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The response to the current COVID-19 crisis must protect EU employers

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 23 ottobre 2020

Post-COVID-19 EU employment policies should pave way for a new era and boost the EU’s long-term social targets, MEPs said on Thursday. Following the COVID-19 crisis, governments should devote more funds to ensuring that recovery is economically innovative, socially fair, and environmentally responsible, stressed the MEPs. They call on member states to establish specific social progress plans with clear targets outlining social investment and how the principles of the European Pillar of Social Rights will be implemented. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, unemployment in the EU is expected to reach 9.5% in 2020, rising unevenly within the Union, across sectors, and affecting young people disproportionately. In their vote on employment policies of the euro area, MEPs call for this trend to be reversed through an ambitious multiannual financial framework. In a call to action, Parliament also backed the EU’s unemployment reinsurance scheme, which supports short-term national work schemes. MEPs acknowledge that digital solutions are becoming increasingly important, particularly in relation to working from home, which can be instrumental in preserving jobs. Given their importance, Parliament welcomes the updated European Skills Agenda and calls on the Commission to propose an “EU teleworking agenda”, capable of safeguarding decent working conditions.The report on “Employment and social policies of the euro area 2020” was adopted with 466 votes in favour, 189 against and 32 abstentions.

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Sallie Mae Named One of America’s Best Midsize Employers

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 21 ottobre 2019

For the second consecutive year, Forbes has named Sallie Mae one of America’s Best Midsize Employers. Sallie Mae was ranked in the top 10 in the banking and financial services category.
Forbes, in partnership with market research company Statista, surveyed 50,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees. The respondents were asked to rate how likely they’d be to recommend their employers to others. Statista then asked the respondents to nominate organizations in industries outside their own. The list ranks 500 midsize employers, across 25 different industries, that received the most recommendations.Sallie Mae offers a comprehensive employee benefits program that features paid leave, including 12 weeks of paid parental leave; medical, dental, and vision care; a company-matched 401(k) plan; an employee stock purchase plan; tuition reimbursement; and a family scholarship program.In communities where its more than 1,800 employees live and work, Sallie Mae actively organizes and participates in volunteer activities, supports nonprofit organizations with charitable contributions, and awards scholarships to deserving students. Since 2016, Sallie Mae employees have raised nearly $175,000 for the company’s Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program.
Sallie Mae (Nasdaq: SLM) believes education and life-long learning, in all forms, help people achieve great things. As the leader in private student lending, we provide financing and know-how to help make college happen and offer products and resources to help customers make new goals and experiences, beyond college, possible. Learn more at Commonly known as Sallie Mae, SLM Corporation and its subsidiaries are not sponsored by or agencies of the United States of America.

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Forbes Names Commerce Bank One of the Best Midsize Employers in America for the Third Consecutive Year

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 23 aprile 2019

Forbes recently published their 2019 America’s Best Midsize Employers List, ranking Commerce Bank in the top one-third among a selection of 500 employers across the country. This marks the third consecutive year Commerce has been named to the list. The list was developed based on comprehensive survey findings compiled by research firm Statista.
Commerce took the 13th highest ranking among the other banking and financial services companies on the list and ranked seventh among employers headquartered in Missouri. In speaking to this recognition, John Kemper, president and chief executive officer, said, “The key to Commerce’s long-term success is the culture our team creates every day. Being honored with this award for a third consecutive year is a testament to the strong culture we have at Commerce. Our team of associates come to work every day to help our customers focus on what matters most to them. Above all, we are proud of our team members who continually make Commerce a great place to work.” Commerce believes team members who have high levels of engagement and enablement are effective in the workplace – they feel supported in doing their job, are committed to the organization and are motivated to deliver quality work. Because both are equally important, Commerce measures team member engagement and enablement every year through a confidential survey to ensure our workplace environment is meeting our team members’ expectations. Sara Foster, executive vice president, talent and corporate administration, states, “We believe our people are our greatest asset and we are thrilled to be recognized by Forbes as one of the country’s best employers for the third year in a row. Our talented, highly engaged team allows us to remain a leading employer in the financial services industry year after year.”
America’s Best Employers are chosen based on an independent survey of more than 50,000 U.S. employees working for companies with at least 1,000 people in their U.S. operations. Employees are surveyed anonymously through several online panels, not through their employers. By doing so, employees can openly state their opinion. The evaluation was based on responses to two criteria – would employees recommend their own employers to friends and family and how do employees perceive other employers in their industry. The respondents also gave their opinions on a series of 35 statements surrounding work-related topics on working conditions, salary, potential for development and company image regarding their current employer. The complete list of America’s Best Midsize Employers can be found here: In the industry for more than 150 years, Commerce offers a super-community banking experience that pairs large bank products and services with local market knowledge and a high-touch customer experience. The company’s focus on local markets is supported by regional advisory boards comprised of local business professionals and community representatives who assist Commerce in responding to local banking needs. Commerce team members are also encouraged to serve an active role in their communities. Blood drives, community festivals, runs/walks and food drives are but a few of the activities in which our people are actively engaged. In addition to community efforts, team members are encouraged to participate in Junior Achievement and Money Smart Week, opportunities that focus on financial education and equipping youth with important financial acumen.

