HeadFirst Group once again Great Place To Work

For the second year in a row, HeadFirst Group has received Great Place To Work certification. This global authority examines organizations in terms of workplace culture, employee experience and leadership behavior. With a Trust Index of 77 percent, HeadFirst Group meets the criteria for great place to work. Joke de Graaf, Head of HR & Organization, emphasizes, "The certificate is not a goal in itself, but it does confirm that we are a wonderful employer. Even more valuable is the feedback received, which we can work with in the coming year."

Voice of the employee
The leading, international HR tech services provider has once again experienced unprecedented growth over the past year, with as many as 200 new employees and the
recent confirmation of a takeover bid for Impellam Group. Despite this significant growth in size, HeadFirst Group continues to invest in its most important asset: its employees.

For De Graaf, achieving Great Place To Work certification is an important step in understanding how employees perceive the culture built at HeadFirst Group. "I am immensely proud that our efforts to create a safe and trusted work environment, where each person feels at home and valued, have paid off. This is partly due to the fair treatment everyone receives, regardless of factors such as gender, age or origin."

Responsibility and trust
The survey shows that employees consider themselves "full members of the organization. De Graaf explains: "Mutual trust is important to us and we like to give employees the freedom to do their jobs. Making mistakes is allowed and is of course part of the job. That is why 'Learn every day' is one of our core values. It is positive that the numbers show that employees care about each other, are innovative and try to do things in an innovative and better way. That's why we offer the HeadFirst Group Academy, various workshops and trainings, leadership programs and advancement opportunities. Getting a little better every day, both as an organization and as individuals, is what we strive for. With the perfect balance between advanced technology and human interaction always being the starting point."

In addition, employees experience management as approachable and easy to deal with. De Graaf adds, "We take various initiatives to create a pleasant working environment with facilities in our offices. Think of the possibility of hybrid working and flexible working hours, so that everyone can design their own working day. Bottom-up leadership is also part of this. With us, no rigid hierarchy, but rather flexibility in and ownership of one's job."

Festive outlook
This second certification comes as an additional source of motivation not only for past efforts, but also for future endeavors. "Successes, birthdays and anniversaries do not go unnoticed and we like to celebrate together. With regular outings and drinks, we make it a party to work at HeadFirst Group. I look forward to a year in which we can strengthen the foundations we have laid and be consistently recognized as a work environment that is equitable and focused on innovation for everyone involved," concludes De Graaf.

About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work helps organizations create a culture of trust. They do this through the Trust Index™, the employee survey that measures trust, pride and joy. They believe that trust is the basis for better individual performance, team performance and business results. Growth and innovation then follow naturally. The philosophy is based on more than 30 years of experience in 60 different countries.