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  • Blog

    Working as an IT Support Officer: Pascal Verbaere

    In our series 'Pauwels people' we talk with our consultants about life as a consultant, working for Pauwels Consulting and our clients. Today, we give the word to Pascal Verbaere, IT Support & Helpdesk Officer.

  • Blog

    Reboarding your employees and team

    During and after every crisis there is uncertainty and anxiety. Even among your employees or colleagues. Working from home has an impact: limited social contact, little oxytocin (cuddle hormone) to combat stress and creating new habits. That's why reboarding is crucial.

  • Blog

    What's the best way to lead your remote team?

    We all worked massively from home during the corona crisis and now that life is getting back to 'normal', voices are rising to transform the traditional work schedule and provide more time for teleworking.

  • Blog

    Best practices & pitfalls for implementing a data governance program

    Data governance programs must be an integral part of the pharmaceutical quality system and are a fundamental part of the company. What are the pitfalls & best practices from which we can learn?

  • Blog

    Developing a data governance strategy for your company

    A data governance strategy is also sometimes referred to as a data governance framework or program. Data governance provides formal management of records and data throughout the data lifecycle.

  • Blog

    How can a company comply with data integrity guidelines?

    The basic thought is clear: collect, process and store your data in a complete, consistent and accurate manner. That may seem simple, but it is not. Following the ALCOA+ principles or developing a data governance strategy can help.

  • Blog

    Data integrity in the pharmaceutical industry

    Advanced process digitalization, often refered to as Industry 4.0, started a revolution in the pharmaceutical industry. The amount of data circulating has strongly increased in recent years and this trend will continue. The question then arises: what impact does this have on data integrity?

  • Blog

    Mother Rita & daughter Zenzi choose Pauwels Consulting

    In our series 'Pauwels People' we talk with our consultants about life as a consultant, working for Pauwels Consulting and our clients. Today we speak to mother Rita & daughter Zenzi who both work as Life Sciences consultants, a family unique for Pauwels Consulting! Zenzi works at J&J as Microbiology Expert Support and Rita works in Switzerland as Senior Project Manager.

  • Blog

    Working as a Commissioning E&I Engineer

    In our Pauwels People series, we talk to our consultants about their experience as a consultant, working for Pauwels Consulting and their projects. Today, we're talking to Paul Vander Schelden, who worked as a Project Engineer at several companies and was a Commissioning E&I Engineer for Fluxys to help build a tank in the LNG Terminal. Now, Paul is retired and is making the most of his free time!

  • Life Sciences

    How consultants work: plan your future, work to reach your goals

    In our series Pauwels People, our consultants introduce themselves and talk about how they experience working at Pauwels Consulting and with our clients. Today, we are going to get acquainted with Annamaria De Sio, Project Management Expert at Pauwels Consulting. Annamaria joined Pauwels Consulting in January 2016.

  • Blog

    4 sportive tips to be a top-class consultant

    While writing this blog post, my legs are still tingling from the physical endurance at Mallorca. It involved over twenty-five hours of cycling, running and swimming during one single week: this is a holiday as well! Since this year, I am more eager than ever before to realise the most important sportive challenge in my life: the Ironman in Bolton. It got me thinking: how could this affect my career as a consultant?

  • Application tips

    6 tips for a video call job interview

    Make a strong first impression. Preparing for your job interview is essential, but your performance during the interview will determine your chances of success. This article gives you six tips on how to prepare for your video call job interview. Applying for a job by video call is not the same as doing an interview with a person in the same room. Additional factors need to be taken into account to ensure the interview goes well.

  • Blog

    What is AI, Artificial intelligence?

    Artificial intelligence. What is AI? What is the impact of artificial intelligence on business? The impact is significant when it comes to productivity, as it optimises use of time, safety and accuracy.

  • Engineering

    8 benefits of a certified ISO 9001 quality management system

    The introduction of an ISO 9001 quality management system typically gives an organisation more order and structure, which is usually to the benefit of the quality of its products and services.

  • Blog

    Is Industry 4.0 the new OpEx?

    This question will be answered with yes or no depending on where it is asked, more specifically at which company department or hierarchical level it is asked. In any case, Industry 4.0 and Operational Excellence (OpEx) seem to be strongly connected. Read on to find out more.

