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SAS named among best workplaces in Europe

by LLB staff reporter
11th Sep 20 8:55 am

Analytics leader SAS  has once again ranked among the top workplaces in Europe by Great Place to Work for offering a collaborative and creative culture along with inspirational work. Based on a survey of more than 1.46 million employees in the European region, this list assesses workplaces who are leading the way amid the pandemic by demonstrating care for their employees, customers and communities.

SAS is internationally recognised for providing an innovative, supportive workplace paired with a positive employee experience and generous benefits. The company blends its different backgrounds, experiences, perspectives and cultures from almost 60 countries around the world where all ideas are encouraged, and everyone is respected for their unique contributions and abilities. The Best Workplaces in Europe also distinguish themselves through leaders whose actions match their words and who foster a high level of trust with their employees to create innovative solutions.

By prioritising employee happiness, SAS is well-known for providing a world-class environment that integrates work/life while encouraging creativity and boosting energy. SAS ranked on numerous top workplaces lists across Europe, including Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. In addition to recently being named on People’s 50 Companies That Care list, SAS was also ranked a Best Workplace for Innovators by Fast Company.

“The COVID-19 pandemic highlights how critical it is for organisations to establish great workplaces for all employees prior to crises,” said Michael C. Bush, Global CEO of Great Place to Work.

“The trust, care and agility that are the bedrock of Europe’s best workplaces help these organisations, their people and their communities survive and even thrive during periods of significant economic and personal stress.”

Great Place to Work identifies the top organisations that create great workplaces in Europe through publishing the annual Best Workplaces in Europe list. The list recognises companies in three size categories: Small & Medium (20 – 499 employees); Large (500+ employees); and Multinational. Great Place to Work analysed survey results representing over 1.46 million employees in Europe to determine the list.

To be considered for inclusion, companies must appear on one or more of our national lists in the region, which includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.

Multinational organisations must have at least 1,000 employees worldwide, with at least 40% (or 5,000) of those employees based outside the headquarters country and appear on at least three national Best Workplaces lists. Multinationals receive additional credit for their efforts to successfully create an excellent workplace culture in multiple countries in the region. The data used in the calculation of the regional list comes from national lists published in 2019 and early 2020. The ranking of Europe’s Best Workplaces is based on data collected prior to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Great Place to Work, headquartered in the United States, is a global people analytics and consulting firm that helps companies of all sizes produce better business results by focusing on the work experience for every employee. Their research shows there’s a clear and direct relationship between employee engagement and financial performance.

Over the past 25 years, Great Place to Work has captured the views of more than 100 million employees globally, helping organisations around the world identify and build high-trust, high-performance cultures. Through its certification programs, they recognise outstanding workplaces and produce the World’s Best Workplaces list, published annually by Fortune, as well as a variety of other Best Workplace rankings in more than 60 countries.

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