BESIX Group certified as a Top Employer 2020 in Belgium

5 February 2020

On Tuesday 4 February, BESIX Group was officially certified as a Top Employer 2020 by the Top Employers Institute. Each year, the Top Employers Institute certifies leading employers worldwide that offer excellent working conditions, stimulate and develop talent, and constantly strive to optimise their working environment. BESIX Group is now one of the 73 certified Top Employers companies in Belgium.

With its first participation in the Top Employers audit, BESIX Group thus managed to win this prestigious label. A variety of themes such as Leadership Development, Culture, Learning & Development and Succession Management were assessed on the basis of an in-depth study by the Top Employers Institute. Top Employer-certified organisations do everything they can to guarantee the very best working environment through progressive HR policies in which people are centre-stage.

This label acknowledges the work of recent years and offers strong encouragement to continue in the right direction. It will at the same time give all BESIX employees a boost and increase the group's attractiveness as an employer.

Rik Vandenberghe, CEO of BESIX Group: "Our staff members are at the core of BESIX Group's success. Together with all our employees, we want to create a caring culture, promote development, create opportunities and offer everyone the opportunity to excel. The Top Employer label confirms a strategic pillar of our business strategy: our commitment to providing the best working environment for our current and future employees.”
Geert Aelbrecht, Chief People Officer, BESIX Group: “As BESIX Group, we are proud to rank among Belgium's 73 Top Employers. This label gives a strong signal not only to our own employees, but also to the outside world, in which we are constantly searching for a wide range of profiles. It also confirms our corporate DNA, translated into our "People Strategy", which seeks to focus even more on our employees. Our people have always been important, but over the coming years we want to strengthen this attention to our employees even more. Under the heading "#We care" we are following a path of attention, support and ambition with all colleagues at BESIX Group."
David Plink, CEO of Top Employers Institute: “To be recognised as a Top Employer, an organisation must prove that the implementation of its personnel strategies enriches the working environment of its employees. Certified participants are shining examples of real efforts in the field of HR policy; they are constantly committed to empowering their employees in order to achieve better working environments. Congratulations!"

The HR Best Practices Survey consists of more than 100 questions about 600 people development-related practices, clustered around 10 themes: Talent Strategy, Workforce Planning, Talent Acquisition, On-boarding, Learning & Development, Performance Management, Leadership Development, Career & Succession Management, Compensation & Benefits and Culture.

About Top Employers Institute

Top Employers Institute is the global authority on recognising excellence in people practices. We help to speed up such policies to improve working environments. Through the Top Employers Institute certification programme, participating companies can be validated, certified and recognised as employers of choice. Top Employers Institute was established over 28 years ago and has to date certified more than 1,600 organisations in 119 countries/regions. These certified Top Employers positively impact the lives of more than 6.9 million employees worldwide.

Top Employers Institute. For a better world of work.