We’re delighted to let you know that for the very first time we were ranked in the European edition of the Great Place To Work contest. What’s even more exciting is that in our debut entry, we got the individual award for ranking in the top 50 small and mid-size companies in Europe.
Here’s what this award actually means for us:
You may remember that not too long ago we celebrated the award for #1 Great Place To Work in Poland for companies of up to 500 employees.
On Thursday 8th June, Magdalena Kopyściańska, our HR People Development Leader, went to Paris to receive the individual award for Objectivity in the small and mid-size category at a special ceremony for the Great Place To Work (GPTW) in Europe 2017 contest.
“I’m so proud of the business we’re building and our amazing culture” said Magda. “Everyone in our team, from the owners to our newest recruit, knows the part they have to play and we all work really hard to make us even stronger!”
According to the GPTW Institute’s Trust Index, there are five dimensions that constitute “trust” and, at the same time, make a company a great place to work, including credibility, respect, fairness, pride, and camaraderie. Employees rate their workplaces in these fields based on a 20-minute questionnaire.
For example, credibility is established when the management is approachable and easy to talk with. Respect means that the management shows appreciation for good work and extra effort. Pride relates to a workplace where employees believe their work is not ‘just a job’ but it has a special meaning.
There’s a lot we can tell you about how our company culture builds trust but why not give just a few examples!
First of all, we have the Gold Cards which symbolize the time that any employee may spend on educating themselves during work hours. The Knowledge Portal is a virtual hub which helps us identify who in the company is the most proficient in any given area. And there’s also the famous feedback culture which helps us keep the atmosphere clear of misunderstandings by openly discussing all problems and concerns.
Last but not least, there’s also the world-famous, personalized Welcome Pack which is a tremendous help in terms of onboarding new hires.
The larger you get, the harder it is to maintain a stellar company culture where employees feel their voice is actually heard, and the friendly atmosphere is still valued, even though there may be too many people to remember everyone’s first name.
Therefore, it makes us especially proud that with over 500 people on board we are still able to maintain this unique atmosphere that we all enjoy so much.
It was your voice, after all, that helped us climb so high in the European edition of the GPTW contest this year. Many thanks to everyone!