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  1. AXA targets students as well as alumni

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    AXA Belgium decided to step up its recruitment strategy by signing a Global Community Partnership. “We’re transforming from payer to partner towards our customers, which requires top talent at all levels that can help us transform our business models,” says Jef Van In, CEO of AXA Belgium.

  2. Growth companies remain the driving force behind the Belgian economy

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    Although they form a small minority of all Belgian companies with at least 10 employees, high-growth companies are making their mark on both employment and economic growth in Belgium. This is evident from the 'Belgian High Growth Monitor', an annual study by Professor Hans Crijns and researcher Yannick Dillen into the evolution and characteristics of Belgian growth companies.

  3. Arcadis signs Knowledge Partnership to activate digital leadership

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    Arcadis is a global design & consultancy firm for natural and built assets. “We are a people company: our 27,000 bright minds are our main asset today. But if we want to continue to flourish in the digital era, we need to embrace data wholeheartedly – and that requires a new bag of tricks.” Double interview with Julien Cayet from Arcadis and our professor in digital transformation, Stijn Viaene.

  4. 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.”

  5. 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’.

  6. 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.

  7. Masters students meet our corporate partners

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    On Monday 11 September our Brussels campus turned into a real talent hive, as no fewer than 262 Masters students and 91 representatives of our partners gathered for the annual “Meet the Corporates” event.

  8. The “James” Banking Experience - robots taking over from humans for investment advice?

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    In view of data-driven and customer-centric user experiences becoming ever more important, BNP Paribas Fortis developed ‘James’, an online and personal investment advice service that is both human and digital. Since the launch in 2009, the James’ customer base expanded from 20,000 to 100,000. This case study analyses the implications of using digital technologies for customer interactions in retail banking.

  9. Payments: refurnish or rebuild?

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    The financial services sector is facing its most radical change in decades. At the origin we find increased regulation, changing customer behaviour and technological innovation. Moreover, both small start-ups as well as large established tech companies are challenging incumbent organisations. If you want to prepare for the future you need to master four capabilities: design superior customer experiences, set-up data-driven experiments, build multi-party collaborations and provide platform-based solutions.

  10. Recruitment and selection are the main performance indicators for HR departments in Belgium

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    The main priorities of Belgian human resources departments are still leadership development, recruitment & selection and talent management. This is evident from the third successive annual HR Barometer study by the HR consultancy firm Hudson and Vlerick Business school. This year, the HR Barometer study examined the impact of Belgian personnel policy on the organisation in greater depth.

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