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Social marketers, a new generation

The Social Enterprise is hot! Two decades ago, as a company you were ‘kicking corporate social responsibility’ if you printed on both sides of the paper. Nowadays, an organization needs to share her vision on sustainability and justify her impact on society. A Social Enterprise combines revenue growth and profit-making with the need to respect …

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The making of… GEMS

In my first blog I wrote about the hardships of starting your own company and building a website. This time I’m gonna share the adventures of setting up a workshop, aka.. the making of GEMS.  Due to amazing jobs such as the Talent & Development role I got acquainted with ‘colour tests’, ergo do you …

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On- and offboarding

“Thanks for everything and good luck in your new job”. Words like these, a bunch of flowers and a handshake from your sour looking manager, often define the so called emloyee offboarding. Although ‘exit’ is marked as a stage in the employee journey, the departing employee often hardly notices the importance of a proper farewell. …

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Inholland

Super proud and happy to kick of another module on Change, Talent Management, Career Development and Mobilty. Such a delight to finally do this face to face with the students.

Home sweet home

Finally, the day you knew would come is here! As we speak I am drafting a back-to-the-office action plan. Home working definitely has it’s plusses: no traffic jams, happy pets and a quite some savings on stockings (since you’re legs are never in front of the camera… ) But, homeworking also means the every day …

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Never a dress…

Today on International Womansday is a great time to probe on a common misunderstanding. For everyone who also assumed that the well known symbol, on let’s say female toilet’s, depict a dress.. gues again..

Agility

“We weren’t agile enough” thus Hugo de Jonge on the Dutch vaccination programme. But what do we mean with Agility? The dictionary says “easy to maneuver, to change or turn’. Management books speak of ‘agile organizations’ if they respond quickly and effectively to trends and developments. During the first lockdown in March we saw some …

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Sustainable Careers

Last week I participated in a focusgroup of the University of Amsterdam. My take away was that employability increases with the diversity of jobs you held and the numbers of companies you worked for. Offcourse without going overboard and becoming a proper ‘job hopper’. Changing jobs in order to create a sustainable career. In day …

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Covid Countdown

December. The last month of 2020 is finally here! Contradictions we were faced with was almost comparable with the Dutch policies on the use of face masks, from “there are no benefits, to required by law”. Initially there was a sense of togetherness and reflection, but with the evaporation of our patience this sentiment also …

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Unconventional Coaching

As an HR Professional I regularly provide coaching. In spite of previous classses I took, I wanted to refresh my knowhow. Therefore I enrolled in a course on (Team)coaching. A lot of the content is a feast of recognition, but I also gain new insights especially in the field of unorthodox coaching. An example: During …

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Femalecipation

Since a few days Sophia serves me breakfast. She knows that I love fresh melon, crispy toast and a creamy latte. The boutique hotel where I’m staying prides itself on it’s customer intimacy. In my opinion, a concept in which they’ve succeeded very well. Today Sophia asked me what I did for a living. Proudly …

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Icecream sandwhich

In Sicily people love an icrecream sandwhich, a ‘brioche gelato’ For me as a Dutchie it’s the weirdest thing. I would expect cheese in a tasty looking white bun. People from different cultures have different eating habits. A fact that I also experienced in the work place. During my last assignment at MUFG, my Japanse …

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