  • Employee relations / company agreements
  • Communication
  • Process management
  • Development and structures within HR
  • Guidelines and HR process management


  • Recruitment
  • Employer Branding
  • Execution, planning and management of recruitment tasks
  • Conducting interviews
  • Talent Management



Working Experience


Start 09/2009
Managing Director joka HR Services, Cologne/Germany


Selection of implemented projects:


12/2018 – bis heute
Personalleiterin HR Solutions DACH in einem global agierenden Unternehmen der Metallbranche

  • 12/2018 – ongoing HR Solutions Leader DACH at a global acting company within the metal sector
  • Leading and coaching of the HR Solutions team of 6 HR generalists and 4 HR Business Partners
  • Implementing lean and efficient standard processes
  • Lead in implementing ServiceNow (Case and Knowledge Management Platform) and payroll outsourcing processes
  • Negotiations with local Workers Councils and Group Workers Council
  • Management of a Merger (Due Diligence, management of transaction processes, negotiations with local Workers Councils and the Group Workers Council)

12/2017 - 11/2018
HR Business Partner at a global acting company within the metal sector


  • Sparring partner for the management in developing and implementing a new Sales strategy
  • Cooperation and negotiations with the workers council
  • Preparation and implementation of guidelines and company agreements
  • Consultancy for Line Managers throughout the entire HR lifecycle processes



09/2016 – 04/2018
HR Business Partner / Project Manager at a global acting company within the finance sector


  • Consultancy for Line Managers in all HR issues
  • Consultancy in regards to compensation, benefits, talent management and performance
  • Recruitment for local and international roles incl. implementation of onboarding sessions


11/2016 – 02/2017
Restructuring project at a global acting company within the IT sector

Project Manager for Expat Management at a global acting manufacturer for key systems


  • Design and implementation of a new global expat management structure including benefits, allowances, policies



04/2016 – 08/2016
HR Business Partner at a mid-sized company within  the automotive industry



11/2014 – 03/2016

HR Business Partner at a global acting Health Care company


  • Consultancy for Line Managers in all HR issues
  • Planning and execution of compensation and benefits processes
  • Performance management
  • Labor law questions
  • Cooperation and negotiations with the workers council
  • Preparation and implementation of guidelines and company agreements



04/2015 – 12/2015

Restructuring project at an international acting group company within the energy sector


  • FTE planning
  • Project reporting
  • Contract negotiations for internal transitions


07/2013 – 05/2014
HR Business Partner at a global acting Asset Management group


  • Consultancy for Line Managers in all HR issues
  • Implementing and optimizing of operational and strategic HR processes in line with the business strategy and needs
  • Recruitment for local and international roles
  • Consultancy in regards to compensation and benefits, performance and talent management, labor law and workers council topics
  • Managing international transfers from contractual, social security and tax perspective


08/2012 – 06/2013
Implementation and preparation of onboarding processes within a restructuring project at an international acting group company within the energy sector


  • Harmonization of employment contracts
  • Contract negotiations for internal transitions under collective and non-collective conditions and external placements
  • Working with workers councils
  • Line Managers consulting in all HR issues
  • Project reporting



Recruitment & Recruitment Strategy within an international Company


  • Recruitment of 40 vacancies at an average across all position levels (Leadership, Product Manager, Editors, IT Specialist, Sales- and Marketing, Administration)
  • Hiring of 70 positions within 9 months
  • Implementation of job description processes
  • Conception and implementation of recruitment strategies, recruitment processes and workflows
  • Conception and Implementation of HR Marketing incl. Employer Branding measures
  • Identifying and regulations of external providers



Preparation and implementation an acquisition and integration into the new company as a member of the HR team within an international company.


  • Terminations, reorganization
  • Set up of new procedures
  • Labor law questions


04/2010 – 09/2010
HR infrastructure setup as a Management Team member at an international Mobile Services Company which launched 2009 in Germany.


  • Recruitment of 30 vacancies across all position levels (Leadership, Sales- and Marketing, Administration)
  • Conception and implementation of recruitment strategies, recruitment processes and workflows
  • Implementation of employment and consultant contracts
  • Compensation & Benefits (jobgradings, job families, salary structures, bonus systems, benefits, recognition)
  • Salary benchmarks
  • Implementation of policies (working hours, absences vacation/sickness, company cars, travel expenses)
  • Conception and implementation of induction processes
  • Conception and implementation of assessment,  development plans and objectives agreement schemes
  • Conception and implementation of commission schemes


09/2009 – 03/2010

  • Implementation of recruitment strategies, recruitment workflows, interview guidelines and on boarding plans for different clients



06/2007 – 08/2009

Aker Process GmbH (Engineering Contractor Chemical/Petrochemical/Refinery Industry), HR Advisor in Langenfeld (Rheinland/Germany)


