Daily Archives: Friday September 6th, 2019

Employee interviews

Autumn is often the time for the annual employee interviews. These are part of targeted management and employee development. Therefore, the annual, systematic and mutually prepared personal conversations between an employee and the immediate superior are.

The employee interviews should be linked to K2’s strategic plans and be a real and results-oriented management tool to achieve set goals. The conversation is also an important arena for clarifying expectations of performance, providing mutual feedback and insight into each other’s work situation and addressing the working environment and conditions at the workplace.

The conversation will also be used to uncover competence needs, change and development. Elements related to life phase can be addressed as a theme. The content of the employee interview should be focused on the relationship between the manager and the employee can do something about.

As a natural part of the performance appraisal and the expectation clarification, the contractual conversation about pay is included as part of the employee interview. It is important to remember, then, that we have established wage bargaining systems.

As head of the department, I am in principle responsible for all employees being offered annual employee interviews and am responsible for including the results of the discussions in the unit’s plans and budget. It is not possible to do this for all of K2’s 350 employees, so the conduct of the talks is delegated in such a way that I have employee interviews with the research group leaders while again being responsible for conducting the conversations with their group members. When it comes to administrative staff, Julie Stavnes is the head of administration.

It is important to communicate what you want to achieve in the employee interview and to facilitate the confidentiality needed for the conversation to have added value for both parties. This can be a gradual process that may take some time. To foreign employees, it is important to pay attention to their need to understand overall strategies and goals for the business, the importance of a good and inclusive work environment and the individual’s opportunities for contribution to the community. Relevant topics may also be their social networks, trust vis a vis the leader and colleagues, experience of belonging and in some cases facilitation and integration also outside the workplace.

Finally, I will remind you of the Faculty Lunch on Wednesday 11 September at 11.30-12.20. The Faculty management by Per Bakke and Marit Bakke will discuss the importance of external funding / BOA for the future of our university.

Free display of BIFF film Monday 17 September: Human Nature

Also this year, K2 organizes the display of one of the year’s BIFF films. The movie is open and free for all.

This year, the choice fell on “Human Nature” by Adam Bolt. More about the movie here:


Welcome to a BIFF movie experience at work and not least: spread the word 😊  Its open for all employees, students, HUS-employees and friends and family.

Hope to see many of you there.

Best regards Julie

Time and place: Large auditorium, Sentralblokken. Tuesday 17th September, 14.30.

(Norwegian) Til NSGs medlemmer

Følgende utlysning er nå sendt ut fra Hele Midt- Norge:

“Nasjonal samarbeidsgruppe for helseforskning i spesialisthelsetjenesten (NSG) lyser i 2019 ut midler til etablering og drift av nasjonale forskningsnettverk. Det utlyses midler til etablering og drift av inntil tre nasjonale forskningsnettverk, med inntil kr. 1 million årlig pr nettverk.

Formålet med de nasjonale nettverkene er å skape gode samarbeidsrelasjoner som bidrar til kompetanseheving, bedre koordinering og styring av forskningen innenfor et avgrenset fagområde, ut over det som kan oppnås av hvert enkelt forskningsmiljø alene.

NSG har identifisert følgende tre tema for denne nettverksutlysningen:

1.      e-helse

2.      persontilpasset medisin / big data

3.      infeksjonsmedisin / antibiotikaresistens

Helse Midt-Norge RHF har ansvar for denne utlysningen. Se våre nettsider for mer informasjon, retningslinjer og fullstendig utlysningstekst.


Søknadsfrist: 4. oktober 2019.


I disse dager er det 10 år siden de siste avdelinger og institutter flyttet inn og at Laboratoriebygget ble tatt i bruk for fullt.

Alle byggets ansatte ønskes velkommen til bursdagsmarkering tirsdag 24.september kl 13.00 – 14.00.

Sted: Atriet 2.etg, Laboratoriebygget.


Haukeland universitetssykehus, Laboratorieklinikken.
Universitetet i Bergen, Klinisk institutt 1 og Klinisk institutt 2.

Announcement of competence funding for group C (technical/administrative staff)

You can still apply for funding for development and competence raising. You can apply for funding for professional development and competence raising measures up to NOK 5000.

The criteria for allocation of funds are:

  1. The application must be professionally relevant and supported by the research group leader.
  2. The research group must contribute with 50% of the costs.

Link to application form here.

Written applications can be sent to Julie Stavnes.

New publications

Here are recent publications with contributions from K2 based on last week’s search on PubMed (and optionally articles that have not been included in previous lists). This time the list includes in total 14 recent publications. The entries appear in the order they were received from NCBI. If you have publications that are not included in this or previous lists, please send the references to Hege F. Berg.

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