Hewitt Associates, a global human resources services company, today announced the results of its annual Best Employers Study for Central and Eastern Europe sponsored by The Wall Street Journal Europe.
The study, which surveyed about 160,000 employees and 4,000 C-suite leaders in 11 countries, shows that Best Employers are already taking practical steps break the spiral of falling motivation amongst employees, process triggered by the current economic downturn.
Hewitt research found that 31% participants reported a decrease in employee engagement, compared to just 15% in previous years.
Employee engagement is dramatically endangered in an economic downturn - just when companies need their employees to be most productive.
The good news is that this can be prevented. Findings from Hewitt’s latest research have confirmed some practical steps that Best Employers are already taking to improve engagement and regain employees’ commitment and trust” said Rita Veres, leader of Hewitt Associates’ engagement practice in Europe.
In the small and medium scale company category of Best Employers Study 2008/09 CEE, Turkey’s Ceva Logistics took the top spot while in the large scale company category, this year’s No1 was Ritz Carlton.
Five companies received special recognition for demonstrating excellence as Best Employers regionally, as they were awarded Best Employer title in at least three countries. These companies are Microsoft, Hilti, DHL, McDonald’s and GlaxoSmithKline.
Small and medium sized company category Large scale company category
|1.||The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul||Turkey||Hospitality||1.||Ceva Logistics||Turkey||Logistics|
|2.||Abbott Slovak Republic||Slovakia||Innovation-driven health care||2.||Avendi||Bulgaria||Marketing and Distribution of FMCG|
|3.||Quintiles Hungary||Hungary||Clinical research||3.||McDonald's Russia||Russia||Food Service Retailer/Quick Service Restaurants|
|4.||Adobe Romania||Romania||IT||4.||Quintiles Poland||Poland||Clinical research|
|5.||Syngenta Romania||Romania||Materials/Chemicals||5.||McDonald's Romania||Romania||Food Service Retailer/Quick Service Restaurants|
|6.||Miklos Radnoti Primary School||Hungary||Education||6.||ZPC Mieszko||Poland||FMCG|
|7.||Wrigley Hungary Ltd.||Hungary||FMCG||7.||Pramerica||Poland||Finance and Insurance|
|8.||EMC Computer Systems Poland||Poland||IT||8.||GlaxoSmithKline (Hungary)/Pharma division||Hungary||Pharmaceuticals|
|9.||Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii||Romania||Legal consultancy||9.||MARS Sales||Hungary||FMCG|
|10.||ComAp||Czech Republic||Electro technical industry||10.||Mirgorod Plant of Mineral Water||Ukraine||Production of mineral waters|
|11.||Toyota Katowice||Poland||Motorisation||11.||McDonald's Bulgaria||Bulgaria||Food Service Retailer/Quick Service Restaurants|
|12.||Starcom||Poland||Media and Advertising||12.||Microsoft Hungary||Hungary||IT|
|13.||Johnson & Johnson M&D sector||Hungary||Healthcare||13.||Mediaedge:cia Hungary||Hungary||Media|
|14.||LLC "Mary Kay (Ukraine) Limited"||Ukraine||Direct Sales||14.||DHL Express Turkey||Turkey||Transportation and Logistics|
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