Recognize and reward

VU Amsterdam is working on a new system to recognize and reward academics across the full spectrum of their work

VU Amsterdam is working on a new system to recognize and reward academics across the full spectrum of their work

A new system of recognition and rewards

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"The current way of recognizing and rewarding is heavily based on competition."

“The current way of recognizing and rewarding is heavily based on competition.” Every academic has his or her own research project and tries to achieve as much as possible. This goes hand in hand with the idea that you are one another’s competitors and therefore also creates an atmosphere of winners and losers. For example, people who perform well and have excellent educational achievements and do interesting research, but just don’t acquire a grant, can feel like they’re missing the boat.

Kristine Steenbergh

Kristine Steenbergh on recognition and rewards

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Recognition and rewards within VU

VU Amsterdam aspires to a new system of recognition and rewards for academic staff. What will this require from HR advisers?

Marjolein Vloothuis and Jan Thomas Cremer exchange ideas.

Marjolein Vloothuis Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences

Jan Thomas Cremer Faculty of Law