Best Places Where to Work in the Netherlands

BY - Erik Van Riet

According to the IMF, the GDP of the Netherlands is 1.8%. The economy is growing more quickly than in previous years and unemployment is lower than in other European countries. At Great Place to Work®, this year we have seen an increase in the number of companies participating in our study. Our institute aims to highlight companies with good human resources management practices. In 2014, 112 organizations took part and 47 have been included on the list. It was the largest Best Workplaces list from Great Place to Work® Netherlands in our history. So, that means companies are focusing on the future and are really taking their employees into consideration. Thus, in 2014 we have decided to give three special awards to companies excellent best practices in the areas of innovative hiring practices, community involvement and culture of fun. For example, some companies celebrate important moments (birthdays with a song and a gift, a new hiring, Christmas). They consider it to be motivational, to increase energy and to show their appreciation of their employees. Next year (in March 2015) we will dedicate our special awards to three important areas. Our mission at the institute is to create a better society by helping organizations in their development to become great workplaces. We really want to share this mission with all companies. We share the stories of the Best Workplaces to inspire and to acknowledge them as great workplaces.

2014 Best Workplaces in the Netherlands

Large & Multinational Companies
1. SAS Nederland
2. Microsoft
3. Novo Nordisk BV
4. Cito Benelux BV
5. McDonald’s Nederland BV
6. Call2
7. Hilti Nederland BV
8. Kindergarden
9. NetApp
10. Adecco
11. DELA
12. Nationale Postcode Loterij
13. CSU Total Care
14. Medtronic
15. EMC
16. KPN Consulting
17. QNH Consulting BV
18. Creyf’s
19. AbbVie
20. Ajilon
21. Gemeente Hoorn
22. Monsanto
23. Hobij Experts in European Workforce
24. Vaillant Group Netherlands BV
Medium-sized Enterprises
1. ORMIT
2. ICM Opleidingen & Trainingen
3. Incentro
4. SecureLink
5. Tam Tam
6. Diageo
7. Festo BV
8. Sysmex
9. A.S.R. Vastgoed Ontwikkeling
10. Vermilion Oil & Gas Netherlands BV
11. Primagaz Nederland BV
12. Webasto
13. EBN BV
14. Secretary Plus
Small & Young Enterprises
1. Tony’s Chocolonely
2. Het PR Bureau
3. Young Colfield
4. Motion10
5. Intermax Hosting
6. USG Finance Professionals
7. Meda Pharma
8. USG Legal Professionals
9. USG Marketing, Communication & Sales Professionals

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Published in the hard-copy of Work Style Magazine, Fall 2014