SAS Belgium is No 2
For the past five years, SAS Belgium has been ranked either No. 1 or No. 2 on the Best Workplaces in Belgium list, which is created by the Great Place to Work® Institute. This year, No. 1 went to AE Architects.
"With the regularity of a metronome, SAS Belgium oscillates between first and second place," said Patrick Van Deven, Country Manager for SAS Belgium and Luxembourg.
From the country manager perspective, the challenge in such a contest is to find the balance between a culture of care and performance, says Deven. "We treat our people the best we can, and we have challenging targets," he said. "We include everyone, and we operate in a rough competitive market. It is not one or the other, it is and/and. What makes me proud is when we succeed in combining apparently conflicting interests to come out as true leaders in our market, and a great employer."
In a note to SAS Belgium employees announcing the ranking, Human Resources Manager Els Brusselmans said that everyone has a reason to be proud. "We all play an important role in realizing this great place to work."
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