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HR Service Center






joka HR Services GmbH - One-stop HR Solutions

In consultation, service and project management by the employee responsible for our project on the part of joka HR Services, we carried out a comprehensive and detailed inventory of the pension portfolio in the first step. In the second step, we jointly developed a concept for the realignment of the pension portfolio of our company with 60 years of company history.


joka HR Services, and in particular the employee responsible for our project, achieved the targeted goals by the end of the project on 31 March 2023 and thus made a significant contribution to the success of the realignment of the pension portfolio of our company. All the tasks assigned were carried out with great care and to our complete satisfaction. The issues were always approached in a solution-oriented manner. Adequate and flexible solutions were always found, which also took HR compliance into account and fit into the corporate culture. In contact with our employees, tact was demonstrated and clear communication was implemented. Tasks planned in the project, as well as unplanned, were implemented effectively. In unclear situations, the project management function always found a solution.


We know joka HR Services as a service company that is always able to work in a team and is very reliable, adapting to the needs of the client. Right from the start of the first talks on the planned project, joka HR Services was able to convince us with its flexibility as well as its communicative and open manner. In the complex sub-projects, a targeted approach was taken. We were informed about the project status all times. The objectives of the activities and tasks to be fulfilled were never lost sight of. There was clarity of roles and this was also lived.


Based on the above arguments, we consider joka HR Services to be very qualified as a service and consulting company for and in (change) projects in the field of holistic HR management and payroll accounting. We can recommend joka HR Services to potential clients without any reservations.

ppa. Claudia Zeimes

Abteilungsleitung Personal-, Organisations- und Compliance-Management

Bayerngas GmbH

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Dirk Larisch

Health Care Manager, Agaplesion

Joka HR services supported us during a restructuring process in the HR department. During several days of interviews, Ms. Taraszewski was able to get a picture of the procedures and processes in the department very quickly. As a result, she presented us with a comprehensive elaboration of the results and weak points and also pointed out various optimization possibilities. Due to the convincing activities, we are planning to commission joka HR Services with a further support of the upcoming restructuring.

Candice Bosteels,

People Director, Tree Energy Solutions GmbH

“I very much appreciated the speediness and flexibility of Joka-HR services in finding a solution to help us out. Joka-HR services has a range of great HR specialists and generalists, with various levels of seniority and each with their own strengths. This offered the opportunity to us, as a client, to get all competencies we required, as Joka-HR brought in various members of their team as needed. I was particularly impressed with the senior but very pragmatic advice from Katrin, from a legal HR perspective, and the combination of two Senior HR Consultants with different experiences and backgrounds for the project and operational HR work was very strong. Looking forward to working together again a next time.”

"We have worked with a very competent, reliable and trustful HR Consultant who supported us in HR Management and Global Recruitment. The tasks were always performed professionally and responsibly. The interaction was always friendly and appreciative. We warmly recommend the Consultants of joka HR Services at any time."

Global HR Business Partner

"Katrin Riech-Neumann worked for us as Interim HR Director/Prokurist from May 2020 to May 2021. From May 2020 to January 2021, she led the HR team and managed all HR processes in Germany along with several change processes. From January 2021, she trained me as her permanent successor and handed over the tasks to me. Katrin continued to support some important projects as a consultant until May 2021.


Katrin far exceeded our expectations, as many challenging issues and projects were successfully concluded or advanced in a short time under her leadership. In particular, her negotiating skills and excellent communication, including communication with the works councils, contributed greatly to the success of the projects. Katrin was always able to deal with all matters in a flexible and pragmatic way.  She always found very good solutions to any challenges with her very good specialist knowledge and with her positive, hands-on and pleasant attitude.

The positive effect of interim management in this context deserves special mention. Due to the filling of the position, the intensive and good communication with the stakeholder and the hands-on mentality of Katrin, the handover was very professional and it was very beneficial for me personally, as well as the company as a whole, that the position did not remain unfilled for almost a year.


I was therefore positively surprised by this form of cooperation. I am very happy to recommend Katrin Riech-Neumann & joka HR Services."



HR Director, Industrial Service Provider

Melanie R. Curtis

Group Vice President, Laird Connectivity, Inc.

I have personally been working with Katrin and her team for many years while at Laird. I have found them to be an extremely valuable extension of my human resources team.  Their outstanding HR experience and expertise for HR topics in Europe was very helpful for the integration and realignment of the business units in 2018/ 2019. Since then, Katrin and her team have been our service provider for all HR topics in Europe. We can always rely on Joka. Requests are handled promptly and very competently. We can highly recommend Katrin and her team to any company looking for this type of support.

Jan Mau,

Vice President HR Germany, Lekkerland AG & Co.KG

"The team from joka HR Services has now been a companion for many years and supports us very successfully in processing

the incentives. We particularly appreciate the hands-on mentality and professionalism of every single employee.

Customer satisfaction is not just a promise - we experience it again and again. Thank you for that!"

Eric Gangey,

Global Lead HR Operations, RWE Renewables GmbH

"The very competent consultant from joka HR Services we worked with supported our company in the implementation of important HR processes.  In this project, a qualitative, efficient and straightforward approach was important to us. The consultant exceeded our expectations and was always able to respond flexible to challenges and  to find practical solutions. She always brought added value to the project with her very good technical knowledge and her positive, hands-on and pleasant human manner. We highly recommend the consultants of joka HR Services at any time."

