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Employee mobility : an essential component of worklife balance

Work-life balance is a broad and complex phenomenon referring to the equilibrium between the time and the involvement of an individual between his professional and social roles. Commuting of employees is occurring in an area in-between the home and the office; the private and the professional spaces. It therefore has consequences in “both lives” of an employee. It is a high generating source of stress that consequently may jeopardize health and productivity of workers. In this perspective, employers should see an interest in participating to a smooth and seamless journey for their employees.


It is also a way for employers to engage within environmental dynamics by encouraging commuting sustainable practices among their employees. Employers can combine their sustainable objectives and CSR goals involvement with a positive HR policy while proposing incentives solutions to their employees. On their side, public authorities may consider this option as an interesting manner to educate citizens towards sustainable transport practices.


This Policies & Practices session will particularly focus on the engagement of employer within the mobility of its employees and how public authorities can support such an approach:


  • How can workers wellbeing and stress can be influenced by commuting?
  • Why and how to be involved, as an employer, to participate in mobility arrangements of employees ?
  • Which pattern should be pushed by public authorities to encourage an involvement of the companies on this matter?


Speakers to include:



Piet Van den Bergh is an advisor in labour law for the Research Department of ACV / CSC, the Belgian Confederation of Christian Unions. Piet graduated with distinction with a Master’s degree in law at the Law Faculty of the Catholic University of Leuven in 1999 and additionally studied the Social Security in Europe program at Roskilde University (Denmark). After his master’s degree in law, Piet also got his diploma in academic teacher training and a master's in European Social Security at the KULeuven (2001).


Since September 2012, Piet has been a part-time teaching assistant at the Institute for labour law. In addition, he works as an advisor in labour law for the Research Department of the Algemeen Christelijk Vakverbond ACV / Confédération des Syndicats Chrétiens CSC / the Belgian Confederation of Christian Unions (member of ETUC).
See original biography (in Dutch) here.



Thursday 4 April, 2019
08.30 to 10.00




Radisson RED Brussels

Idaliestraat 35
1050 Brussels, Belgium

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