[Company Study Project - MaBu] SMEs In Construction: How Do They Achieve Their Growth?

A key objective for all companies is to hire the right people and keep them in the job. One such example that shows a company's commitment to this mission is MaBu construction company; which has been specialising for many years in the development and execution of small-scale projects. A positive working environment is central to operational success, legitimised by increased occupancy and a positive outreach in the community - securing a steady stream of dedicated new applicants to the company. Read on to discover how they do it...


In a recent statement by the company CEO, Marc Bussels, he explains the main characteristics of his company. "The various phases of construction, both the needs analysis and planning, supply and implementation are based on a collaborative model. At MaBu, we plan, develop and build with a strategy to ensure solid communication with the client. We intended to grow in the short term and that is why we have been working since April 2017 with an external consultant to carry out this operation. While we were still working in March 2017 with seven masons and a construction site manager, today we have 17 masons, two construction drivers and the company manager."

[Company Study Project - MaBu] SMEs In Construction: How Do They Achieve Their Growth?

MaBu focused on three strategic pillars, namely the execution of medium-sized construction projects, the development of expansion projects in various municipalities in North-East Limburg and the completion of public contracts of class 5 and forms of public-private collaboration. It was clear that it could not easily achieve this growth without expanding it's workforce with experienced and well-trained staff.



Employees Occupy A Central Place

MaBu bases itself on a sustainable personnel policy where all HR domains are equally important and inextricably linked:

A good entry and transition policy;

  • The definition of the outgoing flow;
  • An effective training policy;
  • The permanent control of the results a balanced remuneration policy;
  • The creation of a pleasant working environment in which employees are invested in their work.

By following these objectives, Mr Bussels explains that "employees want to stay in our company, which is crucial for us. A person who feels concerned works harder and provides better benefits.


In addition to this, MaBu work with many organisations during recruitment to find competent staff, including recruitment specialist's VDAB and local schools. Thanks to this diversified approach, it offers opportunities to young people, inexperienced workers who have yet to be trained, workers with little or a lot of experience, site managers, and so on. "We assist our staff members on a social level. With new employees, we try to overcome any obstacles to ensure job stability. It can be mobility, home, registration with a mutual, a payment agency,