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Work Service thanks its hundreds of customers and our thousands of employees for helping us earn our hard-won position of Poland’s preeminent HR company. We are grateful of the many prestigious distinctions awarded Work Service during our first decade of providing people powered solutions on behalf of leading companies in Poland and the region.




“Global Power 100 Women in Staffing” - Staffing Industry Analysts

For the second time in a row, Iwona Szmitkowska was placed in the list of Global Power 100 – Women in Staffing. This year, the Vice-President of Management Board of Work Service S.A. is also the only Polish woman in the list. Staffing Industry Analysts has been publishing the list since 2015. It is not a ranking, but an honourable mention for women whose talent, vision and achievements have great influence on the recruiting industry in the world. It also reminds everyone of the important role of women in management of organizations.




Work Service - The winner in Listed Company of the Year ranking in the category of Capacities of The Management Board

This year’s Listed Company of the Year ball, which was held on March 21, the Vice President of the Supervisory Board Work Service  S.A., Tomasz Hanczarek was awarded with in the category of Capacities of The Management Board in Listed Company of the Year ranking.


Work Service S.A. received the title of Business Cheetah of 2015

We are pleased to inform that  Work Service S.A. received the “Gepard Biznesu 2015” (Business Cheetah) award by European Business Institute.





"Largest Staffing Firms Globally" - Staffing Industry Analysts

We are proud to announce that Work Service Group was placed on the “2015 Global 100 Largest Staffing and Recruitment Firms” List. The list has been released by Staffing Industry Analysts, the global provider of business information about workforce solutions. The ranking is based on sales generated in calendar year 2014.


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"Good Brand 2015 - Quality, Trust, Reputation" in the category "Personal counseling and job placement"

This distinction is awarded to the most developmental and most recognizable brands present on the Polish market. The award's emblem is an excellent way of underlining the status of the brand, a leader in its industry, confirms the highest quality of product or service, and also shows the confidence of consumers and brand reputation.


Tomasz Hanczarek in TOP 100 of "Staffing Industry Analysts’ list of Europe’"

President Tomasz Hanczarek have been named in "Staffing Industry Analysts’ list of Europe’s" 100 most influential leaders in the staffing industry. The European Staffing 100 list have been compiled the to showcase the leaders, entrepreneurs, strategists, visionaries and legislators who have helped move the European staffing and recruiting industry to a higher level. 


Work Service announced the Stock Exchange’s Company of the Year 

Work Service S.A. has been granted the “Spółka Roku 2014” [2014 Company of the Year] title in a competition organized by “Parkiet” Stock Exchange Journal. This prestigious prize has been awarded annually for 20 years in recognition of companies that exhibited the largest developmental dynamics, as a part of the “Byki i Niedźwiedzie” [Bulls and Bears] competition. Work Service has been honoured by the analysts of the “Parkiet” journal for a consistent implementation of the developmental strategy that postulated taking the leading position in the Berlin-Moscow-Istanbul triangle.


Jakość Roku 2014

Work Service awarded with emblem "The Quality of the Year 2014"

The emblem "The Quality of the Year 2014" in the category Service has been awarded to Work Service S.A. for the Outsourcing, Temporary work, Personnel selection and HR Consultancy services. "The Quality of the Year" is a prestigious prize which has been awarded for nine years with the support of the Polish Center for Research and Certification under the auspices of the European Organization for Quality, based in Brussels.




Tomasz Hanczarek - Manager of the Year 2014

Polish Chamber of Automotive granted this title to President of Work Service's Management Board  for the successive development of the company and listing the company on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. The competition icluded only managers who represent the highest level of management, and the companies they represent must be profitable in the last two years (2012 and 2013).

Gepardy Biznesu

Business Cheetah and Force Business in 2013

Awards for Work Service in two prestigious competitions - the 8th edition of the National Competition "Business Cheetah" 2013 and the 6th edition of the National Competition "Business Powers" 2013. Institute of Modern Business analyzed financial results over 50,000 polish companies. Title of "Business Powers" and "Business Cheetah" was awarded to 1269 companies, because their market value in 2012-2013 increased by more than 10 percent.


