Whirlpool EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) has been awarded for the second year in a row the prestigious Top Employer Europe for 2019, having been certified by the Top Employer Institute in six Countries (UK, France, Italy, Poland, Russia and South Africa).
The Top Employers certification, which is granted only to companies that achieve the highest quality standards in human resources management, recognizes Whirlpool’s commitment to shape strategic and thoughtful workplace programmes, creating an environment that empowers and develops its employees.
“At Whirlpool people drive our success and we are committed to creating a positive work environment that allows people to bring out their best and thrive” – commented Ryme Dembri, Vice President of Human Resources at Whirlpool EMEA – “We are particularly proud of being confirmed as Top Employer Europe for the second year in a row, recognizing our continuous efforts in implementing the most innovative practices in human resources management, designing high-standard development programmes and creating an engaging workplace for all employees. Being part of the Top Employers network allows us to dialogue with the best practices in HR across Europe, helping us to make our working environment more attractive and oriented towards excellence: it is only in this way that we will continue to be a leader in innovation, remaining adaptive to challenging business circumstances .”
Among the most successful initiatives Whirlpool EMEA carries out, EMPOWER, a women’s leadership development program part of its commitment to Diversity & Inclusion, will include trainings, group projects and individualised coaching through 2019 with the objective of supporting women in fulfilling their full potential. In line with the goal of developing talents, the Company also proposes the Fast Track Management Program, an international career path created to train future leaders which offers the opportunity to experience 30-month cross-country rotations within Whirlpool’s EMEA locations.
Amid the Learning & Development projects, the EMEA Learning Hub provides over 300 online learning activities available in 16 different languages. Moreover, starting from this year, all employees working in the administrative and management offices will be able to enjoy smart working, in order to strengthen the Company’s commitment to work-life balance and promote flexibility and collaboration among teams.
Top Employer Certification
Top Employer Certification is awarded by the Top Employers Institute, an independent global authority that certifies excellence in employee conditions.
The Institute assesses companies’ HR strategies through a rigorous survey that covers practices across different topics such as Talent Strategy; Workforce Planning; Talent Acquisition; On-boarding; Learning & Development; Performance Management; Leadership Development; Career & Succession Management; Compensation & Benefits; Culture.
In more than 25 years the Top Employers Institute has certified over 1,300 organisations in 115 Countries. Given that, as Top Employer Europe, Whirlpool EMEA has joined a prestigious group of companies that are committed to the highest European standards regarding the working environment and a great dedication to HR excellence.