The Best Employer title is based solely on the results of employee surveys. The survey results are then analysed in terms of engaging leadership, high performance culture and a reliable employer brand. Colliers International found itself among the winners with an employee engagement level of 70%.

“The Best Employer title is a great honour for us, the more so because it results from the evaluations of the employees themselves. We wanted to create an engaging work environment and we have managed to do so. We have recently implemented a number of new programs that were consulted with our staff at each stage. We have put in place solutions that serve the needs of our employees and are answers to their real needs. A good example are the weekly Brainy Day training sessions, which received an award in the HR Dream Team competition organised by Pracuj.pl,” says Agata Błaszkiewicz, People Services Director at Colliers International.

The awards ceremony took place on 25 October at the Best Employers Gala in Warsaw. The award was received on behalf of Colliers International by Monika Rajska-Wolińska, Managing Partner of the company in Poland, and Agata Błaszkiewicz, People Services Director.

“At Colliers, we have always tried to ensure a friendly atmosphere and good relations with staff, and we have certain principles that help us with this. These are openness, dialogue, respect and cooperation. These principles are put into practice in the company and set the style in which we work. They are part of our DNA. Involving employees in making decisions about aspects of your business has many advantages. Although this approach arouses concerns in many organisations, the Colliers example shows that it is really worth doing. You can spend a lot of time debating what engages employees, but it's easier just to ask them," says Monika Rajska-Wolińska, Managing Partner of Colliers International in Poland.