  • Conception and realization of the entire recruitment process for 80 vacancies within the engineering area
  • Determination of recruitment needs for different locations
  • Conducting phone interviews and face to face interviews
  • Candidate selection
  • First point of contact for managers
  • Cooperation with German, Dutch and UK Agencies and Headhunters
  • Creation and conception of job offers for internet job boards, print media and intranet in cooperation with the department heads
  • Planning, organization and determination of university fairs
  • Development of recruitment strategies
  • Determination of trainings like “interview techniques for Managers”
  • Negotiations of contract conditions
  • Employment contracts
  • Labor law questions including hiring, termination of employees, working hours, annual and vacation leave, sick leave, parental leave
  • Termination (set up a communication and time schedule; considering all restrictions related to the German law and deadlines)
  • Cooperation with the Works Council (discussions/approvals regarding hiring, termination, salary adjustments, reorganization; creation of bargaining agreements)
  • Short-time work (Conception with reference to all legal restrictions)
  • Responsible for outsourced Payroll and all questions in regards to the Payroll
  • Employee relations (determination of induction events for new employees, support of all employees in all HR issues)
  • Creation of reference letters
  • Trainings
  • Assignments (supporting assignees regarding payroll,  in finding an accommodation, international taxes issues and other assignment conditions)
  • Health & Safety (determination and organization of health checks, safety driving, support of the HSE Manager regarding accidents/travel accidents, cooperation with Workers Compensation Board)
  • Cooperation within restructuring of the organization (definition of processes, implementation of the new structure into all HR systems)



08/2006 – 05/2007

KARRENA GmbH (Construction industry), HR Advisor in Ratingen / Germany


  • Management and Line Managers consulting regarding labor law and collective law questions (hire, terminations, warning letters, working hours, sickness, annual leave, maternity and parental leave etc.
  • Cooperation with the works council including hiring, termination, relocation, salary changes, bargaining agreement)
  • Conception and realization of the whole recruitment process for the following positions / areas:
  • Conducting of face to face interviews
  • Candidate selection
  • Applications management
  • Creating job offers
  • Creation of employment contracts in regards to the German labor law
  • Realization of Assessment Centers
  • Organization and planning for internal and external trainings
  • Payroll for the pension group with the SAP R/3 System

    Projects: HR planning project implementation of the SAP R/3 system, development and realization of recruitment strategies, development of on boarding plans and many others



10/2002 - 06/2006
Vodafone D2 GmbH, Düsseldorf / Germany


  • Support and substitute of the secretary within the technical department
  • Org Management (creating org charts, supporting the team)
  • Time Management in the SAP R/3 system
  • Supporting the team in planning and realization of events, creation of power point presentations
  • Creation of analysis and statistics
  • Projects: Support in planning and realization of an international engineering event

10/2001 - 08/2002
König & Partner GmbH Managementberatung, Essen / Germany


  • Candidates pre-selection
  • Research in the internet and relevant data bases (candidates, companies, job boards)
  • Creating job offers
  • Recruiting conceptions
  • Administration of applicant data within an internal data base


11/2000 - 09/2001

Willing & Co. Personalvermittlung GmbH, Essen / Germany


  • Job offer creation and administration of applicant data
  • Research in the internet, analysis of internet-statistics



01/2000 - 09/2000

Sachtleben Chemie GmbH, Admin Clerk within the production area in Duisburg


  • Organization and documentation of quality management documents
  • Supporting the team within the quality department







  • Certificate Thomas International /Thomas System: potential Analysis



  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Personalführung Efficient HR Marketing and Recruiting



  • Internationales Institut für Kommunikation in Zusammenarbeit mit der Universität Düsseldorf



  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Personalführung:  Professional Interview Training

10/2000 – 02/2006

  • University studies: Economics with the main subjects Human Resources, Tax and Labor law


Diplomarbeit im Bereich des Arbeitsrechts:

  • Die Berücksichtigung von Leiharbeitnehmern bei Schwellenwerten des Betriebsverfassungsgesetzes


10/2000  - 02/2006

  • Studium der Betriebswirtschaftslehre an der Universität Duisburg-Essen, Standort Essen
    Schwerpunkte: Personalwirtschaft, Betriebswirtschaftliche Steuerlehre, Wirtschafts- und Arbeitsrecht


08/1997 -  01/2000

  • Apprenticeship: clerk in an industrial company with Sachtleben Chemie GmbH in Duisburg



  • High School Diploma, general qualification for university entrance





05/2003  - 07/2003

  • Internship with ConcertHealthPlan in Oak Brook / Chicago, USA



Additional skills



  • very good in MS-Office System skills in PeopleSoft, SAP R/3



  • German: native language