duisport honored as top employer
Duisburg, 27.06.2014 | “Top Job” award for Duisburger Hafen AG / Wolfgang Clement hands out award / Awards ceremony at the Deutsche Mittelstand-Summit (German Medium-Sized Business Summit) in Essen
A great honor for Duisburger Hafen AG: the company is considered one of the best employers in the German medium-sized business segment, and has received the "Top Job" award. "Top Job" mentor Wolfgang Clement honored the management company of the world's largest inland port at the summit of German medium-sized businesses on 27 June in Essen. The Institute for leadership and personnel management at the University of St. Gallen had previously conducted a survey of the employees and human resources managers. The survey focused on employee satisfaction and the quality of leadership.
As part of the "Top Job" comparison of companies, which has been conducted since 2002, Duisburger Hafen AG was particularly impressive in the categories "Employee development and perspectives", "Family orientation and demographics" and "Internal entrepreneurship". And no wonder, as the company has instituted a large number of measures for long-term employee retention, including tailored continuing education measures, career-integrated courses of studies, and programs to promote young talent.
"We are very pleased with this award, which is dedicated to our employees. They guarantee our success and have also contributed to our growth in the last 15 years," says Erich Staake, Chief Executive Officer of Duisburger Hafen AG.
Moreover, the company will also use the insights from the benchmarking process to enhance its attractiveness as an employer. "The results from the 'Top Job' analysis have been very informative. The analysis helps us to further improve our position in some areas through targeted measures," states Staake.
Under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Heike Bruch, the Institute for leadership and personnel management at the University of St. Gallen analyzed all participating medium-sized companies. In this context, the scientists determined the attractiveness of an employer from two perspectives: they asked human resources managers about the human resources management methods and instruments that were used at the company. And they also performed surveys of employees - the centerpiece of the "Top Job" analysis. As part of the survey, employees provided information about their satisfaction with their work environment, the quality of leadership and their identification with the company and its products.
A total of 103 medium-sized companies competed in the current "Top Job" round. Seventy-seven companies receive the seal of approval. Almost three quarters of these are family-owned companies. The list of top employers also includes ten global market leaders and 19 national market leaders.