The Human Resources department is in charge of good communication and work transparency in order to prevent any conflict between members; in case of altercation, the department ensures mediation bewteen heads of departments, its members and the rest of the association. The department is particularly active during recruitment phases.
In addition, its members are sometimes recquired to support the development of new departments and the opening of a new section within another university.
The Human Resources department acts in a diplomatic way; it requires, among other traits, respect, patience and discipline, which are useful competences for mediation. Furthermore, working for this department demands constant work and a good knowledge of the assocation’s members.
A word from Alan Genier, Head of Department:
“Born into a multicultural family, with an Indo-Mauritian mother and a Swiss father, I have been in touch with different cultures and communities since my childhood. My upbringing allowed me to develop my empathy and benevolence. After some years working in the insurance field, Political Science is what my mind focused on. Although the professional world remains very interesting on many levels, I felt a strong need to widen my knowledge.
Thanks to my atypical but qualitative profile, I have been co-chief of the Human Resources Department since September 2021. I look forward to finding new perspectives in this association and I will put all of my energy towards facing this new challenge.”
“Proud child of Africa, I just started my Master’s Degree in African Studies. Having first completed a degree in International Relations in Flanders Capital and having lived in 6 different countries until today, my involvement in the SDSA made sense right away given that I grew up in diplomacy and in a multicultural environment. I immediately showed interest in Human Resources because we play a major role within the association. More than recruiting talents, we maintain contact with all the branches, and we provide a form of diplomacy between members.”