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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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  1. 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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  2. Three quarters of the BEL20 companies pay their CEO less than in 2007

    Date: 16/12/2015
    Category: Press Releases
    Across all listed companies, total CEO remuneration has increased by an average of 23% over the last eight years (2007-2014) in Belgium. There are major differences depending on the stock market index, however (BEL20, Bel mid, Bel small). As for the composition of the package, it appears that share-related remuneration is falling out of favour. It also appears that variable remuneration is mainly determined by short-term financial benchmarks. Finally, Belgium scores relatively well in comparison to other countries in terms of diversity, especially with respect to the nationality and gender of the CEO. These are the most important conclusions drawn from the annual research into top salaries by Professor Xavier Baeten of the Executive Remuneration Research Centre.
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  3. Entrepreneurial mentality scores poorly in Flanders

    Date: 18/11/2015
    Category: Press Releases
    When it comes to its entrepreneurial mentality, Flanders is far from playing a leading role when compared to 20 other European regions. The key areas for improvement are (1) identifying opportunities for starting up a business, (2) the status perception of successful entrepreneurs, and (3) the image of existing entrepreneurs. Flanders fails to stand out positively in any of the indicators that were researched. We are, however, following closely on the heels of the European pack when it comes to the role played by training and education.
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