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19-Feb-2016  Düsseldorf / Germany

Employer award for Henkel

Outstanding! "Top Employer 2016"

Henkel Germany is one of the world's best employers – and for the sixth time, has been awarded the title of "Top Employer". In 2016, Henkel China was also certified by the international Top Employers Institute for the first time.

More than 1000 companies from more than 100 countries took part in this year's study by the international body. "We asked ourselves around 100 questions. Employees at the Institute then checked the results in an on-site audit lasting several hours," says Dr. Lena Christiaans, Head of Corporate Employer Branding & Recruitment at Henkel. Yesterday, she accepted the honouring during a ceremonious event.

"We invest in our employees and offer them a wide range of opportunities for professional and personal development. The Top Employer award is a confirmation that we are on the right path," says Kathrin Menges, Executive Vice President Human Resources at Henkel. "We are particularly pleased that we have been recognized as one of the best employers not just in Germany, but also in such a large country and important growth region as China."

What is “Top Employer”?

Since 1991 the Top Employers (formerly CRF) Institute certifies the best employers worldwide. Germany has been included since 2003. This international research organization based in Amsterdam has developed a global standard for certification. Only a company that meets all criteria can bear the title of "Top Employer" for a year.

Nine areas were analyzed: Talent Strategy, Workforce Planning, On-Boarding, Learning and Development, Performance Management, Leadership Development, Career and Succession Management, Compensation and Benefits as well as Corporate Culture. Henkel not only proved itself in direct comparison to competitors, but also to employers from other sectors, e.g. engineering, textiles and finance.