HR Lab is a not-for-profit association set up in 1980 by Belgian companies under the name “Laboratoire d’Entreprises – Ondernemingslabo”. The goal was to offer personnel managers of large companies a forum for exchanging and discussing the trends in what was then the relatively new approach to Human Resources.
They wanted to encourage and support the professionalisation of HR in Belgian companies. HR Lab has become a robust platform that focuses on the exchange of knowledge, experiences and viewpoints about interesting themes within the field of HR and in the business world in general.
HR Lab is a closed club, which means that companies and HR Managers are invited to become members subject to the following principles: they must be companies that make a priority of professional personnel management, and the people themselves must subscribe to the following values: integrity, professionalism, open-mindedness internally, discretion externally. This ensures that all kinds of themes can be covered in an ambiance of trust based on a desire to share and learn.
HR Lab has around 40 high-ranking members and companies today that hail from industry, the logistics sector, services, the care sector, research and a few public institutions. HR Lab also maintains privileged relations with all important stakeholders in the employment sector.