  • Engineering

    8 challenges quality management professionals face

    Implementing and maintaining a Quality Management System (QMS) can be quite a challenge. It's not always easy to find the information, method, person or time to implement the QMS that best suits your needs.

  • Blog

    Working as a Full Stack Developer - Sam Apostel

    In our series 'Pauwels people' we talk with our people about life as a consultant, their projects and working for Pauwels Consulting & our clients. Today, we're meeting Sam Apostel, Full Stack Developer at Pauwels Consulting & Cock's Vleeswaren. Sam loves extreme sports en would like to start his own business one day!

  • Blog

    Will you join our team as a recruiter?

    Over the last two years, we have grown from 50 to 80 people. Enormous growth, but we are still looking for a recruiter or recruitment consultants to join our team and make our consultants & clients happy!

  • Life Sciences

    Working as a Remediation Consultant: Sophie Clauwers

    In our series Pauwels People, our colleagues introduce themselves and talk about their projects and experiences. Today, we are going to get acquainted with Sofie Clauwers, Remediation Consultant at Pauwels Consulting.

  • Life Sciences

    Dax Lauwers is helping develop an HIV test for the HIV vaccine

    In our series 'Pauwels people' we talk with our consultants about life as a consultant, working for Pauwels Consulting and our clients. Today, we talk to Dax Lauwers, life sciences consultant and R&D scientist at Johnson & Johnson. Over the past few months, he has been involved in the development of an accurate HIV test which would make the approval of the HIV vaccine easier.

  • Engineering

    9 reasons why operational excellence may fail

    Operational Excellence (OpEx) is a popular philosophy among organizations that want to improve and maintain their efficiency. Despite its popularity though it is not easy to give a clear and unique definition of this domain.

  • Engineering

    6 tips for successful Operational Excellence projects

    In this article, we want to go one step further: we will give you 6 tips to increase your chances of success with your next OpEx project. The tips in this article are based on our own experience in Operational Excellence projects in various projects across many industries. We hope that these tips will help you with your next OpEx projects.

  • IT

    Pauwels Consulting continues its expansion in France

    Last year, we opened up our new office in Paris, the third office in France. At the same time, Nicolas Aubert, Business Unit Director France, and Agathe Balland, Talent Acquisition Manager, started their mission. We had a lovely sit down to talk about their ambitions and growth strategy for Pauwels Consulting in France.

  • Blog

    Working in a MSA Technical Compliance team

    In our series ‘Pauwels People’, our colleagues introduce themselves and talk about their projects and experiences. Today, we are going to get acquainted with Tom Van Hees, Senior Consultant Engineering Services at Pauwels Consulting.

  • Consultancy tips

    8 Characteristics of great consultants. Do you have what it takes?

    As a consultant you usually enjoy a varied job and lots of opportunities to quickly expand your knowledge, experience and professional network.

  • Consultancy tips

    The benefits of joining a consulting firm

    You love consulting and others tell you you're good at it. You have lots of knowledge and experience to share, you're a great team player, you're a big help for your client and the people you work with... but you can't market yourself.

  • Consultancy tips

    What is consulting? And what’s in it for you?

    Our recruiters speak with potential new consultants every day. These meetings often bring up similar questions such as "What is consulting?", "Why should I become a consultant?" and "Do you think I would make a good consultant?”

  • Business case

    Operational Excellence at Metaco

    Our Operational Excellence consultant Bilal was given the opportunity at Metaco to analyze the current cost price calculation and formulate a new one taking into account all costs. Furthermore, he had to optimize the working method, the general safety, the storage procedure, the business and production processes. Kris, his senior OpEx colleague, looks back on the project with great satisfaction.

  • Application tips

    The job application process in a nutshell

    Over the past few months, we have shared tips with you to help you find your ideal job and to increase your chances of success in the different phases of your job application.

  • Engineering

    Working as an Automotive Project Manager: Nico Bracke

    This edition of our series “Consultants tell their stories” features Nico Bracke, Senior Automotive Project Manager at Pauwels Consulting. Nico is passionate about cars and he has more than 20 years' experience in the automotive industry. Nico combines his passion with his work. An inspiring story about an enthusiastic colleague!