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Art Educators Innovate Creative Learning to Develop Metacognitive Skill Set Required by Educators and Employers

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 10 febbraio 2019

Creativity, curiosity and critical thinking skills go hand in hand with knowledge, yet art programs which nurture these competencies are continuously being cut from school curriculums across the United States. Agnes Gund’s organization, Studio in a School, has found new ways to provide and enhance art education for young learners. “If we want our children to grow up learning how to learn and how to think, we should be working in the other direction: make the classroom look more like the art studio,” says Christopher Wisniewski, Executive Director of the program. In a new interview with C.M. Rubin, Founder of CMRubinWorld, Wisniewski says Studio’s success is all about “quality”. The organization hires “extraordinary artists” who work to become “great teachers.” In addition, the success of the Studio in a School program is dependent on an open line of communication between the artist instructors and the schools’ principals, classroom teachers, and families. While every student should have access to the arts in their respective schools, Wisniewski believes that the general focus should be on bettering middle school education, where encouraging the use of projects and creativity will enhance their learning capabilities and thinking capacity overall.Chris Wisniewski is the Executive Director of Studio in a School, an organization founded by Agnes Gund to get around the budget cuts geared towards arts programs in New York City schools by providing training in house for artists to become teachers and lend their combined skill set to these schools. Studio in a School has benefited over 30,000 students across New York City and they plan on sharing their approach on a national scale to benefit even more children and communities.CMRubinWorld’s award-winning series, The Global Search for Education, brings together distinguished thought leaders in education and innovation from around the world to explore the key learning issues faced by most nations. The series has become a highly visible platform for global discourse on 21st-century learning, offering a diverse range of innovative ideas which are presented by the series founder, C. M. Rubin, together with the world’s leading thinkers. (By David Wine)

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PPG Named to Forbes’ 2019 “Best Employers for Diversity” List

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 17 gennaio 2019

PPG (NYSE: PPG) announced that it has been named one of the “Best Employers for Diversity” in 2019 by Forbes magazine. Forbes ranked the top companies in the United States that demonstrate a dedication to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.“PPG is honored to be recognized by Forbes for our ongoing commitment to providing a culture of diversity and inclusion for all of our employees,” said Herve Tiberghien, PPG vice president, human resources. “The unique perspectives of PPG’s diverse workforce enable us to meet challenges quickly, creatively and effectively, providing a significant competitive advantage in today’s global economy.”The ranking of 500 employers across all industries in the United States is based on a survey of thousands of employees that examines employer diversity policies, as well as diversity in executive suites and on boards. PPG ranked No. 297 of the companies assessed by Forbes.“The diversity of our employees allows PPG to solve our customers’ own diverse needs in every corner of the globe and to continue to protect and beautify the world,” said Tiberghien.

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Cintas Recognized as an Aon Best Employer in Canada for the 11th Time

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 15 novembre 2018

Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS) is one of the country’s top employers, according to the 2019 Aon Best Employers in Canada Study, released on November 8. This is the 11th year that Cintas has been named a leader in workplace excellence.“We are thrilled to once again have been awarded this tremendous honour for the eleventh time,” said James Dawe, Vice President, Cintas Canada. “Our employee-partners are at the heart of everything we do, and we’ve taken special care to establish a culture that allows us to work together at every level of the organization to exceed our customers’ expectations.”
Cintas was part of a distinguished group among 29 large organizations (400 or more employees) and 19 small and medium-sized enterprises (between 50 and 399 employees) to be recognized by this year’s Aon’s study. “Having a highly engaged workforce has never been more important,” said Todd Mathers, Partner and Canada Talent Practice Leader at Aon. “Organizations are facing unprecedented disruption, requiring many to change the nature of jobs and how work gets done – and to do this quickly and effectively. Doing this well is critical to maintaining and improving the end customer experience and – by extension – organization performance. Our research consistently demonstrates that engaged employees provide organizations with a competitive advantage when managing through change. Congratulations to Cintas for showcasing a culture of engagement and a commitment to workplace excellence.”
Cintas makes it a priority to invest in career development and offers competitive pay and health and wellness benefits. By investing in its employee-partners, Cintas is able to consistently offer new opportunities for career growth, training and development. All of which creates a stronger company that is able to meet the needs of both present and future customers.

