At the Randstad Employer Brand Awards, UAntwerp was named the second best employer in the social profit sector. ‘This is a great recognition for our university’, says the Human Resources Department, ‘and we would particularly like to thank our 6,000+ employees. They are truly our main ambassadors.’
How do you welcome new employees in times when a face-to-face chat or breakfast with the whole team is not an option? The obvious answer is online, but is that enough? ‘While we miss the social aspect of face-to-face meetings, there are also advantages. We’ll definitely keep doing some things online in the future’, says the HR Department.
Managing a team is not quite the same when your team members are sitting at their kitchen tables. What are the main challenges and pitfalls of this way of working? We asked Marjolijn De Clercq (HR Department), Professor Jan Steckel (CoSys-Lab) and Koen Pepermans (director of the Faculty of Social Sciences) about their approach.