Ethnic labour market discrimination: Generalisation or aversion?

Recently, in Belgium, there was a lot of talk about the inactivity among 25- to 64-year-olds in Belgium with a non-EU27 nationality. With 44.2% of the 25- to 64-year-olds with a non-EU27 nationality neither working nor looking for work, Belgium is at the very back of the European rankings. This is a problem given the intention of the Flemish, Walloon and federal governments to get more people into work. In this blog post, I look at one of the possible explanations for this high level of inactivity on the employers' side, namely hiring discrimination....

June 10, 2022 · 6 min · Louis Lippens

The top-ranked selection procedures to hire the best-performing candidate

The holy grail of selection is no longer To hire the top candidate for a job, we require selection procedures that provide us with a sound assessment of who will perform best on the job. Classic examples of selection procedures include resume screening and job interviews – arguably also the most used selection procedures. But what does the outcome of those procedures tell us about the potential of a candidate? In other words, what predictive value do they have concerning the future performance of a candidate in a given job?...

January 16, 2022 · 6 min · Louis Lippens