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Berenschot prepared two Climate Roadmaps for FME, the business association for the technological industry, the VNMI (Dutch Metallurgical Industry Association) and the AVNeG (Dutch Foundries Sector Association) to demonstrate how these objectives could be achieved. This gives the sectors and their members a clear answer as to how they should get started with the energy transition.
The position of communications within the organisation has become stronger, stated 73% of participants in the fourth Berenschot Communications Benchmark 2018-2019. As well as acting as content expert, the Communications department is increasingly acting as strategic dialogue partner and uses this role to offer added value for the organisation: increasing trust, offering support to achieve organisational objectives and improving the organisation’s communications.
The Brexit hurricane has hit Europe over the past months. As long as the British parliament does not agree with the withdrawal agreement, the danger of a no-deal Brexit - and the adverse consequences of this - is not over. In this fascinating process, Berenschot, together with involved ministries and implementing bodies, investigated the existing inventory of possible effects of a no-deal, including measures to manage this.
The Netherlands’ blockchain ecosystem currently includes more than 300 companies. The market is becoming more professional, producing more standard solutions. Companies are also applying blockchain technology more widely in their organisations or chains. This is revealed in the third update of ‘Blockchain Ecosystem Netherlands’ which Berenschot publishes today.
Negotiation is an important skill for managers and administrators. That is why on Thursday 27 June, Robert C. Bordone, Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and negotiation guru, will visit the Berenschot Academy. He will give an exclusive master-class about negotiating.
In 2020 and for the first time in five years, HR professionals’ top priority will no longer be the recruitment of new employees, but rather training and retention of current staff. This was shown in the ‘HR Trends 2019-2020’ research report by AFAS Software, Berenschot and Performa. Although 2019 is still all about recruiting new talent, this trend is expected to stagnate next year.
As of September this year, Utrecht University of Applied Sciences has a new profile, Applied Data Science, within the Master of Informatics (M.Sc.). In doing so, the university of applied sciences is responding to the increased need for data scientists in the business community and government agencies. The new profile is being developed in cooperation with Oracle and Berenschot.
The national water distribution and drought crisis organisation cooperated well and operated successfully last year. Yet, there is room for improvement, for instance with respect to information management, involving social organisations and coordination among the various crisis columns. These are the most important conclusions from the process evaluation conducted by Berenschot in partnership with Arcadis.
Professor Mark Moore, a leading global public administration expert, is visiting the Netherlands for five days at the invitation of Berenschot and TIAS Business School. Moore is Professor at Harvard and is deviser of the public value concept, which is used to measure and interpret public results. His visiting schedule in the week of 13 May has been arranged by Berenschot and TIAS for their clients.
The number of technical control systems in society is increasingly rapidly. Even though it seems convenient, it also forms a threat as these systems, just like PCs, can be hacked. In this whitepaper, Berenschot advisors Hans Reterink and Tim Kenter, provide you with various insights and suggestions for handling these types of potential threats.