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Cantaloupe Interim Management is fortunate to have the opportunity to collaborate successfully and in an enriching way on an interpersonal level with an extensive network of experienced HR Interim Managers. “Cantaloupe Informs!” reflects this collaboration: in addition to our own news items, you can also read the contributions of our freelance HR experts. Their topics not only deal with specific HR issues, but also with current societal developments.


People Managers: fill the Oxygen tanks – Kristel Van Loon

29 February 2024

According to the 2023 report of Gallup, 70% of employee and team engagement is attributable to the effectiveness of people managers. Kristel Van Loon raises in “People Managers: fill the Oxygen tanks” the question what HR can do to create a supportive environment that allows people managers to flourish. Kristel advocates providing people managers with extra oxygen above all in order to grow in their role. The oxygen tanks for people managers can be filled by an honest and holistic reflection that zooms in on 3 levels, namely “the people managers role”, “systems and procedures” and “organization culture”.

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How to make an impactful HR Business Partner Plan? Aligning your management team on HR Strategies & Plans in support of business goals. – Ludo Dero

26 February 2024

Creating a “formal” HR plan aligned with business strategies and objectives will support the HR Business Partner to “contract” with business leaders and build a trustful relationship with them. In “How to make an impactful HR Business Partner Plan?”, Ludo Dero recommends a process outline for creating such a plan that will align your management team on HR Strategies & Plans in support of business goals. Supported by a simple, pragmatic, value-proven template to complete, he reviews and reflects on the process steps that are essential for building an impactful HR Business Partner Plan.

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“The organization is, above all, social. It is people.”

Peter Drucker

The Actual Economic Climate: A Threat or Opportunity for Sustainable Entrepreneurship? – Myriam Lonneville

25 February 2024

Myriam Lonneville advocates Smart Change/smart restructuring as a continuous and effective strategy in navigating the current challenging economic climate. Restructuring and Change should be approached strategically and with careful consideration of various factors like market dynamics, organisational capabilities, and long-term goals. In “The Actual Economic Climate: A Threat or Opportunity for Sustainable Entrepreneurship?”, Myriam elaborates in a clear and well-founded manner on the 7 key elements which need to be aligned to support companies through Smart Changes and thus securing Sustainable Entrepreneurship.

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“Wat is VUCA en wat kan het betekenen voor het HR-beleid van uw onderneming?” – Ann Leonard

11 December 2023

What does the acronym VUCA actually cover? Ann Leonard provides a clearly formulated answer to this in “Wat is VUCA en wat kan het betekenen voor het HR-beleid van uw onderneming?”. She also shows through a number of examples the crucial role HR can play in a VUCA context as well as the contribution management as employees can make to the success of the organisation in a world characterised by Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity.

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HR Analytics: enkele tips voor een efficiënte implementaie van een data-gedreven HR beleid. – Cindy Canoot

04 December 2023

It is widely recognized today that data insights can be used to guide HR policies to help achieve business goals and prepare the company for the future. Yet in practice, many companies still struggle with the implmenetation of these “HR analytics.” In “HR Analytics: enkele tips voor een efficiënte implementatie van een data-gedreven HR beleid”, Cindy Canoot describes some of the difficulties and pitfalls that organizations face when implementing HR Analytics and provides some guidelines to achieve a data-driven HR policy.

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