According to the Best Place to Work survey in Norway, Basefarm reached 10th place in the category 200-499 employees.
– It means that we have succeeded in dealing with the company’s most important asset; our employees, says CEO Fredrik Ohlsen.
The Great Place to Work is based On two parts; the employee survey Trust Index and the Culture Audit survey. Apart from the fact that it is important for us to be ranked one of Norway’s best workplaces in 2017, the survey creates the opportunity for Basefarm to use the result analysis for benchmarking on a series of criteria in relation to other companies of the same segment and size.
Ohlsen with his 22 years of management experience has taken over the management in Basefarm from founder Grethe Viksaas. He stressed that it is essential for a knowledge-based company to put employees first and foremost, and he believes strongly in an open door policy which every day leads to spontaneous meetings with the employees.
– It’s great to be ranked among the top ten in our category and in this way receiving external benchmarking and inspiration, and it is an important tool to position ourselves as an attractive employer in a market where competition for the best brains is great. To further strengthen our organisation, he says, we are actively moving HR from a staff function to being a business partner for the organisation.
The Great Place to Work survey has been developed based on experience in 60 countries. It is conducted annually and on an anonymous basis gathers data from over 13 million employees. In 2017, 28.000 employees in 191 Norwegian companies took part in the survey.
Basefarm was also among Norway’s top ten best places to work in 2016.