SAS Portugal is #6
The best way to describe SAS Portugal's recent performance on Best Places to Work listings is "consistency." SAS Portugal ranked No. 6 on the list of companies with fewer than100 employees and No. 10 overall among all 30 companies ranked on "Best Places to work in Portugal, 2013."
Since 2004, SAS Portugal has consistently ranked among the top 20 companies on the Great Place to Work list for the country. More recently, the company has begun to appear in the top 10. SAS’ position proves that even in difficult times, SAS is there for its employees, who believe in the company and trust its leadership.
In late January, SAS Portugal was also recognized among the best companies to work for by one of Portugal's top economic publications, Exame. In the study, which ranks 100 companies, SAS again improved its position, climbing from No. 24 to No. 20. Consistently maintaining its presence, let alone improving its position, assumes particular relevance in the current adverse business environment.
SAS, which is committed to continually improving local HR initiatives in order to advance employee satisfaction, believes that simple actions can lead to great results.
"Attracting, developing and retaining talent are our top priorities," said Alexandre Branco, Finance and HR Manager for SAS Portugal. "We have a strong and proven business model based on customer retention, which is driven by satisfaction. If we assure employees' satisfaction, then we ensure that we are feeding our business model sustainably, and retaining our customers through satisfaction."
"A concern that rules my daily routine is to create and develop an environment that stimulates individual employees to pursue SAS Portugal's success," said Álvaro Faria, SAS Portugal Country Manager. "The result – our consistent presence in top rankings of studies we participate in – is a strong sign that we are building our own path to success. By treating each employee as a critical and valuable asset, we will be able to count on their contributions to guarantee a solid future to SAS Portugal."
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