Warsaw, January 30, 2020 – An engaging and friendly working environment and positive feedback from employees have led to Colliers International winning the title ‘Investor in Human Capital’, awarded by the Digital Knowledge Observatory Foundation.
The title ‘Investor in Human Capital’ is awarded based on the results of an employee engagement survey, which examines several areas: the effectiveness of human resources investment with regard to satisfaction, employee engagement, and their propensity to recommend the company as an employer and as a supplier of products or services. In addition to measuring effectiveness, the survey also takes into account employees' opinions on various features of the work environment, such as interpersonal relations and professional development opportunities.
The ratings achieved show whether a company has managed to create a working environment that meets the key needs of its employees - engaging them in tasks and encouraging them to express themselves positively about their workplace.
“The high level of team commitment is a signal for us that we are going in the right direction when it comes to creating a friendly working environment. However, we cannot be complacent. We are constantly expanding our employee development programmes and acquiring new competences together, improving the benefits we offer, raising the standard of the office and implementing many other programmes. We involve employees in all these activities. The aim is not only to create a comfortable workplace, but most of all to create a place that allows us to fulfil ourselves professionally in a good atmosphere and in a committed team”, said Agata Błaszkiewicz, HR Director at Colliers International.
Colliers International attaches great importance to the professional and personal development of its employees, including through proprietary training programs in both the real estate industry and many other areas, such as leadership and soft skills, a healthy lifestyle, raising children and coaching.
The company also places great emphasis on maintaining a balance between employees’ work and private lives. Ten years ago, it introduced flexible working hours. Private health care and Multisport cards are also standard.
For many years, the priority at Colliers has been to develop a pro-family policy. Currently, parents working in the company can count on an additional six days of vacation per child per year. They are also able to bring their children to the office in an emergency situation. In addition, Colliers offers three months of full-time, lower hourly employment for pregnant women.
“One of my main priorities was to create a unique organisational culture that supports employees not only in their daily duties, but much more broadly. A company that puts people at the centre of its activities not only cares about their well-being, but also about their development. It tries to inspire them, broaden their horizons, gives them a lot of freedom in action, and treats employees as partners. This is the company I wanted to create, and the results of the engagement survey show that employees like this approach. With the new year we will continue the friendly employer policy with even greater enthusiasm”, said Monika Rajska-Wolińska, managing partner of Colliers International in Poland.