DATE: March 8, 2019
TIME: 11:30 to 14:00
WHERE: Cercle de Lorraine – Place Poelaert 6, 1000 Brussels
FREE EVENT: venue and lunch offered by BECI and Hack Belgium
The continued digitisation of our society is leaving no workplace unimpacted. While the mismatch in required skills and competences intensifies, an increasing number of jobs are cut yet workplaces remain unfilled.
To accommodate those increasingly digitized workplaces, workers must be freed from all obstacles that keep them from exercising the job of their dreams. Competence mismatches should be tackled with skills training opportunities, both digital and soft. Physical distances should no longer prevent job-seekers from establishing a sustainable career.
Hack & Cheese WORK will bring together HR managers, employment organizations (VDAB, Le Forem and Actiris) and other actors in the domain to identify together some of the major barriers to digitization of work, and brainstorm a few solutions. Some of the questions we’ll address:
- Interregional Mobility: language, transport and information flow make interregional mobility a multidimensional problem. How could we motivate job seekers to take it a step further?
- Digital Competency Management: assessing one’s competences is crucial both for the process of finding a perfect job – and for figuring out what skills an employee misses and needs to develop. What could be better ways to assess people’s competences and build those competencies?
- Diversity in the Workplace: how could organisations create more inclusive and diverse workforces, and harness that diversity for constructive exchange and creativity?
Joke Van Bommel, Policy advisor and spokesperson at VDAB.
11:30 Doors open, lunch and cheese served
12:00 Welcome by BECI and Hack Belgium Labs
12:08 Introduction by Joke Van Bommel
12:30 Intense brainstorming and rapid-fire pitches
13:10 Networking with cheese and wine left overs
14:00 Time to go back to work – sorry folks!
HR Directors and HR Managers (compensation and benefits, Learning and Development) from any company small or large, employment organizations (VDAB, Le Forem, ACTIRIS), recruitment companies, startups active in HR Tech, NGOs and government, scientists & engineers.
ABOUT THE HACK & CHEESE EVENTS
A different networking type of events where 60 innovation professionals from the private sector (established companies of all sizes and startups), from government and from academia come together. They compare notes on the challenges that keep them up at night, and on the opportunities they see – and figure out where collaboration would be meaningful.
What makes this formula powerful is diversity of the combined network of BECI and Hack Belgium. And of course, the touch of Hack Belgium creative madness and “hacker” attitude guarantee a superlative ideation session and truly outstanding networking.
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