Not so much flexibility at work after all

Posted May 11th, 2018 in Corporation, Human resources, NGO by Louise

Four employees in ten are too scared to ask for a flexible work pattern, fearing that if they do, they be passed over for promotion at another point in their career. The study by Mercer makes the claim on the basis of interviews with 7600 managers.

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Only available in FR – Flexibilité au travail : 4 employés sur 10 inquiets pour leur promotion (communiqué de presse de Mercer)


Source: http://www.hralert.be/fr/news/la-flexibilite-au-travail-pas-evidente (HR Alert)

1 in 4 contracts ends in separation within 12 months

Posted May 11th, 2018 in Corporation, Human resources, NGO by Louise

Despite the time and effort that goes into recruiting and inducting new staff members, a quarter of newly hired permanent employees leave within a year, usually at the request of the new staff member, according to an analysis of 44,000 contracts conducted by Acerta. The problem is often due to poor integration of the new employee into their team

Links:
Only available in FR – Un quart des CDI ne durent même pas un an (L’Echo)
Only available in NL – Slechte onboarding: 60% van nieuwe medewerkers overweegt vertrek (Robert Half)


Source: http://www.hralert.be/fr/news/1-contrat-sur-4-est-un-coup-dans-l%E2%80%99eau (HR Alert)

Personal use of company mobile phone not automatically taxed as a benefit in kind

Posted May 11th, 2018 in Corporation, Expenses, Human resources, NGO by Louise

The finance minister recently made waves by stating that no benefit in kind need be applied for a mobile phone provided to employees as long as the latter pay the costs related to personal use. These costs could be established with a system of split billing or by setting a realistic amount.

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Only available in FR – Outils IT : les nouveaux forfaits confirmés au niveau social…mais incertitude en cas de split billing (Group S)


Source: http://www.hralert.be/fr/news/usage-prive-du-gsm-de-societe-pas-d%E2%80%99office-impose (HR Alert)

Be precise on the reasons for contract termination

Posted May 11th, 2018 in Corporation, Human resources, NGO by Louise

When you dismiss an employee, he or she has the right to know the exact reasons. To avoid future discussion or even a court case, it is best to specify the precise reasons for the dismissal on the C4.

Obligation to justify the dismissal – A clear C4 may be sufficient
Since 1st April 2014, a dismissed employee has the right to know the concrete reasons which led to his/her dismissal.

The employer is not required to justify each dismissal automatically – you must do so only if the employee asks you to. If you receive such a request, you must provide the exact reasons by registered post within 2 months from the date that the employee asked you (also by registered post). However if you have already provided the specific reasons in the C4 then no further justification is required.


Source: http://www.hralert.be/fr/news/%C2%AB-motivez-directement-le-licenciement-sur-le-c4-%C2%BB (HR Alert)

No light at the end of the tunnel yet for the Flemish labour market

Posted May 11th, 2018 in Corporation, Human resources, NGO by Louise

The labour shortage in the Flemish market could last another decade according to Steunpunt Werk (KU Leuven). Some 800.000 employees aged 50 plus are getting closer to retirement, but their replacement is far from guaranteed. This is partly because young people start working later, and partly because the employment rate has already reached 85% for some intermediate categories of employment –only Sweden has a higher rate of employment.

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Only available in NL – Leidt de hoge vervangingsvraag van 50-plussers tot een structurele krapte op de arbeidsmarkt (Steunpunt Werk – KU Leuven)


Source: http://www.hralert.be/fr/news/le-marche-flamand-du-travail-pas-au-bout-du-tunnel (HR Alert)