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Are you a journalist? Please find below an overview of all press releases regarding Vlerick Business School. Of course, we are also open to your specific requests. Would you like the opinion of a professor on a certain topical event? Would you like to interview our dean or one of our students? Are you looking for the latest trends in HR, marketing, finance, IT or other management domains? Would you like to stay up-to-date on recent research? Contact our Press Relations Officer.

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    Who is starting a business in Flanders and why (not)?

    Date: 25/05/2016
    Category: Press Releases
    No less than 9% of Flemish respondents want to start a new business within the next 3 years. However, a considerable gap remains between dream and reality, mainly due to fear of failure and a lack of self-confidence. It is also striking that people who start a new business effectively tend to do so based on necessity rather than opportunity. Start-ups have low ambitions in terms of job creation and innovation. Nevertheless, the international mindset in Flanders is among the highest in Europe.
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  2. EASI and Torfs retain their titles as Belgium's Best Workplaces 2016

    Date: 16/03/2016
    Category: Press Releases
    For the second year in a row, EASI and Torfs are number 1 in their categories in the top 10 of Belgium's Best Workplaces 2016. The good scores obtained by the two companies are mainly due to their employee satisfaction levels. This is because the result of this annual, large-scale study by Vlerick Business School in collaboration with the Great Place to Work® Institute Belgium and media partner Jobat is based on an employee survey which determines two-thirds of the final score.
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  3. Only 1 in 5 Belgian companies fully optimises remuneration to lower wage cost

    Date: 12/01/2016
    Category: Press Releases
    A study by Vlerick Business School and Attentia involving 130 Belgian companies has provided new insights into remuneration and well-being policies. Very few companies today are making optimum use of wage optimisation opportunities to reduce wage costs. For example, only 1 in 5 organisations are operating a structural optimisation policy and only 15% makes use of flexible remuneration, also known as the ‘cafeteria plan’. Although over 80% regard well-being as a crucial element, not everyone has implemented it in communication or actions. While anyone investing over 3% of the HR budget in actions concerning well-being, has observed positive effects in a very short term.
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