Best place to work
Why Upgrade Estate
is a Great Place To Work
As an employer, we can contribute to the well-being of our employees, but we are not responsible for their overall happiness.
And yet... As a growing and dynamic organisation, we strive to ensure that each employee:
- can do what he/she is good at and receives feedback on this, so that he/she can grow further as a professional and as a human being -
- can enter into meaningful relationships with colleagues in a warm, caring and pleasant atmosphere where self-confidence grows -
- is given the necessary space and freedom to work autonomously on the basis of his/her own responsibilities -
- can make a meaningful contribution to the realisation of our mission -
In this way, our corporate culture contributes to the personal happiness and well-being of our fellow employees.
Did you know that we always call our employees 'Co-Creators', because they carry out our mission with a personal commitment.
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A warm onboarding
Each new employee starts with an extensive onboarding process. A personally assigned welcoming coach provides guidance in this intensive process, during which the brand new employee receives a presentation from each department. Co-CEOs Nele & Koenraad also welcome new employees and trainees at a eat & greet where they immerse them in the company culture.
Focus on personal development
Thanks to developing the potential of our employees, we continue to distinguish ourselves as a company. Our coaching style towards employees challenges them so that they maximise their own potential, transcend themselves and are at times surprised by their own achievements. This results in mainly human benefits. Their self-confidence gets a boost because they experience that it is okay to step outside their comfort zone. They develop new skills and talents often emerge spontaneously.
At Upgrade Estate, we never miss an opportunity to celebrate important events and successes with each other in our own 'original way'. This is another area where we continue to set ourselves apart. Our way of celebrating is in line with our corporate culture and values. We always go for a casual and creative concept to surprise our employees and stakeholders. In this way we make sure everyone in our Upgrade family continues to feel good and connected with each other. This "party culture" is traditionally anchored in the company's DNA.
Equality & Respect
Gender equality and respect for diversity and everyone's identity are self-evident to us. Since the very beginning, equality has been an important building block within the company. In 2020, we went a step further by setting up a diversity programme. Since then, a ten-member diversity group has worked on further developing existing initiatives and implementing new ones. Besides our Chief Happiness Officer, we also have a confidential adviser and anonymous hotline for any issues around integrity.