SAS ranked #1 in “Best Place to Work in Belgium 2010”
TERVUREN, BELGIUM (Mar. 08, 2010) – Business analytics leader SAS Institute has earned first place on the annual “Best places to work in Belgium 2010” list from the Great Place to Work® Institute.
SAS won the prestigious award at the same time the company was delivering strong financial results in Belgium and Luxembourg. Results from SAS show:
“Our success is directly tied to our ability to build long-term relationships with our customers and our employees. Our culture of creativity, trust and flexibility creates an environment of mutual commitment that makes our employees, our customers and our company successful,” says Patrick Van Deven, Country Manager SAS Belgium and Luxembourg.
“Early in 2009, our CEO, Jim Goodnight said that there would be no layoffs. In a tough economic environment, his statement showed his commitment to the company and to our employees. With fears about job security alleviated, employees could focus on their jobs and on customers’ needs.
“This recognition results from continued efforts over years,” adds Els Brusselmans, HR Manager. “It has always been our culture to listen to our employees and to use their feedback to improve our work environment and work-life balance. It’s great to be recognized as a Great Place to Work, but even more important that our employees feel it and are proud to work at SAS.”
This is the third year SAS has participated in the Great Place to Work program in Belgium in the category of companies with fewer than 500 employees. Last year SAS was ranked second.
Companies are selected for the Best Companies list based on two criteria:
In February, SAS Belgium also received the “Top Employer” quality mark for the second time in a row. SAS ranks highly in workplace and work/life balance surveys throughout the world. In January FORTUNE Magazine listed SAS as Number One on the"100 Best Companies to Work for” List in America for 2010. For an overview of SAS workplace awards, visit http://www.sas.com/awards/workplace_awards.html
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