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Switzerland represented by 11 companies in the list of "Best Workplaces 2018" in Europe

Zurich, 15th of May 2018, this year’s 2018 Best Workplaces in Europe create inclusive workplaces where employees feel proud of their accomplishments and create strong bonds with colleagues and leaders while achieving business goals.

Switzerland is successfully represented by 11 winning companies - including two Swiss companies and companies based in Switzerland for international companies. In all countries, the winning companies are considered particularly attractive employers who create and live a culture of trust.

All "Best Workplaces in Switzerland in 2018" companies, which are nationally labeled, had to "compete" with the European competition, with Great Place to Work® present in 18 other European countries.

More than 2,800 organizations participated in the survey process, representing the voices of more than 1.6 million employees across 19 countries. The 125 companies that make up the 2018 Best Workplaces in Europe list outshined the rest in their commitment to caring for their employees and providing environments where they can cultivate strong bonds. An impressive 93% of employees at this year’s best say that their company is a great place to work.

People at Europe’s Best feel that their workplaces are welcoming, caring, and friendly, and that they can bring their whole selves to work. Inclusion is part of these companies’ DNA, and 92% of employees feel that they are treated as full members of the team regardless of their position.

The 36 Best Workplaces in Switzerland were honored in Zurich in May this year. Among them, 11 Swiss winning companies have now been elected as "Best Workplaces in Europe 2018".


The winners of Switzerland

The following companies have successfully competed for Switzerland:

In the "Best Workplaces Europe - Multinationals" category, Switzerland is represented by eight companies: Cisco at rank 5, AbbVie n° 6, SAS Institute n° 7, Amgen n° 12, Bristol-Myers Squibb n° 14, DHL Express n° 18, Novo Nordisk n° 19, SC Johnson n° 22 and Phoenix Contact at Rank n° 25.

In the category "Companies with less than 50 employees Europe" Rackspace is No. 5.

In the category "Companies with more than 50 employees in Europe" UMB is in 6th place.
You find the complete list since Friday, June 15, 2018:

What distinguishes the Best Workplaces

Companies in which employees have a high level of trust, get in all countries better ratings from their employees. So, for a company that wants to be an attractive employer and stay that way, building the trust relationship in particular is essential.

 "A good corporate culture promotes commitment, motivation and good health for employees and contributes significantly to the company's economic success. Attractive employers also have a competitive advantage in the job market.” says Michael Hermann, CEO of Great Place to Work Switzerland. "We are pleased that Swiss companies are among the best employers in Europe. "

Matthias Keller from UMB S.A. confirms that a good corporate culture is essential for organizations. "Being an excellent employer allows us to attract talent and inspire our team, which leads to the best possible service for our customers."

The goal of the Great Place to Work rankings is to help companies in all industries and sizes to develop a business culture with a very high level of trust, and at the same time earn a prize recognition of their quality.

To participate in the new national survey cycle conducted by Great Place to Work "Best Workplaces in Switzerland", private companies, non-profit organizations and public institutions can register now:

The winners will be qualified for the European competition. All participants - regardless of the ranking obtained - of detailed results, comparisons to other Swiss companies and advice to develop a business culture based on trust and become an employer of choice.


About the Best Workplaces in Europe List

Great Place to Work® identifies the top organizations that create great workplaces in Europe through publishing the annual Best Workplaces in Europe list. The list recognizes companies in four size categories: Under 50 Employees, Small & Medium (50-500); Large (501+); and Multinational. To be considered for inclusion, companies must appear on one or more of our national lists in one of the 19 countries represented on the list and meet our minimum quantitative threshold on the Trust Index© survey. In addition, workplaces in the Multinational category must have at least 1,000 employees distributed across 3 or more countries and appear on at least 3 national lists. The 2018 Best Workplaces in Europe list is based on data collected for national lists published over the last 12 months.


About Great Place to Work® Switzerland AG

Great Place to Work® is a consultancy with branches in almost 60 countries. Employee surveys and culture analyses form the basis of consulting work to help organisations become exceptional employers.

Great Place to Work® carries out surveys in over 6,000 companies worldwide each year, making it the best-known and biggest initiative to improve workplace culture. As well as the annual announcement of the best workplaces and best workplaces for apprentices in Switzerland, workplace culture experts specialise in developing employer brands (employer value proposition) as well as the conceptualisation and implementation of consulting projects.

Great Place to Work® Switzerland was founded in Zurich in 2008. The national benchmark competition ‘Best Workplaces in Switzerland’ has been carried out each year since 2009, and involves companies of all sizes from all industries and regions.


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