Find out about our purpose, values, how we started, and what we believe Corporate Social Responsibility is all about.
In 2009, Harm Voogt (CEO) and Job van der Weijden (CFO) founded Validata Group, and were later joined by Bart Bijkerk (COO/CTO). Today, with two prime locations in Europe, Validata has become one of the fastest-growing organisations in the HR and Recruitment Tech scene. But where did it all start?
Today, with headquarters in Amsterdam and a subsidiary in Stockholm, Validata provides expert screening solutions to more than 1000 clients across Europe including major banks, hospitals, lawyer and accountancy firms. We combine local expertise with outstanding international service. Our solutions are used by clients globally, where we screen candidates from more than 60 countries.
We believe building sustainable growth starts with your people. We help businesses build teams that are built on mutual trust and transparency. Internally, we have a deep commitment to each project and to ensuring we achieve the best possible result one screening, one employee, and one business at a time.
One of our core focuses is to protect our clients’ data. We continuously develop our approach to safeguard your employees’ privacy. Our dedicated Data Protection Officer (DPO) ensures that we comply with all (inter)national privacy laws and regulations. Validata is also ISO-certified (27001 & 9001) which guarantees a quality-driven process and service.
We are proud that our efforts in employment screening are recognised. For the 7th consecutive year, Validata has been awarded the FD Gazellen Award which recognises the fastest-growing businesses in the Netherlands. Validata’s software has also been nominated for several technology awards and won the ‘Digital Disruption Award” at the 2021 European Technology Awards. In addition, Validata is a member of the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) and is recognised amongst leading international professionals for employment screening and background checks.
We are dedicated to helping organisations hire the best people, but also to helping people find the best opportunities. We support various foundations that improve the lives of disadvantaged groups. For example, Validata supports the ‘Emma at Work’ foundation that assists young people with a physical illness move towards an independent future. It closes the gap between young people and society, ensuring that they get a fair chance in the labour market. Moreover, as a tech-orientated organisational, we have supported the ‘Hack your future’ foundation which offers a web development programme for talented refugees and other disadvantaged groups with limited access to education.