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Europe's best employers in 2020: Swiss companies rank among the best

Not so long ago, we selected the Best Employers of Switzerland 2020, now the next major award is just around the corner: the "Europe's Best Workplaces™" Awards! Companies from a total of 19 countries were represented, including two Swiss companies and seven multinational companies based in Switzerland.

Winner of the medium-sized Swiss companies in Europe's Top 5 

At the top of the European awards for best employers is the IT consulting company UMB. The company has already won first place in the "Best Workplaces in Switzerland" category in 2014, 2016, 2018 and again this year with more than 250 employees. From now on, however, they also belong to the top 5 employers of medium-sized companies (50-499 employees) in Europe! The CEO of UMB, Matthias Keller, knows exactly how they achieved the fifth place: ""Culture eats strategy for breakfast"". We can fully confirm this statement. Culture - together with the right way of thinking - is at the top of our agenda. This not only includes celebrating successes together. Our parties are legendary. It's also the way we treat each other every day, it's the feedback culture, it's ethical issues and how we treat each other as a team.

 

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Europe-wide impact also for employers with 20-49 employees 

Among the 20 Best Workplaces in Europe also CSP AG Competence Solutions Projects could secure the 13th place! Michèle Mégroz, CEO of CSP, was very happy about this result: "Joy, pride, gratitude and amazement - feelings that only rudimentarily describe what the announcement of the first place as Great Place to Work Switzerland of the 20-49 employees division triggered in me. Joy about the award for excellence and a unique CSP culture that makes every CSP employee what he or she really is! Proud that our ongoing investments and improvements in the areas of workplace culture and attractiveness as well as employee satisfaction are paying off and even radiating throughout Europe. Gratitude for all our employees who make CSP a Great Place to Work. And amazement at the path that CSP and all employees have taken together to achieve this. For the success of CSP, it is essential to find and keep motivated, well-trained and enthusiastic employees. This is the only way we can inspire our customers, lead their projects successfully and thus ensure the long-term success of CSP".

 

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«This award shows how our culture supports the company even in the most challenging times» 

In the largest category of Europe's Best Workplaces, the best 25 multinational companies in Europe, no fewer than seven organizations are represented with a Swiss branch: Hilton (3rd place), Abbvie (5th place), DHL (10th place), SAS Institute (11th place), Amgen (13th place), Bristol-Myers Squibb (21st place) and SC Johnson (23rd place). We asked Gilles Marrache, Senior Vice President at Amgen and General Manager Europe Region, what this award means to him: "After 40 years as a leading innovator in biotechnology and 30 years in Europe, one of the achievements we are most proud of is our employee culture. This culture, which includes our mission to help patients, determines how we interact with each other, our partners and our stakeholders. The fantastic outcome of Great Place to Work® shows how our culture supports the company even in the most challenging times, such as how we came together during the COVID 19 pandemic. This year alone, Amgen will help 3 million patients in Europe - a tremendous achievement that makes us proud. We can only achieve this level of success thanks to our employees who are committed and dedicated to our mission".

 

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How to be recognized as one of Europe's Best Workplaces™  

In order to participate in the European Awards, companies must first prove themselves nationally as one of the best employers. Based on our evidence-based methodology, companies are surveyed on the one hand with our Trust Index™ employee survey and on the other hand facts and figures about the company are recorded using Culture Brief™. If the minimum requirements of 65% are then met, the company receives certification as a Great Place to Work®. If the company reaches 70% and more and meets the requirements in Culture Audit™, in which measures of cultural development of organizations are recorded and analyzed, the company qualifies for the national ranking of the Best Employers. All companies that are recognized as one of the Best Workplaces in Switzerland then take part in the international ranking - where their results are compared and ranked with those of other European organizations.

 

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Complete Ranking

20 Best Small Workplaces in Europe 2020 (20-49 Employees): 

1          Regent

2          status C AG

3          Aava & Bang

4          Viisi

5          IIH Nordic

6          McCarthy Recruitment

7          FotoWare

8          Rewe Markt Andreas Fleischer oHG

9          protek

10        Aventim

11        elaboratum GmbH

12        Studieförbundet Vuxenskolan Halland

13        CSP AG Competence Solutions Projects

14        Aktivhotel Alpendorf

15        amuse

16        PanzerGlass

17        Republiq

18        Hoivatilat

19        Q-Construction

20        Ryan

 

50 Best Medium Workplaces in Europe 2020 (50-499 Employees) 

1          PASCOE Naturmedizin

2          Cygni

3          EASI

4          Key Solutions

5          UMB AG

6          NOVENCIA GROUP

7          LCG

8          AE

9          Bending Spoons S.p.A.

10        Tenant & Partner

11        Middelfart Sparekasse

12        Multisoft AB

13        Dropbox

14        Abakion

15        Pentia

16        Delegate

17        Zeta Service

18        Job, Aktivitets- og Kompetencecenteret

19        QAware GmbH

20        Bostads AB Mimer

21        Transcendent Group

22        Esri Ireland

23        Foundation SP

24        MaibornWolff GmbH

25        Cofinpro AG

26        viadee Unternehmensberatung AG

27        AB Stångåstaden

28        Bitzer Electronics

29        Spirit Link GmbH

30        UPTOO

31        mnemonic

32        Centiro

33        Coop Trading

34        Carl Ras

35        Protime

36        Alfame

37        Werkmandejong

38        Greator GmbH

39        ICM opleidingen & trainingen

40        Art-Invest Real Estate

41        Vitari

42        Accuracy

43        Axxes

44        Natilik

45        willhaben internet service GmbH & Co KG

46        Tasmane

47        Impact

48        ORMIT

49        InTech

50        Workhuman

 

30 Best Large Workplaces in Europe 2020 (500+ Employees) 

1          Sparekassen Kronjylland

2          St. Gereon Seniorendienste gGmbH

3          The Sovini Group

4          coöperatie DELA

5          adesso SE

6          EXTIA

7          I.K. Hofmann GmbH

8          Baringa Partners

9          Beierholm

10        Mandatum Life

11        MERITIS

12        B3 Consulting Group

13        PPI AG

14        SBAB

15        Sii Polska

16        mc2i

17        SBK Siemens-Betriebskrankenkasse

18        leboncoin Groupe

19        sahibinden.com

20        3

21        TALAN

22        Reitangruppen

23        If Skadeforsikring Danmark

24        REL Field Marketing

25        Norgeshus

26        Sparbanken Skåne

27        Version 1

28        Softcat plc

29        Visma

30        Kuveyt Türk Katılım Bankası

 

25 Best Multinational Workplaces in Europe 2020: 

1          Salesforce

2          Cisco Systems Inc.

3          Hilton

4          Mars, Inc.

5          AbbVie Inc.

6          The Adecco Group

7          Daimler Mobility AG

8          Admiral Group plc

9          Cadence Design Systems Inc.

10        DHL Express

11        SAS Institute Inc.

12        Mundipharma

13        Amgen Inc.

14        Hilti

15        Johnson & Johnson

16        Stryker

17        W. L. Gore & Associates

18        Specsavers

19        EY

20        Novartis

21        Bristol-Myers Squibb

22        Groupe SEB

23        SC Johnson

24        Chiesi

25        Indeed



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