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  1. EASI and Accent are the Best Workplaces 2021 of Belgium

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    On 16 March, the Great Place to Work® Institute Belgium once again announced the Best Workplaces™ in Belgium. In the category of small and medium-sized organisations, EASI holds the number one position; for the large organisations Accent holds the top position. The Covid-19 crisis has undoubtedly had a considerable impact on the results. On the one hand, many organisations succeeded in enhancing the level of trust. Despite these difficult times, they were able to show their employees that they were there for them as employers. On the other hand, it turned out to be very difficult for some organisations to keep in touch with everyone.

  2. Greater focus on the S for Social within ESG

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    Employees of the Dutch asset manager Robeco are gradually returning to their familiar office environments, but the world has changed considerably in recent months. Robeco's COO Karin van Baardwijk has observed a remarkable shift within the ESG criteria that the group uses as its guideline: 'There is now a greater focus on the 'S' for Social.' Read the full discussion between Karin van Baardwijk and Vlerick's professor Xavier Baeten.

  3. Remuneration in turbulent times

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    The crisis calls for contemplation. Decisions that directors take now can help to make companies future-proof, with the added benefit of strongly embedding them in society. Professor Xavier Baeten argues that it would be courageous to take advantage of this crisis to rethink corporate remuneration policies. Not so we can still pay bonuses in spite of everything, but in order to bring them much more into line with the company's strategy.

  4. Let top management set an example for pay cuts

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    Applying pay cuts in the form of temporary unemployment measures is a good idea, says Professor Xavier Baeten. However, we should not underestimate the negative effect they have on attitudes to work. It helps if employees trust management, but managers do need to set the right example.

  5. 45 Belgian companies can call themselves a ‘Great Place to Work®’

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    Once again, the Great Place to Work® Institute Belgium has announced the 20 Best Workplaces™ in Belgium. Alongside this ranking, 25 organisations have also received a ‘Great Place to Work®’ certificate in recognition of their status as good employers. Results are predominately based on the opinion of employees at the firms in question. This annual study is carried out by the Great Place to Work® Institute Belgium in conjunction with Vlerick Business School and media partner Jobat.

  6. What we can learn from app-using grannies

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    Professor of Human Resources Management Dirk Buyens does not regard the changes prompted by digitisation as in any way troubling. ‘We have to learn to understand the reasons why employees may or may not be engaging.’

  7. 44 Belgian companies can call themselves a ‘Great Place to Work®’

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    Employees have made their voices heard about the companies they work for. The Great Place to Work® Institute reached 48,000 employees with its survey, and tonight announced the 20 Best Workplaces™ Belgium at the Docks Dome Event Hall in Brussels. EASI and Torfs once again hold the number 1 position in the Best Workplaces ranking. 24 organisations also received a ‘Great Place to Work®’ certificate in recognition of their good employment practices.

  8. Scandinavia – a workers’ paradise or an illusion?

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    We seem to fall in love with everything from Scandinavia, but what about the cultural differences in the workplace between our northern neighbours and the Netherlands? Dirk Buyens, Professor of Human Resource Management, reveals whether the Scandinavian countries really are the best workplace on earth.

  9. Model for a considered and responsible remuneration policy

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    Professor Xavier Baeten is astonished by the copycat behaviour on display when it comes to awarding remuneration. He believes that a key way for a company to show where its priorities lie is for it to design bespoke top-level salaries. To this end, he has developed an executive remuneration strategy model for making responsible choices.

  10. “People are our most valuable asset, now more than ever before”

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    In the context of the renewed Chair Partnership with Hudson, Ivan De Witte and Marion Debruyne discuss HR challenges: “The ‘war for talent’ pushes companies to get the most out of their own talent pool, now more than ever before. We still have a long way to go.”

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