Latin American information technology firm Belatrix Software has been recognized as the 4th best place to work in Argentina in the Great Place to Work awards, while U.S. tech giant Google took 1st place.
A total of 16 winners were announced following a survey of 75,000 employees from 118 organizations across the country.
For Belatrix, this is the second award in the space of a week after it won the Exporter of the Year award in Mendoza. Last year, the company also won a Great Place to Work award in Peru.
Great Place to Work said that it took into account many characteristics for the award, including employee mentoring programs, work culture, freedom for employees to communicate with each other, and celebration of events such as carnival and Halloween.
“Creating a great workplace culture is important to us,” stated Belatrix in a blog post, also mentioning that, due to a shortage in tech talent, it is important for the firm to create an environment where employees can learn and build long-term careers.
“Employees at Belatrix really feel that empowerment, excellence, and teamwork are not just a few words written on a wall, but principles that motivate their day-to-day work,” Fernando Gonzalez Aguirre, Marketing Director for Belatrix, told Nearshore Americas.
Belatrix has greatly invested in making sure that every employee feels a sense of belonging. From providing skills training, to offering perks for developing a healthy lifestyle, the software firm has long been focusing on motivating employees.
Every year, it organizes an event called Intercultural Exchange, wherein the company’s employees in different countries discuss with their foreign colleagues about the work culture in their respective country.
Belatrix is one of the fastest growing IT firms in Latin America. The company is expecting its revenue to increase 35% this year and is planning to expand operations in Peru and Colombia.
According to the Great Place to Work, there has been a significant change in Argentina in terms of workplace culture. Some firms, it stated, provide travel leave and paid maternity leave in addition to reimbursing the childcare expenses of their employees. More than anything else, the remote working culture is also on the rise in Argentina.