Outsourcing Star 2014

Pro Progressio Foundation project, which aims to identify and reward the fastest growing organizations and institutions in polish outsourcing sector. In this non-commercial, prestigious competition Work Service received the first prize and title of Outsourcing Star 2014 in category: Recruitment.

Certyfikat Wiarygodności Biznesowej dla Work Service

Work Service awarded with the Business Credibility Certificate

Granted by Dun & Bradstreet Poland, the award is acknowledged throughout the world. The group of companies honoured with the award includes only those which have been assessed by D&B Poland  and rated to have the highest or high stability levels. The certificate holders’ financial data guarantee a high level of profitability, financial fitness and liquidity, while their debts and recorded overdue payments amount to negligible sums.

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Work Service wins 2nd place in Books of Lists 2014 Ranking

It is our pleasure to announce that Work Service Group won 2nd place in Books of Lists 2014 Ranking, in category HR Companies - Temporary Work Agencies. The edition of Book of Lists 2014 will be the 19th issue of this series in Poland.



Eagle award from "Rzeczpospolita"

Work Service has received the prestigious Eagle award from Rzeczpospolita, thus being rewarded for the best and most effective company in the category of infrastructure, trade and services. Work Service was awarded for the high quality of management and for a successful business strategy.

The Eagle award of Rzeczpospolita, grants to the most effective enterprises among those in the List of 500. "The List of 500 Largest Enterprises in Poland" is a ranking of the major companies in Poland prepared by the Rzeczpospolita daily since 1999.


Tomasz Hanczarek - Person of the Year

Tomasz Hanczarek, Chairman of the Management Board at Work Service S.A. received the Internaut Prize in the Person of the Year contest organized by the portal


The Changer of Polish Industry

Work Service has received the title 'Changer of Polish Industry' (Ten, który zmienia polski przemysł) for building in 2013, through successful acquisitions and continuous extension of competences, a dominant position on the HR market in Central and Eastern Europe. The distinction was awarded by Miesięcznik Gospodarczy Nowy Przemysł (New Industry Economic Monthly) and the portal




Debut on the Warsaw Stock Exchange

26th April 2012 is an important date for our company. This day the L series shares of Work Service were traded for the first time on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. 

The total value of the company’s public offering, implemented in March, has exceeded PLN 30 million.

Work Service is the first company from the personnel services sector listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Being listed on the stock exchange is the next step in the implementation of our development strategy.





Work Service finalist for “Hit of the Year, 2011, for Financial Institutions”

Work Service received honorable mention in service category of the “Hit of the Year’ competition sponsored by Gazeta Bankowa, Poland’s leading financial monthly. The competition seeks the best products, services and technology solutions offered by vendors specifically for banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions.

Gazeta Bankowa recommended Work Service’s EAU electronic communication platform that ensures flawless communication between financial institutions with temporary workers and independent agents. The 4th edition of the contest was especially competitive with a record number of nominees in all categories.

For more information (in Polish) please see:


Work Service, the best HR partner for Banks in 2011

Work Service took first place in the rankings published by Gazeta Bankowa for the best HR company for the banking sector. The influential monthly conducted a poll of leading financial institutions, inquiring which HR agency the banks were currently working with and their level of satisfaction with the services. Based upon the results, Gazeta Bankowa published a list of the best 20 HR service providers in the sector, with Work Service leading the rankings.

We sincerely thank all our clients who honored us with their vote. Work Service appreciates the efforts of our employees in Finance Care Ltd, our group member dedicated for specialized financial services, for their superior performance to make this distinction possible.

For more information, please see (in Polish)




Work Service Vice President, Darius Rochman, Regional Outsourcing Leader

On June 4th, 2010, Gazeta Finansowa published a special report dedicated to the leading firms and personalities in Poland’s rapidly growing outsourcing sector. Work Service featured prominently in the article with Vice President, Darius Rochman, joining 25 professionals denoted as industry leaders by the prestigious publication.


