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Aegon Group and AAM: A bit of everything

November 23 2023

This message focuses on the move to Schiphol, 3e quarterly figures, periodic consultations, works council, tips on dealing with work stress and preparation for the annual interview cycle.

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Move

The employees of Aegon Group and Asset Management will move together to one building at Schiphol WTC in early 2025. What does this mean for you? Are you experiencing a reduction in your travel time or an increase? Are you okay with leaving the building on Aegonplein or do you still have sentimental feelings about it? But it can also all be a far-fetched show.

Q3 2023

Aegon Group has published its third quarter results and provided an update on its strategy and supervision. See above Aegon's trading update for third quarter 2023 | Aegon Group Corporate Website | Aegon. Investors and advisors are positive, but we are curious about what you get out of this for your work and future expectations?

Periodic consultations 

On Thursday, November 30, there would be a first periodic consultation between HR AEN and the trade unions. Due to private circumstances, HR director Rebekka Tijsterman has informed us that they want to move this meeting. This means that this consultation will not take place until January or February 2024. So to be continued later.

Introduction to Works Councils

On November 3, 2023, I met a number of Works Council representatives from CC, GTS and AAM. It takes some searching now that there is no longer permanent consultation between trade unions and the COR. It was a pleasant conversation in which we discussed the working methods of trade unions, cooperation between works councils and trade unions, employment conditions and mutual expectations.

Work stress

In the Netherlands, 1,3 million workers suffer from burnout complaints and long-term absenteeism. More than 30% of employees drop out due to stress. The biggest causes are psychological complaints. High time for some tips against (work) stress that you can work on yourself:

  • Do a breathing exercise. Within a few minutes it regulates your nervous system and you will notice a difference. Exercises can be found on YouTube and/or Spotify.
  • Go for a walk during your lunch break. Because you walk outdoors, your brain receives an impulse that inhibits the negative mood in your brain. In addition, walking is healthy for you for many other reasons.
  • Nutrition matters a lot because your intestines are not called your second brain for nothing. Among other things, they produce dopamine, also known as happiness hormones. These in turn influence your mood, memory and focus. Therefore, avoid too much coffee, sugars and alcohol, but above all eat more vegetables and continue to drink plenty of water.
  • Positive thoughts lead to less stress. Take a moment to reflect on the past week. What went well? What successes have been achieved? What are you grateful for? Pay attention to it.

You can also talk to your colleagues and manager during work meetings and/or get in touch with employee participation and/or with HR. Don't get stuck with it!

Assessment and planning conversations

By the end of the year, employers and employees are preparing to look back on 2023 and look ahead to 2024. Before the assessment interview, De Unie have listed a few things for you. See above https://www.unie.nl/jouw-werk-en-inkomen/beoordelingsgesprek-waar-moet-je-op-letten. After the assessment meeting, the planning meeting follows. We also have a few tips that you can use in preparation. Read there here Learn more about it and benefit from it!

Contact

If you have a question or comment about this message, you can email the representative Emanuel Geurts about this via emanuel.geurts@unie.nl and/or by telephone at 06-5252 2074. If you have another question or need personal advice, please contact our Service Center at sc@unie.nl or by phone on 0345-851 963. We are happy to advise you!

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