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Germany: “The Eagle is Back”

Germany is recovering from the worst post-war recession, with blooming industries such as ICT, nano and bio-technology, energy-efficient mobility and medical engineering.

Glocal Success

TWSM visited some of the most successful companies operating in Italy today in different fields. After interviewing their managers, it was notable that that the basis of their success is their employees. SAP - BALANCING MARKET REQUIREMENTS To enable companies of all sizes to become the best-run businesses, Sap Italy made customer orientation one of his founding values. It is a company where 250 employees ‘live’ from Monday to Thursday with their customers, only coming into ...

The Netherlands, “The Bulb Fiction”: The Art of Dreaming Naturally

"I could be blue, I could be violet sky, I could be purple, I could be anything you like…!” goes one of Mika’s songs, which could be used as a description for the country’s flower industry. There is a tremendous variety of species and the Netherlands is the biggest flower market in the world (about 50% of the world’s flowers pass through Aalsmeer Market).

Art in the Netherlands

Bart Van Heesch & Emilie Kröner An Old School as a Creative Lab. Ten years ago, Bart met Emilie and they began their collaboration (both work and family). In a city where bikes are used by everyone, Bart Van Heesch decided to take care of them. He recycles bikes into works of art using old Archetyp Amsterdam bicycles (instantly recognizable by their gold or copper color). At the same time, his wife Emilie (they inspire each other) has created a whole story using animals in ceramic. ...

Best Places Where to Work in the Netherlands

According to the IMF, the GDP of the Netherlands is 1.8%. The economy is growing more quickly than in previous years and unemployment is lower than in other European countries. At Great Place to Work®, this year we have seen an increase in the number of companies participating in our study. Our institute aims to highlight companies with good human resources management practices. In 2014, 112 organizations took part and 47 have been included on the list. It was the largest Best Workplaces ...

Belgium, Innovation is the Answer

Two key factors that support the work environment in Belgium are job ethics and a great educational system, with a particular emphasis on multiculturalism.

Best Places Where to Work in Belgium

Working in Belgium means trust in management, sharing the company vision and comradeship, moderated and filtered by a Flemish modesty. We don’t talk about successes, there's almost a certain fear of saying “how good we are” when we obtain important results. It’s a real pity because many companies do a lot, but they communicate much less. Taking into consideration the weight and the importance of job data in Belgium, real social status to which is transferred the power of defining ...

Art in Belgium

Eve Vaucheret Born in one of the endless French banlieues, at the age of 9 Eve (29 years old) moved to Brussels with her family of engineers. At 16 she had an eye-opener: her world would be made by porcelain. After a first refusal by her parents, she enrolled in the Ecole Superieure La Cambre, in Brussels, where she attended various courses, among them the manufacturing of ceramic. She learned the rudiments of porcelain manufacturing, in addition to some essential notions of management ...

Bulgaria, Looking to the Next Generation

"I could be blue, I could be violet sky, I could be purple, I could be anything you like…!” goes one of Mika’s songs, which could be used as a description for the country’s flower industry. There is a tremendous variety of species and the Netherlands is the biggest flower market in the world (about 50% of the world’s flowers pass through Aalsmeer Market).

Art in Bulgaria

Kokimoto Kokimoto is unique in its own way, forever seeking, always different and provocative, a hit with young and old, insane child of the transition from one reality to another, handling the manipulative time in which he lives. Idealist with a clear sense of reality. Photos are courtesy of the artist. Photography, acrylic paint on woodboard. [W    kaloyan-iliev-kokimoto.blogspot.it] Refugees... finding a job! Finding a job is crucial for refugees finding their feet in a new ...

Best Places Where to Work in Bulgaria

The Aon Hewitt Best Employers Study has been carried out for the last seven years in Bulgaria and is part of a regional initiative involving another nine countries in Central and Eastern Europe. The main purpose of the survey is to measure employee engagement and motivation, along with satisfaction from different drivers of the working environment. Results from the 2012 study show that the average employee engagement rate in Bulgaria increased to 67% from 64% in 2010. The biggest increase was ...