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  1. Only 1 in 5 young people are job hoppers

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    New generation, new career model? Not entirely. Our Millennials are definitely not the job hoppers people often consider them to be. Only 1 in 5 wish to regularly switch employers during the course of their career. Apart from this, expectations are very high despite the difficult economic climate. Young people mainly dream of becoming autonomous, opportunities for further training and education and a good work/life balance. By contrast, they are not prepared to be particularly flexible themselves and they expect a high salary, as well as overtime pay. Last but not least, they are taking control of their own careers but, at the same time, they also want their employers to offer them promotion prospects right from the start.

  2. EASI and Torfs are Belgium’s Best Workplaces 2015

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    EASI and Torfs are number 1 in the top 10 of Belgium’s Best Workplaces 2015. The high rankings 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.

  3. Talent development on the Russian labour market – the gap between knowledge and competences

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    Today, the Russian labour market is characterised by a large availability of highly qualified workers. The Russian education system focuses strongly on knowledge acquisition. “As a result, Russian managers are very good at in-depth problem analysis”, says Professor Dirk Buyens. “However, they were often not taught to think in a solution-oriented manner, and fail to focus sufficiently on market demands.” Can management courses help close that gap between knowledge and business skills?

  4. Behind every committed employee is a solid foundation of trust

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    Companies aim to have committed employees, and rightly so. A satisfied employee is one thing, but a truly committed employee is quite another. The latter is also willing and motivated to go the extra mile, help shape changes, attend additional training courses etc. HR departments are therefore focusing fully on this commitment, pulling out all the stops. “We see a lot of great initiatives and good intentions”, explains Kristien Van Bruystegem, who conducts research at Vlerick Business School on the factors that make a company a great place to work. “However, many companies skip one step."

  5. Reward policy requires further integration with corporate strategy

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    Companies looking to implement sound reward policies still have a lot of work to do. Effective reward management implies that, as a manager, you look beyond the merely technical aspect of the matter. You also need to be able to explain the reward system to your staff, and you need to establish a link between the corporate context and activities on the one hand, and reward policies on the other. “A good Compensation & Benefits Manager actually has three important roles – he is an engineer, a strategist and a salesman”, Professor Xavier Baeten explains. Along with researcher Femke Dhont, he has identified three concrete challenges for the Reward Manager of the future.

  6. Employees want more flexibility with benefits

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    In general, benefits are fairly well aligned in terms of supply and demand. The leading benefits are pensions, hospitalisation insurance, meal vouchers and training. Green measures and childcare are rare, and opportunities for working from home could also be improved. The most striking conclusion is that people want greater flexibility. This does not only mean choices and the alignment of benefits with personal circumstances, but also flexibility as to how the bonus is paid out. Finally, it appears that understanding of benefits is lower than it should be.

  7. How to deal with the New World of Work

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    Nowadays, people increasingly work outside of the traditional set-up of company walls and office hours. Work without time and location constraints, activity-based work, job crafting etc. are all forms of the New World of Work that offer countless advantages, but also pose a challenge for both employers and employees. As a manager, you play a key role in the successful implementation of this concept, but what exactly are your responsibilities? And how can you ensure collaboration within your teams is not disrupted?

  8. Belgian bosses should devote more attention to coaching

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    If you want motivated, driven employees on board, you need good managers. But what do employees really think of their boss and what do they expect, in concrete terms? Vlerick Business School, HR service provider Attentia and media partner Jobat asked 1,746 Belgian employees these questions. It seems that things could be better. “First and foremost, employees want a boss who coaches them and helps them to become better and to advance. And that coaching role is what managers often seem to find difficult”, explains Vlerick professor Koen Dewettinck.

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

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    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.

  10. ‘Broad knowledge, mature profile’

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    At the end of May consultancy firm MÖBIUS renewed its corporate partnership with Vlerick. “This Talent Partnership is fully in line with our ambitious growth plans, which call for a major recruitment drive,” explains Nathalie Vermassen, HR and General Manager at MÖBIUS.

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