SAP Named Preferred Employer in India, China, Mexico and Europe
Company Repeatedly Recognized as Preferred Employer in Global Markets
WALLDORF, Germany - July 2008 - SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced it has received multiple recognitions as a preferred employer in India, China, Mexico and Europe. These acknowledgements of SAP as a compelling career destination follow recognition in Germany and Japan earlier this year and continue a string of recognitions heralding SAP as a top employer in global markets over the past year.
In India, SAP received recognition once again as one of the “Best Workplaces” by the Great Place to Work® Institute. According to the “Best Workplaces in India” Study, 2008, SAP Labs India is one of the top 50 best workplaces in the country across various industry sectors and is among the top five employers in the information technology (IT) software category. In China, SAP was recently honored as an IT Industry Employer of Choice at the “Top Chinese IT Employers of 2007” award ceremony, sponsored by the leading IT publication, China Information World, and the industry consulting company, CCID Consulting. This was the first award of its kind for the Chinese IT industry. In the Americas, SAP Mexico earned a distinct ranking as a “Super Enterprise” in “The Companies Everybody Wants to Work For” ranking by TOP Companies. SAP Mexico was ranked as number 22 overall and number four within the IT & Services Segment.
SAP also ranked 16th in a European survey and, as a result, was named as one of the “50 Best Large Workplaces in Europe to Work for,” according to the Great Place to Work® Institute. This came on the heels of SAP’s recognition as “Germany’s Best Employer” in the category of “Companies With More Than 5,000 Employees” for the fourth consecutive year in 2008 (see February 13, 2008 press release titled, “SAP Named ‘Best Employer’ in Key Global Markets”). Earlier this year, SAP Japan also ranked among the top 20 companies for the second time.
High survey rankings awarded by existing SAP employees in various locations demonstrate the continued importance the company places on its talent management and attraction. Personal responsibility for achieving superior customer orientation, innovation and quality awareness, as well as striving to deliver first-class products, were cited as the definitive characteristics that make SAP a great place to work.
“Today’s world-class talent expects a world-class working environment,” said Claus E. Heinrich, executive board member, SAP AG. “We have the highest appreciation for our team members across the globe, and we are honored to be recognized in turn as their preferred employer. The contributions from our diverse employee base continue to drive the innovation and entrepreneurial spirit that sets SAP apart as a company.”
As a global leader in business and IT innovation, SAP invests in talent development by offering a variety of global employee enhancement programs. A “Skills on Demand” library provides employees with access to more than 13,000 e-learning courses, skill briefs, job aides, books, simulations and other learning materials that helps employees to expand their skill sets. In 2007, SAP launched the Career Success Center (CSC), a global resource that allows employees to plan, manage and develop their careers in-line with the needs of the business. The company also established SAP Inspire, an initiative that encourages employees to effectively turn creative ideas into winning business.
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