Best Employers Czech Republic 2009/2010

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On April 15th, 2010 the Czech office of Hewitt, the largest global HR consulting and outsourcing firm, announced the winners of the seventh year of its annual study Best Employers Czech Republic.

The general conditions for companies to participate in the Best Employers Study are minimally 50 full time employees and at least two years in business in the Czech Republic. The participation and provided basic outputs are free of charge. 58 companies applied for participation in the study and 50 of them fulfilled all criteria for being included into the final ranking. Altogether, 8042 employees and 197 top managers took part in the employee engagement survey, which represents a total population of more than 20 000 employees.

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Like previous year, we continue with ranking divided into two categories. The winner of the ranking in the Category Large Company is PFIZER, spol. s r.o. The TOP 5 Best Employers in the Czech Republic 2009/2010 in this category are the following companies:

Large Scale Company Category
  Company Industry
1. PFIZER, spol. s r.o. Pharmaceutical industry
2. Microsoft, s.r.o. Information technologies
3. CeWe Color a.s. Photo Services
4. IKEA Česká republika, s.r.o. Retail
5. Tchibo Praha, spol. s r.o. Coffee and consumer products

The winner in the Category Small and Medium Company is Nutricia, a.s. The TOP 10 Best Employers in the Czech Republic 2009/2010 in this category are the following companies:

Small and Medium Scale Company Category
  Company Industry
1. Nutricia, a.s. Specialized Nutrition
2. Cisco Systems (Czech Republic) s.r.o. Information technologies
3. Et netera a.s. Information technologies
4. AQUASOFT spol. s r.o. Information technologies
5. ORIFLAME CZECH REPUBLIC spol. s r.o. Cosmetics
6. 3M Česko, spol. s r.o. Diversified technologies and products
7. KRKA ČR, s.r.o. Pharmaceutical industry
8. 2N TELEKOMUNIKACE a.s. Telecommunication
9. Saft Ferak a.s. Development and production of industrial batteries
10. Jan Becher – Karlovarská Becherovka, a.s. Fast moving consumer goods

This year again, there are large and small, Czech and international companies across the all industry areas among Best Employers. It proves that the company name, size or company PR doesn’t make any difference for final ranking. It all depends on the way how employees are managed.

What makes difference in ranking?

Employees of the TOP15 companies show very high engagement and satisfaction with their employment. This year’s average engagement rate among the Best employers is 69%, which is 17% higher than the Czech average and 16% higher than CEE average. Best companies also demonstrate a very high effectiveness of their HR policies, which are aligned with the business goals of the company and are well accepted by the employees.

Employers are analyzed based on three aspects – feedback from their employees, company HR policies and view of the top management. The key statistics influencing the final ranking of each company is the engagement of its employees. The engagement in Hewitt surveys is defined as the emotional and intellectual involvement of the employee to the company activities. It is defined by three models of behavior:

  • employees have an intense desire to be a member of the organization;
  • employees consistently speak positively about the organization to coworkers, potential employees, and customers;
  • employees exert extra effort and engage in work that contributes to business success of the company.