Nikola Trbovic – Director Research & Development, Hudson


As an HR Consulting firm it is our duty to stay abreast of the latest trends in People & Performance Management. The Centre for Excellence in Strategic Talent Management (STM) is a unique platform for knowledge sharing. It is a place of learning where best practices on Performance Management policies are being shared; a place where academic research carried out by Vlerick meets the day-to-day business reality. As foundation partner, we are happy to share our expertise within the Centre of Excellence. In return, we get a better view on the market resulting in better solutions for our own customers.

Inke Daems – Head of Business HR & Talent, AG Insurance

Insurance is basically a people business. This is why sound talent management is very important to us. We believe that engaged employees are key to satisfied customers and thus sustainable company growth. We focus strongly on learning and mobility to enable our employees to join us on our way to a digital and connected world. And we invest in employee wellbeing to make sure they keep their balance through all changes ahead. StM allows us to learn in this area by sharing ideas and benchmarking with other organisations.

Xenia Elbers – HR Manager, Start People


We want to be ahead of the fast progressive evolutions and the Centre for Excellence in Strategic Talent Management offers the perfect means to do so. For us, the Centre for Excellence in Strategic Talent Management has provided specifically value on 3 levels. It has given us the possibility to check our knowledge in different HR areas; thanks to the great variety of members (some larger and some smaller companies representing different industries) it provides a wide networking opportunity; and it challenges our organisation to check out new innovations.

Dirk Tack – HR Manager, BASF


‘We form the best team’ is one of the four strategic objectives of the BASF group. Employee development and talent management are very high on the agenda for both our employees and our managers. This means that we constantly seek out academically substantiated best practices from the business sector. I greatly appreciate this Vlerick platform, as it allows us to exchange knowledge and experience with colleagues. I am absolutely convinced that our participation in the Centre for Excellence creates added value for our staff and managers.


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