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When innovation gets straight to the point, the human factor

Published on 21/06/2019 in News

When innovation gets straight to the point, the human factor

The HR community recognizes its best representatives at HRM Night©. Camille Gillon and his team at Belfius win the Proximus People Innovation Award. The 2019 award in retrospect.

HRM Night is a time to recognize companies that have developed new organization and cooperation models and that foreshadow the working world of the future. “The public vote is a sure sign and the nominees do indeed display convincing characteristics in terms of innovation, impact on staff well-being and the optimal use of technologies,” explained Jean-Claude van Treel, Sales Manager at Proximus, right before the Belfius team and their Chief Human Resources Manager Camille Gillon took to the stage to receive the Proximus People Innovation Award 2019.

Technology enables us to achieve our aims, but men and women are the ground truth. They are the ones we innovate for.

Chief Human Resources Manager at Belfius, Camille Gillon

A rock-solid dossier

Several highly innovative collective labor agreements concluded recently, a new approach to the Digital Workplace, training programs focusing on the customer and digitalization are among the arguments on the long list of the Belfius HR department. “I was lucky enough to work with a team that has experience with customer relations,” said Camille Gillon, coming down from the stage. “Technology enables us to achieve our aims, but men and women are the ground truth. They are the ones we innovate for.”

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Dining with Proximus

Proximus guests were invited to take their places at the magnificent tables in the Autoworld mezzanine. Pascal Riche, Reward advisor at Belfius, was among them. “Naturally, this event is an ideal networking opportunity. A host of sectors are represented as we discuss the HR challenges we face, which are often the same.”

At the second table, Joost Strubbe, Director HR Belgium at Puratos, talked about one of the HR challenges facing his company: recruiting digital profiles. “Digital channels such as LinkedIn and YouTube have become an essential part of our searches.” For Ilse Verschueren, HRM at APB, the mission includes members: “As a professional association, we also offer coaching programs around people management and human resources for 4,200 pharmacies who are member of APB, in cooperation with the local professional association.”

At the third table, Yves Croonenberghs, HRM at GBL, referred to a challenge that is familiar to Belgian companies: “Retaining talent by setting several goals together and by following the development of the coworker.”

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