  • Blog

    A foothold in the Netherlands

    Today it was announced that Pauwels Consulting is including the Dutch Developers.nl in the group. This acquisition follows shortly after those of HCM and AlphaZ, and fits within Pauwels Consulting's ambitious growth strategy in the Netherlands.

  • Consultancy tips

    How to define your dream job in 3 easy steps.

    Are your looking for a job? Or are you looking for a better job? Then why not aim for your dream job? In this article you discover how you can find a job that suits your distinct strengths and ambitions.

  • Life Sciences

    Working as a Project Manager Labs: Joeri Vercammen

    In our series ‘Pauwels People’, our colleagues introduce themselves and their projects. Today, we are going to get acquainted with Joeri Vercammen, Senior Life Sciences Consultant at Pauwels Consulting.

  • Application tips

    3 Questions to prepare for your job interview

    Congratulations! Your resume and motivation letter have resulted in an invitation by a recruiter. You are invited for a job interview! What's next?

  • Application tips

    How to break the ice before a job interview

    “How much does a polar bear weigh? Enough to break the ice!” OK, this is probably not the most original nor the most appropriate icebreaker to use before a job interview. But you get the point, right? Icebreakers can certainly help you relieve tension before a job interview.

  • Business case

    Continuous Integration Continuous Delivery

    Digipolis faced the challenge of designating tasks that require very specific knowledge on CI/CD internally. As CI/CD is not an isolated project but a company wide implementation, they were looking for a partner to support them at peak moments.

  • Blog

    Visiting a job fair is top sports: 9 tips for success!

    Visiting a job fair is top sport. You can visit them 'anonymously' and get few results, but you can also profile yourself and go home with a number of job interviews or job offers.

  • Application tips

    5 Salary negotiations tips for a good start

    An interesting job, a fun work environment, great career opportunities ... These are all features that can make your job attractive. But each month you will have to pay your bills. So at some point, you will need to talk about money.

  • Blog

    Making your dream come true? That's exactly what these brothers from Ghent are doing by racing across the ocean!

    On Thursday 12 December, two brothers from Ghent, Damien (29) and Bernard (27), will set off on the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, a race across the Atlantic in their rowing boat 'The Brothership'. The starting point is La Gomera, one of the Canary Islands, and the finish is 4,800 km away in Antigua, an island in the Caribbean Sea. The duo Atlantic Ocean rowing crossing record is 37 days, a time the ambitious brothers are aiming to beat. Taking part is not enough for them: they want to win and break the record.

  • Blog

    Working as a Senior Project Engineer: Patrik Ingels

    In our series Pauwels People, our colleagues introduce themselves and talk about how they experience working at Pauwels Consulting and with our clients. Today, we are going to get acquainted with Patrik Ingels, Senior Project Engineer at Pauwels Consulting.

  • Blog

    Important differences between ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 9001:2008

    Pauwels Consulting assists companies in Belgium and abroad in setting up and monitoring quality systems and continuously improving business processes. We have a number of experienced ISO 9001 consultants on board to achieve this. Luc Marivoet is one of our quality experts. We interviewed Luc about the publication of the new ISO 9001:2015 standard and the main differences between ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 9001:2008.

  • Consultancy tips

    How do top consultants outperform the competition?

    As in any profession though some people distinguish themselves from the pack. They do even better than the great performers in their field. That's what this article is all about.

  • Blog

    What is Lean? What is TPS?

    On Thursday the back-office team of Pauwels Consulting was introduced to the basics of the Lean methodology in an inspiring workshop. In his workshop, the most important principles of the Toyota Production System (TPS), probably the most renowned systematic implementation of Lean principles were discussed.

  • Application tips

    What (not) to do whilst waiting for a job interview

    Congratulations! You are about to have a job interview and you are ready to make an overwhelming impression. You just passed the reception and you are waiting for the recruiter to show up. What do you do while waiting for your job interview?

  • Application tips

    How to search & apply for a job discretely

    So you are ready for a new job. Maybe you are looking for your first job or a job that will suit you better. What to do now?

  • Engineering

    Working as Engineering Consultant: Luc Marivoet

    At Pauwels Consulting, we are continually looking for motivated consultants who are in a position to bring our clients’ projects to a successful conclusion. As a result, we interview lots of candidates and regularly take on interesting new colleagues. In our series ‘People of Pauwels Consulting’, our colleagues introduce themselves and talk about how they experience working at Pauwels Consulting and with our clients. Today, we are going to get acquainted with Luc Marivoet, Senior Engineering Consultant at Pauwels Consulting. Luc joined Pauwels Consulting in January 2013.

