Elbrich Batstra chosen as HR Director 2016 by general public


Hoofddorp - Elbrich Batstra, HR Director at YoungCapital, has been chosen by the Dutch general public as HR Director of the year. Batstra received the people’s prize during the HRtop100 awards, last Thursday. The public hailed her personal and innovative vision on HR, with a focus on people and a healthy dose of entrepreneurship.

Healthy growth while retaining culture
The main HR challenge that Batstra experiences at YoungCapital is to grow in a healthy and qualitative way. The market leader in recruitment of young talent has been experiencing a growth spurt over the past few years, both in the Netherlands and abroad. In two years, YoungCapital grew from 200 to 600 employees. "Major growth always changes the culture of a company, we are led to believe. This should not and will not happen within YoungCapital. Our culture, that is our people, is our most important capital," Batstra says. According to her, that's what it's all about at YoungCapital; happy, healthy and connected people. “In order to maintain our DNA, we focus heavily on progressive testing tools that safeguard our growth and particularly the quality of that growth.”

About the HRtop100

The HRtop100 provides a platform for HR leaders in the Netherlands. Who's who at the top of HR and what is their vision? Once a year, the HR leaders meet and the prize for the best HR vision of the year is awarded. HR Directors from throughout the Netherlands have been nominated for the award, followed by in-depth interviews with all of the contestants. A total of 101 candidates made it through to the public voting round, during which more than 3,200 votes were cast.

About YoungCapital
YoungCapital believes in the power of young people. As digital natives, they drive innovation within organisations. The recruitment specialist, with 35 locations in the Netherlands and Germany, views young people as the growth capital every company needs. YoungCapital does its utmost to bring out the best in young people and companies. So they can continue to stimulate each other to grow.

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