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    The talent of the future: what do graduates expect from an employer?

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    Every year, around 4.7 million graduates take their first steps on the European labour market. As for businesses: they are always looking for suitable, qualified candidates. Moreover, the competition for available talent is increasing as the baby boom generation retire in the years ahead. Employers who wish to bring the most talented young people on board – and retain them – will therefore do well to gain insights into their expectations and ambitions. Our Centre for Excellence in Strategic Talent Management has conducted its tenth survey of the expectations of young people who are entering the labour market for the first time.

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    Power to the people!

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    The energy market is being shaken to its core. How do you cope with that change as a “traditional” DSO? What are the strategic options? “Alliander chose to innovate from its core, but driven by a market perspective,” says Marion Debruyne. “This decision resulted in an exhilarating journey that we recently chronicled in a case study and, through the presentation by Alliander’s strategic director, Pallas Agterberg, gladly share with our DSO community.”

  3. M&A Centre welcomes trusted advisor NautaDutilh

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    “The opportunity to welcome top-tier law firm NautaDutilh to join us as a Prime Foundation Partner is an important addition to our M&A expertise”, states a satisfied Professor Mathieu Luypaert. Moreover, this partnership is a strategically important step for NautaDutilh as well. As Elke Janssens explains, “This is intended to enable our lawyers to further develop their role as trusted advisors.”

  4. Six Batteries of Change

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    In today’s fast-paced, uncertain world, organisations need to adapt quickly to survive. But change doesn’t always happen easily. And many change programmes don’t deliver the expected results. There are various models that set out a process or series of steps to follow to achieve successful change. But change is increasingly continuous – and in today’s change programmes, it’s hard to identify a start and end point. Which means seeing change as a purely top-down, sequential process can be dangerous. This is why we’ve taken a different approach. The starting point of our change model is that effective change is all about managing energy. Each organisation has a level of energy – and when you generate enough energy, you can use it to make lasting change happen. But if your energy reserves are running low, your change efforts will quickly fizzle out.

  5. HR Barometer 2016

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    For the second time in a row Hudson and Vlerick Business School mapped the trends and challenges for HRM at leading Belgian companies by way of an HR Barometer. The HR managers of the largest Belgian profit organisations (in terms of staff numbers) and the Bel 20 organisations were invited to participate in an online survey. Some 46 organisations from a diversity of sectors participated in the survey, together representing more than 150,000 workers employed in Belgium. This year, leadership development was the main focus of the HR Barometer.

  6. Business families in transition: finding your own way

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    When a family company makes the transition from one generation to another, it is important to maintain a good relationship and clear arrangements between active and non-active family members, across the generations. With the support of KBC and EY we research these transitions at the Centre for Family Business and organise courses such as the short programme ‘Families in Business’.

  7. Unlocking the potential of renewable energy

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    Policy changes and technological developments have caused a significant increase in the installed capacity of renewable energy generation sources, such as wind and solar power. As a result, there has been a steep growth in renewable electricity generation, which is variable and decentralised. Electricity consumers increasingly become prosumers. However, the electricity market structures were not designed to deal with the consequences. What can we do to take advantage of renewable energy? Ariana Ramos’ doctoral thesis provides a qualitative and, most importantly, quantitative analysis of the challenges and possible solutions.

  8. Value-based healthcare: what will you reimburse?

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    A new partnership has recently been created within the Vlerick Healthcare Management Centre. As Prime Foundation Partner, Medtronic wants to support innovative research into value-based healthcare over the next three years. This will be focused on the care pathway for scoliosis surgery. “Medtronic wants to come up with solutions to the challenges faced in healthcare. Our aim is to do this through partnerships with experts in their field”, Olivia Natens, Country Director at Medtronic Belgium explains.

  9. Strategy is daily fare

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    “Change or die” is an often-heard battle cry in this age of digitisation and disruption. Ever more digital technologies are being developed and put onto the market. What strategy will you follow? Which business model will you adopt? How entrepreneurs and managers interpret this constantly changing digital environment determines their strategic choices. Caroline Baert’s doctoral thesis fills an important gap in strategic management research.

  10. How can the public sector take a more innovative approach to procurement?

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    Innovative procurement means using innovative procurement methods with the goal of streamlining the purchasing process and making it more efficient. The public sector in Belgium still does that too little, tending to cling to the traditional method. However, innovative procurement has two major benefits, being saving costs and stimulating innovation. For his ongoing doctoral research, Ben De Coninck has been studying the Belgian government’s position when it comes to innovative procurement.

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