SAS certified as one of the Top Employers United Kingdom

SAS has been officially recognized by the Top Employers Institute as a Top Employer UK 2019 for excellence in employee conditions.

Organizations certified as Top Employers dedicate themselves to providing the very best working environment for employees through their progressive ‘people-first’ HR practices.  This global Certification Program has certified and recognized more than 1,500 Top Employers in 118 countries across five continents.

As an independent HR certification company, the Top Employers Institute assesses participants through their global HR Best Practices Survey. In order to be certified, SAS had to successfully achieve the required minimum standard as set out by the Top Employers Institute.

The HR Best Practice Survey encompasses over 100 questions which cover 600 ‘People Development’ practices across 10 topics: Talent Strategy, Workforce Planning, Talent Acquisition, On-boarding, Learning & Development, Performance Management, Leadership Development, Career & Succession Management, Compensation & Benefits and Culture. The Top Employers Institute evaluated the implementation of these HR practices by SAS and reviewed how they are supported through Strategy, Ownership, Practices, Measurement and Technology.

This is the latest in a series of awards SAS receives globally each year for being one of the best places to work. CEO and founder Dr Jim Goodnight places great importance on creating a best-in-class workplace culture, and this has been the case ever since the company was founded more than 40 years ago.

Top Employer CEO David Plink said: “We believe that the 2019 Certified organizations demonstrate exceptional employee conditions and encourage the development of these practices by putting their people first. These companies help enrich the world of work with their outstanding dedication to HR excellence and because of this, they are recognised as an employer of choice.”

Top Employers are organizations of the highest caliber that have worked hard to create, implement and progress their people strategies. They provide an outstanding experience through strategic and thoughtful workplace programs which create an environment that empowers and develops employees.

Charles Senabulya, VP & Country Manager for SAS UK & Ireland, commented: “This is the second year in a row that SAS has achieved this recognition and it’s achieved through a strong commitment to listen to and work alongside our employees.

“For example, our ‘Be the Best’ volunteer-led initiative, backed by leaders of the SAS businesses in the UK and Ireland, strives to improve communication, engagement and pride within our organization. The end goal is to make sure we all step up to the mark, take responsibility and put in the effort to make SAS an even better place to work.”

About the Top Employers Institute

The Top Employers Institute is the global authority on certifying excellence in employee conditions.

We are dedicated to accelerating the impact of people strategies to enrich the world of work through certification, benchmarking and connecting Top Employers around the world. Through our certification program, we enable organizations to assess and improve their workplace environment.

Established more than 25 years ago, the Top Employers Institute has certified over 1500 organisations in 118 countries. These Certified Top Employers positively impact the lives of over 6,000,000 employees globally.

About SAS

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