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Due to the widespread outbreak of the coronavirus COVID-19 many people around the world are insecure about their own health and that of their loved ones, as well as about their jobs. That is why it’s more important than ever for employers to create a working environment in which people feel safe and cared for. Being a good employer is a cornerstone of RGF Staffing’s strategy and day-to-day business, so we were proud to learn that four of our companies in Belgium have been recognized as a ‘Great Place to Work’.

Start People Best Employer in Belgium

Start People Belgium Best Place To Work 2020Four of our organizations in Belgium were recognized as ‘Great Place To Work 2019’ by Europe’s Best Place to Work® Institute. In the category ‘Companies with more than 500 employees’ Start People finished first, after
5 consecutive top-10 rankings. Ann Martens, General Manager Start People Belgium: “I’m extremely proud and honored that our employees voted Start People as the number
1 Best Workplace in Belgium!"

"Our permanent focus on transparent communication has certainly paid off. We encourage all our employees to express themselves in any way possible. We also involve them in important decisions. The combination of our hands on result driven mentality and the celebration of large and small company successes is our secret to a great company culture.” 

Bright Plus awarded for the eighth time 

Bright Plus Belgium Grate Place To Work 2020

Bright Plus was named one of the best workplaces in Belgium by the Great Place to Work Institute ending up in fifth place. This honor has now been awarded to them eight times. Linda Cappelle, General Manager
Bright Plus: “We’re honored to have received this recognition for the eight time because especially in times like these, it is important
to take care of one another and to be there
for our employees. In that lies the strength of Bright Plus: our employees make all the difference. They are the ‘Plus’ in Bright Plus. We empower them and give them the opportunity to shape their own future. By encouraging each and every one of them to show initiative and intrapreneurship, we enable all our colleagues to contribute to a better working environment.”

Unique Belgium and Solvus

Unique Belgium renewed their Great Place To Work certificate for the 3rd year in a row. Solvus is certified for the fourth time. Katty Scheerlinck, Country Director USG People Belgium: “We are very excited and proud that all four of our companies in Belgium have been recognized as a Great Place to Work. Every day, our colleagues and management teams invest in an inspiring workplace, where people are encouraged to create their opportunities for development. In these tough times, connectivity is even more important for all our people. Obviously we fully comply with privacy regulations, but within those boundaries we’re doing everything we can to stay in touch and cultivate strong connections with our employees, clients and candidates.”

Rob Zandbergen, CEO RGF Staffing: “Especially in these difficult times it is more important than ever to be a great place to work and to take care of each other. I would like to thank all our employees for their dedication and hard work and for the wonderful recognition they have given us as an employer.”

How the list is compiled

The list of best employers is compiled annually by the Great Place To Work® Institute based on an in-depth analysis of the corporate culture and the level of trust between employer and employees. Two-thirds of the overall score is determined by the staff while one-third is based on a detailed analysis of the HR policy and corporate culture by the Great Place To Work® Institute.

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Four of our organisations in Belgium have been recognized as ‘Great Place To Work 2019’ by Europe’s Best Place to Work® Institute.

In the category Companies with fewer than 500 employees Secretary Plus finished third. Unique and Solvus were also certified in this category. Start People ended fifth in the category ‘companies with more than 500 employees’.

‘An extra boost'

Solvus, Unique, Start People and Secretary Plus are all part of USG People Belgium, subsidiary to Recruit Global Staffing. Katty Scheerlinck, Country director of USG People Belgium: “I’m very proud of my colleagues and our organisation. More importantly for me, this recognition is based on how our colleagues experience our initiatives to create a great workplace in practice. Our focal point is on being a place where management is trusted and employees are proud of what they do and enjoy being with their colleagues. Their appreciation provides an extra boost to continue along the chosen path.”

Our people are the key drivers

Rob Zandbergen, CEO of Recruit Global Staffing: “I’m very happy to see that our operating companies’ continuous efforts to be an attractive employer are effective and appreciated by our employees. After all, our people are the key drivers of our success.”

How the list is compiled

The list of best employers is compiled annually by the Great Place To Work® Institute based on an in-depth analysis of the corporate culture and the level of trust between employer and employees. Two-thirds of the overall score is determined by the staff while one-third is based on a detailed analysis of the HR policy and corporate culture by the Great Place To Work® Institute.

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A healthy mind in a healthy body!

USG People Belgium not only makes sure that the employees are doing well, but takes care of others too. In October, employees of Start People, Unique, USG Professionals, Secretary Plus and Solvus embarked on a walk for charity, which will total 40,000 kilometres by the end of the year. A walk around the earth, basically!

Walking keeps you fit, but obviously that is not the only reason USG People Belgium is doing this. As a company we feel it’s important to make a meaningful contribution to society. The walking project is an excellent way to combine exercise with charity.

10,000 euros to Alzheimer's research

If we manage to reach the 40,000 kilometres together, USG People Belgium will donate 10,000 euros to 'Stichting Alzheimer Onderzoek' (Alzheimer’s Research Foundation) during the ‘Warmste Week Music for Life’, an annual fundraiser in Belgium. 

Alzheimer’s Research Foundation is the only foundation in Belgium that focuses specifically on funding scientific research into Alzheimer’s disease and other brain disorders.

Young dementia

In general, people think about dementia and Alzheimer’s as diseases that only affect the elderly. Recently, however, more attention has been paid to Alzheimer's among young people, with dementia occurring before the age of 65 and often as young as 50. The problems in this age bracket are often very different from those of the very elderly.

Young dementia attacks people in the prime of their lives. As they face loss of memory, as well as of the ability to plan, organize and assess, their professional and private lives are greatly affected.

As a company we feel it’s important to make a meaningful contribution to society
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