Great place to work

Great Place To Work 2017

We have some really great news to share with you!

Villa Bloom was recently awarded 6th Best Workplace in the Small & Young Enterprises category by the Great Place to Work Institute. As an employer, brand and business, we feel humbled and proud to have achieved such public recognition.

We would like to thank the Villa Bloom team for its ongoing enthusiasm and effort in building the best possible childcare facility.

Everyone at Villa Bloom feels blessed to have the opportunity to work with children. We are proud that parents entrust us with the care of what is most precious to them and will continue to strive to become even better. There are so many fun ideas that we have planned for the future.

Great Place to Work Survey

The Great Place to Work Best Workplaces Programme uses the Trust Index Employee Survey to assess levels of trust, pride and engagement within an organisation. This unique methodology comprises a survey consisting of 58 statements related to five values: credibility, respect, honesty, pride and camaraderie. What makes the methodology so unique is that, in addition to assessing employee engagement, management policies are also evaluated by means of a culture audit. This involves company policies and practices being reviewed and benchmarked against other organisations.

To achieve a position on the Best Workplaces list, an organisation has to successfully meet certain criteria. It must demonstrate that its policies engender trust towards management, while ensuring that employees take pride in their job and have fun with the people they work with. The score on the employee survey (two thirds) and the evaluation of management policies and practices (one third) determine the ranking on the list.

Great Place to Work event

The Great Place to Work event took place on 21 March, where the Best Workplaces for 2017 were announced. Together with 49 other organisations, we celebrated our achievements and shared best practices.

Reactions of the Villa Bloom team

Here are some of the things said by our staff in the survey (quite frankly, it made us blush):

“Villa Bloom is a fantastic place to work and offers many opportunities and chances to grow, develop and learn. I am very thankful for all the training courses I have received, in addition to the feedback and evaluation meetings. I really feel that Villa Bloom has changed me as a person – for the better! I am now more confident, feel happy going to work and I’m connected to my colleagues. There is a genuine family atmosphere among the team members; we all look out and care for each other. I love my workplace!”

“The unique thing about Villa Bloom is the team spirit and teamwork. We always work together. And we always discuss any issues that we have and try to sort them out collaboratively. We have open communication and everybody feels at home here.”

“We are bilingual and work with many different people. We are a strong team and really cooperate and find solutions within the team. That makes Villa Bloom a great place to work.”

“We give something extra in childcare.”