About

Summary

I’m a 22 year old student, living in Belgium. My professional interest is HR. More in-depth this means that I’m highly interested in recruitment and selection, payroll, labour law, training and development, competence management, performance management and using social media in a HR context.

In my free time I like to write articles for my blog(s), watch movies, read books and play the occasional video game or two.

Experience

Administrative Support – Employee Administration

Acerta

In this position I’m responsible for a part of the employee administration. This means that I’m responsible for the administrative side of any changes in family situation, work injuries, the pc-plan, lunch passes, processing work incapacity and checking the assurance policies and a variety of other supportive tasks. Furthermore, I serve as a point of contact for all employees with questions relating to these subjects.

Junior HR consultant (internship)

UNIZO 

Nonprofit; 201-500 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

February 2012Present (1 month) Leuven

Project: Constructing a summary and description of all the tasks, processes, tools and people the administrative employee comes into contact with and make this into a ‘manual’ to be used by employees who temporary replace said administrative employee in case of sickness, holidays, etc. The ultimate goal is to make a template to multiply this exercise for different job profiles.

Administrative Assistant (Summer job)

Randstad 

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; Human Resources industry

July 2011August 2011 (2 months) Aarschot

– Matching job seekers to job openings
– Presenting job seekers for a job opening
– General administrative tasks
– Answering phone
– Writing and publishing job openings
– Managing document classification
– Deal with everyday job seekers and answer questions
– Subject job seekers to selection tests
– Planning the monthly medical examination

Focus was more on the administrative side of things.

Recruitment consultant (Internship)

Randstad 

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; Human Resources industry

March 2011June 2011 (4 months) Aarschot

– Matching job seekers to job openings
– Presenting job seekers for a job opening
– General administrative tasks
– Answering phone
– Writing and publishing job openings
– Managing document classification
– Deal with everyday job seekers and answer questions
– Subject job seekers to selection tests
– Planning the monthly medical examination

Administrative Assistant (Internship)

Roomcentrale Driesen nv

January 2008February 2008 (2 months) Betekom

– Inputting orders
– Answering phone
– Managing classification
– General administrative tasks

Projects

Job application training

November 2011 to Present

Teaching last year students of high school how to apply for a job with tips and tricks straight from my field of experience. A light PowerPoint presentation, examples and tools to help students get the job they always wanted.

Education

Katholieke Hogeschool Leuven

Banaba,Advanced Business Management – HRM

20112012 (expected)

This education with strategic & international management and professional skills is designed to heighten your managementskills

Furthermore, this direction focuses on HR management. HR is looked at from all angles instead of just the strategic part. There’s also e-HRM, international HR and themes in HR

Lastly, there’s also a HR project that has to be tailored to a specific organisation and, in the end, implemented.

Activities and Societies: International Business Case Competition

Katholieke Hogeschool Leuven

Bachelor,Office Management

20082011

This direction is meant to shape students into stress-resistant management assistants. That entails courses ranging from economics, law, various software packages, 4 languages (Dutch, French, German and English.

Next to those, I also chose Human Resources Management as a minor.

Activities and Societies:Small Business Project,International week of Office Management (Career Management)

Courses

  • Banaba, Advanced Business Management – HRM

    Katholieke Hogeschool Leuven

    • Networking
    • Crash Course HRM
    • Personal Effectiveness
    • Basic HTML
  • Bachelor, Office Management

    Katholieke Hogeschool Leuven

    • Communication skills (French, English, German)
    • Integration Assignment I –
    • Integration Assignment II –
    • Integration Assignment III – Start up Small Business Project
    • Integration Assignment IV – Recruitment and diversity
    • Integration Assignment V – Planning and organising

Languages

  • Dutch

    Mother tongue

  • English

    Full professional proficiency

  • French

    Professional working proficiency

  • German

    Professional working proficiency

Skills & Expertise

  • Lotus Notes
  • WordPress
  • Duo (Randstad)
  • Windows
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google Webmaster Tools
  • HTML
  • basic CSS
  • Basic Photoshop
  • MS Project
  • PowerPoint
  • Word
  • Excel
  • Access
  • Visio

Contact details

LinkedIn

Twitter

E-mail

Feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions about me personally or the blog.

/Niels

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6 thoughts on “About

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  2. Darlys says:

    Thanks for your musings! I found them helpful while teaching a unit on motivation.

  3. Niels,

    This is Geo from http://www.hr-faq.com. I tried to contact you via email, but it didn’t work. I have started a top blog list for HR Blogs that started in 2012 and have an exceptional potential for coming years. After going through around 260 blogs so far, one of those that deserved to be nominated was yours.

    I am searching for more to see which one is the best, but my question is – is it ok with you to keep your nomination on my blog? I have just posted in and haven’t started any distributing activities until you confirm that you are ok with being nominated.

    Thanks a lot. Have a great week-end,
    Geo

    • Hey there,

      I’m quite honored to be nominated, even though I don’t have a lot of followers or traffic (yet). It’s nice to see others appreciate the effort I put in.

      I don’t have any problem whatsoever with being nominated. Furthermore, I’ll check out some other blogs you listed to find more great articles.

      Thanks!

      PS: I fixed my e-mail.

  4. Thanks a lot, Niels. Just keep it up even if you don’t have that much traffic, just don’t give up. I was surprised to see a lot of abandoned blogs out there and I was impressed with your articles. Take care, Geo

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