Learning stimulates employees to develop themselves. It increases their ‘fighting spirit’ and they can adapt more easily to a changing labour market. Vlerick Business Management School therefore promotes life-long learning. Special attention is given to older employees and unskilled people. By means of a supporting learning tool Vlerick Business Management School makes an overview of the learning environment in companies, evaluates it and stimulates the practice. This way the involvement is increased and a positive learning environment for every target group is brought about.
Career coaching is a relatively new field of expertise. In order to support its further development and professionalization, Vokans has issued a manual for career coaches and professionals. This book has been structured along the idea behind the career lemniscate. This model takes into account the way in which you personally can develop your career in a useful way and in relation to the continuously changing labour market.
The ‘lemniscate’ model can be used in other services, as well as in contexts such as job application training, pathways to integration, functioning talks and outplacement. In other words, the manual can be applied in every situation that regards the career.
Leen Van Nooten
Social innovation and sustainable work are gaining importance. Experience from several countries teaches the Socio-Economic Council for Flanders (SERV) that dialogue and communication with staff is decisive to successfully introduce social innovation. To set up such a dialogue SERV has developed, in cooperation with the Competency pool Flanders Synergy, a number of tools, which were inspired by examples from The Netherlands, Finland and the UK.
With this product the Socio-Economic Council for Flanders (SERV) offers opportunities for creative thinking. The recognizability and involvement of the company increases and employees will be more conscious about thinking as a team, learning as a team and working as a team.