Hercules Trophy Belgium headed towards epic proportions

With the start of the new year, it’s about time for an update on how things are going for the Hercules Trophy editions of Mechelen and Antwerpen 2017. This time, we’ve been very fast in announcing (some of) our labours. Companies too, are now registering faster than ever. Don’t worry: there are still spots left for you…

Corporate Wellbeing Intation

Every week we concentrate on one of our customers and how they achieve happiness in their organization, how they keep their employees motivated and how they concentrate on corporate wellbeing. Which actions do they take to accomplish these goals? Today we’ll be taking a look at Intation, a company that specializes in improving business performances with the…

Crowdfunding: let’s bring Belgium in the lead

Belgium is one of the least mature of the developed markets when it comes to Crowdfunding. USA, UK, FR, GE and NL are leading the pack (63% globally). And guess what: the French part in Belgium is doing better than the Flemish. A typical reaction would be: “You must be crazy to go for crowdfunding then”. We…

4 compelling reasons to implement Corporate Wellbeing now

The success of an organization depends heavily on the work performance and productivity of its human resources. The ability to function and perform at a high level consistently is supported by Corporate Wellbeing Programs. The introduction of such programs has been successful in that the results are beneficial for both the employees and the company at large….

Finding a teambuilding activity that works

Most teambuilding activities, aren’t worth the effort. It’s a sad conclusion, but alas it’s true. The raise in demand for (cost) effective teambuilding solutions, has led to a sharp increase in teambuilding suppliers that promise to deliver on the corporate need of building exceptional teams for literally next to nothing. Truth is that they deliver…

The Happiness Initiative

“We wish you a Happy New Year.”How many times have we heard this phrase? Do we actually realize what it takes to make our next year happy? A month ago, I was approached by Muhammad Fahd Khan, a UAE based trainer, coach and author. Muhammad asked me to write a page for his Happiness book…

Recipe Black Forest Crème Brûlée

Do you know Basmaty? It’s an online cooking platform founded by Alia Adi full of healthy and delicious recipes from the Middle East. Here’s the recipe for the famous Black Forest Crème Brûlée. The ideal dessert for End Year’s parties.   Ingredients 190ml (¾ cup) Langnese Black Forest Honey + 3 tbsp 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise and…

Am I heading for a Burn-Out? Part 5

More and more, today’s state of mind is one of working until you drop. Feeling tired or plain unhealthy, is taboo. You’ve got to finish your work first, right? As soon as our career becomes our first priority, we start to neglect our health. No wonder that we’re fueling a burn-out driven society. Instead of easing off…

7 Marketing practices for HR

In a recent HBR blog post, strategy consultant Mark W. Schaefer defends his position on why HR needs to learn from marketing and how. I couldn’t agree more, because company culture plays a pivotal role in companies hurtling into out digital transformations. Study performed in March 2012 by LinkedIn’s Hiring Solutions Insight Team amongst 7,250 members worldwide…