December 3, 2012
Aon Hewitt, the human resource solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON) has announced the results of its annual
Best Employers study
for the Central &
(CEE) region. The top regional
by category were announced at a ceremony in
The research shows a strong correlation between high employee engagement and better business results. On average, CEE
- out-perform on financial targets (108% of EBITDA goal realisation versus 93% for other organisations),
- have lower staff turnover rates (6% turnover versus 9% for the rest of the organisations),
- have lower absenteeism (3.5 day/employee versus 5.5 day/employee in the rest).
The study, which Aon Hewitt has run in Central and
since 2001, recognises companies that stand out from their peers through the high quality and effectiveness of their HR practices which have a positive impact on business results. The study looks at both employer and employee perspectives with business indicators to provide a fully objective picture.
Best Employers study
2012 - the numbers:
- Eight countries - Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Slovakia and Turkey.
- More than 400 companies
- More than 250,000 participating employees, including 41,000 managers
- More than 2,600 senior leaders
- 29 Best Employers (three rankings according to size of company)
Rising employee engagement
This year's study showed that the level of employee engagement in the CEE region has increased by three percentage points since 2011, reaching the average level of 58%. The highest level of employee engagement in the region is in
(67%), and the lowest in
companies, engagement reaches 80%, 22 points higher than the regional average.
Despite the differences in employee engagement levels among countries, there are common and distinctive qualities that set
, CEE Engagement Practice Director at Aon Hewitt, said:
stand out in the way they reward and recognise their employees. That will be by offering adequate pay and attractive benefits packages as well as career opportunities. They have an excellent reputation in the job market and show real consistency between this external image and the real internal working experience of their employees. Finally, the quality of their senior leadership teams and their focus on people is a true differentiator."
, Aon Hewitt European Talent Practice Market Leader, said:
"We are very grateful to the participants of the
study. In continued economic uncertainty, we are pleased to see that more and more companies are acting to keep their employees engaged. It has become a business cliché that an organisation's greatest asset is its employees, but each year this study demonstrates the truth of that phrase. Good HR processes, well designed reward packages and better management do lead to more engaged employees. They, in turn, contribute more effectively and the whole business benefits."
List of Regional
Large sized companies
(>1000 local employees)
Operator Gazociągów Przesyłowych GAZ-SYSTEM Poland
Lietuvos draudimas Lithuania
Magyar Telekom Hungary
Medium sized companies
(251 - 1000 local employees)
Dom Kredytowy NOTUS
Grupa Pracuj Poland
FGSZ Földgázszállító Hungary
Red Hat Czech Czech Republic
Small sized companies
(< 250 local employees)
JT International Czech Republic
Kecskeméti TERMOSTAR Hőszolgáltató Hungary
Mars Sales Hungary
Adform Group Lithuania
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