Talent Lab

Talent Lab could be seen as a spin-off from HR Lab.  HR Lab targets CHRO’s and addresses general HR topics, while Talent Lab targets Talent Managers and addresses talent-related topics such as recruitment, performance management, leadership development, succession management and more recently aspects of sustainable work/wellbeing. 

Talent Lab is only open to Talent Managers of HR Lab member organisations and the same rules regarding confidentiality and professional conduct apply.  The reason for this restriction is that Talent Lab is financed by the membership fees of HR Lab. 

Talent Lab members currently consist of Talent Managers from Siemens, IBM, AXA, Acerta, Brussels Airlines and AGC Glass Europe.  Our aim is to form a group of 6 to 10 companies from as many economic sectors as possible.  There is a certain amount of turnover each year due to job changes so new members are always welcome.

Talent Lab has set itself two objectives:

  1. To exchange experience and company practices usually around an annual theme such as sustainable working, leadership potential and development today, recent developments in performance management, integrated talent software systems.
  2. To organise an annual meaningful networking event for high potentials from the member companies. Four to six top talents from each company spend a long afternoon together learning and debating on a ‘hot’ topic of common interest.  A reputed key note speaker sets the scene followed by cross-company discussion groups so that different perspectives are shared and so that everyone can meet peers from other sectors.  Recent topics included ‘ethics of technology’, ‘productivity drivers in Belgium’, ‘when digital becomes human’.