On March 20th Great Place to Work named RSM Norge as one of Norway’s Best Places to Work 2018. Hans Ragnar Berg, Managing Partner in Norway says: “My engaged colleagues are the main reason for why I am looking forward to a new, sufficient and fun day at work every morning. My dream is for everyone in RSM to feel the same way”.
Participating for the first time
The awards in 2018 marked the 15th time Great Place to Work (GPTW) has awarded Norway’s Best Places to work. At first year’s participation, RSM received not only the GTPW certification, but were also included on the list of the Best Places to Work in Norway. Over 200 organisations and their 31.000 employees have been analysed to find which companies came out on top, and RSM received the 11th place in the category 50-199 employees. The areas that distinguishes the best workplaces from the others are; good hiring processes, the opportunity for personal development and a meaning beyond the job.
- The best workplaces have introduction programs and training of new employees, personal and professional development at the workplace, and a clearly communicated goal that makes the workplace more than just a job, says CEO Jannik Krohn Falck, in Great Place to Work. – RSM Norge participated for the first time this year, and not only did they receive a certification, they were also included on the list of Norway’s Best Places to Work. In addition to this, it should be mentioned that they are extremely good at recruiting and hiring new employees, Krohn Falck continues.
The hiring process
RSM’s ability to develop and keep professional and engaged employees is essential to ensure the delivery of good quality.
- We put a lot of work in recruiting and keeping qualified people, and we believe this is essential to succeed in the market, says Øyvind Sæther, Director People & Organization in RSM.
- Our employees are our most important capability. To us it is important to take care of and develop the individual person, and make sure that they each deliver good quality, Sæther continues.
In RSM, recruiting comes down to two areas:
- Take care of every skilled and engaged colleague, so that they every day can come motivated to work to continue being a part of the development of RSM in the future.
- To be an attractive employer in relevant student areas.
- We are glad to announce that RSM as an employer continues to become even more attractive, says Sæther.
This is based on the student election of the country’s most attractive employers in 2017. RSM received a pleasant recognition from the students, and therefore did a record jump from 101st to 24th place at the “Karrierebarometeret”.
- Today’s students are the faces of tomorrow’s business, and this feedback gives us justified optimism and inspiration in the work of further development of RSM, Sæther continues.
The colleagues are the motivation
GPTW’s list over Norway’s Best Places to Work is to honor the organizations that succeed with the fundamental reason for a sustainable organization: the development of a good workplace. GPTW is therefore lifting these organizations forward to inspire others.
To Hans Ragnar Berg, Managing Partner in RSM, the colleagues are the key for development in RSM:
- My engaged colleagues are the main reason for why I am looking forward to a new, sufficient and fun day at work. My dream is for everyone in RSM to feel the same way. In that case, the award from GPTW is a nice recognition to all the great people in RSM, and a verification that we do many positive things. At the same time, this also gives significant motivation to continue the targeted work together with all my colleagues, to make RSM a still attractive workplace.
About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work is a global research- and consulting company that builds, maintains and recognizes the working cultures that have a high trust and performance. Great Place to Work have been a counselor for organizations in both the private and public sector, as well as the voluntary sector, for more than 30 years. In Norway, Great Place to Work has helped the Norwegian organizations for the last 15 years. At the global level, Great Place to Work is working with around 13 000 companies, and has over time collected data and culture assessments from over a 100 million humans around the world.
The requirements for receiving a Great Place to Work certification are:
- Within each of the five dimensions that are measured, 70 % of employees must experience the fulfillment of their expectations related to the factors being measured.
- Fulfill minimum requirements for response rate.
About Norway’s Best Places to Work
Since 1998, Great Place to Work has named the best workplaces in different countries and regions. In 2018, there were more nominees than ever in Norway. Over the past year, Great Place to Work has collaborated with 201 organizations with a total of 31,000 employees.
Through a comprehensive cultural analysis and employee survey, Great Place to Work ranks the best businesses within four categories: more than 500 employees, 200-499 employees, 50-199 employees and 20-50 employees. In this ranking, they focus on the following areas: leadership, trust, credibility, respect, justice, pride and fellowship.
GPTW’s list over Norway’s Best Places to Work is to honor the organizations that succeed with the fundamental reason for a sustainable organization: the development of a good workplace. GPTW is therefore lifting these organizations forward to inspire others. The assessment is based on the data from the employee survey and cultural analysis.
See the list of Norway’s Best Places to Work 2018 here.
Director People & Organisation, RSM Norge AS
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M: +47 91 56 56 99
Jannik Krohn Falck
Managing Partner, Great Place to Work
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T: +47 92 21 27 47