  • Blog

    Working as a Supply Chain Manager - Ann Claus

    In our series ‘Pauwels People’, our colleagues introduce themselves and talk about how they experience working at Pauwels Consulting and with our clients. Today, we are going to get acquainted with Ann Claus, Supply Chain Manager at Pauwels Consulting.

  • Application tips

    First aid after a job interview: reduce stress & get the job

    Phew! Your job interview has come to an end. What a relief! Maybe you are (in)secure, (dis)satisfied or perhaps you have feelings of despair? This is absolutely normal. It is even normal for these feelings to change when mentally reviewing your job interview.

  • Engineering

    Convenient correlation matrix for transition to ISO 9001:2015

    Pauwels Consulting assists companies in setting up and monitoring quality systems and continuously improving business processes. We have a number of experienced ISO 9001 consultants on board to assist companies all over Europe.

  • Blog

    Consultant in the pharmaceutical industry: an enriching experience

    In our series ‘Pauwels People’, our colleagues introduce themselves and talk about their projects and experiences. Today, we are going to get acquainted with Isabelle Gille, consultant in the pharmaceutical sector at Pauwels Consulting.

  • Application tips

    References on your resume: Common sense or nonsense?

    Candidates often wonder whether they should mention references on their resume. The answer is simple. Only mention references when asked for. Otherwise don't.

  • Application tips

    Personal branding: Build your own brand. Now!

    Sixteen years ago LinkedIn did not yet exist. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram neither. Nowadays anyone with a computer and an internet connection can build connections and share information with the entire world. This offers huge opportunities for your future job searches and your career in general.

  • Application tips

    How to choose and use job boards for your job search

    Job boards can be of great help when you are looking for a new job. Job boards allow you to upload your resume so that companies can contact you with interesting opportunities. Evidently, you can use job boards to actively search for jobs as well.

  • Business case

    ESA obtains ISO 9001 certificate with the help of Pauwels Consulting

    Pauwels Consulting started an ISO 9001 quality management project at ESA, the European Society of Anaesthesiology. During the project Luc Marivoet, Senior Quality consultant, advised and supported them with the implementation of a quality management system in order to obtain the ISO 9001 certification.

  • Application tips

    21 ½ tips for written communication during the application process

    Congratulations! You have found a job that fits you like a glove! What now? Everybody is able to write a standard resume, motivation letter and e-mail. But how do you ensure that your application stands out positively with a recruiter?

  • Application tips

    10 Tips for verbal and nonverbal communication in job interviews

    Good preparation for a job interview is half the battle, but your performance during the interview is obviously critical to increase your chances of success. In this article, we will discuss 10 tips for a good job interview. The focus will be on the importance of verbal and nonverbal communication.

  • Engineering

    Pauwels Consulting organizes ISO 9001:2015 workshops for companies

    The goal of this workshop is to help your company’s top management deal efficiently with ISO 9001:2015 and identify and utilize both the risks and the commercial benefits and opportunities.

  • Application tips

    Jay to the Z - What job seekers can learn from Jay-Z

    Jay-Z… one of the most successful rappers in history. His success is phenomenal, but it hasn’t always been like this. Not at all.

  • Application tips

    Creating the perfect elevator pitch: What is your story?

    When somebody asks you what you are doing for a living, what do you say? And suppose you would have 3 sentences to describe yourself, your wishes and ambitions to talk yourself into the company of your dreams. What would this sound like?

  • Application tips

    The benefits of using recruitment agencies for your job search

    Recruitment agencies are increasingly popular. More and more companies are relying on the expertise of a recruitment agency for filling vacant positions and projects. But also more and more candidates are finding their way to these agencies!

  • Blog

    Time management: seven tips for more serenity and efficiency

    Time management... There are already plenty of books, workshops and self-help groups dealing with this issue. Perhaps even too many… Nevertheless, Luc Keppens from T&C managed to provide an unusually interesting, interactive and amusing Pauwels Consulting Academy session on time management.