Work Service rises on Rzeczpospolita’s top 500 list in 2010

Rzeczpospolita granted Work Service number 410 on its influential list of the 500 top companies operating in Poland. This represents a notable jump of 6 positions from the previous year, demonstrating Work Service’s leading position on Poland’s HR sector.

Rzeczpospolita, one of the most authoritative newspaper in Poland, publishes the list annually. For complete rankings please see:


First Place in Book of Lists 2010 edition for HR Agencies

The Warsaw Business Journal, Poland’s longest running Polish-English business weekly, ranked Work Service as the number one HR agency in the 16th edition of its definitive “Book of Lists” company directory.

WBJ’s “Book of Lists” ranks over 2500 companies in 60 economic sectors by their performance and standing according to revenue and other industry specific criteria. For more information, please see:




Work Service wins gold on Poland’s 2009 Consumer Choice Awards

Polish professionals using HR agency services voted Work Service as number one company in the personnel consultancy category of Laur Konsumenta , Poland’s Consumer Choice Awards.

Laur Konsumenta gives consumers nationwide the chance to vote for their favorite brands and service providers in dozens of categories. Laur Konsumenta selects the winners based upon public opinion polls with a minimum of 800 responses per sector. For more information please see (in Polish)




Work Service - awarded with the Lower Silesian Economic Certificate.

Work Service S.A. for the third time has been awarded with the Lower Silesian Economic Certificate.

Lower Silesian Economic Certificate is a document proving the credibility and economic quality. It is granted to entrepreneurs and products by the Lower Silesia province. The aim of this prestigious award is to distinguish and to honour reliable economic entities from Lower Silesia, which develop the region, create and influence the labour market and are the the examples of quality and innovation.


Work Service - Leader of Consultancy Award 2006

The Eugeniusz Kwiatkowski Association honored Work Service with a statuette during the 2nd edition of “Leaders of Consultancy” competition. Work Service won first prize in the highly competitive Personnel Consultancy category. The Association presented Work Service with the award during a gala event saluting the best in Polish business.

The Eugeniusz Kwiatkowski Association assigns the independent Chapter of Business Experts to assess the merits of each candidate’s application and chooses the “best of the best” in each category. “Leaders of Consultancy” is named after a leading prewar Polish politician and economist, Eugeniusz Kwiatkowski. Among his varied accomplishments are the construction of Gdynia seaport, the development of the Polish Merchant Navy and he is the father of Polish inter-war industrialization. Work Service is especially honored to be associated with such a prestigious Pole. For more information please see (in Polish)



Work Service among the largest

Work Service joins the country’s economic giants with its inaugural entry on Polityka’s top 500 list of largest companies in Poland in 2006. Polityka is Poland’s most influential weekly for political and economic news and publishes the top 500 list annually.

Work Service achieved its ranking of number 453 based on revenue generated from strong growth in HR services. The Managing Board attributes the company’s development strategy, consistency and operating efficiency for its success in joining Poland’s 500 flagship companies in the rankings.

For more information please see (in Polish):,1091,252915,18/





Leaders of Personnel Consultancy

The beginning of that year brought the company the main reward in the category of Personnel Consultancy in the Polish Rank of Leaders of Personnel Consultancy named after Eugeniusz Kwiatkowski. The rank assessed our results in the scope of consultancy activities. It is especially an important distinction for Work Service Joint-stock Co., emphasising our relatively short (just for several years) - but still appreciated - experience in the field of HR.





European Medal

The Business Centre Club and Office of the Committee for European Integration awarded Work Service with the prestigious ‘European Medal” during the 10th edition of the award ceremony held on April 18, 2005. The award distinguishes Polish companies that not only meet, but exceed, European quality standards.
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Gazelle of Business 2004

Work Service joined the elite roster of “Gazelles of Business” laureates. Puls Biznesu's editorial office and Coface Intercredit Business Intelligence Agency have awarded the annual “Gazelles of Business” prizes to the most dynamic enterprises in Poland since 2000.

