ABB is awarded the 2012 Randstad Globe
2012-04-13 - The Palazzo Mezzanotte, home of the Milan Stock Exchange, posed as the prestigious backdrop for the second edition of the Randstad Award ceremony, during which “Randstad Globes” were presented to the most attractive employers in Italy as voted by Italian workers. Over the course of the evening, three Randstad Globes were awarded to the three companies that ranked highest on the basis of specific factors. Among these, ABB was recognized for its career progression and growth opportunities.By ABB Communications
Promoted by Randstad, the second largest HR services provider in the world, the award focuses on Employer Branding, in other words, the ability of companies to develop and communicate their image as employers in a way that attracts potential job candidates and increases the loyalty of their employees. The winners of the first edition in 2011 were Ferrari, Microsoft and STMicroelectronics. This year’s award night took place on March 15.
The award is based on the findings of a study commissioned by Randstad Holding for the ICMA Institute. The results were conveyed during the course of the evening by Prof. Roberto Vaccani from the renowned Italian university SDA Bocconi in Milan.
Randstad Globes were also awarded to the top-ranking companies on the basis of 10 factors that determine appeal. Alongside Ferrari and Coca Cola, ABB was recognized “for its career progression and growth opportunities”.
“This acknowledgement of ABB’s ability to offer attractive career opportunities to its employees is extremely rewarding,” said Barbara Frei, Country Manager ABB Italy. “Our organization as a whole is strongly committed to creating value for our stakeholders in the field of energy and automation through our continued focus on innovation and sustainable growth.”
According to Barbara Frei, these objectives "are achieved by honoring human resources and their ability to share, build and increase know-how and operational excellence.
During the evening, there was a live television broadcast with Randstad Holding through which the audience could learn more about the results of the 14-country study.