The organisational culture and work atmosphere are shaped by people, but to do this they need to rely on their employer’s assistance and trust. That’s what we focus on in creating a workplace where employees want to be, says Marta Kulik, HR Manager, Newmark Polska.
Delivering conflict-free services for commercial property tenants has always been deeply embedded in our company’s DNA. To do so we draw on the extensive experience of our employees who share the vision created by Piotr Kaszyński. We expect our staff to maintain high ethical standards, to be determined and consistent in what they do and keen to hone their professional skills and competencies. As a result, those joining our organisation very often stay with us longer.
Heads of departments have a lot of freedom to set out both strategies and workplace rules for their teams. They know their employees very well and are aware of their daily challenges and what motivates them to work. One of their key tasks is to lay down transparent promotion criteria that will set out career path milestones and prevent any sense of injustice. As rules vary by department, HR strategies are tailored to tasks carried out by employees of individual teams.
Flexibility is key to employee satisfaction. Newmark Polska is the place to be for proactive and independent people who are skilled in time and priority management. Having mutual trust, they enjoy a lot of freedom. Our advisors frequently work out of the office, but the practice has shown that connecting with others in the office is extremely important as it facilitates insight sharing and motivation of teams, as well as onboarding new employees who are able to draw on the expertise and experience of senior colleagues.
At Newmark Polska, we place a large amount of emphasis on being able to make decisions and respond to changes quickly. After years spent in large corporations, we now realize that multiphase approval procedures and filling in complex documents frequently unnecessarily slow down some projects and may delay a response to ongoing market challenges. We are an international organisation, but what sets us apart from other companies is our ability to quickly take action and decisions locally. Our employees appreciate that our flat corporate structure enables us to respond to our client’s business needs right away and to adapt to evolving circumstances. In addition, having all support teams in Poland has a positive effect on our dynamics and facilitates process management within our company.
The employees of Newmark Polska are goal-oriented – they are trusted by team leaders, so there is no need for any complex reporting system. As our model of operation is based on partnership and insight sharing, each and every employee can count on the support of others. Our Managing Partner is regularly briefed on strategic projects of each team so that team leaders can rely on him at critical moments. We invest the time we save on entering data in Excel in further enhancing our service quality and looking for out-of-the-box solutions to issues reported by our clients.
And finally, I would like to emphasise that a good atmosphere and integration in the workplace are crucial for Newmark Polska. We want our employees to have opportunities to meet both professionally and socially. That’s why we organise teambuilding events such as our recent trip to Barcelona for a football match, quad rides or bonfires. This allows us to build a company that celebrates not only joint successes but also individual passions and the time spent together.