What?

Through Experience@Work, companies lend out their experienced employees to NGOs, SMEs and other organisations having difficulties to attract specific senior profiles.

The employees get to contribute with their skills and experience to challenging projects at their new employer. But they keep the same employment status and contract they had at their original employer. A win for all!

‘The safety net is very comprehensive: you keep your whole salary, access to the premises and, if it really doesn’t work, you can always go back.’

Since its start in 2015, Experience@Work has already led sixty employees to a “new employer.” Coming from for example KBC, Proximus, IBM and Bpost, the employees joined organisations such as 11.11.11. and Light for the World.

Why?

In the framework of the SD Worx Chair, AMS analysed the co-sourcing experiences of about twenty employees and organisations. Some key findings:

 

  • In general, employees appear to have positive experiences of their exchange.
  • They mention feeling that they are doing meaningful work again, in a context that is well-aligned with their own values and norms.
  • They see Experience@Work as a welcome wind of change in their career.
  • They have regained enthusiasm and enjoy going to work.

‘These are not benchwarmers who are obliged to leave by their superiors.’ Inge Janssens - Coordinator Experience@Work

How?

Together with SD Worx and VDAB, we facilitate this “Multi-Company Mobility Center,” founded by KBC, Proximus, AXA Belgium and HazelHeartwood. So far, employees have mostly joined the non-profit sector. But SMEs and other organisations too can turn to Experience@Work to attract experienced employees at a reasonable price.

Interested in lending out or attracting experienced employees through this project? Contact Inge Janssens.