This year, the SAP corporate culture that promotes innovation, growth, inclusion and diversity was recognized with several awards in different countries and regions of the world.
In the third quarter of 2021, SAP received a total of 22 Employer of Choice Awards, recognitions and certifications around the world: eight for equality, seven for early career talent, four for work-life balance and three to be the best place to work. further validate the company’s commitment to supporting the success of its employees, customers and partners. Most recently, the German enterprise software giant was chosen from over 10,000 companies that participated in a survey process conducted by Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine for the list of the 25 best places to work in the world. of this year.
SAP North America President DJ Paoni said in the announcement:
“We are honored to have earned this recognition for creating and sustaining an inclusive culture that focuses on supporting our employees and providing them with an environment where differences are celebrated. “
Highlighting its efforts to create an attractive workplace and constantly improve employee experiences around the world, SAP qualified for the award after being named to national lists of best places to work in different countries and regions, including United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Greater China, Japan, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru and Switzerland. Sabine Bendiek, director of human resources and operations and member of the board of directors of SAP SE, said that the organization’s placement on the list of the best places to work in the world is a “great achievement” for SAP as a business.
“It is thanks to our dedicated employees around the world that we are included on this list. These are the people who make working at SAP a truly special experience every day. We celebrate them for all they do to deserve this incredible honor, ”she said.
Strengthening the diversity and inclusion of the SAP business
In addition, in 2021, SAP was also selected for inclusion in the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index (GEI), which tracks the performance of state-owned enterprises committed to gender transparency and promoting gender equality. equality of women. Over the past decade, the organization has made gender equality a core business value and made it a priority to be at the forefront of inclusiveness in the healthcare industry. technology.
The SAP Business Women’s Network (BWN), which has 85 chapters around the world, is an employee-focused network that fosters an inclusive atmosphere at SAP where women can contribute their expertise, support other women and share their ideas about how SAP approaches diversity issues. Speaking on this topic, Laura Atkinson, Head of Partners and Alliances at SAP UK and Ireland, said in a DiversityQ article:
“SAP is extremely innovative lifting software and from a female perspective it might seem a little off-putting. But I found SAP to be a very inclusive, supportive and stimulating company. They have confidence in people’s ability to deliver, and that’s what makes it a great place to work.
Internally, SAP also ensures that the lives of its employees are better together, especially in these uncertain times. Its global framework includes the ‘Pledge to Flex’ initiative, a flexible working approach launched in June that gives employees the tools they need to be productive, creative and motivated while ensuring that the organization operates ethically and achieves its goals.
In addition to providing an environment that gives people the freedom to choose where to work to drive client success, the tech giant also offers targeted internship and co-op programs to attract talent from all walks of life. In China, the company’s subsidiary invested in SAP Autism at Work projects and created the SAP Autism Talent Employment Preparatory Skills School to help people with autism integrate better into the workplace through systematic counseling and career development professionals. SAP SuccessFactors is also committed to increasing the percentage of its employees across the spectrum by setting a global goal of hiring 650 people from this talent pool by 2020.
“Strategy and processes play a vital role in the success of any business, but the most important part of any organization is always its people. There is a clear link between a thriving, inclusive, people-centered culture and better organizational performance, ”Christian Klein, CEO of SAP, wrote on Twitter.