SAS Best Employer Belgium 2012

Employees appreciate clear vision and continuous efforts in all HR domains

Tervuren, 29 February 2012

Nr1 Best Employer Belgium 2012

SAS, leader in business analytics software and services got the first place in the “Best Employers Belgium 2012” survey for companies with less than 500 employees.
It’s the fourth time in a row that SAS is ranked in the TOP 3 of this list. This survey is an initiative by The Great Place to Work Institute, conducted in Belgium by The Vlerick Leuven Ghent Management School.

“Our success is directly tied to how effectively our software and services help our customers solve their business problems. And it’s our employees that help our customers be successful with our solutions. That’s why we don’t hesitate to invest in their well-being and development. Happy employees create satisfied and loyal customers!”, says Patrick Van Deven, Country Manager SAS Belgium & Luxembourg. “This result is very important for us as it confirms that our HR strategy and corporate culture are successful.  

“SAS’ unique corporate culture is not only demonstrated by our employees’ trust and respect they give and receive. Camaraderie is another very important factor. Hard work combines well with having fun and celebrating successes”, says Els Brusselmans, HR Manager SAS Belgium & Luxembourg. “This results in employees willing to help each other, to stay longer or come in earlier whenever necessary.

Companies are selected for the Best Companies list based on 2 criteria:

  1. Their employees' responses to the Great Place to Work® Trust Index©, a proprietary employee survey developed by the Great Place to Work® Institute. In Belgium, the survey is an initiative of Vlerick’s HRM Centre in collaboration with the Great Place to Work Institute Europe.
  2. A dossier explaining the company’s strategy and actions to make it a great place to work.

SAS has been recognized for its workplace culture and strategy in many countries and recently announced its No. 3 ranking on FORTUNE's Best Companies to Work For list in the U.S.

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Patrick Van Deven, managing Director SAS Belux   SAS Offices at Castle Robiano
Patrick Van Deven, Managing Director SAS BeLux  –  SAS Offices at Castle Robiano, Tervuren
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