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Colliers International named ‘Investor in Human Capital’

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.


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Monika Rajska-Wolinska

Managing Partner | Poland

Warsaw

As Managing Partner of Colliers International in Poland, Monika is responsible for all strategic and operational activities of the company. She has over 20 years of experience in the real estate sector and is  a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the CEO Round Table, Young Presidents' Organization and Women Leadership in Business Foundation. Monika is a licensed property manager passionate about real estate and delivering tailor made solutions. In April 2015, Monika was named Professional of the Year in the prestigious CEE Quality Awards organised in cooperation with the Financial Times. Monika is one of the twelve members of the Colliers EMEA Board, which sets the direction of the company’s development in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Monika graduated from the Sheffield Hallam University, Faculty of Development and Society, and holds an MBA from The Polish Open University affiliated with Oxford Brookes in London. She is a local patriot promoting Poland among foreign investors and tenants. A real fan of innovative, out-of-the-box solutions taking business to the next level of development.

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Agata Blaszkiewicz

Senior Director

Warsaw

Agata Błaszkiewicz dołączyła do Colliers International w 2007 roku na stanowisku HR Manager, a od  stycznia 2014 pełni funkcję Dyrektora ds. HR. Jest odpowiedzialna za politykę kadrową firmy, w tym m.in.: rekrutację i selekcję, szkolenia
i rozwój pracowników, zarządzanie wynikami i inne zagadnienia z obszaru zarządzania zasobami ludzkimi.
W 2017 r. zespół HR pod przewodnictwem Agaty został wyróżniony tytułem HR Dream Team w konkursie Grupy Pracuj w kategorii „Rozwój talentów w organizacji” za cykl cotygodniowych szkoleń dla pracowników pt. Brainy Day. Agata chętnie dzieli się wiedzą z zakresu HR podczas konferencji i warsztatów oraz poprzez komentarze eksperckie i wpisy na blogu najem.ca. W sposób szczególny dba o jakość procesu rekrutacyjnego - w 2014 r. firma przystąpiła do koalicji Przyjazna Rekrutacja zrzeszającej firmy stosujące najwyższe standardy w rekrutacji. Agata jest absolwentką Szkoły Głównej Handlowej w Warszawie na kierunku Zarządzanie i Marketing ze specjalizacją w Zarządzaniu Zasobami Ludzkimi.

EN: Agata Błaszkiewicz joined Colliers International Poland in June 2007 on HR Manager position and in January 2014 she was promoted to People Services Director position. Agata is responsible for personnel policy in all HR areas, i.a.: recruitment and selection, training and development, performance management and other fields related to HR. In 2017 Colliers HR team leaded by Agata was awarded Special Prize in the HR Dream Team competition in  category: Talents Development for the project Brainy Days, which is a weekly training series for employees. Agata  is willing to share HR knowledge during conferences and workshops, and through expert comments and blog posts on blog najem.ca. She pays special attention to recruitment good practices - in 2014 Colliers Poland joined "Koalicja Przyjazna Rekrutacja"  associating companies with best recruitment standards.

She is a graduate of Warsaw School of Economics, with major Management and Marketing, where she specialized in human resources management. Previously, for 1.5 years, she worked as an Administrative Assistant in Quinlan Private Golub Poland. 

 

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