SAS’ Jim Goodnight honored with CEO Great Place to Work® For All Leadership Award

Analytics leader has been ranked a Fortune 100 best workplace for more than 20 years

Last night, SAS CEO Jim Goodnight was awarded a CEO Great Place to Work For All Leadership Award at the 3rd annual Leadership Awards Gala Dinner by Great Place to Work. This award recognized his long-term dedication and commitment to employee development by providing a world-class, innovative workplace culture along with using analytics to do motivating and challenging work.

“Engaged and inspired employees are the foundation of our strong, innovative business that can quickly adapt to market changes and demands, ultimately resulting in happy customers,” said SAS Goodnight. “When people have challenging work and are surrounded by a supportive environment built on a culture of trust, they feel more connected and inspired to make a difference in the world.”

In recognizing the honorees, Great Place to Work CEO Michael C. Bush said “The financial performance of these organizations and the industry-leading commitment to corporate responsibility provide strong evidence that when you create a great place to work for all, it is better for business, better for people and better for the world.”

The CEO recipients were selected from companies that appear on Fortune’s annual lists of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, the 100 Best Workplaces for Women, the 100 Best Workplaces for Diversity, and the 150 Best Small and Medium Companies to Work For. Selected CEOs have demonstrated outstanding leadership in consistently creating a Great Place to Work For All over time. These leaders were noted for having built workplaces that are good for people by instilling an inclusive sense of belonging, and by providing a feeling of emotional and psychological safety.

SAS has been recognized annually as one of Fortune’s Great Places to Work in the US since the list’s inception in 1998, achieving status as one of “the Legends.” The company is also consistently ranked as a World’s Best Workplace and was recently recognized as a Best Employer for Diversity. In addition to numerous workplace rankings in countries around the world, SAS was honored as a Best Workplace in Asia and Europe.

About the Great Place to Work For All Summit  

The Great Place to Work For All Summit assembles executive leaders from Best Workplaces, including Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For, Great Place to Work-Certified organizations, and companies embarking on their workplace journey. Its mission is to share best practices for creating and championing high-trust cultures that are better for business, better for people, and better for the world.  

About Great Place to Work 

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, it has surveyed more than 100 million employees around the world and uses those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Great Place to Work helps organizations quantify their culture and produce better business results by creating a high-trust work experience for all employees. Emprising®, its culture management platform, empowers leaders with the surveys, real-time reporting, and insights needed to make data-driven people decisions. Great Place to Work’s unparalleled benchmark data is used to recognize Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies and the Best Workplaces™ in the U.S. and more than 60 countries, including the 100 Best Companies to Work For® and World’s Best list published annually by Fortune.

About SAS

SAS is the leader in analytics. Through innovative software and services, SAS empowers and inspires customers around the world to transform data into intelligence. SAS gives you THE POWER TO KNOW®.

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