Daoust, 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year
At the end of the competition organized for over 20 years by EY (Ernst & Young) and the newspaper L’Echo, Daoust was elected as 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year, following on from companies such as Pairi Daiza, Noukie’s, Exki, Stûv, IBA, EVS, etc. The Entrepreneur of the Year prize is the highest award for a Belgian company and rewards the company’s growth, innovation and strategic vision. It also highlights the outstanding work done by our employees day after day. Daoust had been a finalist in the competition for the first time in 2011.
A 3rd generation family company with strong values
Founded in 1954 by Albert Daoust, Daoust is Belgium’s most experienced Human Resources Company. Having run the company for over 30 years, Jean-Claude Daoust handed over its management to his son, Giles, in early 2015. The keys to this successful hand-over are a vision of the future, values and continuity, based on two plans: “We Love Solutions” and “Welcome to the Family”.
« We Love Solutions! »
Daoust offers its clients and workers high-quality, flexible, innovative HR solutions. Flexibility and client focus are the watchwords of our sales policy. Our “Quality Ecosystem”, which consists of our internal training department Daoust University and the Daoust Quality department, are dynamic components of the Daoust quality policy and are ISO 9001, VCU and FSE certified. Daoust also pays particular attention to prevention in the field of health and safety.
« Welcome to the Family ! »
We work as a team with a smile, in accordance with our human, societal and environmental values and our support for diversity. We promote a strong family enterprise and entrepreneurship culture and invest in developing our employees. Our Corporate Social Responsibility department (CSR) is highly representative of our values, introducing initiatives such as our Daoust Diversity charter, our Daoust Green environment plan, our social temp agency Exaris, our youth employment show One Job Show and a wide range of partnerships with key players in the employment sector such as Actiris, Forem and VDAB.
Every stage in working life
Daoust accompanies workers at every stage in their working life and companies at every stage in their development. We operate in the main HR sectors through our Temporary worker, Selection, Outplacement, Career Management, Service Voucher and Public Sector departments.
A key partner for Employment in Belgium
Over the years, Daoust has become a key partner in the Employment market and operates in the country’s 3 Regions and 3 languages. As a result of its dynamism and diversification, Daoust has enjoyed double-figure growth over the last few years, doubling in size in 5 years. From a turnover of 10M€ in 1997, Daoust passed the 100M€ mark in 2012, 150M€ in 2015 and is expecting to exceed 200M€ in 2017.
Welcome to the Future!
Since 1954, Daoust has continued to be a pioneer in the various sectors in which it operates. It has introduced a series of technological innovations in the last few years, including the first Paperless Job Centre, the Daoust Matchbox matching software, the wikiD internal knowledge base, and the scalable client extranet Daoust Connect. We work day after day on new innovations to serve our clients and workers.
Daoust in figures
158M€ turnover in 2015.
Over 40 Job Centres and Departments.
Over 250 permanent employees.
Over 5,500 full-time equivalent workers put to work every day.
The 14th biggest employer in the Brussels Capital Region.
Over 20,000 B2B and B2C clients.Over 25,000 different workers put to work every year.
Welcome to Daoust, Welcome to the Family!