Every year, the search for the Best Workplaces™ is carried out by the Great Place to Work® Institute Belgium in collaboration with Vlerick Business School and media partner Jobat. The results are chiefly based on the opinion of employees at the relevant companies. The research looks at organisations through two different lenses: an employee questionnaire examines how employees experience credibility, respect, pride, honesty and collegiality in their company; whilst an HR questionnaire evaluates the organisation’s human resources policy.
Great places to work are characterised by high levels of trust, combined with meaningful values and impactful leadership. This in turn leads to innovative strength and financial growth. Now more than ever there is a focus on Best Workplaces™ For all™: businesses that build an inclusive and diverse workplace in which everyone can be themselves.
|8||Brusol - EnergyVision|
|1||Bank J. Van Breda & C°|
Dirk Buyens, Professor of Human Resources at Vlerick Business School: “It is ever more important to focus on diversity, equality and inclusion. Increasingly, companies are recognising that an inclusive workforce is a major advantage. And that is the magical thing about these Best Workplaces: they consistently succeed in getting the very best out of their talented staff. Certain companies take account of the talent, background and experience of their staff in a structured way when putting together project teams, or when asking for feedback about business decisions. They have mechanisms available for creating accountability right across the company and they can corroborate their success with regard to impartial recruitment, remuneration, promotion and development and coaching with figures. This year, the Best Workplaces have clearly succeeded in giving highly diverse people the feeling that they play a central role and contribute fully to the business and the company culture.”
Axxes - Special Award for ‘Employee Empowerment’
Best Workplaces are agile organisations, because they create the right framework for flexibility by focusing on people. Axxes empowers its staff to continuously develop themselves and thus creates a framework of trust. Whether this involves digital courses, new projects or teamwork, employees are given the mandate and the choice to create their own learning pathway according to their own needs and interests.
Other nominees: CTG Belgium, Protime
Hilton – Special Award for ‘Diversity, Equity & Inclusion’
Hilton invests heavily in human potential and makes diversity, equality and inclusion a cornerstone of their company culture. Everyone feels at home there, is able to harness their unique talents, can make a contribution, and can achieve their full potential. By putting this at the top of the agenda, companies such as Hilton are open for all and harness the differences between people as their driving force.
Other nominees: Easi, Salesforce
Torfs – Special Award for ‘Corporate Sustainability’
Best Workplaces are determined to build a better future, not only for their shareholders, but also for wider society and the environment. Torfs sets itself the goal of involving all stakeholders in shared and sustainable value creation. In this way they are also a constant source of inspiration for others wishing to go down the same path.
Other nominees: Salesforce, Upgrade Estate