SAS chosen one of best places to work for in Korea
SAS Korea earns Great Place to Work® Institute "best companies to work for" recognition in first year of application
SEOUL (Dec. 13, 2010) – SAS Korea has been named a Best Company to Work For in Korea by the Great Place to Work® Institute and Fortune magazine Korea, which selected SAS from among 27 Korean companies.
Similar awards are presented in more than 40 countries across the EU, the Americas and Asia. Fortune, a global business magazine in the US, has been publishing "The 100 Best Companies to Work For" every year since 1998.
"This award is not only an achievement for SAS, but for every individual SAS employee who contributes his or her effort to spread our corporate culture throughout the Korean office. All our employees, including myself, will work to maintain this reputation for the future," said Sam Cho, SAS Korea country manager.
SAS Korea, which celebrated its 20th anniversary this year, has ranked No.1 in market share in business intelligence and advanced analytics software in Korea for four consecutive years, according to IDC Korea. The office earned this top recognition the first time it applied for the "Best Company to Work For" award.
In Korea, the Great Place to Work Institute has been publishing its Best Companies to Work For list since 2002. This year, for the first time, it worked with Fortune Korea to choose, publish and award "The 2010 Fortune Best Companies to Work For in Korea." The winning companies are those in which employees trust the organization, take pride in their jobs, and do their work together effectively.
The screening system for "The Fortune Best Companies to Work For in Korea," the only examination and evaluation system in the world based largely on the internal customer's viewpoint, is carried out in three processes. The first process, the examination of trust indicators, consists of 57 objective items with which the members of the organization evaluate their relationship with executives, management, business units, and colleagues. This process accounts for 56 out of 100 points. In the second process, internal members describe specific cases to answer the question, "Does the company have anything unique and extraordinary to make it a great workplace?" The third process, the "Culture Audit," accounts for 33 out of 100 points and consists of items such as the recruitment system, cordial welcoming of new employees, inspiring pride, communication, listening, encouraging participation, recognition for effort, career development, balance between work and private life, effective teamwork, the compensation system, social contribution, and overall organization culture.
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