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ITT Named to the Forbes 2018 List of America’s Best Employers

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 8 Maggio 2018

ITT Inc. (NYSE:ITT) announced today that it has been named to the Forbes 2018 list of America’s Best Midsize Employers. This achievement recognizes ITT’s focus and commitment to fostering a healthy, high-performing culture and creating a workplace defined by innovation and continuous improvement.“At ITT, our spirit is defined by how we work together and we are united by our drive to solve the most critical, complex and challenging problems faced by our customers,” said CEO and President Denise Ramos. “This award is a testament to our talented employees around the world, who are driving our success through their commitment to operational excellence, innovation and growth.” Informed by anonymous employee interviews, the Forbes list of America’s Best Employers identifies companies that employees like to work for and highlights the “best of the best” among businesses that meet its criteria. ITT’s inclusion on the Forbes list distinguishes it from its competitors and other similar companies in the U.S.

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PepsiCo Italia si qualifica tra le eccellenze Top Employers Italia e Top Employers Europe 2016

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 19 febbraio 2016


Anche quest’anno PepsiCo Italia ha dimostrato di possedere una visione orientata alla valorizzazione delle proprie persone conquistando, per l’ottavo anno consecutivo, le Certificazioni Top Employers Italia e Top Employers Europe 2016, riconoscimento rivolto alle aziende che si sono qualificate in almeno cinque paesi europei. PepsiCo Italia si è distinta tra le migliori aziende in Italia nell’ambito delle Risorse Umane per l’offerta di eccellenti condizioni di lavoro e lo sviluppo di politiche di gestione dei dipendenti, raggiungendo i più alti standard qualitativi tra le imprese certificate da Top Employers Institute, ente riconosciuto a livello globale nella certificazione di aziende virtuose nella gestione strategica delle persone.“Ci riempie di orgoglio essere stati scelti per l’ottavo anno consecutivo tra le migliori aziende nel mondo delle Risorse Umane – afferma Marcello Pincelli, Amministratore Delegato di PepsiCo Beverages Italia – “Il capitale umano è uno dei pilastri fondamentali della nostra visione strategica “Performance with Purpose”, finalizzata allo sviluppo sostenibile dei talenti, alla valorizzazione del loro potenziale, alla libera espressione delle diversità e al riconoscimento del loro contributo alla crescita aziendale. Questi riconoscimenti confermano l’impegno costante di PepsiCo ad investire in nuove ed efficaci iniziative orientate alla crescita e allo sviluppo professionale delle nostre persone” conclude. (foto:pepsico)

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Free places at the top business table

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 1 marzo 2015

Federation of British Industries 241 350For over a hundred years it has been common practice for employers to group together into employer associations. In the USA, for instance, the American Society of Employers has been operating since 1902 and in the UK the Federation of British Industries (now the CBI) was formed in 1916. Most employer associations are veiled in mystery and do not openly reveal their costs of membership. Often subscriptions are based on a company’s size and calculated as a percentage of payroll – which means that large companies may be paying in excess of $25,000 a year to retain their affiliation. The Federation of International Employers (FedEE Global) has always operated – like the World Economic Forum – on a highly exclusive basis and limited its membership to the largest multinational companies in the world. However, now its approach has changed to be highly transparent, offering particularly fast growing companies the best possible value for money. That is why its basic grade of “Enterprise Membership” is now completely free. Announcing this change at a breakfast meeting of FedEE members today, the Secretary-General of The Federation, Robin Chater” said that “Employers operating internationally face huge risks and currently there is a significant gap between a company’s in-house resources and outside professional firms such as lawyers and accountants.” “Human resource executives have to make many decisions every day about how to treat employees in widely differing situations and cannot be expected to call their lawyer every time they wish to check out how they should act. This is where FedEE Global is an invaluable resource, with its massive database of employment legislation and pay levels around the world and its vast body of related data. We believe information about significant HR developments should, at the very least, be open to the widest possible audience of multinational employers.”At the end of 2014 FedEE Global launched its business travel online community ( for executives on the move. FedEE Global is now about to launch a programme of video-conferenced events aimed at companies that need to keep up-to-date with issues and trends not addressed by conventional conference organisations. The first of these will address the risks of abduction faced by senior multinational executives as they travel around the world.

