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September 27, 2021

By Ans De Vos

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 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


September 3, 2021

By Yassin Boullauazan, Consilit - Smart Port Research Partner

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


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).


June 9, 2021

By Antwerp Management School

How to reweave organizations’ social fabric?

Human Resources COVID-19

Driven by curiosity, professors Ans De Vos and Kathleen Vangronsvelt (together with VBO / FEB & HRPro.be) organized a survey of executives and HR professionals in April 2020 about the impact of COVID-19 on people in their organizations. They continued to do so throughout the crisis.


May 18, 2021

By Peggy De Prins

Innovations in workplace & organizational design: is the honeymoon phase abruptly coming to an end?

Human Resources

More and more companies are shutting down offices and allowing their employees to work from home. Hybrid work, or the combination of working from home, at the office or at a third location, is definitely on the rise. Ten years ago, hybrid work would have been unthinkable. In 2010, 15% of

Expertise Research

May 10, 2021

By Rozanne Henzen

The only way forward is going circular

Sustainable Transformation

In 2019 over 750 global experts and decision-makers were asked to rank their biggest concerns in terms of likelihood and impact. For the first time in the annual Global Risks Report, published in January 2020, the top five global risks in terms of likelihood are all environmental.


April 26, 2021

By Sarah Desmet

The future of work: the impact of digitization and automation

Human Resources

The World Economic Forum predicts that 85 million jobs will disappear worldwide by 2025 because of automation. On the other hand, 97 million new jobs will be created, often requiring different skills. Belgium and Luxembourg are even in the world’s Top 10 automated countries. As an


April 21, 2021

By Jan Beyne

Which scenario to choose for 2050: weak versus strong sustainable transformation?

Sustainable Transformation Strategy & Innovation

Given the times we live in, the choice between weak versus strong sustainable transformation is no longer a choice, really. But sustainable transformation is a complex change process, and to date, few organizations manage to achieve true sustainable transformation. So what are the


March 29, 2021

By Ans De Vos

Three conditions for sustainable careers

Human Resources

With careers lasting longer and technological evolutions going faster than ever, the key question for all HR policy makers is how to combine employability and workability.