29th March 2017

Robert Walters and Walters People voted Best Workplaces

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The Robert Walters Group is pleased to announce the inclusion of two of its European offices in Great Place to Work's 2017 list of Best Workplaces. Both Robert Walters and Walters People in the Netherlands and Walters People in France feature on this year’s list. The ranking is compiled based on empirical research done by Great Place to Work. Each year, only the highest-scoring organisations are honoured as Best Workplaces.

Best Workplace - The Netherlands

The list of Great Workplaces in the Netherlands is determined by employee’s answers to a 58-statement questionnaire as well as an evaluation of workplace policy. Only organisations which achieve a high score on both parts of the research are awarded the title, Great Place to Work. Great Place to Work surveys the levels of confidence, pride, and enjoyment within organisations.

Rob Vermaak, Managing Director for Benelux, comments:

"We're very proud of this award, particularly because it's based on an independent and anonymous survey among our own employees. You do have to expose yourself a bit as an organisation, but in return, you get an honest portrayal of which things employees value and which less so.

A few things very clearly rose to the surface: companionship, working hard, celebrating successes together, and being proud of your team. We'd really like to continue innovating, so feedback from our people is essential in knowing where we need to go - so that ten years from now we will still be perceived as one of the best organisations to work for."

Currently, Robert Walters and Walters People employ 125 people in the Netherlands. Vermaak continues:

"Just two years ago, we had only about 75 employees, so we are growing fast. It’s important to make sure that people feel at home quickly and that they also feel themselves heard. We are actively involved with employee satisfaction and this award confirms the positive effect of our policy."

Best Workplace - France

In 2017, and for the second time, Walters People France has been named a Great Place to Work, in the category of companies with 50 to 500 employees.

Alain Mlanao, Managing Director for Walters People France comments:

“We are extremely proud and happy to be part of this ranking for the second time. As a major recruitment firm in France, it is important for us to implement a high-quality work environment. We want to be a model for our clients, who trust us to recruit on their behalf, and for our candidates, who trust us to support them in their job search. We think that a positive work environment is the first step to high quality work, and Great Place to Work credits Walters People France for that.”

About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work partners with many of the most successful and innovative businesses around the world to create, study, and recognise great workplaces. During the course of a typical year, Great Place to Work works with more than 5,500 organisations, representing over 10 million employees. The Best Workplaces lists are published or distributed by market-leading news media around the world, to an audience of more than 25 million readers.

For more information, contact:

Netherlands

Stijn Dissen
Marketing Manager

3rd Floor, WTC, Toren H
Zuidplein 28, Amsterdam
1077 XV
Netherlands

E: stijn.dissen@robertwalters.com
T: +31 20 644 4655

France

Loic Vives
Marketing Executive 

25 rue Balzac
75008 Paris
France

E: loic.vives@walterspeople.com  
T: +33 (0) 1 40 76 05 05