CompanyMatch Rewind – The Highlights of 2018

Published on 19-12-2018

We have made it to a small tradition to look back at the end of the year in a small blog post. So, also in the end of 2018 we want to take the time to review the past days, weeks and months and share some of our personal highlights with you!

Also in 2018, the subject cultural fit remained on the high up on the agenda of every HR director, employer brand and recruiting manager. That is why, our thirst of knowledge is far from being satisfied and we will keep exploring all areas revolving around cultural fit. In total, we published 49 blog posts on the topics cultural fit, company culture, employer branding and recruitment this year.

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It’s a wrap – The highlights of 2018

CompanyMatch releases two new white paper

This year we did not only release one but two white papers on current topics. The first revolved around the topic ‘Company Culture in a digitalized world’. The HR world is currently undergoing a paradigm shift unlike any other since the Industrial Revolution. Trends such as artificial intelligence, robots, automation and so on beg the question of where corporate culture positions itself within this changing climate. The white paper explores this issue in-depth. Download it here.

The second white paper builds up on the first. As those mentioned forces reshape the HR world as we know it, we need to ‘Redefine leadership and its position within a company’s culture’. In this white paper we focused on the current state of leadership, its future and how it correlates with corporate culture. Furthermore, it discusses the necessary methods that need to be taken in order to integrate a purposeful leadership style. Download it here.

CompanyMatch wins the FD Gazellen Award – for the second time!

We are incredibly proud! CompanyMatch won an FD Gazellen Award for the second time in a row. This makes us 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. The annual FD Gazelle Awards is an initiative of Financieele Dagblad, the leading Dutch financial newspaper. Winning the award was a great reward for all the hard work we put into the company throughout the last two years and an even greater motivation to keep up the work in the

CompanyMatch wint FD Gazellen 2018

Partnerships with FirstBird and eRecruiter

CompanyMatch entered a partnership with Firstbird, the company behind Europe’s leading employee referral program, this year. Together, we will continually pursue our mission of improving the quality of hire by matching the right people with the right jobs within fitting corporate cultures. We believe that employees are a company’s best ambassadors. After all, employees know their company in and out. That is why they can promote it to the right talent. This not only increases the cultural fit of future hires but also decreases your retention rate. It’s been shown that employee referrals save up to €16,000 per hire. On top of that, those new hires perform better due to a good match with the culture of a company. More about how this partnership works can be found here.

Furthermore we entered into a partnership with eRecruiter, a recruitment software company with a leading position in Austria and Germany. As from the beginning of 2019 we will start a mutual project together with Firstbird and eRecruiter combining the added value of all improving the recruitment process of an Austrian corporate.

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Team Outing in Stuttgart

In the middle of May it was finally time for the annual CompanyMatch Team Outings! We spent an eventful weekend in sunny Stuttgart. In addition to highlights, such as the visit to the TV tower and Mercedes-Benz Museum, we spent a day/night on the Wasen – of course in Lederhosen and Dirndl. An unforgettable weekend!

New office in Cologne

As from August 2018 we moved to our new office location in Cologne. A very nice and bright office space at the Riehler Str. 33 and part of the headquarters of Young Capital Germany.

CompanyMatch welcomes new Advisory Board members!

The team of CompanyMatch is very happy to announce the two new members of our advisory board: Dr. Christoph Richter and MSc Matthijs van Etten. 2018 has been marked by many positive events for CompanyMatch – both as a business and a team. We are highly motivated to take on future challenges and spread the message of hiring for Cultural Fit. The advisory board provides the CompanyMatch team with strategic advice and guidance as we grow and expand. Therefore, we are delighted to welcome Dr. Christoph C. Richter and MSc Matthijs van Etten to the team of CompanyMatch. Find out more about our advisory board here.


Launch of CompanyMatch Connect

In 2018 we launched a new plug-in: CompanyMatch Connect. CompanyMatch Connect is a solution for Staffing & Recruiting and the job board industry. CompanyMatch Connect allows third parties to use our match technology within their own platform adding value to the proces of recruitment experience (find out your best match, filter and sort jobs based on your company fit), increase conversion rates and improve quality of hire. We are very happy to have welcomed several new partners like Adecco Group, Unique, Randstad Group and Roularta Media Group.

Hire for Cultural Fit: the proof of the pudding is in the eating

In November 2018 we had the opportunity to present at RecruitmentTech in the Netherlands. Together with one of our clients NN Group we presented a business case about the hiring needs, Employer Brand proposition and the hiring results with CompanyMatch. With solid kpi’s from match to hire we are in the top of their applicant and hiring sources. Have a look at the full presentation (Dutch / English) here.

A year full of events

We actively participated in and sponsored a total of 14 very interesting events varying from HR Failure Night, HRtech, Recruitment Tech, World Employer Branding Day, New Work Xing, TATECH Dublin, Demo Day, Webinars, Corporate Culture Camp, and Zukunft Personal. We thereby traveled to more than 25 cities in Europe by train, metro, car, plane, bike and foot. We can’t wait where 2019 will take us!

The CompanyMatch Team wishes you a merry Christmas and a great start into the New Year! We will be back in 2019!

Do you want to know more about Cultural Fit? Our white paper will give you an extensive insight into corporate culture, cultural fit and employer branding. Simply fill out the attached form to start the download. For free!

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