SAS considered a best workplace for giving back
Fueled by the STEM-related skills gap and a rapidly growing technology industry, the demand for qualified technical candidates has intensified, making it increasingly difficult for companies to attract and retain these employees. SAS not only draws applicants but also keeps employees happy with its first-rate workplace culture, as well as the ways it gives back to both the individual and community. Great Place to Work and Fortune have taken notice and again ranked SAS on its Best Workplaces in Technology list and as a Best Workplaces for Giving Back.
SAS prioritizes its employees as the company’s greatest asset. To nurture that relationship, SAS invests in a culture that fuels creativity and curiosity to inspire ideas and support continued growth. By ranking as a Best Workplace in Technology, SAS has been noted for its consistent leadership and the meaningful ways that all employees contribute to innovation. SAS employees are inspired to work on a variety of IT projects critical to the global success of the organization. They are given many learning opportunities that help them to continually grow their skills, as well as supporting research and development efforts that promote the latest tech trends like machine learning and the Internet of Things.
“The Best Workplaces in Technology know that innovation can’t be limited to just engineers or senior employees,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “Creating opportunities where everyone experiences innovation in the workplace increases the sense of fairness, purpose and confidence.”
In addition to an inspiring workplace environment, job seekers and employees also want to make a difference with the work they do and seek to partner with companies that have that same level of commitment to caring. As a Best Workplace for Giving Back, SAS stands out for being a leader in generously giving at the individual and organization level. The ranking was based on more than 385,000 employee individuals employed by US businesses across a range of industries and included factors such as employee pride in the organization’s community impact, belief that their work makes a difference, and feeling their work has special meaning.
Education is one of SAS’ primary philanthropic initiatives. Because SAS views education as the driver for economic growth, the company is committed to developing the next generation of innovators. In addition to encouraging employees’ volunteer activities and hosting numerous on-site educational events and programs, SAS also reaches young learners through Curriculum Pathways®, free P-12 digital learning resources used by more than 3.5 million teachers and students. For older students, SAS provides relevant tools and resources by collaborating with colleges and universities worldwide to promote analytics skills. And the company also offers several free and low-cost SAS software and training options.
“In turbulent times, the Best Workplaces for Giving Back are stepping up to lead,” said Bush. “Organizations like SAS provide important hands-on leadership and material support to help communities thrive.”
SAS believes that when employees feel valued, they thrive and make a positive impact both at work and in their community. In addition to the multitude of training and development opportunities that help support them at work, SAS provides a wealth of widely recognized campus benefits to help employees maintain work/life balance.
In addition to ranking No. 3 as a World’s Best Multinational Workplace, SAS is also considered a best workplace for diversity and inclusivity, women and gender equity, as well as a top company for millennials, recent grads and IT professionals.
About the Best Workplaces in Technology
Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses from more than 79,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations.
About the Best Workplaces for Giving Back
Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses from more than 385,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations.
About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small & Medium Companies, industries and, internationally, countries and regions. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit Greatplacetowork.com.
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