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    Negotiation Intelligence at Eandis

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    The energy sector is a dynamic playing field. For a major Belgian player such as Eandis, it is important to take an agile stance. “Being able to react fast and anticipate intelligently is what it’s all about. That also plays a crucial role in negotiations, as the results of our Prime Foundation Partnership at the Centre for Negotiation Intelligence® have demonstrated. In the coming three years, we aim to deepen this consultation model and transfer it to our internal and external stakeholders,” Werner Verlinden, HR Director of Eandis, tells us.

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    Interpolis: becoming the most transparent and trustworthy insurance company

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    Interpolis is a Dutch insurance company operating both in the life and the non-life market, as well as in the health industry. During the early 1990s, Interpolis faced serious financial problems and the company was in dire straits. The company has been turned around from 1994 onwards and the case study describes this transformation in greater detail. It shows how the top managers have built a strategy based on openness, transparency, clarity and trust: insurance has been made 'crystal clear.'

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    “HR also needs to become more accountable”

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    Ivan De Witte and Marion Debruyne on the challenges facing HR, in response to the renewal of the Chair Partnership with Hudson: “An HR manager who wants to be future-proof can learn from his or her counterpart in Finance, the CFO, who was forced to stop navel-gazing some time ago. After all, HR shares the need to become more accountable.”

  4. Half of all Belgian employees do not know how much supplementary pension they receive

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    Although the importance of a supplementary pension has gradually become widely understood, the amount of the annual employer contribution is greatly overestimated. More than one employee in two (54%) has no idea what contribution their employer pays into this so-called second pillar. More and clearer communication becomes in this way an important attention point. This communication employees want above all digitally and via a single central platform. This is the lesson of a survey by Vlerick Business School and AG Insurance.

  5. Collaborative shipping: cheaper and better for the environment

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    ‘We can’t wait any longer’, says Professor Robert Boute. ‘Companies are under pressure to deliver our orders faster than ever before. It’s not hard to guess the consequences: trucks full of air rather than goods. Various studies have shown that one in four trucks are driving around empty, and those that are not empty are only filled by 57%. Things can and should be better. We have developed a tool that will help companies substantially raise the efficiency of their shipping operations.’

  6. Only 2 in 5 founders of young scale-ups pay themselves a salary

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    The majority of all scale-ups in Belgium today were founded by a team, usually composed of two people who know one another well. Often, they hold a C-level position in which the directorship of the company is shared between the two. Their remuneration consists primarily of shares and cash, with shares as the primary form of remuneration, particularly in the first few years. Only two in five founders of young scale-ups actually pay themselves a salary, while only about half of all scale-ups conclude dynamic share purchase agreements from the start about the course of action to be taken should one of the founders leave the company or take up another position.

  7. Employers want to make better use of strategic potential of group and hospitalisation insurance plans

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    Fringe benefits are becoming increasingly commonplace in the labour market. But employers still see ample opportunities for leveraging this popularity in their HR policy by means of better communication, especially as regards the package of supplementary pension and health care plans. More and more employers also want to be able to arrange these types of fringe benefits more flexibly in the future. These are the main conclusions from a study that AG Insurance carried out in cooperation with Vlerick Business School in which more than 100 Belgian employers participated .

  8. The new insurance: ready to plug & play?

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    Digital transformation affects insurance as well. Insurers have to reinvent themselves and become a whole lot sexier. Bjorn Cumps, Professor of Digital Banking, comments on the main findings of research conducted by Chair Partner Accenture.

  9. High time for utopian thinking

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    “If we wish to retain our Belgian healthcare, all parties need to want to strive together towards an ideal solution, just like Thomas More in ‘Utopia’ 500 years ago.” This is also why MSD has signed up again to a Knowledge Partnership.

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