Today, the challenges of skills shortage are tangible in all industry sectors and further prioritize staff recruitment and staff retention. Furthermore, resources are increasingly required by issues like sustainability and CSR. For these reasons, responsibilities are redistributed within the FIS Management Board. In the future, Eva Baumeister will assume the management of the “Corporate Functions” area and provide her expertise in the areas of HR and Administration.
Skilled Labor as a Decisive Success Factor
So far, Eva Baumeister has worked as Head of Marketing at FIS. Holding a degree in Business Administration, she provides the necessary leadership and communication qualities and has already proven herself in the areas of HR management and development. As a marketing and communication expert, Eva Baumeister has comprehensive know-how in the area of brand development. In more than eight years of employment at FIS, she has become a highly esteemed colleague within the FIS family.
“Staff is an enterprise’s most essential resource. The retention and the recruitment of qualified skilled labor in particular is one of the future topics of companies. Therefore, I am very pleased that FIS places the necessary high priority on the issue of skills shortage and that I will develop further strategies with my future team, which is very experienced already, to successfully face this situation,” Eva Baumeister stresses.
New Impulses for the Future
“Considering the further increasing skills shortage, it is only logical that in the future, these areas are bundled by one person, who can place 100 percent of their focus on them,” management board member Christian Lang explains. In the future, he will transfer responsibility for the “Corporate Functions” business area to Eva Baumeister and considers her the ideal choice to “implement creative impulses for personnel recruitment, further strengthen the employer brand and develop effective strategies for staff development and retention” at FIS. In addition to his activities in the management board, Christian Lang will gain more freedom to increasingly commit himself to cross-company cooperation within the FIS Group in the future. This includes further optimization of overall communication and integration as well as common approaches for central strategy issues like sustainability for instance.
Ralf Bernhardt, Chairman of the Management Board, is pleased as well about the fact that for the first time, a woman will join the FIS Management Board as of January 1st, 2024: “I am sure that Eva will take a different and new point of view when diverse decisions need to be made and will professionally and personally enrich our management board. Furthermore, he is convinced that Eva Baumeister will provide important impulses with her expertise and experience, particularly in the area of staff recruitment and will use her strengths for a future-oriented development of FIS.