More than 2000 finalists were vying for distinctions in the 2004 competition. Work Service received 2nd place regional honors for Lower Silesia Province and came in very respectable 23rd nationwide.
Tomasz Szpikowski, President of the Management Board, accepted the “Gazelle of Business” statuette on behalf of Work Service’s thousands of employees during a gala held on January 19th 2005 in the Modern Theatre in Wrocław.

Puls Biznesu is a daily devoted to business and economic issues. For more information please see (in Polish)





Work Service Honored as “Brand of the Future”

Businessman Magazine, Poland’s major monthly business publication, bestowed upon Work Service the title of “Brand of the Future”. Out of hundreds of nominees, Businessman selected 12 companies that best represented Poland’s prowess in promoting Polish products and services throughout Europe.

The selection committee reviewed tangible data, including revenue, size of exports and number of employees as well as the important intangibles, the company’s determination, plans for European expansion, innovation and originality of ideas. Work Service’s continuous creation of modern workforce solutions, promotion of outsourced HR services and the company’s ability to compete throughout Europe factored highly in winning the title.

We are confident Work Service earning the “Brand of the Future” in 2004 will prove prophetic.

Businessman Magazine enjoys a strong readership from managers, business people and company owners. For more information please see (in Polish)




Teraz Polska now for Work Service

Work Service’s temporary employee placement services won the company a Teraz Poland- Polish Promotion Emblem award during the 13th edition of the competition in 2003. The “Now Poland” award is bestowed upon companies that are the best in their field and that demonstrate Polish know-how, innovation and quality.

For more information please see (in Polish)


Work Service noted as “Market Leader, Personnel Consultancy”

Work Service received the recognition of “2003 Leader of the Market -the best company in Poland in the field of personnel consultancy”.

An elite committee, “Forum of Polish Leaders", judged each entry based upon the company’s ability to compete head-on with their European counterparts. The committee conducted a comparative assessment of leading companies in various economic branches. Work Service’s innovative solutions for staff leasing earned the company the distinction in its category.

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Entrepreneur of the Year 2003

Work Service’s Members of the Management Board, Tomasz Szpikowski and Tomasz Misiak, received Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” award in the New Business category.

Known as the “Oscars” of business since 1986, the “Entrepreneur of the Year” award is the most prestigious and coveted business distinction for enterprisers in 50 countries.

48 finalists competed for 9 awards in the following categories; production, services, new business and export. Work Service is especially please to win the new business category in Poland’s inaugural “Entrepreneur of the Year” competition, again proving that Work Service always strives to be first!

Tomasz Szpikowski and Tomasz Misiak accepted the award at a gala ceremony held on 23 September 2003 at Warsaw University of Technology.

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Work Service Earns ISO 9001 Certificate 2002

Det Norske Veritas, (DNV) certified Work Service quality management system with a ISO 9001 certificate. The Certificate proves that Work Service’s quality management system has been certified against a best practice standard and found compliant. The Certificate is valid at all Work Service’s locations, ensuring a standard high quality of service in Poland and across the entire Central European region. The certification process is an integral part of Work Service’s continuous improvement policy which is fine tuned daily based on real time experience in providing successful HR solutions for our customers.

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Work Service wins “Leader of Entrepreneurship” award

The Small and Medium Enterprises Foundation granted Work Service the “Leader of Entrepreneurship” award in 2001. Work Service was the single winner for HR services nationwide and the first to win the distinction in Lower Silesia in its economic field. The Foundation noted Work Service’s outstanding achievements in entrepreneurship, its innovative approach and rapid adaptation of company operations to successfully compete in the European market. Award presented to founders by Poland’s Premier, the honorable Leszek Miller.

For more information please see (in Polish):



Work Service a force for Polish Success

The Ministry of National Economy, Labor and Social Affairs sponsors the competition. The best Polish companies in various economic sectors are selected based upon their economic success and being the best in their respective fields. Work Service was noted for its services that assist Polish companies become successful with its modern HR outsourcing solutions.



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