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EASI is Best Workplace Europe 2020

10/09/2020
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Linde Declercq
Corporate Communication

Great Place to Work®, the global authority on workplace culture, ranks EASI 3rd on the list of the 2020 Best Workplaces in Europe. 

This makes EASI the Best Belgian Workplace in all of Europe. For EASI it is a nice improvement, last year in the same category the company was ranked fifth. 

The list publication comes amid the COVID-19 crisis, which has upended daily life and business operations throughout the region. Organizations on the list are leading the way amid the pandemic, demonstrating care for their employees, their customers and their communities during this difficult time.

"The COVID-19 pandemic highlights how critical it is for organizations to establish great workplaces for all employees prior to crises," said Michael C. Bush, Global CEO of Great Place to Work. "The trust, care and agility that are the bedrock of Europe's best workplaces help these organizations, their people and their communities survive and even thrive during periods of significant economic and personal stress."

Values as a strategic and human compass

Jean-François Herremans and Thomas Van Eeckhout, both CEO of EASI are delighted. "We are very honored by this recognition. This is has been an unusual year for everyone. It's incredible to receive this international recognition, but we're humble and thankful for the trust and respect we receive from our employees. We would like to thank our collaborators for their incredible engagement. Being a Best Workplace has allowed us to get through these difficult times without too much of an impact on our business," says Jean-François Herremans, CEO at EASI. 

The company holds a strong set of values that serve as a strategic and human compass for both management and employees. Thomas Van Eeckhout explains: "Our transparent way of communicating, the way our colleagues see the opportunity in every challenge and the strong bond we all share are perfect examples of what got us through these difficult times and what makes EASI a Great Place To Work." 

Interesting statistics

Credibility, Respect, Fairness, Pride, Camaraderie. Employees at EASI give the company particularly high scores on various statements. 

100% of the employees

- agrees with the fact that their management has a clear view of where the organization is going and how to get there
- says that when they take everything into account, they see their own company as a great place to work

99% of the employees

- agrees with the fact that their management genuinely seeks and responds to suggestions and ideas 
- says they have special and unique benefits
- says they are treated as a full member at the organization, regardless of their position

International Recognition 

Great Place to Work analyzed survey results representing over 1.46 million employees in Europe to determine the list. To be considered for the 2020 Best Workplaces List in Europe, companies must appear on one or more of our national lists in the region, which includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.

Great Place to Work’s global research shows that high-trust cultures for all employees are the defining characteristic of great workplaces, but that there are some regional variations. Best Workplaces in Europe stand out for their unusually equitable cultures compared to most of the world. Employees in Europe believe promotions are fair, that there is equal opportunity for special recognition, and that company profits are shared fairly to a degree that is unusual around the world. The Best Workplaces in Europe also distinguish themselves through leaders whose actions match their words and who avoid workplace politics as a way to get things done.

As a result, employees at the Best Workplaces in Europe who feel their employers are committed to fair treatment reciprocate with extra effort and loyalty — fueling greater company performance.

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