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  • Foreign nurses as the perfect solution, but only for those with patience.

    Foreign nurses as the perfect solution, but only for those with patience.

    During the Healthcare Week in Flanders, the extent of the nurse shortage in our hospitals and nursing homes once again became evident. Recent numbers show that the current influx is too low to support the increasingly ageing population. Highly educated nurses outside of Europe are ready to fill the gap. They are learning Dutch in their home countries, possess the technical skills required, and want to work. Why are they nowhere to be found in our hospitals? The procedure takes too long.

  • Stress awareness to prevent a bore-out

    Stress awareness to prevent a bore-out

    Mathieu Lourenco, a Career Coach at Select, put together a programme, based on his expertise, in which stress can be dealt with in the early stages. Thanks to this Stress Awareness Programme, a bore-out or a burn-out can be prevented. After all, the two are very closely related because they are both the result of chronic stress, as you could read in our previous article. The Stress Awareness programme consists of recognising the five stress drivers: perfectionism, not being able to say 'no', managing on one's own, always wanting to be involved, and always being in a hurry. When one of these drivers is present at an unacceptable level, the stress level will be too high. If a coach can intervene in time, a complete absence due to illness can be avoided.

  • Going back to work after a bore-out

    Going back to work after a bore-out

    According to research done by KU Leuven, 5.9% of Flemish people are at risk of experiencing a bore-out. Young employees in operational positions are especially likely to grow bored with their work more quickly, which can lead to stress. This is the same stress that could keep a person home with long-term burn-out. Mathieu Lourenco, a Career Coach at Select HR, explains how to avoid such absences due to illness and allow employees who are not stimulated enough to become enthusiastic about their jobs again.

  • THE PRICE OF BURNOUT AND CHRONIC STRESS CAN BE HIGH AT COMPANIES

    THE PRICE OF BURNOUT AND CHRONIC STRESS CAN BE HIGH AT COMPANIES

    Article Made in Antwerpen - Edith Vervliet

    The number of news reports on burnout, long-term stress and long-term absenteeism is staggering. The abundance of information often makes it difficult for employers to see the wood for the trees.

    That is why Select HR, a total provider of HR solutions with its roots in Antwerp, recently organised a series of breakfast sessions on this topic. Neuropsychologist Michael Portzky, who was also a guest on the Van Gils and Guests talk show on 21 June on één, and Serge Simonet talked about the causes and effects of chronic stress. Legal experts from Group S explained the legal implications, obligations and rights involved in long-term absences, while Sylvie De Strooper and Nathalie Naveaux from Select HR talked about stress management. This gave participants a comprehensive overview of the situation, from prevention to follow-up.

  • Burnout: glass half full or half empty?

    Burnout: glass half full or half empty?

    Burnouts are a growing social and human problem. More than 120,000 people have been home for more than a year, many of them with a burnout. That ever-increasing quantity might make us forget the seriousness of these people's suffering. The immense fatigue, the heavily emotional aspect, the cognitive and physical consequences... we don't wish a burnout on anyone.  But is there a positive side to this serious question? According to Serge Simonet there is. As Senior Manager, Organisational Consultant and founder of Human Pathways, Serge knows the material inside out. He also knows it first hand. Several years ago - in 2002 to be precise - Serge experienced a burnout that he overcame successfully. 

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