Saint-Gobain has received the Top Employers Institute’s Top Employer North America Certification for the third consecutive year for its employee offerings. The Top Employers Institute is an independent global organization that certifies employers for creating excellent workplace conditions for employees and will recognize Saint-Gobain at an award ceremony in Miami.
“Embracing reciprocity and emphasizing a personal approach to uncover what matters most to our employees is a core value driving our company culture,” says Valerie Gervais, senior vice president of human resources at Saint-Gobain Corp. “At Saint-Gobain, we create innovative materials to help solve the world’s biggest challenges in terms of sustainability, comfort and well-being, and we strive to do the same thing for our employees. It’s an honour to be recognized for our dedicated efforts by a prestigious organization.”
Crucial to the Top Employer Certification is Saint-Gobain’s participation in a stringent auditing process in which the company’s performance scores were rated against an international standard. The Top Employers Institute assessed Saint-Gobain’s employee offerings on the criteria of talent strategy, workforce planning, onboarding, learning and development, performance management, leadership development, career and succession management, compensation and benefits, and company culture.
Saint-Gobain’s Top Employers achievement comes on the heels of the company’s inclusion on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2018 Corporate Equality Index for its diversity and inclusion efforts in the workplace. In 2017, Saint-Gobain launched LIVE OPEN, an employee resource group for members and allies of the LGBTQ community.
“From our research, we have seen how the certified organizations put the development of their people first and are continuously working to optimize their human resources and people development practices,” says David Plink, CEO of Top Employers Institute. “Saint-Gobain forms part of this exclusive group of the world’s best employers, an achievement they can truly be proud of.”