Best Employers Czech Republic 2013

On 14 November 2013 Aon Hewitt, the largest global HR consulting and outsourcing firm, announced winners of the tenth year of its annual study Best Employers during Aon Client event in Prague.

General conditions for participation in the survey were to have at least 50 full-time employees at the time of surveying and to be in business in Czech Republic for at least 2 years.

46 companies fulfilled all the criteria for being included into the final ranking. The study results reflect opinion of more than 11 000 employees, 1 900 middle managers and 200 members of senior leadership of the participating companies, which represent a total population of almost 20 000 employees from all over Czech republic.

This year's winner among Small and medium size companies is ABBVIE s.r.o., first place among Large size companies was taken by AVAST Software a.s. TOP 10 Best Employers in Czech republic 2013 can be seen in the tables below:

Category - Small and Medium size company
  Company Industry
1. ABBVIE s.r.o. Pharmaceutical industry
2. Glenmark Pharmaceuticals s.r.o. Pharmaceutical industry
3. Etnetera a.s. IT/Software
4. Edwards Lifesciences AG, organizační složka Pharmaceutical industry
5. AQUASOFT spol. s r.o. IT/Software
6. SolarWinds Czech s.r.o. IT/Software
7. ComAp a.s. Power Generation Industry

Category - Large size company
  Company Industry
1. AVAST Software a.s. IT/Software
2. MICROSOFT s.r.o IT/Software
3. SAP ČR, spol. s.r.o. IT/Software

What determines final ranking?

Employees of the TOP 10 companies show very high engagement and satisfaction with their employment. This year’s average engagement rate among the Best employers is 28 percentage points above the Czech average.

Employers were evaluated based on three aspects – feedback from their employees, company's HR policies and opinion of the top management. In order to be included among the best employers, companies have to reach excellent results in the five following attributes: engagement rate, trustworthy leadership, high performance culture, attractive employer brand and sustainability. The key driver influencing final ranking of each company is engagement of its employees. Engagement is defined in Aon Hewitt surveys as a state of an emotional and intellectual involvement of the employee in the company activities. It is characterised 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 make an extra effort and engage in work that contributes to business success of the company.

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