SAS China certified as annual “Top Employer China” for 12 consecutive years
The Top Employers Institute hosted a “Top Employers China 2019” certification dinner at W Shanghai The Bund yesterday. SAS Institute China Co., Ltd. was certified as a Top Employer China for the 12th consecutive year for its outstanding performance in employee care, work environment, and HR strategic innovation among others. Alfred Liu, General Manager of Research & Development and Services Center of China, SAS, Wilson Ho, General Manager of SAS Hong Kong, Tara Cook, Senior Human Resources Director, GC&ASEAN, SAS, Wind Wang, Director of Human Resources of SAS China R&D Center and Isabel Chang, Director of Human Resources of SAS China attended the certification dinner and received the award on behalf of SAS China.
The annual “Top Employers China” certification undertaken by the Top Employers Institute recognizes leading employers worldwide that provide excellent employee conditions. Participating companies must complete a stringent research process, meet international uniform certification criteria, and pass third-party audits. This is the 12th annual certification dinner of Top Employers Institute since it entered China in 2007. Among 89 companies certified at the ceremony, SAS China is one of very few “Top Employers China” winning this award consecutively throughout all these years.
Innovation deeply rooted in culture to inspire employees' unlimited potential
Jim Goodnight, CEO of SAS, believes that “curiosity is at the heart of human progress”. This belief underpins SAS’s culture of innovation. SAS has led in the data analytics sector since IDC started tracking the market in 1997. Every year, it reinvests twice the percentage of annual revenue into R&D as major tech companies. Last year, in particular, SAS reinvested 26 percent of revenue into AI, cloud analytics and other innovation areas.
Tara Cook, Senior Human Resources Director, GC&ASEAN, SAS, said, “At SAS, the world leader in analytics, our curiosity never stops. Over the past 42 years, we have been uncovering and discovering, innovating and analyzing. In addition to improving current offerings or developing new products and technologies, we always attach strategic importance to talent building, and strive to make innovative breakthroughs in HR strategy. We have been working to create an inspiring working atmosphere, establish a comprehensive talent training and growth strategy that pays attention to internship, job shift, promotion, career development and leadership training. Integrating online resources and offline training, we make full use of open learning platforms, presenting every employee with a variety of career development opportunities, so that they can give full play to their potential, building up capabilities to facilitate the company’s sustainable development while improving their own workplace competitiveness, and ultimately create business values for the industry and customers.”
Improve cohesion through employee care, contribute to social welfare in every charitable work
SAS China also places great emphasis on the health and life quality of employees, helping them maintain a work-life balance and offering all-round benefits, so that they can focus on career development without any worries. In this regard, SAS has been listed among “Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For” each year, and was named “Fortune 100 Best Workplaces for Women” this October. In particular, SAS was once again recognized among “50 Companies That Care” from People magazine this August. All of these honors have fully demonstrated SAS's care for physical and mental health and personal development of all employees without distinction, winning wide recognition from its employees and the public, and strengthening its corporate cohesion.
Focus on youth strategy to keep business vigorous and dynamic
Nowadays, more and more universities and companies have enrolled in the first batch of post-millennials, or Gen-Z. In the face of these new blood characterized by more avant-garde concepts and more active thinking, SAS has implemented a youth strategy offering recent graduates or interns full-time trainings at SAS Academy, and a Certified Young Potential internship program and a variety of other development programs that help them gain theoretical knowledge and put it into practice for in-depth learning.
"SAS sincerely hopes that all employees can grow into their best selves. This year SAS continues to rank among Fortune’s 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials list, because we have provided what Gen-Z employees need for success. At SAS, they have a clear view of their career goals, and are able to continuously improve their comprehensive abilities, adjust their career plans and realize their dreams through various learning opportunities, and ultimately create values for the data analytics industry and the society as a whole,” said Andy Peng, Market Director of SAS Greater China.
Under the vision “to transform a world of data into a world of intelligence”, SAS will continue to innovate in HR strategy to build a more innovative, cohesive, dynamic and excellent company, and achieve sustainable growth in the fast-changing Chinese market, so as to fulfill its commitment to long-term development in China.
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