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An interdisciplinary team with a real vision


We stand for agility and innovation in order to develop new feedback solutions for our customers from medium-sized businesses to large corporations. For us, working 4.0 is not just a buzzword, we bring it to life through our tools. An honest dialogue with our customers and all interested parties is very important to us in order to shape the feedback of the future together today.

Feedback for managers, 360° feedback, team diagnoses and employee surveys are just the starting point for us. With instant feedback, peer feedback and pulse surveys, we are developing entirely new formats for our customers to make the collaboration and change of employees and managers within teams and organizations more joyful and productive. Our vision drives us every day: Making the future of feedback a reality today.

Our Founder-Team

Prof. Dr. Simon Werther

Simon studied psychology and sinology in Munich, Beijing and Shanghai. At the age of 16 he founded his own internet agency and successfully managed it for 12 years. At the same time, he was an research associate and doctoral candidate in business and organizational psychology at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich and managing director at the Munich Institute for Systemic Continuing Education (misw). Simon has been a successful consultant, coach and trainer since 2006 and has held numerous teaching positions at renowned universities such as the Technical University of Munich and the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences since 2010. In 2015, he founded the HR-Startups Group in the German Federal Association of Startups (Bundesverband Deutsche Startups). Since then, he has been chairman of the Group and, together with the DGFP, initiator of the HR Innovation Roadshow. One year later he was appointed to the Professor of Innovation Management at the Stuttgart Media University. In 2020 he was appointed to the Professor for Leadership at the Munich University of Applied Sciences. He is a member of the jury of the HR Innovation Award and a sought-after speaker and moderator at congresses and conferences as well as the author of numerous books and articles.

Philipp Lehmayr

Philipp Lehmayr

Philipp studied computer science at the University of Applied Sciences in Ingolstadt and the Friedrich Alexander University in Erlangen and graduated with honors. Already in 2006 he started to develop software and websites for various customers. During his studies he deepened his knowledge of software engineering, web applications, databases and IT security. He used the acquired knowledge in Simon’s internet agency to implement modern, secure and efficient websites. During this time, the two founders of HRinstruments developed into a powerful team. Philipp is both managing director of HRinstruments and the head behind the completely independently developed software on which our feedback toolbox is based.

How we bring you closer to the future of feedback

Smart Tools

From innovative formats such as instant feedback and pulse surveys to classic formats that are implemented innovatively such as 360° feedback or employee surveys: Our toolbox provides you with feedback instruments that are ready for use, practical and scientifically proven at all times.

Intelligent features

Innovative features such as pulse surveys, which enables you to conduct surveys at individual intervals, an interactive dashboard, with which you can obtain helpful analyses at a glance, and a task manager, with which you can control and accompany follow-up processes, make the use of our tools simple, agile and efficient.

Many years of experience

From coaching processes as a follow-up measure to accompanying international change processes: We support you with our many years of practical experience and our well-founded specialist knowledge for individual requirements.

Permanent development

On the basis of our existing toolbox, we develop individual and tailor-made feedback solutions for your specific context. The permanent further development of our tools and their application in different industries and work contexts is our claim.

Quality standards and Data security


We do not use any services from third parties outside of Germany for communication or storage of your and our data. All customer-related and company-internal data is thus stored on our own servers in Germany. In addition, we work completely with our own resources in the development of our products without the use of external third parties. Thus only our experienced and trained internal employees develop and supervise your projects.


Data privacy and IT security are our topmost concerns. We only use our own high performance servers, which are located in a DIN ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certified data center in Germany. In this data center the most strict data protection under directive §9 BDSG is implemented and continuously monitored. Their data protection officers and IT security manager are trained and certified by TÜV Rheinland. Your data is therefore protected by the highest safety standards, which are regularly verified by independent institutions.


We provide you with comprehensive and transparent information on how we meet the requirements of the BDSG and the EU DSGVO. Our internal processes are documented and continuously checked for their safety. In addition, order-relevant aspects can of course be documented in a binding company agreement. Your works council and your data protection officer will thank you for this.


Our constant striving for quality and innovation pays off: We are one of the finalists of the HR Start-up Award 2017 and one of the top 3 in the HR category of the Best List IT in medium-sized businesses 2016. In addition, our founder Prof. Dr. Simon Werther was named one of the 40 leading HR minds in 2017 by Personalmagazin.

Corporate environmental responsibility


At HRinstruments we are aware of our responsibility to protect the environment. As the climate crisis has worsened, we also have the responsibility to make our contribution by using the resources of our wonderful planet as sustainably as possible and not by contributing to further exploitation.

With the following measures we actively contribute every day to ensure that our Earth remains as wonderful as it is and that our natural resources are preserved for a long time:

  • For our offices, we exclusively use green electricity from the Stadtwerke (City Utilities) Munich. Our computer center is also powered entirely by green electricity.
  • We have a “green” travel policy for our employees. It states that trains are used as a means of travel to appointments within Germany whenever possible. If travel by car or plane for national or international appointments is absolutely unavoidable, then CO2 emissions are of course compensated.
  • We offer our employees a “green” mobility budget for traveling to work, which they can use for a Bahncard or a local transport ticket, depending on their individual mobility preferences.
  • We obtain our office supplies from a range of sustainable products from Memo and use Ecosia as the default search engine on each of our computers. The advertising revenue generated is used to support non-profit environmental organizations and actively plant trees.
  • We provide benefits for our employees, i.e. fruit, snacks and drinks, directly from a regional supplier Amperhof, which regularly supplies us with delicious organic products.

With the help of all these measures, we at HRinstruments are trying to make an active contribution to a sustainable development of our planet and reduce our ecological footprint. With this in mind, we continuously review and expand all measures, and raise awareness and communicate these within our entire team.

Scientific Partners



This is the way our ideas and visions come into the world.

We want our expertise and attitude to be recorded in books, articles and conference contributions, aside from our products, to pass them to an international audience. We want to be the mouthpiece of a more liveable work environment with more honest feedback and sustained follow-up processes.

In addition, we also publish on personal, organizational, and strategy development. These issues relate to us mainly with the design of feedback cultures in organizations, especially in the area of conflict among Generation Y, X and Z as well as the digitization and globalization. It is necessary to develop new strategies to face these challenges.

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