SAS Institute France named to TOP Employers 2010 for excellence in HR
PARIS (Feb. 24, 2010) – SAS, the leader in business analytics software and services, has been named one of the 20 French TOP Employers, which recognizes French companies for excellence in human resources (HR) benefits and services.
CRF Institute, which for 19 years has identified companies that implement best practices in human resources, announced the 20 French TOP Employers in 2010 on February 9. Based on a unified methodology applied across Europe, CRF Institute measured HR commitment to employees in five categories:
"This recognition delivers a strong statement about SAS France that drives motivation and commitment for all our employees," said Edouard Fourcade, CEO of SAS France. "Cultivating HR best practices at SAS has been a priority since the inception of the company in 1976 and has drawn worldwide recognition. Our CEO, Jim Goodnight, credits the workplace culture as one reason for the company's 34 years of continuous growth of considerable reputation for innovation."
"TOP Employer companies meet a high level of performance in HR, and stand by policies and practices that effectively identify, support, protect and retain talent. These distinctions will be help young graduates make professional choices and guide investors in assessing the 'human' qualities of companies," says Nicolas Andre, Project Manager Top Employers France.
In addition to SAS Institute France,the 2010 TOP employers in France include: Acergy, Areva, British American Tobacco France, Bongrain, Bouygues Telecom, Caisse d'Epargne, Canon, Carrefour, Dexia, France Heineken, Kimberly Clark, The Post, McDonald's, Orange, Saipem, Schindler, Siemens, Sybase and Ubisoft.
In 2010, SAS was named No. 1 on FORTUNE magazine’s "Best Companies to Work For" in the U.S. The first software company to achieve that distinction, SAS has been lauded for the quality of HR practices, including social programs, salary flexibility and exceptional support offered to employees.
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With a presence in 12 countries, the FIU Institute identifies employers of choice through the designation of “TOP Employers” and maximizes their visibility among their target audiences. More than 2500 organizations have been recognized by the FIU Institute through 135 international projects.
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