SAS maintains uninterrupted streak on Fortune’s Best Companies to Work For in the US list
Workplace culture pioneer embodies belief: Employee happiness leads to business success
Marking its 13th top ten ranking and 19th appearance on Fortune magazine’s elite list of 100 Best Companies to Work For in the US SAS remains a national model for its inspiring workplace culture – and for keeping employees motivated, innovative and happy.
A pioneer since 1976 in nurturing a supportive work environment, SAS is known worldwide for its focus on employees. The analytics powerhouse has long recognized the correlation between happy employees and business success.
“SAS employees are driven and feel challenged to explore how they can make a difference in people’s lives,” said SAS CEO Jim Goodnight. “They create the software that solves our customers' problems, so it’s my job to foster their creativity and make sure they are empowered to be innovative."
That philosophy has served the company well. Innovation fueled the company’s 40th consecutive year of revenue growth in 2015. It also keeps employees loyal, which benefits both SAS and its customers. SAS annually saves millions of dollars on recruitment and training costs associated with employee turnover, which remains significantly lower at SAS than its competitors. As a result, SAS retains its experts and creates long-term, stable relationships that customers rely on.
“A great culture grows from listening to your employees and fostering a trusting workplace. We regularly ask our employees what’s working – and what isn’t. And we never rest on our laurels,” said Jenn Mann, SAS Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer. “When employees know that they have a voice, feel valued and believe what they do makes a difference, they’re happy and engaged.”
SAS has been recognized as a best workplace in countries around the world, and also as a great place for millennials, recent graduates, technology workers, working parents, women and single fathers.
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