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October 19, 2021

By Ans De Vos

How to build a sustainable career

Human Resources

In essence, a career is the pattern of work-related experiences a person has during his professional life. It is a complex mosaic of objective situations and events and their subjective interpretations. In short, the work we do every day and how that makes us feel. This turns a career


September 27, 2021

By Roosmarij Clercx

Wanted: (more) flexible career paths

Human Resources

Because of the unpredictable and rapidly changing context, a flexible labor market is more important than ever. The coronavirus crisis, for instance, demonstrated that flexibility was much needed to keep workers employed and to keep organizations up and running. Our employer surveys show

September 21, 2021

By Antwerp Management School

Partly thanks to the HRM master class, my set of responsibilities has expanded

Human Resources

Tom Jonkers, Manager Talent Management at Argenta and alumnus of the HRM Master Class at AMS, once and for all does away with the misconception that academic training is out of touch with reality. Argenta already had an excellent research partnership with AMS on the future of work. Hence,


September 8, 2021

By Sofie Jacobs

Structural deployment of flexible talents

Human Resources

Organizations today need to go looking for talent in a tight labor market. In June 2021, the VDAB received a record number of job openings: 33,760, more than double the amount of job openings in June 2020 and June 2019. Job openings for experienced workers, highly skilled workers and

Expertise Opinion Column

September 8, 2021

By Yuri Bobbert

The evolving role of the CISO in the public sector

Digital & IT

Over the last seven years, our role as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) has gained significant importance within communities, because communities that want to be in line with the Baseline Information Security Government urgently need such a CISO. About 50% of the job vacancies on


September 3, 2021

By Wouter Van Bockhaven

Driving strategic alignment and collaborative innovation with the Smart Port Maturity Model: The Port of Moerdijk case

Supply Chain & Logistics

Industry 4.0 is advancing the adoption of radically new technologies, business models and profit pools across industries. For logistics, securing a share of these new profit pools will be crucial, as its commoditized business is under pressure from increasing price competition and new

August 19, 2021

By Jan Beyne

Systems thinking in times of coronavirus: How companies and organizations can best prepare for the future

Sustainable Transformation COVID-19

The global coronavirus threat is a convincing new argument for the use of systems thinking, since the challenges we are facing have no borders and are all interlinked, often in invisible ways. This is exactly what systems thinking wants to do: to explore the relationships between

August 19, 2021

By Antwerp Management School

Toward an organization 2.0 thanks to the Master Class HRM

Human Resources

Lies Vermeylen is HR manager at Production Resource Group for three entities in Belgium and the Netherlands. PRG provides production services and audiovisual technologies for the events industry, an industry that has been hit particularly hard by the coronavirus crisis. However, as

August 10, 2021

By Antwerp Management School

6 requirements that help you to identify your dream job

Human Resources

Finding your dream job isn't that easy. If you think you're the only one with that problem, you better think again. Fortunately, 80,000 Hours reviewed 60 studies about job satisfaction. We discovered that there are six important requirement that influence job satisfaction and help you


July 1, 2021

By Kim De Meulenaere

The multigenerational workplace: a golden opportunity?

Human Resources

Population aging is one of society’s most profound demographic changes. It also has a major impact on the workplace: the percentage of older workers is increasing and the mix of young and old is broader than ever. How can we make the most of this shift in age demographics in the

Expertise Research

June 21, 2021

By Shirley Kempeneer

From coffee machine chitchats to avatars and back again

Real Estate

Hybrid work is becoming the new normal. Technology has a role to play, but how well can it keep us connected in a world of physical distance?


June 15, 2021

By David Stuer

From 19% to 99% employee engagement?

Human Resources

Being highly engaged in your job while enjoying it at the same time: that's employee engagement. Engaged employees are satisfied with their job and are less likely to quit. They are also more willing to go the extra mile and feel more committed to their organization (Saks, 2006).