For the second year in a row B3 Consulting Group has been recognised as one of Europe’s best workplaces by Great Place to Work (GPTW) in its Best Large Workplaces in Europe category. GPTW has surveyed over one million employees in more than 3,000 companies in Europe on the most important factors that create workplaces. The results are being published today, 21 September.
“We’re incredibly proud and delighted to have received this recognition,” says B3 Consulting Group’s CEO Sven Uthorn. “In April we were named Sweden’s second best place to work. So also being acknowledged as one of Europe’s best workplaces is fantastic!”
Each year, GPTW identifies and publishes a list of Europe’s best workplaces. The list assigns companies to four size categories: Small (20-49 employees), Medium (50-499 employees), Large (500+ employees) and multinational. B3 is one of 30 organisations on the Large Workplaces in Europe list. GPTW has analysed survey results from 1.5 million employees at more than 3,000 organisations across 19 European countries.
The results are based on an in-depth analysis of employees’ confidential responses in the Trust Index, a survey in which 94% of B3’s employees said that B3 is a very good place to work. Alongside this, B3 has also carried out a culture audit, involving a comprehensive review of how the company works to continuously develop its operations, improve conditions for its employees and reinforce its corporate culture.
“As a consultancy company, it’s essential that our employees enjoy their work and develop in their roles,” adds Sven. “We are constantly striving to be the best company for consultants within IT, digitalisation and management, and this involves creating opportunities together with our clients and our employees. Receiving this recognition in the face of tough competition from so many other outstanding organisations is proof that we have succeeded in achieving our ambitious goal.”
In April 2020, B3 Consulting Group was named Sweden’s second best place to work. B3 also came fourth in 2017 and third in 2016 in the category of large Swedish workplaces with more than 250 employees.
To be included on the Best Workplaces in Europe 2020 list, organisations must be on one or more of GPTW’s national lists for the region, which includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the UK.
Great Place to Work’s global research shows that high-trust cultures for all employees are the defining characteristic of great workplaces, but that there are some regional variations. Best Workplaces in Europe stand out for their unusually equitable cultures compared to most of the world. Employees in Europe believe promotions are fair, that there is equal opportunity for special recognition, and that company profits are shared fairly to a degree that is unusual around the world. The Best Workplaces in Europe also distinguish themselves through leaders whose actions match their words and who avoid workplace politics as a way to get things done.