Schoenen Torfs, the shoe-shop chain active all over Flanders, has once again been voted the best employer – this time in the whole of Europe.
The chain is managed by the founder, Wouter Torfs, who with members of his family plays an active role in running the stores, getting to know staff and their local markets and making such an impression that they have voted the company among the top three employers year after year – and in first place more often than not.
In the European rankings, the company came second for the past four years in the category of companies with more than 500 employees. This year they finally achieved first place. In March, they also took first place in the Belgian rankings in the same category, for the sixth time. The awards are given by the Great Place to Work Institute, in conjunction with Vlerick Business School and Jobat magazine. Accent Jobs came second, and McDonald’s third, repeating the rankings of 2018.
This week, 125 of the winners of best employer awards from 19 European countries competed in Stockholm for the title of titles.
CEO Wouter Torfs expressed his satisfaction at the award. “In the midst of the digital revolution, the need for humanity and authenticity is becoming greater,” he said in a statement. “Winning the European title is the icing on the cake”.