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Barry Callebaut and Ferrero back in production. What do we learn from the chocolate crisis ?

Barry Callebaut and Ferrero back in production. What do we learn from the chocolate crisis ?

A crisis is always the ultimate test to expose the true soul of a company. Salmonella contamination occurs frequently in Belgium but the majority never makes the news.  Very occasionally a message appears in the newspaper to announce a recall. Not so with Ferrero. The core of crisis communication: VALUES! The key component of any crisis...

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An Dewaele joins Square Circle

An Dewaele joins Square Circle

An Dewaele, former CHRO of Barco, is becoming a partner at Square Circle adding a vast expertise to the team to fulfill a common mission: support companies with business driven people solutions to be successful in an increasingly volatile, mobile and complex world. An has over 30 years of human resources experience in global companies, where...

Why persuasion is so difficult

Why persuasion is so difficult

In a company, persuasion is a daily necessity. Changing operating methods, launching new ideas, successfully completing transformation projects, improving quality, ensuring safety at work, selling new products to customers, successful negotiation... This often requires investing a lot of energy for a result that does not always meet...

Social Negotiations

Social Negotiations

Necessary and painful evil or laying the foundation for your future? The present economic consequences of the severe health crisis are leading to many social negotiations between the social partners in organizations. Leadership and employee representatives should aim to get most out of these social negotiations in order to do what is best for...

Emerging from the Covid Crisis

Emerging from the Covid Crisis

Unleash your company's hidden performance Stimulate recovery today. After months of difficult containment and despite alarming and often alarmist forecasts, most Belgian companies are not 'at the end of their rope'. But let's be clear: the critical phase is coming now. In most cases it will be necessary to reorganize structures in order to...