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SAS ranked n° 1 in “Best Place to Work in Belgium 2010”
Tervuren, Mar. 9, 2010
Business analytics leader SAS Institute got the first place in the “Best places to work in Belgium 2010” survey that is conducted annually by the Great Place to Work® Institute.
SAS won the prestigious award while at the same time delivering strong financial results in Belgium & Luxembourg.
Results from SAS show that:
“Our success depends on how well we 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 & Luxembourg.
“Early 2009, our CEO, Jim Goodnight said there would be no layoffs. This statement in a tough economic environment showed his commitment to the company and our employees. By taking away this insecurity, our employees could focus on their job and on the customers’ needs.
“This ranking is the result of continued efforts over the years. It has always been our culture to listen to our employees and to take 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 is that our employees feel it, and are proud to work at SAS” says Els Brusselmans, HR Manager SAS Belgium & Luxembourg.
This is the third year SAS participates in the Great Place to Work contest in Belgium (companies with less than 500 employees) and last year SAS was ranked second.
Companies are selected for the Best Companies list based on 2 criteria:
In February SAS Belgium also received the “Top Employer” quality mark for the second time in a row.SAS has also taken part in several Great Place to Work surveys in Europe as well as in the United States and has done invariably well in all of them. In addition, FORTUNE Magazine recently listed SAS as the Number One on Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work for” List in America. For an overview of workplace awards, visit http://www.sas.com/awards/workplace_awards.html
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