  • Engineering

    ISO 9001:2015 - a business management tool with focus on quality

    Many people believe ISO 9001:2015 is solely intended to manage the quality management system. However, if you examine the standard requirements, you will be surprised to learn that much more is included than just the responsibilities of the quality department.

  • Blog

    Setting priorities using the ABCDE method

    Do you want to manage and spend your time as efficiently as possible? The only solution is to set priorities. Make sure you use the evening preceding any given working day to prioritise the tasks you have to carry out on the day in question.

  • Application tips

    Body language in a job interview - part 2: extra tips for success!

    In our previous article, we shared advice about body language in job interviews. We described the importance of the first handshake, your overall posture and the movements you make with your head, eyes, arms and hands.n In this article, we share 14 extra tips to control your body language in job interviews. We discuss what to do with your shoulders, torso, back, legs, face and voice.

  • Application tips

    Body language in a job interview - part 1: our tips for success!

    Body language is important. Very important. You can say what you want during a job interview, if your body language tells a different story, you may seem insecure, unreliable or arrogant.

  • Blog

    DevOps as a key component in your business strategy

    Last month we were happy to welcome the attendees of our first seminar in our new Brussels office at Avenue des Arts. The spacious venue, delicious cookies and fresh coffee got us started for a morning full of valuable insights on the technical side of digital transformation.

  • Engineering

    Two ISO 9001 myths we should quickly forget

    Prepare yourself for an excellent implementation of the ISO 9001 norm in your organization by reading our most common myths and misunderstandings surrounding ISO 9001.

  • Life Sciences

    Working as a Records Management Analyst: Tinne Mans

    In our series ‘Pauwels People’, new colleagues introduce themselves and talk about their first few months of working at Pauwels Consulting and our clients. Today, we are going to get acquainted with Tinne Mans. Tinne has been working as a Records Management Analyst at Pauwels Consulting for the past 10 months.

  • Blog

    Pauwels Green Challenge 2019

    June 3, it’s international bike day. We would like to contribute to this sporty concept and thought about a nice initiative that encourages you to go to work green and gets you moving.

  • Application tips

    Want a job interview? Leave a compelling voicemail message!

    No matter how good your resume, your motivation letter, your reputation and your written communication skills may be, good telephone skills are critical for your job search.

  • Application tips

    Tips to complete your LinkedIn profile and get noticed!

    Last week we shared 5 tips to increase your success on LinkedIn. We discussed, among other things, the importance of a complete LinkedIn profile. According to Linkedin, a 100% complete LinkedIn profile makes you 40(!) times more likely to receive opportunities through LinkedIn.

  • Application tips

    Personal branding: 7 tips for recording your voicemail message

    When you are looking for a new job or another professional challenge, your telephone skills or the lack thereof may seriously influence your chances of success. We discuss 7 tips for creating a voicemail message that makes a great first impression and that invites callers to leave a message or call you back.

  • Pauwels Consulting Academy

    Lean Management

    Pauwels Consulting Academy recently organized a lean management workshop to learn about process optimizing.

  • Blog

    Job hopping: is it beneficial or not?

    We once stumbled upon an interesting article in Forbes about "The Pros and Cons of Job Hopping". The article provides a fresh take on the benefits and drawbacks of changing jobs often.

  • Pauwels Consulting Academy

    Networking tips & tricks

    On Thursday, December 6, 2018, Dimitri Verhoye from Smart A’DVice delivered a workshop on networking for the Pauwels Consulting Academy in Antwerp.

  • Engineering

    Pauwels Consulting obtains SCC certificate

    At Pauwels Consulting, we attach great importance to safe working conditions and a safe working environment. To reinforce this commitment, we recently obtained the SCC certification for our business unit engineering.

  • IT

    Pauwels Consulting acquires Akros Solutions

    Ghent, 10 October 2017. Pauwels Consulting, the Belgian engineering, life sciences and IT consultancy company, is proud to announce the acquisition of Akros Solutions, the Belgian IT recruitment and consultancy firm with offices in Brussels.

  • Blog

    The New York City Marathon 2013

    On Sunday, November 3, Bert Pauwels and Niels Declerck ran the legendary marathon of New York. Bert finished in 4h40, Niels finished in 2h50. Two extraordinary achievements! We asked Bert and Niels how they experienced running the largest marathon on earth.