SAS is recognized as one of the best employers of Brazil for the third time in a row
Top Employers certification evaluates HR practices applied to employees
For the third time in a row, SAS is one of the best employers of Brazil in 2015. The globally recognized certification was awarded by Top Employers Institute, which has a presence in more than 130 countries.
To prepare its ranking, the Institute analyzes companies’ Human Resources policies. They evaluate primary benefits, secondary benefits and working conditions – such as flexibility of scheduling, recognition and well-being, and personal development. In addition, the institute looks at career development offered to employees and organizational culture.
According to Tato Athanase, SAS Brazil HR Manager, SAS believes the employees are its major assets. As such, the company needs to keep them coming back to work every day. "People who work in an environment with sound practices and a pleasant atmosphere feel more valued. They also have what they need to maintain their productivity," he said. “Internally, we're always seeking new ideas to make the enterprise environment better through initiatives that generate engagement among employees”.
SAS Human Resources policies incorporate benefits such as certifications, training inside and outside the country, workshops, career tracks, mentoring program, flexibile work schedules, massage and manicure services, holiday celebrations and more. In addition, the company offers educational subsidies, support for employees to pursue graduate degrees, pension plan, life, health and dental insurance, scholarships, and an employee assistance program with psychological, financial and legal services.
Tato Athanase emphasizes the importance of the Top certification for the company. "It is extremely important to us, because it shows that our HR policies and practices are being recognized and becoming a benchmark for other companies. In addition, it reinforces our practices, which helps us new talent and retain those already working at SAS."
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