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November 3, 2022

By Sofie Jacobs

1 in 3 employees has “career regrets”

Human Resources

What makes employees happy on the shop floor? A question that is acutely faced by many employers against the background of the current ‘war for talent’ and the shortage of skilled employees. A study of AMS, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and House of HR shows that, on average, employees

Opinion

September 16, 2022

By Ans De Vos

Dear employer, are you a “Quiet Dismisser”?

Human Resources

Doing the minimum at work: it is a trend. For employers, it is a signal that they should take a more critical look at their policy, says AMS Professor Ans De Vos. Below you will find her open letter to employers, which appeared as an opinion piece in De Standaard.

Research

August 5, 2022

By Kim De Meulenaere

Age diversity in the workplace: yes or no? 3 do’s and don’ts

Human Resources

When it comes to diversity & inclusion in the workplace, age is becoming increasingly important, especially given the ageing population in the Western world. Research has already demonstrated that organizations with widely varying age groups are at risk of age polarization, leading to

Research

July 28, 2022

By Engelina Chaillet

“Inclusion means challenging the status quo” – 4 takeaways from the Special Olympics Unified Leadership Training

Human Resources

Research has shown that diversity and inclusion in the workplace can boost innovation by as much as 20% (Bourke, 2016). Companies like Sodexo, Johnson & Johnson, L’Oréal and Microsoft are lauded for their efforts to anchor diversity and inclusion in their culture and practices. But

Research

January 20, 2022

By Sofie Jacobs

Mentors, job switches and finding your calling: 5 great resolutions for your career

Human Resources

2021 was a year of upheaval, both in our private and professional lives. ‘The Great Resignation’ made us rack our brains about the future, the relevance of medical certificates was questioned, and we definitely know now that virtual coffee breaks and office gossip don’t mix well. But what

Research

December 16, 2021

By David Stuer

The unfulfilled promise of HR Analytics

Human Resources

The use of data is becoming more and more pervasive in our private lives, yet the incorporation of data in HR takes off on a very slow pace. Only one in five companies in Europe has people analytics projects. Why does it seem to take so much longer for analytics to conquer the work

Research

November 8, 2021

By Peggy De Prins

Critical friends as the key to a different social dialogue

Human Resources

Social dialogue has traditionally focused on socio-economic hardware topics. Thus, typical topics on the agenda are purchasing power and labor costs. This is an area where conflicting employer / employee interests are often sharply delineated. Newer issues on the agenda of social dialogue

Research

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

Research

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,

Research

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

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