"joka HR Services has supported us in filling a number of sales positions. The service has excelled through a precisely fitting candidate search and a fast and efficient recruitment process. The profiles of the proposed candidates were always of very good quality, so that hires could be realised quickly. We were very satisfied with the services provided by joka HR Services and would recommend them at any time."

Human Resources Management

Raja Sodhi,

Vice President Global Operations, Rail Industry

“I have worked with Katrin in her role as Consultant in a plant integration, restructuring and transfer project in Germany from 2013-2016. Katrin is an excellent HR professional with a very good business view. She is a natural leader and has super problem-solving skills as well as exceptional team-building skills. I would recommend her to any M & A or restructuring HR project in Germany / Europe.”


Rachel Page,

Senior HR Manager, Entertainment Industry

“I have worked with Katrin for over 3 years and during this time I very much enjoyed her professionalism, strong business partner skills and can-do attitude. She is a team player but also takes great pride in building a team beneath her. I wish her well in her new business ventures.”



Georges Vandenhove,

HR Director Europe, Metal Industry

“I have been working several months together with Johanna in her capacity as Germany Austria Switzerland temporary HR Director for our organization. Johanna is a very effective leader with great organization and technical skills. She is a high energy person who does not shy away from taking on responsibility and getting the job done. I can warmly recommend her.“




“As VP Operations Europe I worked with Katrin Riech-Neumann in 2017 within a project to close our tier 1 automotive supplier site in Heiligenhaus/ Germany and transfer the business to the sister plant in Slovakia. Katrin was the acting plant manager and accountable for the closure, team leadership, daily operations/production, buffer builds, customer care during the closure phase and supporting the transfer with her team. She is a natural leader with excellent team building skills and a very results driven person. Katrin gave a significant added value to the project and I would recommend her for any lead project role in a restructure, closure or transfer project.“


John Adams

VP Operations Europe | Kongsberg Automotive

“In the course of our long-standing, successful collaboration with joka HR Services we built up a trustful partnership. It is characterized by a very professional working approach and continuously high quality.

All joka HR Consultants have a profound HR knowledge and are able to provide pragmatic HR solutions for our business. We are very satisfied with the services that joka HR provides us, within the scopes of the HR Service Center and of HR projects.“

Eckard Merz, Director, ACCRETECH (Europe) GmbH

“I have worked with Katrin as part of an integration project. Her sense of HR work, especially when working with works councils and the related negotiations, had been a significant added value throughout the entire project. Her knowledge, her wide range of experience and her analytical and structured approach is a benefit for any project in the context of company acquisitions and integration.“

Managing Director, Automotive Industry

“Katrin supported Kongsberg Automotive in the closing process of one of its subsidiaries. It was a real pleasure to work with her:  immediately up and running, warm hartedly yet tough where necessary, open minded, decisive, good contact with the employees and she got the job done. Thank you very much.“

Bart Wijnen,

VP Finance Powertrain & Chassis / GF Kongsberg Actuation Systems GmbH Heiligenhaus

“Competent, flexible, with a broad spectrum of HR expertise. At Wolters Kluwer, we always enjoy working with joka HR Services.“ Juliane Rickermeier, HR  Director, Wolters Kluwer Deutschland GmbH

“The Consultants of joka HR Services GmbH supported us competent, pragmatic and efficient. The approach is characterized by high quality and flexibility. We are very satisfied with the services and are glad to recommend joka HR Services GmbH at any time.“

Christian Kaufmann

Vice President HR Group Management | E.ON SE

“We are very satisfied with the services of joka HR Services GmbH. Their distinguishes itself by competence, well-founded know-how and reliability. Consultants are flexibly appointed and familiarise themselves with their tasks remarkably fast. We are happy to recommend joka HR Services GmbH at all times.“

Anja Spohr . HR Director

Sara Lee Deutschland GmbH

ppa. G. Hüfner,
Yokogawa Measurement Technologies GmbH

“So far, we have been optimally supported by joka HR Services GmbH and the services offered by them.

We feel very well advised and cared for by them in every respect. joka HR Services GmbH clearly stand out among other HR service providers in a very positive manner.“

Gerald Köhler,

Geschäftsführer Bright Future GmbH

“We can only recommend joka HR Services GmbH. Contract terms are fair, and the choice of candidates was perfect so that we could quickly fill the vacancy in our team.“


“Joka HR Services GmbH – a reliable partner supporting us with our recruiting needs.

Cooperation is professional and efficient – we feel well cared for. We consider you a trustworthy, committed and honest partner and are looking forward to continuing our good and efficient working relationship in future.“

Human Resources
Manager, SQS Software Quality Systems AG

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L.H. Projektleiter

„I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for the professional and pleasant support during the application process. I would be happy if we could get in touch again in future.“

Y.G. Marketing

“During and beyond the application and integration period I was supported in a friendly and professional way. Everything was easy and natural. I can only recommend joka HR Services.”



Boris Lamour,
Coaching - Beratung - Outplacement

“I know joka HR Services as a very binding, kind, professional and reliable service provider. I get the same feedback from my clients to whom I recommend joka HR Services willingly in person. The placements are accurately fitting and sustainable.”