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    A good work/life balance is the responsibility of both the employer and the employee

    Date: 27/08/2014
    Category: Press Releases
    These days, more and more people are struggling to achieve a good work/life balance. New developments at work as well as in the personal arena are creating new challenges. In addition, social media makes everything public and puts pressure on you to have a seemingly perfect life. However, experiencing a sense of balance both at work and at home greatly affects your general quality of life. The doctorate by Sara De Hauw reveals that it is mainly the interplay between the employer and the employee which is essential when seeking initiatives which aim to improve the work/life balance.
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  2. Belgian growth companies display conservative approach to acquisitions

    Date: 27/06/2014
    Category: Press Releases
    EY and Vlerick Business School have published the first Belgian edition of the M&A Barometer. This shows that Belgian growth companies made fewer acquisitions in 2013 than in any year since 2009. Although over six out of ten companies consider acquisitions useful, only half have dared to take the plunge in the last three years. This conservative attitude distinguishes Belgian acquirers from their counterparts in the rest of Europe.
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  3. Bonuses increasingly part of employees’ pay packet

    Date: 25/06/2014
    Category: Press Releases
    Much has been written about bonuses for senior executives. Now, however, it seems that an increasing number of administrative support functions are also entitled to a bonus. This growth is largely a result of the collective labour agreement of 20 December 2007 concerning non-recurrent result-based bonuses, also called the CAO 90. Bonuses that meet the conditions of this CLA, the most important of which is that the bonuses must be linked to the collective instead of the individual performance, are subject to a favourable (para)fiscal regime. Together with Hudson and Claeys & Engels Vlerick did a study in which 459 companies participated.
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