Published on 15-11-2018
On the 13th of November it was finally time: The CompanyMatch team received the Dutch FD Gazellen Award – for the second time in a row! We are extremely happy to share some insights into the award ceremony and the FD Gazellen Award with you today.
FD Gazellen 2018: War for Talents constraints economic growth
CompanyMatch wins the FD Gazellen Award for the second time in a row. This makes CompanyMatch one of the fastest growing companies in the Netherlands in the category €250,000 to €2,000,000 with a minimum growth of 20% over the last three years. Even though the FD (Dutch Financial Daily) has once again tightened the criteria for this year’s awards: the minimum revenue to qualify for participation rose to €250,000, and the employee growth and profit margin share now total of two-thirds in the final assessment.
CompanyMatch wins the FD Gazelle Award 2018
The award ceremony of the FD Gazellen Award took place at the Orpheus Theater in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. The central and recurring theme among all entrepreneurs was the current situation on the labor market and the constrained economic growth due to the lack of skilled workers and the ongoing “war for talents”. Finding the right talent is getting harder and harder! This was a good starting point for interesting conversations with other ‘Gazelles’ for the rest of the evening. We had some great conversations with fellow entrepreneurs and got some insights into how other industries tackle the challenge.
FD Gazellen Award Facts
Here are some interesting facts about the Gazelles and the FD Gazellen Award in 2018:
- In the province of Utrecht, 55 companies were awarded an FD Gazellen Award
- There was a total of 680 Gazelles in 2018
- The total turnover of all Gazelles in 2017 is 9.7 billion euros
- The Gazelles together employ 39,000 people
- The average revenue growth over 2015-2018 is 108%
- Gazelles expect a total growth of 34% in 2018
We can not thank all our customers, partners and relationships enough. Without you none of this would not have been possible! But we are far from being done: CompanyMatch continuously seeks to match as many job seekers with their ideal employer on the basis of Cultural Fit as possible. As of today, more than 500 employers are registered with CompanyMatch.me – and we hope many more will follow.
Do you also want to help your company attract talent based on your unique, strong corporate culture? Then stop wasting time and #hireforculturalfit!