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2015: Novartis ancora tra i top employer

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 17 febbraio 2015

novartis-sedeOriggio, 16 febbraio 2015 – Nel 2015, per il terzo anno consecutivo, Novartis è tra le aziende ‘top employer’, in Italia Per la prima volta, inoltre, ben due realtà del Gruppo entrano a far parte del plotone di imprese che garantiscono ai propri dipendenti le migliori condizioni di lavoro: sia Novartis Farma che Sandoz hanno infatti ottenuto, per l’anno in corso, la prestigiosa certificazione del Top Employers Institute Italia. Ogni anno, questo ente indipendente prende in esame le condizioni di lavoro e le politiche di gestione delle risorse umane delle più importanti aziende italiane. L’analisi è condotta sulla base di parametri come l’ambiente di lavoro, le opportunità di carriera, gli investimenti in formazione e la cultura aziendale. Solo alle realtà che dimostrano di adottare i più elevati standard qualitativi, il Top Employers Institute assegna il proprio riconoscimento.Novartis Farma ottiene da tre anni la certificazione Top Employer e si conferma anche per il 2015 ai vertici della classifica delle migliori aziende italiane, attestandosi tra le prime dieci. Così Georg Schroeckenfuchs, Amministratore Delegato della società e Country President di Novartis in Italia, ha commentato il riconoscimento: “Questo risultato dimostra una volta di più la qualità e l’efficacia del nostro impegno nella valorizzazione dei collaboratori, la risorsa più importante di cui Novartis dispone. È un impegno concreto, volto a formare e a far crescere professionalmente persone motivate, in grado di offrire un contributo qualificato non solo all’azienda ma anche al paese, in termini di innovazione, efficienza del sistema salute, attenzione ai pazienti”.Quest’anno ottiene per la prima volta la certificazione Top Employer anche Sandoz, l’azienda del Gruppo Novartis impegnata nello sviluppo e commercializzazione dei farmaci equivalenti (o generici). Per Manlio Florenzano, Amministratore Delegato della società, “Si tratta di un traguardo importante e prestigioso per Sandoz, che riconosce l’impegno della nostra azienda verso le sue risorse umane. Credo che questo nostro risultato possa contribuire anche a rafforzare il ruolo e l’immagine di un settore, quello dei farmaci equivalenti e biosimilari, che sta diventando sempre più determinante per la sostenibilità del sistema salute”.
Novartis fornisce soluzioni terapeutiche innovative, in grado di far fronte alle esigenze in continua evoluzione dei pazienti e della società. Con sede a Basilea, in Svizzera, Novartis offre un portfolio diversificato, per meglio rispondere a queste esigenze: medicinali innovativi, farmaci per la cura degli occhi, generici a costi competitivi, vaccini preventivi e prodotti da banco. Novartis è la sola azienda al mondo a detenere una leadership in tutte queste aree. Nel 2014 le attività del Gruppo hanno registrato un fatturato di 58 miliardi di dollari, a fronte di investimenti in R&S in tutto il Gruppo pari a circa 9,9 miliardi di dollari (9,6 miliardi di dollari escluse le svalutazioni e gli ammortamenti). Le società del Gruppo Novartis contano circa 130.000 collaboratori a tempo pieno. I prodotti Novartis sono disponibili in oltre 180 Paesi del mondo.
Sandoz, società del Gruppo Novartis, è leader globale nella produzione e commercializzazione di medicinali generici equivalenti.
Presente in oltre 160 paesi e con oltre 26.500 collaboratori in tutto il mondo, Sandoz offre un ampio portafoglio di farmaci equivalenti di qualità a un prezzo accessibile.Con un fatturato globale di 9.2 miliardi di dollari nel 2013, Sandoz ha un portafoglio prodotti di circa 1100 molecole e detiene la leadership a livello mondiale nel settore dei Biosimilari, nonché nelle aree off-patent degli iniettivi-oncologici, di oftalmologia, di dermatologia e degli antibiotici.I prodotti Sandoz sono presenti nelle principali aree terapeutiche e comprendono farmaci per il sistema cardiovascolare, trattamenti per il sistema nervoso centrale e nell’area del dolore cronico, farmaci per i disturbi del tratto gastrointestinale e del metabolismo, terapie oncologiche e respiratorie e trattamenti per il sangue e gli organi emopoietici. Sandoz sviluppa, produce e commercializza questi farmaci così come i principi attivi farmaceutici e biotecnologici e si contraddistingue grazie alla sua abilità nello sviluppare e produrre prodotti complessi a valore aggiunto, che rappresentano quasi la metà del portafoglio di Sandoz.Oltre alla forte crescita organica degli ultimi anni, Sandoz ha operato una serie di acquisizioni tra cui Lek (Slovenia), Sabex (Canada), Hexal (Germania), Eon Labs (USA), EBEWE Pharma (Austria), Oriel Therapeutics (USA), Falcon (USA) e Fougera (USA).

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