Luk Herten was Vice-President at Norgine when the illusion that he could remain in this position for a long time was shattered in 2009. Like many of his colleagues Herten was struck by a worldwide restructuring and was obliged to look for another job. He soon made up his mind to launch a self-employed activity, however, the fact that he may well need some help in doing so seemed quite far-fetched. Luckily there was the obligation to attend outplacement coaching and to use the services of Acerta Consult for executives.
Together with is ex-wife Nouk Sanchez, the Australian Tomas Vieira wrote bestseller ‘Take Me To Truth – Undoing The Ego’. Today, its main themes are finding their way into the world of management, where everyone seems to be asking whether perhaps large ego’s are at the root of today’s problems. Goingforhr.be talked to Vieira, an author with enough management experience to give an answer.
Until recently the brands NRG /Nashautec and Ricoh lived separate lives despite their both being part of the Japanese Ricoh Family Group since 1995. In November 2008, however, both brands were definitively integrated under the name Ricoh. To ensure a smooth integration with regard to HR, Human Resources Director Linda Verdonck, worked together with an Acerta HR Flex-professional. From the start, this collaboration proved to be nothing less than a great success.
“Even today, leaders still wait until something bad happens either to themselves or to the company before they allow themselves to be coached,” Martina Jung suggests. Nonetheless, daily practice has taught her that preventive coaching can help avoid such catastrophes: “ I myself get thoroughly coached at least once a year. How could I otherwise help people develop, if I don’t develop myself?”
For the first time in history, the working population in the Netherlands has decreased,” comments successful author Joep Schrijvers. “It’s logical that in a context like this, HRM starts asking itself questions like ‘How do we get second and third generation immigrants on the work floor?’ or ‘How to I keep staff on board and motivated?’” Schrijvers’s hypothesis is that HRM either grows or shrinks depending on the current of economic evolutions.
His years of experience in top companies form the foundation of Sydänmaanlakka’s books on ‘The intelligent organisation,’ ‘Intelligent Leadership’ and ‘Intelligent self-leadership.’ After his time at Nokia Worldwide as HR-director, Sydänmaanlakka started his own consultancy firm, Pertec Consulting Oy. Previous to that he took on several different executive positions at Nixdorf, Siemens, Kone and VIA Group. He has wide international experience in HR and was chairman to the Finnish Association of Human Resource Management.
Acerta is proving to be the perfect sparring partner for CTG. Ferdi Claes, HR manager for CTG Belgium and Europe, illustrates the benefits of Acerta’s approach.